databaum - CEO / Managing Director Commercials
Location: Basel/ Remote
We are a thriving agriculture tech (AgTech) start-up with a clear vision of making farming sustainable, ecological, and affordable. We are the symbiose of science, technology, and business. Over the last 2 years we have developed solutions that help farmers to get better control of their disease management by applying disruptive technologies based on the latest scientific research findings. Our unique microclimate disease prediction model helps farmers to decide on when to best apply pesticides to prevent from spreading diseases. This will help farmers to secure their yield and to save on pesticides usage. All the collected data from the field with our own sensors help nourishing our machine learning model that constantly improves the prediction accuracy. In our self-developed app, farmers have their field information at their fingertips. We have launched our MVP and received validation on our technology from leading Swiss institutes. We are backed and supported by a strong team of experts that helps driving our project to the next level. We are also subsidized by the competitive InnoRampUp fond from Hamburg.
Our next step is to commercialize our product and professionalize the organization. For that matter, we are running into the seed round in Q1 2023. So far, we have been supported by an experienced interim CEO (also a key investor in this project) who lead the project into the MVP stage but who will phase out towards the end of 2022. Now, we are looking for a strong and experienced full-time leader who is willing and motivated to catapult our project onto the next level. The road is challenging, but also very exciting and rewarding. We are a young, hungry, and internationally oriented company. Apply now and build the AgTech future with us!
About the position:
As CEO you will be building databaum with us from the MVP stage to the operationalization stage. We have a strong pull from the market for our technology and now need to create the relevant infrastructure to support the commercialization. You will be leading databaum into the growth phase from 2023 in Switzerland and drive the internationalization from 2024. Together with our two bright and dedicated co-founders (plant-scientist and tech enthusiast) and a future head of sales, you will build the A-Team that will drive our vision. You benefit from the support of an experienced steering board that includes among other successful serial entrepreneurs, technology experts, business strategists and oenologists.
As our CEO of databaum, you will oversee the strategy and develop it further together with our co-founders, build and manage the team, build relationships with key stakeholders and prepare for a successful seed round in Q1 2023. Given the team size of 7 employees and a strong network of freelancers and consultants we have already a strong backbone. Nevertheless, a lot of duties are spread across the team of which you are expected to carry your share, even if they are not directly related to a typical CEO role in an established organization. You must be ready for the start-up experience and its respective challenges and hands-on mentality. Aside of a great experience and opportunity you will be incentivized with a significant shares package, so you will participate on the success of our project.
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Could we excite you for this position? Then we are looking forward to your application (cover letter and CV). Please, send everything to us by email to the following Email address: email@example.com
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Igor M. (Interim CEO)
Contract Type: Permanent Employment
Target group: Senior Professional