Edition 51: Ali Rohde Jobs
Roles at the Obama Foundation, YC, Vise, Datadog, Worldcoin
Welcome to Edition 51, and 2022! Hope you all had a wonderful break and are feeling healthy, happy, and ready for a new year. Before diving into the jobs, I wanted to share a quick note —
One of the highlights of the past year has been my 1:1 coaching calls with many of you (3 a week since June, or about 80 in total).
Today, I wanted to share the piece of advice I end up sharing on most of these calls:
In startups, there are no rules.
In my experience, the startup world rewards grit and scrappiness much more than other fields, like finance or consulting.
Also, the skills startups require are so varied, that there’s a good chance you can make a compelling case for why your experience will benefit the company, even if it comes from a different industry.
If you find a startup that seems really compelling, you can reach out to the founder on Twitter or LinkedIn or email, and you might get a response (especially if your outreach is thoughtful and tailored). You might even get a job offer out of it, whether or not the company had a job posted.
If you want to switch the path you’re on, and you see that the jobs you want require skills like SQL or SEO, then you can find one of the hundreds of quality, often free online classes, learn that skill, and eventually get that job.
I’m not saying any of this is easy, or that it doesn’t take lots of time or effort. But it is possible. So if you’ve been thinking about changing it up, or going for something new, go for it! It just might work out.
PS - One of my goals this year is to write more (about startups, founders, and VC). I’m looking for someone to work with me to help me edit my pieces. Unfortunately, I can’t pay this person, but I would include you on the byline of any piece I published. If you are interested and a succinct writer, then just respond to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know.
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Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff, Product & Technology, Obama Foundation (Non-profit), Remote
Chief of Staff, AlphaSense (AI, Series C), NYC
Chief of Staff, Worldcoin (Crypto, Early-stage, backed by a16z), SF / Berlin
Chief of Staff to the CEO, MeetElise (Real Estate, Series A), NYC
Chief of Staff, Databento (Fintech, Series A), SF / NYC / Boston / Salt Lake City / Remote
Chief of Staff, Recurrent Labs (Music, Early-stage), Remote
Chief of Staff to the COO, Picsart (Graphic Design, Series C, backed by Sequoia), NYC
Chief of Staff, Datadog (Analytics, Public), NYC
Chief of Staff, Enervee (Cleantech, Late-stage), Remote, US
Chief of Staff, Vise (Fintech, Series C, backed by Sequoia), NYC
Chief of Staff, Clari (Analytics, Series E, backed by Sequoia), Sunnyvale, CA
Chief of Staff, fable (Pet Care, Series A), NYC (Hybrid)
Chief of Staff, Industrious (Coworking, Series D), NYC
Chief of Staff, Cake (Legal, Seed), Boston / Remote
Chief of Staff, PostEra (Biotech, Seed, YC), Remote, US
Chief of Staff, Viva Translate (NLP, Pre-Seed), Remote, US
Chief of Staff, Avala AI (AI, Seed), SF / Remote
Chief of Staff, Microverse (Edtech, Series A, YC, backed by General Catalyst), Remote
Chief of Staff, Code2040 (Edtech, Early-stage), Remote
Chief of Staff, Odin (Construction, Early-stage), NYC
Product Operations Manager, Pareto (B2B, Early-stage), Remote
Head of Growth, Bridgesplit (Crypto, Seed), NYC / Remote
FP&A Lead, Addi (Fintech, Series C, backed by a16z), Colombia / Remote
Head of Support and Community, Clay (Productivity, Seed, backed by General Catalyst), Remote
Director of Operations & Finance, DEUX Foods (Food & Beverage, Seed), Remote
Partnerships & Program Lead, IndieBio, NYC
Series A Program Manager, Y Combinator, SF / Remote
Operations Partner, Growth, a16z, Menlo Park, CA
BCV Associate, Bain Capital Ventures
Operations Partner, TenOneTen, LA