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Director, Corporate Development job

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Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Business Services - Other
Employment:  Other
Impact Area:  Entrepreneurship
Company Name:  Techstars

Country:  Belize
State / Province:  Other


Director, Corporate Development - Bay Area, New York City, LA or Seattle

Job Summary

The Corporate Strategy & Development team assists our portfolio companies with business strategy, partnerships, and M&A help and introductions. With hundreds of investments in global startups each year, we aim to give our founders an unfair advantage in growing their businesses and building strategic relationships.


As Director of Corporate Development, you will work closely with our Managing Directors and other internal teams, our portfolio companies, and the larger technology ecosystem to drive value for our companies. You will foster relationships with the largest technology companies in the world, develop scaled programs, and provide individual guidance to our companies as needed.



  • Develop mutually-beneficial and trusting relationships with corporate innovators, including leaders across product, business development, engineering, and corporate development.

  • Assess the partnership needs of large technology companies so as to facilitate strategic introductions with our portfolio companies.

  • Provide our portfolio companies with 1:1 mentorship and introductions related to strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

  • Create and maintain a library of resources focused on teaching our companies when and how to engage with larger technology entities.

  • In concert with our product team, develop scaled online and offline programs to drive relationships and business opportunities for our companies.

  • Determine the effectiveness and impact of our work in generating value for our portfolio companies.



  • Min 5 to 10 years experience in a mix of technology startups, venture, investment banking, consulting, product partnerships, and of course corporate development. Corporate development or product partnership roles at leading consumer internet companies preferred.

  • Strong product mindset and experience identifying and negotiating strategic transactions in concert with product and engineering teams

  • Strategic, analytical, leadership and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - empathetic, humble, and personable yet persistent.

  • Self-starter with a passion for excellence

  • Able to navigate large organizations and understand the unique nature of startups - their dreams, hopes, and constraints.

  • Experience operating within globally-dispersed, cross-functional teams

  • Fit the Techstars culture (people-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)

  • And last but not least, mission driven - care deeply about entrepreneurs and global entrepreneurial ecosystems

About Techstars

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. 

Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with an estimated market cap of over $11 billion.


Techstars is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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