Every venture studio CEO role
New startups and themes where venture studios are recruiting CEOs and EIRs
Venture studios are well-funded venture firms who ideate and incubate their own startups. There are 400+ venture studios incubating 1K+ startups at any given time, and they are all looking for CEOs to run them. Venture studios also recruit Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (aka EIRs or FIRs): operators who join the firm and work for 3-12 months developing a new idea they can eventually launch together. For more on venture studios, click here.
For operators, the primary benefits in partnering with a venture studio are:
Access to shared studio resources like engineering, design, sales, marketing, etc
Access to capital from their fund and network of VCs
Industry relationships and pilot partner relationships
These are attractive roles for operators who are passionate about solving a problem and open to partnering with a venture studio to accelerate their success. According to our data, CEOs of the most successful venture studio startups tend to be:
Prior founders who are looking to build again
VPs of major groups at a medium to large tech company
We track all the publicly available job listings here, but most CEO opportunities aren’t announced publicly. Many studios work with us to connect with founders for stealth ventures in development. If you interested in founding a startup with a venture studio, contact email@example.com with your background and areas you’re passionate about, and we can connect you with the top studios working in these problems.
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Venture studio CEO and EIR roles
Arcadia Sciences - Entrepreneur in Residence
High Alpha - Measuring carbon emissions together
“Not all emissions are created equal – and some are harder to accurately measure than others. Scope 3 emissions touch not just your own business, but those you work with and buy from. Measuring Scope 3 requires that businesses collect data from across their entire value chain. Even once that step is complete, carbon accounting is far from standardized – organizing and interpreting the data is another onerous process. We want to build a platform that helps businesses collect and standardize vendor emissions data so they can more easily and accurately measure their Scope 3 emissions.”
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence, Clean Energy Homes
“Many homeowners could reduce their carbon footprint by turning their homes into clean energy homes. However, the process can be overwhelming and expensive. Homeowners may not know what to do, how to prioritize the work, what incentives and financing options exist, and what contractors to use. The result is often inertia.
On the supply side, there are inefficiencies and lack of up-to-date sustainable & clean energy education and best practices. It is usually up to the homeowner (or a savvy contractor) to discover resources from a wide range of websites. Being able to spot scams is a concern.
We are looking for a founder who is interested in designing a one-stop shop solution for the home electrification journey.”
TandemLaunch - Chief Executive Officer of ChillSkyn
“ChillSkyn’s vision is to mitigate global warming impacts through the large-scale deployment of coatings that can achieve Passive Daytime Radiative Cooling (PDRC). ChillSkyn is backed by TandemLaunch with $800k in the financing, with its next financing round scheduled for mid-2023.”
High Alpha - Powering better web3 user experiences
“Many web3 user experiences are convoluted and full of friction. If you’ve set up a non-custodial wallet, you’ve experienced this firsthand. Bad user experiences are a major hurdle standing in the way of mass adoption. Better segmentation and analysis of user cohorts will help product teams decrease friction and tailor user experiences, but current product analytics tools aren’t built for web3. We want to build a new product analytics platform that helps web3 businesses gain a more holistic view of users by layering wallet and product usage data.”
“SuperLayer and M13 are partnering with Paris Hilton and 11:11 Media to build a new content and commerce platform connecting fashion creators, their fans, and the brands they support. The fashion industry as a whole has shifted from an exclusive to an inclusive form: consumers now express their opinions daily on social media with an ‘OOTD’ and ‘GRWM’. We see an opportunity to create a one-stop shop for fashion discovery and curation, where a sticky web2 UX meets the shared economics of web3.”
