Announcing Jonathan Kim, new kbs+ Ventures Analyst

Jonathan Kim, Digital Engineering Director of The Media Kitchen, is adding kbs+ Ventures Analyst to his responsibilities.

"In the ad world, there are two big problems when it comes to talent: finding it and keeping it." (link)

Almost three years ago, kbs+ and kbs+ Ventures formed the Fellows program, an in-house training program that educates kbs employees about venture capital and entrepreneurship. Explained in detail in Adage, the program teaches the basics of venture capital and entrepreneurship and gives participants the opportunity to assist Ventures portfolio investments and meet emerging startups.

Today, we’re announcing that Jonathan Kim is graduating from the Fellows program and joining kbs+ Ventures as an Analyst in a part-time role, adding to his responsibilities as Digital Engineering Director at The Media Kitchen. Jonathan has assisted in meeting and analyzing countless early-stage advertising technology startups, and has led efforts to bring innovation from many startups to the agency and its clients. Jonathan will continue to assist the Ventures team in their due diligence and portfolio support, and will work with the Fellows to help bring startups to the agency.

Jonathan can be found on Twitter at @jkim772 and on LinkedIn.

Hiring: Venture Associate Intern (Winter/Spring)

We’re hiring a Venture Associate Intern (Winter-Spring 2013). Here’s the details.

Who we are

kbs+ Ventures is the early-stage investment arm of the marketing services agency kbs+. We invest in early-stage (Seed and Series A) entrepreneurs focusing on innovation in advertising and marketing technologies. More about kbs+ Ventures, our portfolio, our investment and acceleration philosophy, and our team is at http://kbsp.vc

Who we’re looking for

Venture Associate Intern to assist with identifying and assessing potential investments and creating and distributing external communications. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in identifying and assessing potential investments
  • Assist in creating thoughtful, analytical research and case studies about innovation in advertising and marketing technology for distribution throughout kbs+, our clients, our portfolio entrepreneurs, and the broader industry.
  • Assist with Ventures external communications including research reports, newsletters, blogs and social media.

Skills and Requirements

  • Background in digital advertising preferred; at the minimum, a desire to develop a deep understanding of marketing and advertising technology is required.
  • Skills required include broad-based analytical skills, ability to understand and explain complex systems clearly through writing, and a passion for technology and entrepreneurship in general.
  • MBA-level internship.
  • This position is part-time (10 hours a week) from January 2013 to June 2013 and based in the office of the advertising agency kbs in Soho, New York, NY. Start ASAP.

Contact

Contact Taylor Davidson at tdavidson(at)kbsp.vc to discuss. Please send:

  • A summary of your background and interest
  • Links to your online presence (Twitter, LinkedIn, blog, etc.)
  • A succinct point of view on what you think the most interesting digital advertising, marketing, or media company is, and why.

Hiring: Director of Sales, Crowdtwist

Crowdtwist, Director of Sales

Crowdtwist is looking for a Director of Sales who has a proven track record in selling digital and/or loyalty solutions into B2C companies to join our smart team at a well-funded startup. Ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage complex and consultative sales cycles, with a track record of successful revenue generation. Deep digital and/or loyalty marketing understanding built through industry experience including ability to understand analytics, online metrics and communicate ROI is key. At least 5 year sales experience in a digital/SaaS/technology industry is a plus. 

Apply here.

Hiring: Strategic Account Manager

PlaceIQ, a rapidly growing venture-funded “Big Data” business in kbs+ Ventures’ portfolio is looking to hire a Strategic Account Manager. 

Strategic Account Manager, PlaceIQ

The Strategic Account Manager will be responsible for day to day management and oversight of PlaceIQ’s diverse customer base ranging across the digital advertising ecosystem. This role will manage client relationships and ad operations, drive value and revenue generation, and evangelize PlaceIQ.

The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge and awareness of the digital advertising ecosystem, ideally with a focus on mobile. He or she is a born problem solver and collaborator that is able to manage and troubleshoot client engagement spanning from account onboarding to management, finance, reporting and more.

More about PlaceIQ:

We are a rapidly growing venture funded ‘Big Data’ business pursuing a tremendous opportunity to become the market leader in the exploding location intelligence marketplace.

