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Chinaccelerator

We help startups cross borders

About Chinaccelerator

Chinaccelerator is a mentorship-driven program assisting internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China, and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV, which has $700M+ AUM and operates 5 global accelerators.

Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training, and resources from mentors, partners, and investors. The robust and active alumni network continues to support startups long after they complete the Chinaccelerator program.

HEADQUARTERS

愚园东路创客中心28号东海广场
静安
200040, 上海
China (中国)


Job Positions

Program Manager | SOSV Cross-Border

Full Time

Job title: Program Manager Reporting to: COO Location: Shanghai, China Type: Full-time SOSV is the world’s leading early-stage investor with US$ 970 million in assets under management. SOSV Cross-Border Internet consists of Chinaccelerator and MOX—deeply resourced startup development programs for both enterprise-tech and consumer-tech, with over 240 corporate partners and over 100M consumers in our ecosystem.SOSV Cross-Border Internet (chinaccelerator.com and mobileonlyx.com) is looking for a Program Manager located in Shanghai, China to join our Business Fundamentals team which helps startups grow fast by making sure they get the right resources from our startup platform and working 1:1 with them on their key foundations. You will work closely with our founders and startup and mentor community to help some of the world’s most innovative and world-changing ideas succeed. In this role you will be accountable for: -The progress of the companies through core business fundamentals such as experimental design, key metrics, OKRs, customer validation and business model development. -Ensuring the smooth planning and running of individual program sessions and related events -Making sure the best companies from pre-accelerator programs are funnelled through the deal-flow pipeline Your responsibilities will be: -Designing and managing core program modules -Day to day management of program content and stakeholders (team mates, mentors and startups) as the program progresses -Reporting on the progress of of startups through the program -Sourcing and assignment of mentors, startups, EIRs and speakers for events -Learning the tools and techniques to support startups through business fundamentals and ensuring that the startups know why and how to apply to them -Designing and management of corporate and government programs In three months you will: -Be familiar with SOSV, Cross-Border Internet (chinaccelerator.com and mobileonlyx.com) and be able to promote our unique value proposition -Understand how SOSV Cross-Border modules, teams, EIRs, mentors help startups as a platform -Have onboarded 5 new companies into SOSV Cross-Border In six months you will: -Have participated in several core modules -Been part of core module design and planning -Have worked 1:1 with startups on their business fundamentals -Be coordinating between startups and their supporting resources -Be liaising with stakeholders on progress of individual startups, their deliverables and needs In 1 year you will: -Have strong input in how to improve our startup modules and mentor engagement -Be able to design a pre-accelerator program based on partner and SOSV Cross-Border needs -Be ready to be the lead a pre-accelerator program and deal flow pipeline We are looking for people who: -Know key startup and business frameworks and have opinions from when you’ve tried to use them -Are avid consumers of business thought leadership and have a recommend and avoid list -Possess excellent time management and organizational skills who are comfortable meeting tight deadlines and managing multiple stakeholders -Possess strong analytical skills and are comfortable working with and collecting data and other research -Understand the difference between coaching, consulting, mentoring and teaching. -Have personal mentors and can empathize with mentees -Have a passion for startups and venture capital The successful candidate has: -At least 5 years relevant experience -Have experience mentoring and managing junior staff -Experience in developing training, educational or accelerator programs -Professional proficiency in Mandarin (optional but highly preferred) About Us SOSV is the #1 most active angel and seed stage investor and #3 most active Venture Capital investor in the world with US$970 million assets under management. SOSV Cross-Border Internet runs both MOX and Chinaccelerator. MOX — the Mobile Only Accelerator — helping consumer internet startups from around the world and expand to Asia and across Asia. MOX offers startups investment and free user acquisition via its smartphone ecosystem of 102 million monthly active users and direct cash investment in return for equity and revenue share to its promotion partners. Chinaccelerator, Asia’s leading startup development program, is a mentorship-driven program helping enterprise software startups from around the world enter Asia selling to a network of over 250 multinational corporate partners, and global startups enter China and local Chinese startups expand to global markets.