Slimmer AI - E-commerce | Founder in Residence
“E-commerce themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Inventory management: Demand forecasting; inventory planning to prevent stock out and waste; preventive supply-chain risk detection; sustainability assessment
Customer personalization: Customer-specific recommendations; conversational customer discovery platforms, localized omnichannel customer experience; customer retention analysis; sentiment analysis/purchase prediction; personalized content creation
Sales optimization: Potential use-cases: Omni-channel revenue intelligence; assortment optimization; purchase, sales and discount pricing strategy; fraud detection; pricing and loyalty strategy analysis”
Fintech, insurance and lending
DESCOvery by D.E. Shaw - Entrepreneur in Residence
“A new venture of the D. E. Shaw group (“DESCO”) seeks talented and highly motivated individuals to join its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program as part of our DESCOvery initiative. DESCOvery is DESCO’s venture studio. It explores unique opportunities to build out innovative, non-asset management technology-oriented businesses and ventures in areas such as fintech, insurtech, and data and the EIR will help us explore such opportunities”
DESCOvery by D.E. Shaw - Entrepreneur in Residence, Know Your Customer (“KYC”)
General Mills - Co-Founder/Corporate Entrepreneur
“The G-Works Co-founders are corporate entrepreneurs who bring passion, grit, agility and innovation to General Mills as they work in 3 person startup teams to discover new business opportunities. They develop deep empathy for consumers through research, learn through experimentation, and ultimately leverage the scale of General Mills to accelerate growth for their business…we are looking for strategic, passionate, entrepreneurial leaders to join as Co-founders in February 2023. These Co-founders will identify, create, validate, and operationalize new businesses that solve critical consumer problems in the food space. Their specific focus area will be around convenience or joy”
“We are working to collaborate with primary care providers to create easy access to mental healthcare, specifically targeted at older adults. We use an integrated behavioral health model and collaborate with providers to ensure patients receive the best care.”
“Health Information Exchange (“HIE”) is a platform designed to facilitate the rapid and secure exchange of health data between partners seeking to leverage real world data to advance medical discovery. HIE applies cryptographically secure federated analytic technology to provide connection and secure transfer in a way that is legally compliant, greatly reduces the risk of data breaches, and saves time and administrative expenses. HIE also leverages machine learning to link records with much higher accuracy.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) became an industry standard in the early 2000’s. EHRs promise increased accessibility of patient records to doctors, communication & coordination of care across providers, fewer errors due to record mix-ups, and a lighter administrative burden. They also open up the possibility of massive, population-level studies that open new avenues for medical discovery. The sensitivity of health data has produced a lot of red tape and has locked the potential of EHR for both patient level applications, like sharing records across providers and population-level applications like research and public health initiatives.
AI Fund hopes to unlock this vast data source and facilitate the advance of modern healthcare.”
Founders Factory Africa - Co-founder, Project Damian
“Project Damian is a Founders Factory Africa venture that will deliver quality in-home, on-demand healthcare services through its network of trained, registered nurses. Nigerian patients deserve greater access to quality healthcare, and Project Damian aims to democratise healthcare delivery—helping patients receive the treatment they need when they need it.”
Hashed Health - CEO & Co-founder
Startup is “a rational marketplace creating digital assets from discrete healthcare service bundles for purchase by consumers, employers, and payers. This open approach enables fair and transparent marketplaces. We’ve secured design partners and are ready to bring on a CEO & Co-Founder to lead the venture through the next stage of our studio process.”
High Alpha Innovation - CEO Digital Health, Hospital at Home
“We are seeking a world-class startup entrepreneur for the role of CEO and Co-Founder for our newest company, which is currently in stealth mode (hereafter "StealthCo"). StealthCo is a cloud-based software platform focused on helping hospitals and health systems solve a challenging problem that is growing in prominence, urgency, and potential value - identifying and navigating patients who are good candidates for high acuity, hospital level health care in the comfort of their own home. StealthCo will use clinical and non-clinical data inputs to improve patient identification and manage the workflow from navigating patients from hospital care to home care.”
NLC - CEO, Soteria Vascular
“We're building a venture that develops a novel vascular access device that simplifies the steps of achieving effective and atraumatic vascular access, leading to lower failure rates and fewer complications even when employed by non-experts.
