Point72 Private Investments is hiring a

Network Lead, Defense Tech

San Francisco, United States

About Point72 Ventures  
Point72 Ventures is a global venture capital strategy led by a diverse set of domain experts with the capital and mandate to lead rounds through all stages of a company's growth, from idea to IPO. The team invests in founders with bold ideas who use the latest technologies to drive transformational change across industries. Point72 Ventures offers entrepreneurs access to expertise and insights, executive and technical talent, and hands-on support. Point72 Ventures is an affiliate of Point72, the global asset manager founded by Steven A. Cohen. For more information, visit p72.vc. 

Role Summary 
We’re looking for an outgoing, organized, and mission-driven individual to manage all network initiatives for our Defense Tech team. Our network includes stakeholders across government, the aerospace and defense industry, and academia who are the forefront of national security and defense related matters. We believe that effectively backing early-stage Defense Tech entrepreneurs requires a deep understanding of emerging technology, defense policy, and capability needs of the military and intelligence end-users. To do this effectively, we must regularly engage servicemembers, policy makers, operators, and technologists in thoughtful, symbiotic, and compliant ways. This requires a dedicated leader who understands defense acquisitions, knows the Defense Tech ecosystem, and can build deep, compliant relationships with relevant stakeholders. 

What Excites You 

  • Working on topics related to national security and defense 
  • Building the future of the aerospace and defense industries 
  • Working closely with the leading Defense Tech and dual-use startups  
  • Being on the front lines of startups working with the military and other parts of government 
  • Being at the leading edge of innovation in sectors such as AI, Autonomy, and Space 
  • Engaging stakeholders and functional leaders in meaningful, compliant conversation 
  • Translating long-term vision/strategy into practical near-term execution/action 
  • Being at the table driving meaningful discussion/debate and traveling as needed 
  • Developing scalable infrastructure and processes 
  • Supporting early-stage founders and improving outcomes for portfolio companies 
  • Working with an adaptable, high-output, and winning team 

What Excites Us 

  • Previous military, government, policy, or public-sector experience 
  • Experience in business development for Defense Tech or dual-use startups 
  • A track record that demonstrates genuine interest in national security 
  • People who cherish their network and are always working to grow/build it further 
  • People who pride themselves on being knowledgeable, resourceful, and able to learn complex concepts quickly 
  • Rising leaders who run structured, fast-paced processes end to end and consistently produce A+ outputs 
  • Builders who can leverage best-in-class tools (e.g., Affinity, Airtable, Notion) to support their work 
  • Willingness to travel 1-2 times a month (primarily within the US) to meet stakeholders and teammates 
  • People who “elevate the room” through their work ethic, curiosity, and attitude 
  • Great team players who care about and contribute to a thriving team culture 
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards 

What Success Looks Like 

  • Outgoing – You’re always on the move, connecting, learning, communicating, and sharing 
  • Ownership – You take charge of your work, uphold your commitments, and never drop the ball  
  • Prioritization – You focus on what matters most and wait on the rest; you’re great at thoughtfully saying no to others 
  • Adaptability – You can triage needs and context-switch quickly and effortlessly 
  • Communications – You have excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • Teamwork – Everyone loves working with you and feels energized after engaging with you 
  • Integrity – You demonstrate 100% commitment to the highest ethical standards 

We take care of our people
We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. When you work here, we provide:

  • Fully paid health care benefits
  • Generous parental and family leave policies
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Support for employee-led affinity groups representing women, people of color and the LGBT+ community
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more

Point72 policy requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter any Point72 office or participate in any Point72 business-related event in person. Should an offer of employment be made, your acceptance of that offer means that you will comply with this policy. You will be advised of your anticipated schedule to be in the office should we move forward with the offer. Please note that all visitors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter any of Point72’s U.S. offices.

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