ShanghaiUSD 1500 - USD 2500 monthly

Community Event Analyst | SOSV CROSS-BORDER

Full Time

Job title: Community Event Analyst Reporting to: Community Manager Location: Shanghai, China Type: Full-time Duration: Permanent SOSV is the #1 most active angel and seed stage investor and #3 most active Venture Capital investor in the world with US$970 million assets under management. SOSV Cross-Border Internet runs both MOX and Chinaccelerator startup platforms. We are looking for a Community Analyst to join the Community team. The Community Analyst will play a critical role in growing and shaping the SOSV Cross-Border community which includes startup companies, mentors, corporate partners, co-working spaces and startup ecosystem partners. Our community is the heart of what we do, bringing the innovation ecosystem together for mutual support, learning and growth. We believe in hard work, fun and the life-long support of startup companies. At SOSV, our purpose is to make the impossible inevitable. You will be accountable for: • Community events planning and execution under the objectives to bring new business collaboration leads and number of active community members engagement • Consistent reporting of community metrics • Actively sourcing resources for the community such as speaking opportunities, pitching opportunities and product discounts • Identifying how and where a potential partner or mentor could add value to our community • Understanding the value proposition of SOSV and representing this value in a positive and professional way to startups and partners Expectation: • In 3 months, you will be well adopted to the organization’s operations system, and be able to organize Cross-Border community events confidently. • In 6 months, you will have a deep understanding of the Chinaccelerator MOX portfolio network and be able to work with partners to craft a public event including contract negotiations and logistics • In 1 year, you will have a rich understanding of the international tech ecosystem and be able to strategize an action plan through determining relevant opportunities and crafting the key values needed for the growth of the community Your responsibilities will be: • Managing relationship with partners, mentors and portfolio founders • Gathering metrics that define success in the team level • Attending external networking events to build connections for the growth of the organization • Supporting the yearly events strategy planning • Possible travel outside Shanghai and (COVID permitting) to other regions for event support • Any other duties as assigned You might be a great fit for this job if you: • Are super outgoing and love to meet new people • Are a good team player and willing to take further steps to support the team • Think about decisions from the point of the view of others • Are not afraid to point out problems for the good of the team • Have strong logical thinking and problem-solving skills • Have good social and networking skills • Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment under pressure but with a sense of humor • Excited by innovation, entrepreneurship and serving startups The successful candidate has : • Fluency in both Chinese and English in the working environment • Exposure to start-up culture, accelerators • At least 1 year of event organizing experience • Proficient in virtual event platforms and video conferencing tools will be a plus • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent About Us SOSV is the #1 most active angel and seed stage investor and #3 most active Venture Capital investor in the world with US$970 million assets under management. SOSV Cross-Border Internet runs both MOX and Chinaccelerator. MOX — the Mobile Only Accelerator — helping consumer internet startups from around the world and expand to Asia and across Asia. MOX offers startups investment and free user acquisition via its smartphone ecosystem of 102 million monthly active users and direct cash investment in return for equity and revenue share to its promotion partners. Chinaccelerator, Asia’s leading startup development program, is a mentorship-driven program helping enterprise software startups from around the world enter Asia selling to a network of over 250 multinational corporate partners, and global startups enter China and local Chinese startups expand to global markets.

ShanghaiUSD 1500 - USD 2500 monthly

Communications Manager ((journalist and content creator) | SOSV Cross-

Full Time

Job title: Communications Manager (journalist and content creator) Reporting to: COO Location: Shanghai, China Type: Full-Time SOSV Cross-Border Internet (chinaccelerator.com and mobileonlyx.com) is looking for a Chinese-language Communications Manager with a journalism or content background located in Shanghai, China to join our small but mighty PR and Marketing team. The Communications Manager will be a pillar on the team focused on upcoming stories and how best to leverage them in the Chinese-language media and reach our target audiences. In this role, you will be accountable for: -Placing stories about SOSV Cross-Border Internet and its portfolio companies in premier tech and business publications -Developing a PR strategy focusing on the China market and enterprise-tech ecosystem -Increasing the overall brand exposure and building good reputation globally, especially in China, through different channels In 3 months you’ll be able to support your first cohort of startups, from crafting the founder stories and company profiles to writing the press releases for SOSV’s investments. Manage media requests from reporters in and out of China. In 6 months you will develop a keen understanding of venture capital and the Chinese tech ecosystem. You’ll be leading our communications efforts with corporations and the enterprise-tech ecosystem. Be able to develop sophisticated angles and pitch news-worthy stories to our network of reporters. In 1 year you will have developed a strong network of journalists and media contacts and become a trusted advisor on PR matters for founders and the wider ecosystem. Your responsibilities will be: -Collaborating with members of the PR and Marketing team to create a global PR strategy for China and overseas markets targeting founders, VCs and corporate partners. -Developing thought leadership for the SOSV Cross-Border leadership team in areas around software, emerging markets and cross-border growth. -Providing consistent PR support for portfolio companies -Creating and maintaining messaging standards for company and startup materials -Developing and maintaining content for the website, WeChat accounts and WeChat video channel -Cultivating good relationship with global media outlets, internal and external event organizers, promoters and media partners We are looking for people who : -Have a keen sense of news -Know how to develop angles for the press -Like to learn on the run -Already steeped in the startup tech story and the Chinese press who write them -Pride yourself on great relations with journalists -Natural leader in a flat team structure -Results oriented – good stories in top publications are the goal The successful candidate: -Is a native Chinese speaker with fluency in English -Has at least 3 years of PR, journalism or content experience. Venture capital or the tech startup context is highly preferred. -Has a great track record of landing stories. About Us SOSV is the world’s leading early-stage investor with US$ 970 million in assets under management. We invest in 150 companies every year through category-leading startup development programs. Our intensive programs provide startups with seed capital, a specialized global staff of engineers, designers, and scientists to accelerate product development, mentors with deep market and technical expertise, and an unparalleled infrastructure of fully outfitted laboratory and maker spaces. SOSV Cross-Border Internet consists of Chinaccelerator and MOX—deeply resourced startup development programs for both enterprise-tech and consumer-tech, with over 240 corporate partners and over 100M consumers in our ecosystem. We invest US$150,000 in each startup going through the program. Notable alumni include video publisher network Flickstree, which powers video content for Samsung and Xiaomi; AI English pronunciation assistant ELSA, the first investment in Asia by Google’s Gradient Ventures; and health tech company Phable, India’s largest connected care ecosystem. Headquartered in Shanghai with a network of over 200 multinational corporate partners, Chinaccelerator enables enterprise-tech startups from around the world enter Asia, and global startups enter China, and local Chinese startups expand to global markets. Chinaccelerator offers life-long support in the form of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues beyond the program.