The invention is a novel vascular access catheter that semi-automates and standardizes catheter manipulations. The catheter design lessens the impact of common user errors, prevents vessel trauma, enhances user control, and thereby facilitates greater first attempt placement success and avoids procedural complications. There is already an advanced prototype that can be used for clinical studies.”
Redesign Health - CEO Endo-enablement StealthCo
“We are launching a stealth venture that is a physician enablement platform purpose-built for endocrinology practices that provides the resources to efficiently and profitably deliver superior clinical outcomes and comprehensive diabetes patient care. The Company will empower endocrinologists with a dynamic technology platform, centralized practice management services, patient access / engagement capabilities, incremental revenue opportunities (panel expansion + care management services), and value-based care capabilities (quality-based payments evolving to risk). Amidst growing incidence of diabetes, limited clinician resources, and non-existent value-based care penetration in endocrinology, there is an opportunity to address patient, payor, and, critically, endocrinologist pain points by enabling endocrinologists to assume a leadership role in managing care for diabetes patients and shift to value-based care over time.”
Redesign Health - CEO, Hair Health Stealth Co.
“The current marketplace for Ample is highly fragmented and not designed around patients/customers. This is a multiple billion dollar market in spend and is growing. Ample is looking for the CEO to help develop this digital-first company from scratch focusing on end-to-end patient experience within a subscription model to establish lifelong customers who can navigate care which does not exist in the market today. Ample will be focused on clinical excellence, successful patient outcomes and high quality patient experience. This CEO must be driven with the ability to get people to partner with them from various stakeholder groups.”
Redesign Health - CEO, SaaS StealthCo for Healthcare SMBs
“Redesign Health is launching a new venture, StealthCo, a B2B SaaS and service company that helps healthcare SMBs procure employee benefits like health insurance and lower their HR administrative burden.
Medical practice owners want to take good care of patients and employees while running their business efficiently; this is increasingly difficult as employee benefit costs rise and retaining staff is harder than ever. 7 in 10 employers in the US expect substantial increases in the cost of health benefits over the next 3 years, and more than 50% plan to address rising costs by using programs or vendors that reduce total spend. StealthCo will procure and administer key benefits like health insurance, support HR workflows with SaaS and expertise, and deliver in-product features and ancillary products built specifically to the needs of healthcare SMBs.”
Redesign Health - Founder/CEO of Neurodegenerative Disease Care StealthCo
“Silver is a tech-enabled care partner that empowers PCPs and Neurologists to manage the increasing prevalence of Neurodegenerative Diseases (NDD), in particular the rise of dementia and Parkinson’s (PD) and the impact these NDDs have on patients’ comprehensive health outcomes. Silver’s multidisciplinary care team of mid-levels augments existing clinicians’ capabilities to deliver the “gold standard” of coordinated care in a scalable way to move NDD care into a value-based model.”
Redesign Health - Chief Executive Officer, SDOH Supplemental Benefit Platform
“We are launching a Social Determinants of Health vendor management and data optimization platform that enables payers to seamlessly offer targeted, high-impact, SDOH interventions to their chronically-ill members. This will be supported by an integrated, easy-to-use software platform enabling Community Based Organizations & health plans to collect high-value SDOH data, driving powerful analytics, improved health outcomes and member satisfaction. Health plans recognize the potential in SDOH support, but continue to face challenges in implementing programs to address members’ needs. By enabling health plans to provide customized SDOH benefits, Stealth Co’s end- to-end solution addresses key pain points and offers differentiated value, serving to close the care gap at the intersection of social determinants of health and chronic disease.”
Redesign Health - CEO | Topaz | Senior Behavioral Health Stealth Co.
