Partner 36, Marketing Partner, Consumer



Marketing & Communications
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Partner 36, Marketing Partner, Consumer

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, EQRx, Figma, GitHub, Instacart, OpenSea, Roblox, Stripe, and Substack. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The Marketing Partner, Consumer at Andreessen Horowitz will work with the consumer investing team to help lead and define the team’s brand marketing strategy. The a16z consumer investing team is on the bleeding edge of culture - analyzing early signals from consumers and technologists to predict and invest in the next generation of life-changing technologies. This is a rare opportunity for a motivated marketing professional to drive meaningful change in a rapidly evolving technological sector at a top venture capital firm.

The role is the best of both worlds for experienced marketers: you’ll have the opportunity to work with a world-class internal team to build and pursue creative marketing strategies, and you’ll act as an advisor and resource for early-stage venture companies looking to learn and grow their marketing strategy. In this role, you will collaborate with top problem solvers within the firm, the portfolio, and the broader a16z network to drive meaningful campaigns across a host of channels, including social media, video, public relations, speaking, podcasts, content, events and more.

We’re pro-future and pro-technology, and we’re seeking a highly competent and nimble strategist who is passionate about the opportunity for new technology to continue to drive innovation and positive change in the world. This role will be located in either our San Francisco or Menlo Park offices.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Partner directly with our investment team to build marketing plans that garner the attention and respect of the next generation of consumer startup founders
  • Be a beacon and trusted advisor for dozens of portfolio companies - you’ll be the specialist they’ll turn to on brand marketing, media strategy, issues management, internal communications, and on how to use their voices to grow their brands
  • Build strong industry and media networks and secure high-quality brand-building opportunities for partners to write, speak, and lead key conversations
  • Collaborate with the broader a16z marketing team on overall firm brand initiatives, including cross-team marketing dinners, portfolio workshops, and networking receptions
  • Be responsible for the continued development of a16z's marketing agency network – this includes identifying and vetting appropriate agencies/consultants

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15+ years experience in brand and/or product marketing with hands-on expertise in leading strategic multi-pronged brand marketing campaigns across social, written content, video, events, and public relations
  • Strong partnership skills: we are connectors at our core and find joy in building trusted connections within the firm, with our portfolio, and with the industries in which we operate
  • Lifelong learner: we are techno-optimists who dig in deep on big new ideas and work hard to demystify complex subject matter to audiences through press, speaking and content
  • Self-starter with strong ability to build from 0-1, context-shift, learn, and drive meaningful results
  • High EQ: able to persuade, influence, and build trust at the executive level
  • Strong brand marketing skills: proven track record of creating and executing on marketing campaigns that take strategic and novel approaches at engaging audiences
  • Respect for the entrepreneurial struggle and eagerness to coach, counsel, and support entrepreneurs of all stages with both compassion and expertise
  • Low ego, high empathy, and the capacity to collaborate effectively with diverse teams
  • In office presence in San Francisco as needed

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $313,000-$365,000, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

This role is eligible to participate in the a16z carry program and various discretionary bonus programs as well as benefit and perquisite plans including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and sick leave.

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

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