PlaceIQ transforms time and location into context through a deep analysis of large amounts of often unstructured, unrelated, location based data including photos, place data, event data, digital and social data. This anonymous location context is used across a wide variety of markets, including our primary market, mobile advertising optimization.

Apply here.

Hiring Software Engineers, Product Managers, Account Managers

Featured jobs in the kbs+ Ventures family:

Principal Software Engineer, PlaceIQ

The candidate will work with PlaceIQ data scientists to develop high scale and highly accurate audience prediction algorithms. This will require ingesting, storing and processing petabytes of raw content and running sophisticated algorithms against these data sets. A passion for and strong expertise with large data sets, optimized algorithms and predictive modeling will serve as a good foundation for success. We work with a variety of off-the-shelf, open source and home grown technologies so the ability to work in a heterogeneous technical environment is also key.

Account Managers, Adaptly

We’re looking for driven account managers who are reliable, learn quickly, and pay close attention to detail. You must be organized and be able to keep track of numerous appointments and deadlines. In addition to managing ad campaigns, our account managers have a pleasant service-oriented attitude that is evident in written and spoken tone when interfacing with clients. Furthermore, account managers use our application on a daily basis, so we want someone who will be excited by the technology we’re developing and who will take an active roll in coming up with ways to improve the user experience.

Sales Executive and Account Management, Crowdtwist

Experienced in sales of technology platforms and solutions. You must be able to demonstrate that you’ve sold technology platforms and can handle getting multiple parties to consensus (including IT, marketing and media teams). Must have sold products into the marketing vertical of an organization (i.e. CMO, Head of Social) while also building support from other divisions. At least 2+ years in a sales role, preferably within a venture-backed or publicly traded digital media or software technology company. Capability to maximize efficiency in a constantly changing and growing organization with an evolving product. Ability to understand analytics, online metrics and communicate our product’s ROI and success metrics to potential clients. Individuals must have demonstrated a successful track record developing and managing sales accounts in the technology industry.

Contact Taylor Davidson with any questions.

Hiring at Adaptly: Sales / Account Executive

Adaptly is a fast growing social media company that is looking for a driven Sales / Account Executive who will aggressively hunt for business and work with clients to help grow their online social budgets.  The perfect candidate is someone who has worked with advertiser’s/agencies in the online media space. You will be responsible for revenue goals which include, developing existing business as well as developing new business.  

More details at http://adaptly.com/jobs

Looking to work at kbs+ Ventures?

Venture Acceleration Intern

Ventures is looking for a summer intern to assist with kbs+ Ventures’ acceleration of investment and knowledge returns throughout kbs+ Ventures, our portfolio entrepreneurs, kbs+, and our clients. This role is focused on accelerating our portfolio companies and by working on strategy and business development with our portfolio companies, and will involve in-depth research, analysis and composition of research reports and case studies about our portfolio companies and industry trends. 

Details: http://taylordavidson.com/writing/2012/03/15/kbs-ventures-is-hiring/

Data Scientists, Adaptly

We are looking for bright minds, eager to apply cutting edge research in data analysis. We want people who think the “Indian Buffet Process” is more than just something you’d see on a visit to the restaurant down the street. You should be excited to tackle questions at the forefront of data analysis.

More jobs at Adaptly: http://adaptly.com/jobs 

Looking to work for a startup?

Current featured jobs from the kbs+ Ventures portfolio:

Product Manager, Crowdtwist

CrowdTwist is looking for a Product Manager to envision and bring to life new and existing products. We’re changing brand marketing online and are fast releasing new products to drive engagement, increase data collection and delight consumers. You’ll be responsible for driving initiatives from ideation and wireframes through delivery. Are you passionate about making products that drive business strategies and success? Are you capable of synthesizing client demands, marketing and business needs with technical constraints to develop products?

More jobs at Crowdtwist.

Principal Software Engineer, PlaceIQ

The candidate will work with PlaceIQ data scientists to develop high scale and highly accurate audience prediction algorithms. This will require ingesting, storing and processing petabytes of raw content and running sophisticated algorithms against these data sets. A passion for and strong expertise with large data sets, optimized algorithms and predictive modeling will serve as a good foundation for success. We work with a variety of off-the-shelf, open source and home grown technologies so the ability to work in a heterogeneous technical environment is also key.

More jobs at PlaceIQ

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