Tribe-Chief Executive Officer at Landing AI | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full time

Team: AI Fund

Tribe’s purpose is to create and reward deep interactions between experts and their communities. To date, most live-streaming platforms have been built for broad audiences in entertainment and gaming, but Tribe makes it easy for deep knowledge and advice to be created, captured, and monetized through live conversations. With top creators across technology, marketing, business, and more, superfans can directly engage with their favorite creators to help them upskill on their professional journeys. Thought leaders should be directly compensated for their knowledge and expertise, and through topic boards, auto- highlight generation, and native creator product ads, Tribe makes it happen without relying on third party advertisers or blackbox algorithms.

This is an opportunity to lead a startup at its earliest stages where the problem has already been validated with customers and is working towards a prototype. We are looking for an operations and business development focused CEO with a strong track record in startups, proven ability to hire great people, previous experience raising venture capital, and is a great storyteller. The candidate must have extensive experience with marketplace startups; prior experience in the creator economy is highly preferred.

Tribe is supported by the AI Fund based in Palo Alto, California. The AI Fund is a team of diligent innovators who build great companies that move humanity forward by accelerating the adoption of AI. Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, AI Fund is a startup studio focused on resolving problems to move the world forward. We build new AI companies to bridge AI technology and critical applications. Just as electricity transformed numerous industries, AI and AI Fund are poised to do the same.

Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture firm is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead company operations, financial and organizational management, and milestones (e.g. product launch, customer acquisition and revenue).
  • Own go-to-market and overall strategy and vision for Tribe along with the co-founder of Tribe who is responsible for Product.
  • Work closely with the co-founder and AI Fund to ensure the company is delivering on critical milestones for the next round of funding.
  • Secure and negotiate creator partnerships that will help accelerate the growth of the company.
  • Ensure Tribe reaches product market fit and focuses on getting referenceable customers.
  • Scale the business and lead the sales and marketing function.
  • Develop and execute fundraising strategy.

What you Must Bring:

  • Previous experience in building and growing a marketplace startup
  • Demonstrated skills in a startup leadership capacity
  • Ability to think strategically and the foresight to think about problems ahead of time.
  • Experience leading customer outreach, understanding market needs, and driving the company towards product market fit
  • Successful fundraising experience
  • Business development and/or operations experience
  • Demonstrated ability to kick start, grow and scale sales and business development efforts for marketplace products

Characteristics That We Value:

  • Accountability: obligation and willingness to take responsibility for our actions
  • Integrity: never compromising on the right thing to do
  • Leadership: ability to influence others to follow you and lead the team towards a common vision for the future
  • Empathy: genuinely caring for the well-being of our team, and supporting each other professionally and personally
  • Grit: sticking with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure
  • Balance: working hard, but ensuring that we remain well-rounded individuals with a life and passions outside
  • Collaboration: prioritizing team over ego
  • Results orientation: setting ambitious goals for our team, and being extremely results-driven in nature
  • Self-awareness: ability to recognize what we know and don’t know, and to ask for help when needed

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the country you will work from.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Tribe-Chief Executive Officer
  • Company
    Landing AI
  • Location
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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