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Brinc - Technical Head of Blockchain and NFT Accelerator Program

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Hong Kong
Technical Head of Blockchain and NFT Accelerator Program
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About Us

Brinc, established in 2014, is a global venture accelerator that strives to identify, nurture and invest in game changing startups from all over the world. We accomplish this through our venture funds, 9 global accelerator programs and our expansive network of startups, corporates, co-investors and ecosystem partners. We specialize in startups focusing on IoT, Drones, Robotics, MedTech, Clean Energy, AgriTech and FoodTech. With a portfolio of 110 startups across 35+ countries, Brinc is one of the most active early stage investors in Hong Kong.

Brinc also works closely with forward thinking corporations who are looking to unlock innovation by engaging with the startup ecosystem. We have a range of offers that help corporations adopt a distributed approach to innovation and facilitate impactful engagements with startups that align to their business and technology objectives.

Who we're looking for

Brinc is looking for a Technical Head of Blockchain and NFT Accelerator Program to join the team!

What you will be doing
  • You will oversee all technical aspects of the Launchpad Luna Accelerator Program.
  • Your key responsibilities are to complete due diligence and support the selection of potential startups, coordinating our key mentors and partners for the program, designing and delivering the technical components of the curriculum and supporting startups through the program.
  • You will also represent the program at events, conferences and speaking engagements.
  • You will be the face of the program to startups and the ecosystem.
Who you are
  • Support with end-to-end scoping, execution, and delivery of Launchpad Luna, Brinc’s Blockchain and NFT Accelerator program.
  • Generate and coordinate educational and market research material for the Program.
  • Analyse the technical viability of potential startups and conduct technical due diligence during the startup selection and Investment Committee process.
  • Mentor startups and assist them with their technical needs, including but not limited to:
  • Participate in the design, architecture, and implementation of a program startup’s different software components, including smart contracts, frontends, and backends;
  • Play a central role in the blockchain design, be innovative, assess the feasibility, and give insight on cost/benefit for different concepts;
  • Enforce adequate level of security for managing crypto-assets;
  • Participate in technical and functional aspects of blockchain on several projects;
  • Conduct continuous research on blockchain technologies and keep an eye on any tech stack or standards;
  • Coordinate and manage Launchpad Luna’s mentor program.
  • Build Brinc’s network of external technical mentors related to the field.
  • Liaise with external parties including academics and researchers in relevant verticals
  • Represent Launchpad Luna at various events, conferences, panels and speaking engagements.
  • Maintain an understanding of key industry, technology and regional trends that are relevant for our corporate customers. Work with experts from across the organization to develop hypotheses, conduct primary research, perform targeted data analysis, synthesize market insights and publish thought leadership pieces.
  • Provide support on a range of ad hoc projects that may include targeted market research, investment thesis definition for new markets, new product creation, accelerator program and marketing analytics, and operational improvement initiatives.
  • This role is highly dynamic and collaborative. To execute your responsibilities, you will be working with cross-functional teams with members from different divisions and geographies.

Ideal Experience

  • Passionate about technology, startups, innovation or a particular industry
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and the ability to flourish with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Proven track record in managing and delivering projects from concept to execution
  • Comfortable building relationships with corporate clients and startup founders
  • Proficient in data analysis and presentation development
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding of all the technical and functional aspects of blockchains (consensus, security models, tokenomics, etc.) and crypto-wallets (keys management, UX, etc), with a robust knowledge of Ethereum;
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Go/C++/Rust (code-literacy with one of the Ethereum node implementations) and with Javascript (Web3);
  • Experience designing and implementing systems based on blockchain (separation of duties between chain, frontends and backends);
  • Experience with Smart-Contracts full development cycle (Solidity) and knowledge of the standards for token contracts (ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-1155, etc.);
  • Strong experience with UNIX systems (Linux) and Cloud Infrastructures (AWS, GCP, etc.).
  • Experience working with startups and/or early stage projects

Nice to have

  • PhD (or strong programming experience) in Blockchains, Decentralised Systems, Cryptography, Virtual Machines or related discipline;
  • Experience as a core blockchain developer, software architect and/or technical lead;
  • Experience in blockchain gaming;
  • Deep understanding of major public blockchains and scalability solutions;
  • Experience implementing Crypto-Wallets,
  • Experience with GPGPU and/or Crypto Mining,
  • Experience in the Financial / Fintech industry.
What we offer
  • A competitive salary, plus carried interest in your portfolio
  • The opportunity to join a growing venture investor at an early stage and to make a significant impact in its development
  • Work in an inspiring environment and receive ongoing training to develop your technical, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Option to travel within the Brinc office ecosystem for work stints (Hong Kong, China, Barcelona, Dubai, Bahrain, Singapore, Sydney, India, Poland, and more coming soon)
  • Work for a purpose-driven organization that uses an ESG investment framework in order to help solve the world's most pressing issues by backing and supporting game-changing entrepreneurs

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