Venture Client Business Developer

Salary Competitive

Combient Foundry is a venture client alliance that brings together leading industrial companies and the most innovative startups to co-create new services and solutions with speed and scale. We build Combient Foundry together with industry-leaders such as KONE, Stora Enso, Scania, Autoliv, Husqvarna Group, Epiroc, and AtlasCopco. We work at the intersection of cutting-edge technologies and industrial transformation, and focus on solving business-critical, even globally important challenges, such as reducing waste and energy consumption, and development of autonomous vehicles, robotics, and logistics solutions.

As a Venture Client Business Developer, you are responsible for driving development work with our partnering companies. The goal is to ensure the success of individual projects between selected business units and startups, as well as develop long-term venturing strategies.

In other words, you would play a key role in bringing top startups and the needs of industrial companies together in a structured, result-oriented way. You will need to combine your excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and analytical skills to thrive in the global, fast-paced startup environment and complex industrial world. This role requires grasping new large abstract concepts fast, breaking them into smaller understandable pieces, and demonstrating exceptional project management skills. Typically, a strong candidate has experience of 2+ years in consultancy, account management, or project management.

Your daily tasks will include but are not limited to

  • Working side-by-side with corporate venturing and innovation teams from 1-2 global, large industrial companies to shape and execute their venturing strategy in a result-oriented way that scales and creates value

  • Driving subject-matter expertise and business development projects with multinational and diverse teams within the companies you work with

  • Engaging with the global startup ecosystem, analyzing and vetting startup deal flow, and synthesizing solution space according to predetermined business needs

  • Taking part in developing our methodology to ensure scalability of Foundry operations across the globe.


We look for result-driven team players who have already demonstrated

  • Proactive problem-solving mindset and an entrepreneurial drive for getting things done better than before – you constantly seek to improve operations and develop yourself and your colleagues

  • High standards – your ambition level is never too low and you always aim to deliver the best customer experience

  • Exceptional project management skills – you understand dependencies between tasks and can provide what agreed on time

  • Strong analytical skills – you can independently synthesize unstructured information clearly and concisely

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English – you are working with executives of large industrials as well as startup founders and integral part is to accommodate the message to your audience 

We consider the following skills as plus

  • Proficiency in Finnish, Swedish, German, French, or Mandarin

  • Experience in workflow automation, BI, or growth marketing.


In this role, you report to the CEO of Combient Foundry, Lauri Lehtovuori. This is a full-time position. The position is preferably located in Helsinki, Finland, or Stockholm, Sweden, but we are open for remote roles in European time zones. The recruiting process includes two rounds of interviews, homework, and a discussion with Lauri, Foundry’s CEO. 

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the recruiting responsible Martyna Kosmala, martyna.kosmala[at]

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Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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Working at
Combient Foundry

Combient Foundry launched in 2018, with KONE and Stora Enso, to speed up industrial-grade innovation by working with startups in a way that creates real value for all parties. Since then, we’ve expanded our alliance of like-minded global brands to include Atlas Copco, Scania, Husqvarna Group, Autoliv and Epiroc. We work with some of the most capable startup founders on industry-pressing, even globally critical challenges, such as reducing waste and energy-consumption, and development of autonomous vehicles, robotics, and logistics solutions to build the next one hundred years of industries.

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