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Director, Investments & Partnerships

San Francisco
Job Description

How do great ideas travel around the world - and in a market built for the world?

This is what we wrestle with each day at Times Bridge as we drive growth across India for our investment portfolio.

Join our exceptional team.

We’re venture investors, technology executives and proven global operators eager to reveal the breadth and depth of the India opportunity on the world stage.

Join us and help architect a wide, growing, global portfolio of inspired companies - all of whom see India and its diversity as central to their worldwide mission!

Roles and responsibilities

We’re venture investors, technology executives and proven global operators eager to reveal the breadth and depth of the India opportunity on the world stage.

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Communications Lead

Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore
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About the job

Times Bridge is looking to hire an experienced storyteller with a Corporate Communications or Journalism background. The key deliverable for the individual will be to position Times Bridge as the leading investment firm for successful global tech companies to enter, grow and scale in India.   Location: Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore   What you’ll do:  Corporate voice and Storytelling for Times Bridge
  • Establish a disciplined approach to create a steady flow of content from owned and operated platforms. Start slow with a focus on quality over quantity and gradually increase the frequency.
  • The primary target audience of this content will be hard to reach/difficult to impress global CXO & founders of Tier-1 B2B/B2C tech companies living in SF/NYC.
  • Content can include:
  • Thoughtfully crafted social media content to convey Times Bridge wins (new deals, existing portfolio success, etc) and #IndiaInsights with a primary focus on Twitter and LinkedIn (and a secondary focus on Instagram & Facebook).
  • High-quality Newsletters to share key highlights about the India success of Times Bridge portfolio and latest India insights.
Strategic comms in higher tier media outlets
  • Pitch and get Times Bridge profiled in higher tier global media outlets (via a few high-quality stories in a year) to communicate past successes and our theory of change/business model. These can include high reach platforms as well as niche outlets (like Newsletters, PE/VC Webinars, Podcasts etc).
Calendar and content planning
  • Stay connected with key internal stakeholders to develop key talking points and comms pegs which will help in building the Times Bridge story.
  • Develop a cadence to create storytelling opportunities based on portfolio success.
Standards & Best Practices
  • Oversee the brand guidelines and design for various creatives (develop templates/formats) for various content and communication elements being shipped out.
  • Ensure high-quality standards of writing and other communication elements keeping in mind the primary target audience of CXO/Founders of high potential companies based in SF/NYC.
  • Lean into the broader Times Internet Limited comms team to get a helping hand in making sure that The Times Group assets and their strengths are leveraged in advancing Times Bridge’s positioning and influence in the industry.
Desired Candidate Background/Skills:
  • Someone who comes with 7-10 years of experience in either a PR/Corporate Comms role in leading VCs/PEs/Startups/Tech firms or has a solid Business Journalism background
  • Someone who has a solid grasp on strategic storytelling and a strong understanding of business aspects of the organization as well
  • Someone who has proven expertise in moving the needle for an organization by primarily leveraging content creation and social media channels
  • Someone who has excellent writing skills along with a taste for visual design
  • Someone with a strong bias for action and a proven track record of seamlessly working cross-team and extracting the best comms hooks from senior leadership as well as the brand/functional heads on a periodic basis
  • A profound understanding of the Indian culture and its tech ecosystem is a must while a meaningful past global exposure will be an added advantage
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Investment & Partnerships Associate

