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Ecosystem Associate, India

Aptos Labs

Aptos Labs

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Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Aptos is a people-first blockchain on a mission to help billions of people achieve universal and fair access to decentralized assets in a safe and scalable way.

Founded by some of the original creators and maintainers that researched, designed, and built the Diem blockchain to serve this purpose, we have dedicated several years toward this mission. We believe the open-source Diem technology we have developed is an important foundation of a safe and scalable web3 world where everyone has more equitable opportunities to grow and access financial assets with lower fees and fewer intermediaries.

Aptos (Ohlone for "The People") encompasses our mission and ethos for why we build.

About the role:

We seek a Jr. Ecosystem Analyst who is deeply well-versed in various Web3 domains, understands the art of crafting compelling investment narratives, and has an extensive network of founders, VCs, accelerators, and angel investors in the Indian region. You will collaborate closely with the ecosystem, grants, and product teams to stay ahead of the curve and drive grant investment decisions that support cutting-edge Web3 products. Your role will involve identifying promising early to mid-stage projects that have the potential to onboard millions of users and demonstrate the power of a seamless Web3 experience.

What you'll be doing:

  • Scope the horizon for innovative Web3 projects across diverse web3 domains like SocialFi, DeFi, GameFi, DAOs, and NFTs while focusing on high user growth potential.
  • Deeply understand each project's technical and market aspects, evaluating its technology, tokenomics, team, and market demand.
  • Create persuasive investment memos that articulate the potential of each project and align it with Aptos' strategic vision.
  • Build relationships with founders, VCs, and other key players in the Indian Web3 ecosystem.
  • Track emerging trends and market signals to inform investment decisions and support portfolio companies.
  • Work closely with portfolio companies, offering support and mentorship and becoming integral to their success story.
  • Analyze market data, competitor landscape, and user behaviour to optimize strategies and maximize returns for Aptos and portfolio companies.
  • Develop creative strategies, leveraging research and business development skills and network to secure a continuous flow of promising leads.

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Master's degree in Business Administration is required.
  • A minimum of two years of working experience in the web3 domain in an investment fund, grants team, family office, prop fund, or an incubator or accelerator is mandatory.
  • Experience in sourcing, analyzing, and supporting early-stage ventures, preferably in the Web3 space, is essential.
  • You must have the ability to cut through the noise.
  • You should deeply understand web3 grants and grants programs and processes across various products and blockchains.
  • Understanding the typical fundraising landscape in the web2 and web3 domains.
  • Established relationships with founders, VCs, and other key players in the Indian Web3 ecosystem are preferred.
  • You must be genuinely excited about the potential of Web3 to revolutionize how we interact and value things.

Our Benefits

  • 100% insurance premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents (US Employees)
  • Equipment of your choice
  • Flexible vacation time, 11 holidays, and floating company days off
  • Competitive Salary
  • Equity (RSUs)
  • Protocol Token Grants
  • 401k matching (US Employees)
  • Fun and inclusive in-person and digital events

Aptos is committed to diversity in the workplace, and we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

We are committed to providing a safe and secure hiring process for all applicants. Unfortunately, there are individuals who may attempt to impersonate Aptos or our employees for fraudulent purposes.
To protect yourself, please be aware of the following:
  • We will never ask you for payment of any kind during the application or onboarding process, including fees for background checks, training, or equipment.
  • We will always communicate with you using our official company email domain.
  • We will never request your personal financial information, such as your social security number or bank account details, during the initial application stages or via email or a video/voice call when onboarding.
If you encounter any suspicious activity or requests that seem out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to report it to us at security@aptoslabs.com.