ShanghaiSalary Not Disclosed

Corporate Innovation Specialist | SOSV CROSS-BORDER

Full Time

Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $850M+ AUM operating six global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. www.chinaccelerator.com Chinaccelerator’s Corporate Innovation Department develops and runs multiple innovation programs for Fortune 500 companies across the world. The Corporate Innovation team is currently looking for a specialist to join the Corporate Innovation Department at Chinaccelerator to help with project management, business development and partnership with local and international corporates. Description of Role This role will primarily consist of business development and project management duties. As a Corporate Innovation Specialist, you will engage in the following: • Forge and manage relationships with large corporations • Coordinate conversations among Chinaccelerator, partner corporates and startups. • Develop, sell, and manage different innovation programs for corporates. • Support SOSV’s portfolio startups with business development and strategic partnerships • Manage tasks, timelines, and activities related to corporate innovation programs • Research, develop, analyze, suggest new solutions, and source startups for Corporate’s challenges. The Ideal candidate will also be able to: • Plan, host, and manage events for corporates, startups, and the firm across Asia. • Write articles, thought pieces, research reports, and case studies on corporate innovation. • Develop and execute marketing and events strategy for the Corporate Innovation Department. Qualifications • You are a bilingual speaker-English and Chinese • You are interested in Tech, Innovation, and Startups. • You are a strong communicator and have fantastic relationship-building skills. • Previous experience at a startup, corporate, or in consulting is preferred, but not necessary. • You are willing to spend extra time for events, workshops, business trips and more. • You are hard-working, enthusiastic, and ambitious. You like to see your work produce tangible results, and you take the initiative to make a difference! • You are well-organized, have strong management skills and the ability to sort through and adeptly process works of various importance and urgency levels. • You are self-motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Additional Information • Location: Jing’an, Shanghai • Hours per week: 40+ • Start Date: May 2021 Apply Please send the following to eric.huo@sosv.com. Cc maggie.ye@sosv.com • Resume • Instead of a cover letter, please answer the following questions: 1. What are the 1-2 achievements you are most proud of? Why? 2. What is one startup that most people think is a great business but you’re skeptical about? Why? We will be evaluating applications as they are submitted. Please submit only your resume and concise answers to the above questions. Thank you.

ShanghaiUSD 1500 - USD 3000 monthly

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Founders & Key People

Kiki Shen

Executive

William Bao Bean

General Partner

William Bao Bean SOSV - General Partner Chinaccelerator - Managing Director MOX - Managing Director William is a General Partner at SOSV - The Accelerator VC - the #4 most active seed investor in the world 2017 with US$300m under management. At SOSV he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator the first accelerator to launch in Asia and the first to have a unicorn – Bitmex the largest crypto derivatives exchange in the world – go through its program. He is also Founder and Managing Director of MOX, the Mobile Only Accelerator with 167m smartphone users on its platform, helping mobile startups expand globally. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was a founding Managing Director supporting China investments. Prior to that William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in China and South East Asia. Previously, William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment in Asia and China Tech, Media and Telecom. In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. In 2005, he was ranked #3 stock picker overall for Hong Kong/China and #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom by Thomson Reuters Starmine. William has done 160 early stage investments including Shopal - social ecommerce, Snapask - tutoring platform, Yodo1 - mobile games platform, GMobi - smartmobile platform, DemystData - fintech, Lekan - children's media platform acquired by Condé Nast, and Massive Impact - mobile adtech acquired by GMobi, Playspan - payment platform acquired by Visa. He currently sits on the boards of advisors/directors of Neonan, Robin8, DYAD, SRT IDC, italki, Yodo1, GMobi, iTalki, and kineticOne as well as organizations including Angelvest, Angelcrunch (天使汇), Digital Matters, Techyizu and the US China Strong Foundation. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

Summer Xia

Marketing, Events, & Analyst

Navin Danapal

Mentor

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