Monthly Archives: January 2010

DFW Area – CTO for B2B Saas Startup

  • City: Dallas
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: May 14, 2010 6:09 am
  • Expires: 2 days, 14 hours

After over a year working with target customers on product design, working out the key intellectual property details, and well on the way to developing out “beta one” release, we are looking to expand our team as we get close to rollout.

To date, the CTO role has been filled on an interim basis by one of the seed investors, but this is not a viable long-term plan due to his other commitments.

The partner we seek should be a “hands-on” CTO, capable of writing code (PHP/SQL) in the short term, and then taking the lead on future product design, building our technical team, and transitioning to a more traditional leadership role over time.

Most importantly, we’re looking for someone that has had past startup experience in this or a very similar role. You should be located near or be willing to relocate to the Dallas area (for those familiar with the area, we currently have offices in Deep Ellum).

Business Development Lead at Foodspotting

  • Listed: June 2, 2010 5:19 pm
  • Expires: 58 days

We’re looking for someone who can accelerate Foodspotting’s growth and identify revenue opportunities by:

  • Forging partnerships with food and travel-related media (magazines, TV, newspapers, digital), businesses (local and national restaurants, specialty stores, grocery stores and merchants), brands (consumer product brands, food and drink brands, travel brands) and causes.
  • Identifying compelling opportunities for media, businesses and brands, including small businesses, to engage with and reward customers through the Foodspotting platform in ways that create value for both the users and the business.
  • Translating Foodspotting features into discrete products that can be marketed to media, businesses and brands and refining the messaging around these products.
  • Knowing what these opportunities are worth and negotiating mutually-beneficial terms and pricing structures as appropriate.
  • Sourcing, prioritizing, structuring, negotiating, closing and overseeing the implementation of these partnerships.
  • Reaching small businesses through strategic relationships.

Whether you’re from a marketing agency, a media company, an established tech company, a startup, or something entirely different, show us that…

  • You’ve forged interesting partnerships in the past that had a significant impact on growth.
  • You understand the needs and motivations of businesses in the food, consumer product and consumer media spaces, including local businesses.
  • You’re an excellent visual and verbal communicator who can communicate strategic thinking clearly and who can sell a vision to a potential partner.
  • You understand the advertising and marketing world and the value of an opportunity to a business, monetary and otherwise.
  • You’re resourceful (you know how to get what you want), relentless (you find it hard to take no for an answer), ambitious (you don’t think any opportunity is too big for us) and well-connected (you know how to get to the right people).

Email jobs@foodspotting.com if you’re interested! Bonus: Send us a few ideas for partnerships you’d want to pursue first.

Meebo is looking for a Product Manager

  • Listed: May 18, 2010 12:55 pm
  • Expires: 23 days

Product Manager

Location of our StartUp: Mountain View, CA
Location of the job: Mountain View, CA
Compensation: Let’s Discuss

The Product Manager at Meebo leverages both business insight and technical knowledge in the social networking space to deliver a delightful experience to users of Meebo’s products. You will work closely with cross-functional teams of engineers, designers, and other product managers to constantly enhance Meebo’s value as a fast, fun, and efficient way for users to chat and share content, and for partners to grow new sources of revenue.

At meebo.com, through the Meebo Bar, and on our mobile clients, users can keep in touch with friends across dozens of IM platforms, including AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, MySpace IM, Facebook Chat, and more. With over 100 million people sharing over 6 billion messages and 75 million links every month, Meebo is one of the Web’s fastest growing social media companies.

Responsibilities include:

* Own the product roadmap for a key set of Meebo features and collaborate with teams to deliver on that roadmap
* Develop product requirements and track progress against goals and success metrics
* Contribute to product vision and strategy
* Conduct, summarize, and communicate competitive analysis both formally and informally
* Use creative and comprehensive methods for gathering requirements and communicating relative priorities
* Work closely with engineering, UX, and business teams to execute the product vision

Requirements:

* BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (MS a plus)
* 2+ years of product management experience
* Experience developing Internet products and technologies
* Ability to thrive in a fun, friendly, and fast-paced environment with schedules measured in days rather than weeks
* Experience with agile or scrum methodology a plus
* Understanding of the social media space
* Excellent written and oral communication and collaboration skills
* Excellent organizational and analytical skills
* Detail oriented and able to see the big picture
* Strong technical abilities

To apply please send you name and contact information to meebostars@meebo-inc.com