About 500 Startups

With over 1,500 investments in more than 50 countries, 500 Startups is currently the most active seed investor in Silicon Valley, and the world. The firm was founded in 2010 by Dave McClure, a veteran investor formerly at Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and PayPal. The 500 portfolio includes billion dollar companies like Twilio, GrabTaxi, and Credit Karma, as well as other winners like Viki (acquired by Rakuten), MakerBot (acquired by Stratasys), Wildfire (acquired by Google), and Sunrise (acquired by Microsoft).

Find out more about 500 Startups on our main website.

Executive Assistant

We are looking for a detail-oriented superstar to support the Partners at 500 Startups Japan.

Here’s what you get when you work with us:

  • Opportunities to interact with executives and pioneers in the technology industry.
  • Learn about the latest trends that will transform industries and people’s lives over the next 5 – 20 years.
  • Flexible work environment. We don’t care about how many hours you work. As long as you deliver results.
  • Work in a truly global organization. Our team of 120+ people live in 20 countries and speak over 25 languages.
  • Team retreats twice a year to beautiful places like Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Yosemite National Park, USA.

The responsibilities of the Executive Assistant will include:

  • Managing our chaotic schedules, making our travel arrangements, and making sure we are absolutely on top of everything
  • Putting together relevant information that may help us prepare for important meetings
  • Supporting our investment process (from drafting contracts to wiring money)
  • Working with the Partners to manage relationships with founders, limited partners, and 500 supporters
  • Handling all administrative tasks, as may be needed from time to time.
  • Being readily available within reason, including off-hours

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An uncanny ability to remember or detect important details
  • Full bilingual fluency in Japanese and English (reading, speaking, and writing). This is mandatory. No exceptions.
  • A genuine passion for technology, and ability to pick up and start using new tools quickly
  • An ability to work in a flat, fast-paced organization and take initiative

We are not flexible when it comes to cultural fit. It is very important to us that candidates share our passion for startups, technology, and the transformational potential both have for the future of Japan.

If you think you might be a good fit for this position, please get in touch. In your email, please include a Dropbox or similar link with your resume and well thought out blurb about why you are the right person for the job.

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