Technical Co-Founder - Project Re:geno (AgTech) 🌱

London/Hybrid
Mission Studio – Co-Founder /
Full-time /
Hybrid
Founders Factory builds and funds startups together with exceptional entrepreneurs and the world’s leading companies. Created by IPO-exited founders, we offer founders capital, operational support from a team of hands-on experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry-leading corporate partners. Since 2015, our 300+ portfolio companies have raised $800mm follow-on funding from a roster of notable investors.

Our Studio partners with entrepreneurs on day one, developing new ideas, technologies and business models into high growth companies. Together with Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good, we’re now creating ventures that deliver social impact by means of venture-backable scale. 

We’re looking for an experienced technical operator with entrepreneurial ambitions to take a new concept created and validated by our Venture Design team into the Build Phase.

About Re:geno 🌱

Re:geno is an early stage tech startup financing the transition towards more regenerative farming practices.

We are on a mission to help UK farmers optimise their revenue per hectare through stacking income streams in order to increase resilience, income stability and profitability.  The “first stack” that we are focusing on is how we can make it easier, and faster, for farmers to identify and access additional income from grants and schemes.  

Future stacks will include nature credits (carbon, biodiversity/ BNG, nutrients, water etc), impact investment, enterprises et al, in addition to opening up preferential credit and insurance solutions.

Technical Co-Founder Role

As part of the founding team you will be an instrumental part of shaping the product & business strategy and will have a specific expertise in ag-tech and geospatial data. You will own the tech strategy and manage day-to-day engineering execution. Looking ahead, you will be responsible for helping grow the team and set up the technical capabilities of the business for growth.

Responsibilities:

    • Leading hands-on coding, testing and delivery of our MVP- responding adaptively to the changing needs of the business and our design partners/first customers
    • Involved in shaping the strategic direction of the business and fundraising process
    • Spearheading future hiring and development of the tech team and its culture
    • Taking ownership of platform development, making critical informed decisions on technical architecture and strategy
    • Working with the rest of the team to prioritise our roadmap and deliver the MVP, enabling us to test, iterate and serve our growing membership base
    • Ensuring the systems architecture and infrastructure is scalable and can support growth
    • Feeding into product strategy and commercial goals to identify opportunities to quickly deliver customer value
    • Ensuring that the product continues to use best practices, utilising advances in AI / machine learning 

What you’ll bring: Technical Skills and Competencies

    • Demonstrated experience developing complex platforms, integrating distinct data sources and models
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver product in a tech startup environment with speed
    • Experience of working within an agile environment 
    • Knowledge of the latest practices in AI / machine learning and can creatively apply them to a consumer application
    • Experience with API Integrations to pull data from multiple sources
    • Knowledge of the challenges involved in developing an AgTech product, including the regulatory requirements and liaising with agronomists/researchers, would be a bonus
    • Experience building full stack applications (for example HTML, CSS, React, Node js, Python), ideally both web and mobile applications

Relevant Experience & Attributes:

    • Background in agtech software, working with geospatial data and experience with agriculture specific datasets
    • Product and customer focus, with an ability to prioritise the right features to drive the right value for the end user
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and willingness to work across a range of areas and grittiness to operate in a start-up environment
    • Credibility in the farming community

Nice to have:

    • Credibility in farming community (you’re not an outsider), and in particular nature friendly farming
    • Knowledge of farm workflows and priorities, in particular understanding food supply chain and retailer / farmer interactions, impact of sustainability targets and regulation on farmers

What we’re offering

    • Direct  involvement in shaping the product's technological direction.
    • Being a leader in an early-stage VC-backed business
    • Collaborative, creative and open work environment
    • Hands-on operational support from dedicated team of experts, as well as support from the wider FF team, including fundraising, leadership, mentorship, and network access
    • Unparalleled access to our corporate partners and wider network (for life!):
    • Office space, co-located with other companies and our team
Note - We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. If your background and application meets our criteria, we will be in touch to schedule an intro call.