AI Founder, Advanced Manufacturing

San Francisco, California, United States | Studio | Fully remote

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Forum's Venture Studio brings together ambitious people, brilliant ideas, and capital to build the best B2B SaaS businesses in the world, from 0 to 1. In addition to capital and an idea, we provide founders with access to investor networks, fundraising support, and the resources needed to build transformational companies. Our model is designed to help you move faster, develop better insights, and build companies that have a higher success rate than startups built in any other way.

We're seeking a visionary Founder/CEO to lead the charge in leveraging AI to address the complex challenges of advanced manufacturing in aerospace, defense, and semiconductors. This is a massive market with intense competition for talent as the industry faces headwinds of a transitioning workforce. We are exploring opportunities to augment and support manufacturers that are facing a talent crisis, starting with their operational layer.

As CEO, you’ll lead the charge with a CTO, Designer, GTM, and validation experts by your side until your team is hired. You’ll also have the support of recruitment, HR, legal, finance, and more to scale. 

Forum derisks and accelerates the Founder path by:

  • A $250,000 USD investment with you as majority shareholder, and an end-to-end fundraising playbook and network to raise your seed and Series A
  • Validating a venture-scalable business idea and business model
  • The support of our experienced operating team - from business design, product development, growth, recruitment, legal and more
  • Executing a winning GTM strategy to get you to $50-100K ARR, and the right MVP to ensure early traction
  • A community full of mentors, peers, and leaders
  • $100K worth of business perks

You might have:

  • An earned POV in advanced manufacturing operations
  • A deep technical understanding of the industry and operational complexities in any of the following industries: aerospace, defense, electronics, and/or semiconductor manufacturing
  • Be a former Founder or have meaningful early-stage operator experience in SaaS
  • A demonstrated passion for technology’s ability to change the world
  • A desire to be a venture-backed founder
  • Ability to collaborate in North American time zones

Please note, this is not an employment opportunity with Forum Ventures.

About Forum Ventures

Forum Ventures® is the leading early-stage fund, program, and community for B2B SaaS startups based in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and remote. Founded in 2014, we’re on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible, and more successful for early-stage founders, through pre-seed and seed-stage funding. We provide high-touch 1:1 support, programming, corporate perks and introductions, and an active SaaS community to support you through every step of your building journey.

Starting a company is demanding, complex, and psychologically challenging. As former founders and early-stage operators, we understand firsthand that Founders need support, honest feedback, and someone who truly cares in their corner. Our mission is to make the journey easier and more successful for Founders, and we've achieved this by making over 350+ investments that have raised $1Bn+ in follow-on funding. Forum founders have gone on to raise from funds like Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, SV Angel, and more.