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Business Development Manager - Artificial Intelligence

at Xecced Ventures in California, CA, USA

About the Job

Location: flexible.

Xecced Ventures’ mission is to empower Africans to harness the 4th industrial revolution.

Xecced Ventures is looking for a results-driven Business Development Manager to lead some of our artificial intelligence (AI) partnerships. You will work closely with leading external companies and internal teams to identify and drive opportunities to accelerate AI innovations.


  • Create high-impact business development and partnerships for Xecced Venture’s artificial intelligence team.
  • Identifying opportunities, driving AI technology innovations and building strong relationships.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to formulate, negotiate, and execute key partnership deals.


Minimum Qualification:

  • 1+ years’ experience identifying and driving opportunities to accelerate AI technology in the following areas: computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, speech synthesis and text-to-speech.
  • Experience in closing strategic software/services deals.
  • Experience analyzing data and deriving actionable business insights.
  • Experience defining, developing, and leading programs.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience managing third-party technology and dataset partner relationships.
  • Experience leading the definition of technical product requirements, including working with engineers, designers, business development, and marketing from product requirement definition through leading market research, driving customer interviews, concept creation, and prototyping.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience in AI and machine learning field.

Xecced Ventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Xecced Ventures is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

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Xecced Ventures

Xecced Ventures is an impact investing venture capital firm that focuses on industry 4.0. Xecced Ventures created Africa's first artificial intelligence venture capital fund, 4thIRiA I fund.