“As CEO of Topaz, you will build and launch a new business focused on the behavioral health needs of seniors. In the midst of a broader mental health crisis, the behavioral health needs of older adults are significant and tragically overlooked. The lack of adequate behavioral health care for older adults results in preventable medical spend and dissatisfied health plan members. Topaz is an integrated behavioral healthcare platform that delivers senior-oriented diagnostics and treatment programs. The business coordinates a team-based, evidence-based treatment program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults, improving patient experience and outcomes. Additionally, we are partnering with a reputable health plan with highly-rated Medicare Advantage plans to build Topaz and launch a pilot for thousands of Medicare Advantage members!”
Redesign Health - CEO, Virtual GI Chronic Care Management StealthCo
“Redesign Health is launching a new venture, StealthCo, a virtual gastroenterology (GI) focused chronic care management (CCM) company that will empower Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) to practice at the top of their license in diagnosing and treating GI conditions by equipping them with technology, support, and a multidisciplinary care team.
Insufficient GI provider supply, limited technology and support, and misaligned incentives across the GI patient journey drive disjointed care, unnecessary provider burdens, and significant system waste. Today’s system tasks PCPs with a significant share of responsibility in caring for GI patients; however, many PCPs do not feel that they have the proper support to adequately address the needs of this population on their own. Due to time constraints and a lack of tools to support, diagnose, and treat non-specific / complex GI patients, a new solution is required. This is where StealthCo will make a significant impact.”
Slimmer AI - B2B Healthcare | Founder in Residence
“B2B Healthcare themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Digitization of healthcare workflows (doctors/GP/physician-focused tech stack): Patient scheduling; data logging and clinical documentation; optimization of patient referral; recovery pathways; admin workflow optimization, preemptive diagnosis; intelligent process routing
Diagnostics and treatments (hospital/clinic-focused tech stack): Data integration, predictive analytics and clinical intelligence; clinical screening and diagnostics through data analytics; enhanced patient monitoring; tele health services; precision health, claims, and payment administration
Pharmaceutical tech stack: Automated clinical trial workflow and research; automated procurement and supply chain; ML-enabled drug discovery and research; precision medication and personalization of healthcare”
Martech / revtech
AI Fund - Founder-in-Residence
“There are many scenarios in which marketers may solicit 100s or 1000s of pieces of freetext responses from users, such as:
- Market research to shape the definition of new products.
- Reducing customer churn by reaching out proactively to specific customers to solicit feedback.
- Soliciting user feedback on current products.
Long-form multiple choice surveys have a low response rate. We have developed a new capability for marketers that enables them to synthesize user insights out of a collection of thousands or tens of thousands pieces of unstructured text written by users/customers/potential customers. In that synthesizing process, be able to predict customer desires, pain points and potential churn.”
High Alpha - Letting podcast fans join the conversation
“Podcast communities are fragmented. Some are active on Twitter, some have Slack, Discord, or Facebook groups, and still others have Reddit communities. There is no dedicated place for fans to go to engage with episodes. Fans can’t react in a way that parallels the medium of content – conversationally, through audio and speech. We want to build a platform for podcast communities to better engage with episodes and have two-way, continuous conversations with hosts and other fans.”
High Alpha - Centralizing in person events strategy
“As we emerge from the pandemic, in-person events like conferences and tradeshows are back and here to stay. But, these events can be a headache for marketers to sponsor and plan for their team to attend, not to mention a large expense. Leads generated and other important metrics aren’t always followed up on or accurately tracked. Even when all this data is captured, it lives in Google Sheets, CRM or across multiple tools, leaving marketers to manually pull everything together to calculate ROI. We want to build a dedicated platform for marketers to more effectively plan, execute & measure effective field events.”
High Alpha - Disrupting the sales pitch
“The way we consume content has radically changed since the advent of the sales pitch. For many of us, smartphones have become our default operating system. Social media has rewired our brains to crave engaging, short-form content. Meanwhile, we’ve witnessed the “consumerization of the enterprise,” whereby consumer trends and technology infiltrate businesses. Despite those significant trends, sales collateral looks the same as it did five decades ago. There should be a solution for creating and sharing short-form, mobile-first sales content.”
