Strategy Project: Big data / AI / Blockchain in Real Estate

at houzen in London

Aisatsu, this is Houzen!

Hello Analytical Gurus,

We are looking to bring A+ number crunchers/phd research interns/analytics gurus/consultants/bankers/data scientists on a part-time basis who have a strong interest in Deeper tech solutions (AI/Big Data/Blockchain etc.). We are a London-based start-up with an ambition to grow into Europe before the end of next year. We are looking for ace analytical experts to come work with us on a part time/internship basis. We are open to working with people who currently have a day job/studying Masters/PHD/MBA.

We have already created a strong team of 4 - coming from VC/Investment Banker/RE Private Equity backgrounds. We are looking for two more people with a strong product development / technology heavier background now to complement the team-->

Task: We will create a strategy team of sorts which will be mentored by me, and supervised by a VC professional who is an expert in Big Data / AI etc. We want to typically bring a cross-functional team together (e.g. a data scientist + a consultant + a machine learning expert + a research specialist). We will also open doors to some senior big data professionals during the course of this project.

Founding team: (i) Senior Partner level at Private Equity/Venture Capital Consulting firm with extensive network within PE/VC space (LinkedIn:http://bit.ly/1q2No7X); (ii) classmate from Oxford MBA + LSE + 5 years expanding Groupon UK, (iii) classmate from Oxford MBA + LSE + ex-CEO Donati group + Goldman Sachs + Ralph Lauren

Tech: Tech co-leads from IIT (India’s top & globally renowned Engg schools) + 2 more kick-ass developers

EIRs: 4 young and very entrepreneurial EIRs who are juggling sales, ops, strategy, customer service and teaching us all a thing or two about hustling and running a successful business.

Mentors: (i) VC who invests in apps + marketplaces (ii) Tech head of Silicon Valley-based big data company (raised $100m+) (iii) Sr VP (Tech) at Goldman Sachs (iv) Serial entrepreneur (prod+marketing), (iv) Hedge fund portfolio managers

The idea:
houzen is a hyperlocal marketplace for Real Estate agents. We aim to disrupt the entire Real Estate value chain by introducing exciting product features.

On offer:
Joining now would mean an exciting senior level entry point into the venture and growing with the firm quickly, as well as evolving a series of exciting and innovative products over the next 2-3 years.
Please note that we are close to closing the seed fundraising process however still bootstrapped hence no compensation is available at this point for the strategy role. However, the role will give you a lot of exposure working with some leading and senior professionals in the VC/PE, Real Estate, and Big data space.

Who we’re looking for:
Very strong analytical background – Previous Current Big Data/ Analytics / Strategy Consulting background ideal – Top academics (MBA/Masters in Finance/Economics/Real Estate) – Self driven. Open to all kinds of challenges – Is on a mission to change a complete industry
We want team players who think out of the box, set very high standards for themselves and will put their heart and soul into selling the amazing product. If the idea of disrupting an entire industry while working with driven, fun and smart people appeals to you, drop us a line. This is an opportunity where you will come to build the future of the property rental space, so jump on board for a journey of a lifetime!

Output expected from this project: Big data and AI is on our next 6 month roadmap. We want the project team to explore different technologies and frameworks, and create a business/execution plan as an out put which should be directly implementable by the business.

We want team players who think out of the box, set very high standards for themselves and will put their heart and soul into building an amazing company. If the idea of disrupting an entire industry while working with driven, fun and smart people appeals to you, drop us a line. This is an opportunity where you will come to build the future of the property rental space, so come join us to find your perfect blend of fierce and calm!

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Published at 13 Oct 2016
Expires on 19 Feb 2017