Remote friendly !
We co-found startups remotely, too! It all started at the end of 2019, thanks to the initiative of one of our co-founders living in Annecy: one of our teams became fully-remote, months before the pandemic hit. And then, during the summer of 2020, we did it again!
We launched a second startup with a team geographically scattered between Paris and Nantes. And - guess what - these two were among our most agile teams in 2020! This past year our team has happily adapted our mode of operation to be remote-first (weekly meetings by videochat, less frequent but still regular physical meetups, remote-first tech tools). We are now, therefore, recruiting all over France and Europe!
Our first conversations with candidates will be by videochat, then followups in person. Our two constraints are (1) timezone: we’re looking for cofounders in the European timezones, and (2) accessibility to Nantes by train: we’d like to meet regularly in person without having to travel by plane!
We work remotely within Imagination Machine and launch new startups in this format, but not all our startups have the same modus operandi: this is usually specified in the job descriptions they publish, otherwise feel free to ask them about it ;)
Imagination Machine is a startup studio: they come up with big ideas, recruit talented entrepreneurs to work on them with them, and act as a cofounder for the long-term. They provide initial financing, a powerful network of partners in France and Silicon Valley, and intense hands-on help.
Imagination Machine is specifically focused on big ideas that improve our societies and planet. They see massive opportunities to innovate in enabling healthy daily life with good food, clean products, and healthy habits; in bringing people together to spend more time with friends, family and community; in doing more with less, by reusing goods in the circular economy or optimizing their use of existing infrastructure; in applying renewable energy technologies to new sectors and consumer populations; in bringing great lifelong education and smart media to a mass audience; and many more domains where their values align with big economic opportunities. Imagination Machine is run by Rob Spiro, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley who made his way to France, and his team.
Imagination Machine is looking for talented entrepreneurs to partner with them on their next ideas or join the teams that are growing rapidly. Entrepreneurs can be engineers, designers, business generalists, or anything else... as long as they have an entrepreneurial spirit (ready to take risks and/or with prior experience of entrepreneurship) and a strong ambition to improve the world. Entrepreneurs need to have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in their field, as their work cycles are very short and they need to rely on their expertise to go fast and be agile.
They are remote first! Which means you can join them and work from wherever you want (or need) to be.
The Imagination Machine community is wide and strong: changing the world and building your own startup will not be a lonely process, for sure!