Mumbai
Job Description

About the job

About Times Bridge: Times Bridge is the global investment and partnership arm of the Times Group. Its mission is to bring the world’s best ideas to India and share India’s best insights with the world. Its current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber and Wattpad among others. By providing unmatched market leadership to select partners, Times Bridge accelerates growth and immersion across the Indian subcontinent for leaders and companies who believe in winning in and learning from India. For more information, visit https://www.timesbridge.com/ and follow @timesbridge on Twitter.   Role Overview:  As an Investment & Partnerships Associate, you will have meaningful exposure to all aspects of global investments & partnerships on a small team. The role requires a strong sense of self-motivation, communication and quantitative skills. You will play a pivotal role in the development of new opportunities and in ongoing partnership closure efforts and have the opportunity to regularly interact with senior management teams at global companies. You’ll also manage projects that continually improve the way we work with founders and VCs around the world. In this role you’ll…
  • Learn from entrepreneurial colleagues that have been leading innovation in technology and media for 25+ years
  • Play a critical role within an established company, leveraging Times Bridge’s position as a leading investments/partnerships firm to evaluate new opportunities and add value to existing portfolio companies
  • Solidify core partnership skills with countless opportunities to grow responsibilities
  Location: Mumbai   Responsibilities:
  • Perform market research to identify emerging trends and technologies in India and around the world and feed them into screening and identifying high-potential investment opportunities
  • Populate, track and manage the deal pipeline of companies Times Bridge can invest in and partner with
  • End-to-end ownership of creating pitch documents including our investment thesis and customized go-to-market plans for potential partners
  • Track Times Bridge’s portfolio, past and current business status and other fund reporting aspects to support shareholders and the internal management with strategic decision-making and an overview of the business
  • Prepare and present investment memos for the board of directors
  • Directly engage and connect with global CXOs, Times Group leadership and other VCs as and when required
  • Contribute to deal closure formalities including legal & compliance, agreement drafts and other administrative support
  Desired Qualifications and Skills: 
  • MBA/equivalent post-graduate degree from a top-tier B-school
  • 2-4 years of post-MBA work experience in a VC/PE/strategy roles/startup-experience or other sales/partnership experience
  • Someone who brings a balanced mix of creativity and analytical thinking to the table
  • Excellent communications (especially writing and presenting) skills in English are a necessary requirement
  • Ability to understand context and tailor communications to objectives and audience
  • A self-starter who is passionate about the venture capital ecosystem, emerging technologies, markets and companies, new and innovative business models
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong sense of urgency and self-motivation to work autonomously
  • Limitless curiosity about business models and understanding of how companies make money
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Investment & Partnerships Analyst

Mumbai
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About the job

About Times Bridge: Times Bridge is the global investment and partnership arm of the Times Group. Its mission is to bring the world’s best ideas to India and share India’s best insights with the world. Its current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber and Wattpad among others. By providing unmatched market leadership to select partners, Times Bridge accelerates growth and immersion across the Indian subcontinent for leaders and companies who believe in winning in and learning from India. For more information, visit https://www.timesbridge.com/ and follow @timesbridge on Twitter.   Role Overview:  As an Investment & Partnerships Analyst, you will have meaningful exposure to many aspects of global investments & partnerships on a small team. The role requires a strong sense of self-motivation, communication and quantitative skills. You will play a pivotal role in the development of new opportunities and in ongoing partnership closure efforts and have the opportunity to regularly interact with senior management teams at global companies. You’ll also manage projects that continually improve the way we work with founders and VCs around the world. In this role you’ll…
  • Learn from entrepreneurial colleagues that have been leading innovation in technology and media for 25+ years
  • Play a critical role within an established company, leveraging Times Bridge’s position as a leading investments/partnerships firm to evaluate new opportunities and add value to existing portfolio companies
  • Solidify core partnership skills with countless opportunities to grow responsibilities
  Location: Mumbai   Responsibilities:
  • Perform market research to identify emerging trends and technologies in India and around the world and feed them into screening and identifying high-potential investment opportunities
  • Populate, track and manage the deal pipeline of companies Times Bridge can invest in and partner with
  • End-to-end ownership of creating pitch documents including our investment thesis and customized go-to-market plans for potential partners
  • Support portfolio company management teams to develop corporate strategy, evaluate M&A opportunities, assess new business lines, and other projects as needed
  • Engage and connect with global CXOs, Times Group leadership and other VCs as and when required
  • Contribute to deal closure formalities including legal & compliance, agreement drafts and other administrative support
  Desired Qualifications and Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s/equivalent degree from a top Global/Indian university
  • 2-4 years of work experience in a VC/PE/strategy roles/startup-experience or other sales/partnership experience
  • Someone who brings a balanced mix of creativity and analytical thinking to the table
  • Excellent communications (especially writing and presenting) skills in English are a necessary requirement
  • Ability to understand context and tailor communications to objectives and audience
  • A self-starter who is passionate about the venture capital ecosystem, emerging technologies, markets and companies, new and innovative business models
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong sense of urgency and self-motivation to work autonomously
  • Limitless curiosity about business models and understanding of how companies make money
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