High Alpha - Automating HubSpot ops
“HubSpot implementation and administration is a big lift for marketing teams. If they don’t set up their instance correctly and maintain good data hygiene over time, it can quickly become unmanageable, forcing some teams to start over from scratch These challenges have contributed to the rise of dedicated marketing operations roles, but those hires are costly and not typically made until well after HubSpot is selected. We want to build the no-code MarketingOps platform for Hubspot, helping companies optimize their instance setup and maintenance as they grow.”
“We seek to standardize, productize, and distribute a best-in-class RevOps and GTM architecture solution that gives founders their best shot at bringing their vision to the world.”
“Identity and Access Management is an exploding market. However, nearly all solutions in this industry target the enterprise as the end customer. At AI Fund, we believe that Identity should be controlled by the individual, not the enterprise. With the emergence and maturation of AI, blockchain, and ubiquitous computing, the time is right for enabling individuals to regain control of their own digital and physical lives.”
High Alpha - Data privacy done the right way
“If it’s free, you are the product. Consumers and regulators seemed to realize this slowly and then all at once. Recently, a wave of data privacy regulations, including GDPR and CCDA, have been enacted. In addition, Google plans to phase out third-party cookies on Chrome by the end of this year. With data privacy at the top of consumers’ minds and a “cookie-less” future in sight, marketers need to adapt. We want to build a platform that finally does data right by compensating consumers for consent to sharing their data with advertisers.”
“With the ever-growing online presence of consumers, it’s more important than ever to have protection in place to mitigate the risk of identity theft, harassment, fraud, and other forms of cybercrime. Wilbur Labs is seeking an Entrepreneur in Residence to define, launch, and lead an exciting new stealth venture that will offer new online privacy protection services to everyday consumers and businesses.”
High Alpha - Preparing multi-family properties for the future
“The recently passed California Green Building Standards Code requires that new construction and major alterations include adding infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs). The state is offering to award existing apartment complexes grants for every charging station installed. In addition, landlords are now required to add an EV charging station if a lessee requests it. California is a first mover around EV policy, but many other states and cities are following suit by passing laws and earmarking money to bolster EV adoption. Multi-family properties will need a platform help navigate these new mandates and manage EV charging station investments across properties and tenants.”
Struck Studio - Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder: Proptech
“This venture, still in stealth mode, is aiming to transform the traditional real estate rental model. With more and more companies embracing remote work, workers want flexible living arrangements that allow them to similarly evolve their personal lives. This venture aims to flip the traditional rental agreement on its head and enable location-flexible workers to live wherever they want whenever they want.”
Tenney 110 - Entrepreneur in Residence: PropTech
AI Fund - Founder-in-Residence, AI Career Coach
“The AI Career Coach is transforming the college recruitment process for graduate students.
From day one of their college experience, the AI Career Coach works backwards with students from their graduation date. The AI powered career coach makes personalized career recommendations for each student and identifies key goals they must complete to stay on track and find a job by their desired date.
Decreasing the manual effort involved in a job search, the career coach automates applications, outreach to the students’ networks, and scheduling.”
Pioneer Square Labs - Future CEO: Recruiting Platform, Frontline Workforce
“With the recent re-emphasis on US based manufacturing (onshoring, Covid impacts, increased infrastructure spending…), many companies were caught flat-footed in hiring new workers in innovative ways. Recruiting and marketing job positions on digital/mobile platforms is not core to manufacturing companies and finding skilled talent to leverage these platforms is even more difficult. Covid has severely limited in-person recruiting, compounding the problem and companies are desperate for better solutions.
PSL is building a new kind of recruiting company, with an early wedge in the entry-level, manufacturing space. We seamlessly move candidates from ads to engagement in a mobile first way, creating a fast and detailed pathway to the best job for them, in a proactive and personalized way.”
