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(Salaried) Cofounder/CEO of skills-impact startup at Paperound

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  • Remote
  • fulltime
  • -
  • What is Paperound:

    Paperound.com connects small businesses with UK student talent to support on ad-
    hoc digital projects. We do this via an online marketplace that allows businesses to book out students to work on digital tasks, when they need them.

    All of our Student Taskers are verified UK students who have been pre-vetted by the
    Paperound team based on their initiative, relevant skillsets and business acumen.

    Why we exist
    Our aim is to unlock prosperity for young people and small businesses in the UK by
    reducing any barriers for them to work together on digital projects.

    For students, kickstarting a skilled career is difficult when entry-level jobs are
    becoming more competitive and employers expect students to already have skills
    and experience. For small businesses, they have 100s of tasks on their to-do list but
    limited budgets to find resource to help. Paperound brings these needs together to help students get real work experience while helping small businesses simply get more work done, at the times
    they need it most.

    Hiring for: Co-founder/CEO

    • Develop and implement the company's overall vision, mission, and strategy
    • Lead fundraising efforts, including the creation of pitch decks and presentations
    • Build and manage a high-performing executive team
    • Represent the company externally, including building relationships with investors, partners, and customers
    • Drive revenue growth and profitability through strategic partnerships and business development opportunities
    • Oversee all aspects of the company's operations, including finance, legal, and administration
    • Act as a spokesperson for the company, communicating with the media and the public as needed
    • Develop and maintain a culture of innovation, risk-taking, and excellence within the company
    • Set and achieve measurable goals for the company and its team members
    • Continuously gather and act on feedback from customers, employees, and other stakeholders to improve the company
    • Stay up to date on industry trends and competitive landscape to position the company for success.

    Traction/Status

    The original Founder is looking for a better-fitting CEO to take his place so he can take a more supportive role. The business is in a good position and would benefit from the right person bringing their drive, ambition and initiative to its future growth. 

    • VC-backed
    • Cash in the bank (enough for CEO/Founder salary)
    • Product v1 built and launched - revenue generating
    • 150+ Students Taskers from 20+ Universities
    • Channels established for continuous supply side growth
    • Channels established/optimised for demand side marketing efforts
    • 1000+ sign-ups, 400+ Users
    • Two local pilot programmes launched with local government

    We look forward to hearing from you, 

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