Director, Singapore

BACKGROUND

Real Tech Holdings is Japan’s leading deep-tech startup ecosystem builder. Our mission is to support change makers who give their heart and soul to solve societal and environmental challenges. We work in close cooperation with domestic and foreign governments, companies, and municipalities to provide a full range of hands-on support to accelerate and maximize the social implementation of deep-tech.

 

We manage Real Tech Fund, Japan’s leading deep-tech focused venture capital fund. With more than USD 230M AUM, we have been supporting more than 60 deep-tech startups to date. Some of our high-profile investments include, QD Laser (TYO 6613), Amelieff (acquired by PHC Holdings), ispace, IntegriCulture and ︎PLANTX.

 

In 2020, Real Tech Holdings raised its Global Fund 1 (approx. USD 35M) that supports early to middle stage Southeast Asian deep-tech startups trying to solve societal and environmental challenges. We help Southeast Asian deep-tech startups grow their business by facilitating research and business collaboration with Japanese startups, research institutes, factories and corporates. Moreover, we provide hands-on support to those startups who wish to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Since fund launch, we have invested in Shiok Meats, NDR Medical Technology, Sentient.io and Aerodyne Group.

ABOUT THE ROLE


In order to solidify its position in Southeast Asia, Real Tech Holdings is in the process of setting up its Asian office in Singapore. We are looking for a passionate and experience candidate who heads up the team in Singapore and boosts our activities across Southeast Asia and beyond to deliver maximum impact.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Your responsivities include

  • Head up Real Tech Holdings’ Asia office

  • Source for startups, conduct due diligence, execute investments, provide hands-on value up support towards portfolio startups

  • Act as link between the Singapore team and the Japan team

  • Sit on the investment committee to provide domain expert insights

  • Raise funds for our next global fund

 

REQUIREMENTS

We look for a candidate who has…

  • Experience in venture capital (five years plus*) and start up support or innovation management (five years plus). *Five years plus in venture capital is a must.

  • Proven investment track record with robust startup finance expertise

  • Strong networking and organizational abilities. Able to build trusted relationships with key players in the startup ecosystem (startups, investors, universities, corporates, etc.)

  • Capability to fundraise and represent a venture capital fund as a key figure

  • Business level Japanese and English

 

NICE TO HAVE

We appreciate a candidate who has…

  • Experience working with Japanese clients

  • Strong startup network beyond Southeast Asia

  • A natural science/ deep-tech background

  • An Entrepreneurial background

 

MINDSET

You bring the following mindsets:

  • Societal and environmental impact-first mindset

  • Friendly, positive, constructive and visionary

 

RECRUITMENT FLOW

  1. Document review: review of CV

  2. Individual interview: interview with President

  3. Individual interview: interview with team members

  4. Final interview: interview with board members

*At least one interview is expected to be face-to-face