Who are we?
Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company working to make cities more sustainable and affordable for all. We create products, invest in new companies, and help plan innovative places around the world. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York City. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.
We’ve launched innovative companies addressing urban mobility, next-generation infrastructure, and community-based healthcare, and invested in startups working on everything from robotic furniture to new forms of power delivery. We continue to work internally on projects such as factory-made mass timber construction that can improve housing affordability and sustainability, a digital master-planning tool designed to help developers and communities achieve shared objectives, an AI platform designed to help commercial buildings save energy, and a new approach to all-electric neighborhoods.
With the potential to catalyze and scale new models for sustainable and affordable growth, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!
What is the role?
The Director, Corporate Development is a new role, reporting directly to our CFO, Holly Lim. The overall goal of the role is to proactively identify market opportunities; source, assess, execute on, and manage potential opportunities across acquisitions, investments, commercial partnerships / joint ventures; and source capital for the company’s operating businesses.
In support of these transaction-related workstreams and to help inform the company’s commercial strategy, the role will develop industry-wide relationships that can create sourcing opportunities, inform product strategy, and stay abreast of the competitive landscape. Other activities include: working closely with and supporting the teams working on new ideas and incubations; and conducting targeted research that includes thematic studies based on the urban innovation landscape, ad hoc research on adjacencies to current investments, and industry trends across urban planning, real estate development, and technology. The role also will lead portfolio management efforts for Sidewalk Labs’ existing investment portfolio, including driving potential follow-on investments and supporting strategic decisions by Sidewalk Labs’ with respect to these companies.
This is a great opportunity for someone who has honed their skill set in identifying, modeling, structuring, and executing transactions and is eager to leverage their technical and management skills on the frontline of innovation.
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We are very excited to hear from you.
Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.