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General Electric Head of Venture Capital Partnerships in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Research is GE’s innovation powerhouse where research meets reality. We create leading-edge technology in world-changing efforts like carbon capture for sustainability, hydrogen-powered electric flight, ultra-precision healthcare, and more. The purpose of the Technology Incubation Group is to commercialize and monetize these innovations to make them accessible to customers through building startups, partnering towards manufacturing, and licensing technology in partnership with GE Licensing. The Technology Incubation Group is new to GE Research and this position represents an exciting opportunity to shape the future trajectory of commercialization.

The Entrepreneurship team will be responsible for building deep technology startups from GE Research. They will have access to an enormous trove of technologies, world-class scientists and engineers, and will be the driving force behind startup creation (spin-outs, spin-ins, joint ventures).The Head of Venture Capital Partnerships will establish a venture capital network for GE Research. S/he will negotiate startup deals in a way that maximizes likelihood of startup success.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with stakeholders across the venture capital ecosystem to drive partnerships across a diverse channel of partners

  • Leverage the state-of-the-art innovations and technologies to curate a continual stream of startup formation

  • Proactively advocate for the growth of the collaboration

  • Prepare and present pitch decks alongside founders

  • Work collaboratively cross-functionally to ensure success of new entities

  • Educate and coach the research community on startup formation

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience

  • Experience in venture capital

  • Exposed to and well versed in technology concepts

  • Will consider remote work arrangements

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA Preferred

  • Degree in science, technology, or mathematics, with a passion for technology

  • Experience in deep tech startup ecosystem

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Experience with startup pitch decks and pre-revenue startup valuations

  • Ability to influence without authority and work together in a team environment to deliver favorable/tangible outcomes

  • Large network within the venture capital community and startup ecosystem

  • Comfortable leading multi-disciplinary, multifunctional teams towards startup creation or other commercialization outcomes

  • Excellent communication skills

Minorities and women encouraged to apply

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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