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Founder Associate 🚀



Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Founder Associate 🚀

About Ripe

We’ve entered a new era of software distribution, try before you buy is the normal. Most potential customers barely answer their phones and A.I. will kill email next.
It’s time for a new approach. Today companies use Ripe to reach out and meet people inside the products they are trialling and evaluating. With this sales can finally leverage product analytics data to help build relationships with the right customers at the right time.
Stockholm, Sweden
Business model
Funding state

About the role

We're a VC-backed startup looking for a hungry and hard-working Founder Associate to help us solve a wide variety of challenging jobs across the business. Any problem that our founding team faces becomes your problem. You'll work side-by-side with the founders Elin (CEO) and Jonatan (Product) to get first-hand exposure to what it means to build and scale a startup.

🌈 Things you'll be doing

Talk to customers and prospects, and learn from them.
Helping us build a growth engine, test new channels, run experiments
Shape the product roadmap
Help us source, attract and recruit top talent
Close deals
Take on a lot of interim roles, define a process and hire a dedicated person to do that job, and then move on to new parts of the business
Do a lot of ad-hoc projects, i.e. financial modelling, compliance, creating fundraising decks, etc.

🧤This role is for you if

You have a lot of passion and drive and you consider your work to be an integral part of your life
You have a burning desire to succeed and you prefer things to be done today, not tomorrow
You want to start your own company but want to learn best practices before venturing out on your own
You are incredibly hungry and you want to grow extremely fast
You are willing to do anything required to build a big business and help our customers
We have raised $2M from top-tier investors like Earlybird Venture Capital, Alliance Venture, and prominent angels at top companies like Mentimeter, Pleo, Kry and Soundtrap.
Here's a bit of press from our pre-seed round fundraise:

Our process is about meeting the people you’ll work with

30 min get to know each other
Founder interview
Whiteboard session on a relevant topic
Meet the full team (lunch / dinner / drinks)

Working at Ripe

This job comes with great overall comp and a few perks and benefits.

What we offer

Become part of a top-tier team with previous experience from some of the best tech companies in the world. You can get direct access to world-class mentors.
Opportunity to grow into a leadership role rapidly
Be a part of a fast-growing venture-backed startup in its early days. Take part in building a Product, Engineering and GTM organisation from the ground up.
All the latest tech equipment you need (MacBook, Monitors, etc.)
SEK 5,000 wellness benefit
Centrally located office in Stockholm with a real startup atmosphere + team spirit.

🏢 Central office

We love our office and love to spend time here together

🍰 Equity package

Want to be an owner and win together? We do!

💶  Competitive salary

We value experience and grit and pay accordingly.

Why you should join Ripe

Every business is becoming an tech business

In 2021, companies spent $140B on SaaS subscriptions. That's 5 times more than 6 years ago. Today, three out of five SaaS companies enable the model of product-led growth (PLG) for growing their business.
PLG is a model where the actual product is the key driver of user acquisition, monetization, and retention — not only sales or marketing. Companies like Zoom, Dropbox, Figma and Slack are great examples of companies successfully deploying these bottom-up, end-user-focused motions. And 91% of SaaS companies plan to increase their PLG investments during the upcoming years.

We're building Ripe to help the best products grow faster

Every company that offers software products in a freemium or self-serve way, wants to build strong relationships between their teams and their users in order to grow.
But for most teams, it’s very hard to know to whom they should talk to and in what order. And even when you do know who to talk to, it’s tedious to break through the noise.
The lucky invest a ton of time and effort to pull their disparate data together every month, and then push automated actions toward their best-fitted prospects. For most, the solution is a mix of fragile spreadsheets, back-and-forth emailing, and then drowning their best prospects with emails.
We don’t want to stop by just fixing the workflow but we’re enabling sales teams to become data-driven, not only in who they should target, but when.
It’s a complex tech problem with tangible real-world outcomes, join the fun!
THIS ROLE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE As a Founder Associate, you'll work hand in hand with our founding team. You will work intense and long hours, and we expect you'll be available and interested in solving problems with us and our customers, any time of day. You should ONLY apply for this position if you absolutely love what you do and know what you’re good at. You must be ready to work both smart and hard to receive outsized returns.
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