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Fail ventures (HK)

Fail venture (HK) - venture builder

Entry Level
Hong Kong
Venture builder
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About Us

Founded 2008, our ventures studio has created 68 new ventures from scratch. 64 have failed and 4 have succeeded creating over US$500M+ of profitable sales. In 2020 alone we distributed over US$15M of cash to our shareholders. The 4 successful business have 85 full time employees around the world and employ thousands through their supply chains and pay millions of dollars of tax each year.

Who we're looking for

In your role as venture builder, you will be building businesses from scratch over and over again. You'll be involved in two parts of the business; brainstorming business ideas together as a team, and then working independently to make those ideas a reality. You'll get to work directly alongside our founder (William Wolfram) and other serial entrepreneurs. With fail ventures, your path can take any number of exciting directions; you may decide to go and run one of the ventures you’ve built as CEO and scale it as an independent company, or perhaps you will want to continue building new ventures.

What you will be doing
  • Brainstorming with the team to come up with great ideas
  • Building businesses from scratch independently
  • Dictating the vision, direction, messaging and advertising creatives for the businesses you build
  • Learning the ins and outs of e-commerce, including logistics, production, digital advertising and more
  • Managing your own network of freelancers, contractors and agencies
  • Learning entrepreneurial skills you will be able to continuously apply
What you can expect
  • Hands off autonomy
  • Access to capital
  • Opportunities to start businesses from scratch over and over again
  • Big but rewarding challenges
  • Really attractive compensation
  • An environment where self-development and self-reflection are encouraged
What you will learn
  • Useful tricks to increasing your innovation and creativity
  • How to become desensitized to launching and failing over and over again and yet being as excited and passionate as ever in the next thing you are building
  • Accounting basics
  • Hiring basics
  • E-commerce basics
  • Tax basics
  • Legal basics
  • Management basics
  • Marketing basics
  • Economics basics
  • Contract manufacturing basics
Who you are
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Speed of execution (do it today, not tomorrow)
  • Ability to change their mind when facts change
  • Agility when plans change at the last minute
  • Resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Self-reflection and the desire to improve
  • Total ownership over everything you do
  • Incredibly smart

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