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Co-Founder & CEO, New Venture: Logistics AI Platform

Diagram Ventures

Diagram Ventures

Software Engineering, Operations, Data Science
United States · Canada · Alberta, Canada
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Summary

We are launching a SaaS company developing an AI logistics platform for freight forwarders, brokers, and 3PLs to automate digitally repetitive tasks within their operations teams. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and highly motivated Co-Founder & CEO to bring the venture to success.

As the ultimate accountable executive in the business, you will shape the vision, build a solid team, drive growth and ensure capital influx.

Please note: This is not an employee opportunity at Diagram Ventures, but in a new company created through our venture studio model. This company will be independent of Diagram Ventures, and the founding team will receive the majority of the equity in the venture.

The Opportunity

The logistics sector faces significant challenges due to disjointed software systems, inconsistent communication standards, and unstructured data handling. These pain points force logistics providers to standup expensive operations teams focused on repetitive coordination tasks.

Our AI-based Logistics Operations Platform addresses these issues by integrating and structuring data from various sources, automating follow-up tasks, and generating sales quotes. This innovation streamlines logistics operations, reducing the reliance on large teams for repetitive, low-level tasks. By automating core workflow components, our solution enables logistics providers to reallocate their resources to more valuable activities like customer acquisition and support, revolutionizing the industry's efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Who we are looking for

We are assembling a dream team of entrepreneurs and technologists, and we are now looking for an accomplished CEO to lead the venture. If you are up for it, you will:

  • Build and lead a high-caliber team of “A” player early hires
  • Rapidly establish commercial relationships with ag lenders (farm credit associations, banks, credit unions, private lenders), and create a scalable sales engine over time.
  • Provide overall leadership to the organization, working across all aspects and functions of the business (product, marketing, sales, tech, finance, etc.)
  • Lead the fundraising efforts in collaboration with the founding team and investors
  • Work closely with the investors and board

Background and experience:

  • Track record of leading a business as a CEO, President, COO, or GM with P&L ownership within an organization
  • Experience building a venture from the ground up
  • Experience raising from VCs and leading an exit process
  • Relevant industry contacts: Forwarders, Brokers, 3PLs, Wholesalers & Distributors
  • Based in the US

What you’ll get:

  • You and your team obtain majority ownership of the company
  • Full flexibility to run a venture-backed business that has been significantly de-risked by an experienced fintech venture studio
  • Continuous support from a meaningful network amongst the Diagram/Portage/Sagard ecosystem.

About Diagram Ventures

Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches technology companies in the financial, crypto, and climate industries. We've designed a unique platform for entrepreneurs who have a proven track record or domain expertise to start their next business by combining access to venture capital investment, hands-on support, and a vast network of partners and incumbents. Since 2016, Diagram has raised $380M and launched over 25 new companies across North America. Our ecosystem is home to 200+ angel investors, including 60+ entrepreneurs with >$15B in exits and an extended global network of corporate partners, investors, and builders. Notable Diagram portfolio companies include Synctera (Series A), Breathe Life (Acquired) and Dialogue (IPO).

Applying for this position

Diagram and its portfolio companies are equal-opportunity employers. We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Diagram may contact you about other possible opportunities you may be a fit for. We launch five new ventures each year and are continually excited to talk to founders and top talent who want to join us.