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Founders Factory // helping build & scale early stage tech
Design, Full Time    London, United Kingdom    Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2021
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Hey, We're Founders Factory

The Opportunity

We're looking for someone to join our Venture Design team, where we build new businesses from scratch.

Venture Design, as we define it, is the process of identifying opportunities & using human centred design principles to shape those into new businesses.

Our venture design process is not about creating an exact business blueprint, Instead our aim is to give the founding team a foundation to build upon, usually consisting of: 

1. An opportunity: Identify market gap & unmet user need or desire.
2. A solution: A credible solution hypothesis on how to address that need.
3. A go to market approach: Clear differentiating factors & unfair advantage.

To put it another way, if Founders Factory made TV shows, the Venture Design team would be responsible for the pilot episode.

As a Venture Designer, you will be teasing out problems, hypothesising solutions, testing, validating & developing the commercial foundations. This involves rapid experimentation, so we're looking for individuals who walk the line between product design, product strategy & commercial rigour. Strong visual design & prototyping skills are a must - bringing ideas to life visually & sharing them with non-technical people is a critical part of the role.

It's likely that you have a curious & creative mind, eager to understand what makes people tick with the ability to apply a commercial lens to everything you do. Start-ups & the tech space in general is probably of deep interest to you; you should love building products that users rave about & are happy to work at pace across different projects with competing priorities You thrive in a startup environment & probably subscribe to lean methodologies & principles of product development.

To Learn More, Check Out This (thoroughly incomplete) Venture Design Handbook: Link
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