Since funding 150+ founders and deploying tens of millions in venture capital, we’ve realized the most important next thing we need to do is to scale ourselves! What this means is that we’re now looking for a Talent Partner - someone that knows the ins and outs of what it takes to run efficient sourcing and vetting processes to help us grow from 10 to 30 this year, and likely more after that!
That’s where you come in. We need a scrappy, organized, and ambitious Talent Partner to put into practice our initial recruiting processes and execute on our aggressive hiring plans. You’ll work directly with Brian and Hsu Ken. If you love finding people, and building great teams, you’ll love this role.
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Iterative is a YC style accelerator focused exclusively on Southeast Asia. Iterative invests up to USD $500K in a batch of startups, twice a year. Upon admission, we invest the full amount then work with the founders closely on their idea for 3 months. After 3 months, they present to a select group of investors with the goal of raising a larger round of investment. Since 2020, we’ve funded 70 startups. Our companies have gone on to raise $133M after the program and are now collectively worth $722M.
Increase the GDP of Southeast Asia through entrepreneurship
Although not a perfect measurement, we believe people's lives improve when the GDP in their country or region improves. We, and this academic paper agrees, that the best stimulus for increasing GDP is entrepreneurship. We want to help.
To build the most vibrant, supportive, and intellectually honest community of founders.
We believe the best way for us to help is to leverage our experience to support founders who in turn use their experience to help other founders and so on. In the end, that looks like a community of founders helping other founders.
Below are the GPs and here’s a bunch of the founders we’ve funded.
Founder, General Partner
Hsu Ken was previously the Chief Product Officer of Workmate, an on-demand blue collar staffing platform in Southeast Asia. In 2014, he was VP of Product at Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. Hsu Ken has a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington.
Founder, General Partner
Brian was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Divvy Homes (a16z, GIC). In 2014, he and Elpizo Choi started Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. In 2005, he was one of the first PMs at Zillow before they launched. Brian has a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.