Supply chain / logistics
Platform Venture Studio - Founder In Residence, Smart Truck Routing
“Truck drivers can drive 11 hours a day, but drive on average for only 5 due to inefficiencies in matching orders and drivers. Assigning one driver to a long route limits speed to an average of 30 mph due to the regulatory limit of 11 hours max driving per 24 hours. Truck drivers spend a lot of time away from home, leading to strain on relationships.
We are looking for a founder who is interested in designing a two-sided marketplace to solve this problem. We think this solution could look like:
app or mobile web for drivers where they can find and pick up routes, and get updates and coordinates so they can successfully rendezvous for handover
a loadboard like solution where a trucking company can post a route and have it broken into segments that get pushed out to drivers
something else you come up with”
Slimmer AI - Supply Chain | Founder in Residence
“Supply Chain themes we've been excited by (so far) due to their potential for AI:
Inventory management: End-to-end inventory visibility in real-time, demand sensing/forecasting, stock level analysis (under/over stocking), upstream delivery management and prediction
Procurement: Supplier/vendor management; strategic sourcing; asset tracking, maintenance, and management; contract management and spend analytics; procurement workflow optimization and automation
Logistics and warehousing: Tooling, optimization and automation of warehouses; Tooling, optimization and automation of transportation networks; route optimization and asset tracking; last-mile logistics network and analytics
Supply chain monitoring and orchestration: Predicting end-to-end supply chain lifecycle; distribution planning; Supply chain security and risk assessment; end-to-end orchestration platform”
Other CEO and EIR roles
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AI Fund - Founder in Residence, Building Love
“This is not a dating app. It’s an AI-enabled companion that intelligently guides you to find and build love. Using AI, relationship science and traditional therapy techniques, it understands your patterns, needs, and plans, helping you find the right partner.”
Cache Ventures - Founder in Residence
Cold Start - Founder
Create - Co-founder, Moby
“Create has identified an opportunity in the device as a service space, which is a multibillion dollar market. Small to medium-sized businesses need a cost effective, seamless way to procure tech devices for their employees. Moby provides monthly device rentals for SMBs that are affordable, flexible and seamless.”
Create - Co-founder, Wedsy
“Create has identified an opportunity in the wedding planning space, which is a multi billion dollar market. There is currently very little overlap between people who need help planning their wedding and people who can afford a wedding planner. To resolve this issue, we are building a best-in-class platform that connects newly engaged couples with wedding planners and designers at an affordable price. The company’s vision is to democratize the wedding planning and design process for newly engaged couples around the world.”
Diagram Ventures - Co-Found with Diagram
High Alpha - Ensuring ethical AI/ML practices
“Artificial intelligence & machine learning (AI/ML) promise to unlock a revloutionary intelligence layer across software in every vertical. “Foundational models” like GPT-3 and DALL-E have been trained by feeding them virtually the entire internet. New and existing businesses are building on top of these foundational models and fine tuning them for specific use cases. Despite the rapid progress and adoption, there are few guardrails or standards in place for how ethically leverage AI/ML. That is starting to change, and New York City was recently the first to passed a law around AI/ML use in the hiring process. We believe the scrutiny and stakes for businesses will continue to grow, especially when the outcomes have high-stakes, real-world impacts. We want to build a tool that helps businesses vet models and data sources to ensure they are ethically leveraging AI/ML.”
Highline Beta - Founder in Residence (CEO), B2B SaaS
Human Agency - Entrepreneur-in-Residence
gener8tor - CEO, Hi WiFi
“Hi WiFi provides infrastructure, network management and business tools that empower communities to form their own independent internet service providers. Incumbent ISPs do not provide stable and affordable internet to rural and low-income communities. Hi WiFi delivers a turnkey business-in-a-box solution that leverages mesh networks to enable rural and low-income communities to create their own independent ISPs”
Platform Venture Studio - Founder in Residence
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