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Top 5 Growth Jobs of January 2022
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👋🏼 Hey friends, this post is part of a series on Growth Jobs! Wether you’re looking to break into the Growth industry, are passively job hunting, or actively searching, this series is going to highlight amazing some amazing positions currently available.
Q: Who is hiring right now?
One of the reasons I started writing this newsletter is because I am super passionate about Growth-as-a-Career. My work leading Growth @ Rupa Health is extremely fulfilling. I wake up on Mondays and I get to work with a team of people I love, growing one of the most incredible startups I have ever seen.
With that said, it took me almost 10 years of struggling before I discovered how to properly vet a new position. I flailed in the mud with bosses who told me “I needed to believe in Jesus” to be successful and managers who lied to me about budgets. 🙄
As employees, we are investors in the companies we work at. As Growth leaders, over 90% of our compensation can come from our equity package.
The right position leads to both mental sanity and financial success.
In this post I am going to highlight 5 of the most amazing Growth jobs that are hiring right now, and why I think they are such great positions/companies to work for. 🚀
Rinse is “laundry as a service” and are building the largest national brand in clothing care. When I moved to San Francisco I started using Rinse and can personally attest their “product” is amazing. Imagine - never do laundry ever again. In this role you would manage digital marketing, partnerships, lifecycle marketing, B2B / B2B2C sales, new market expansion, and M&A.
I’m a huge fan of Rinse because they have an amazing product, a $40B market size, and extremely clear ways that they grow. Strong product + clear channels means our job as a Growth leader is easy.
Also M&A is a super fun growth strategy that would be amazing to own.
According to Crunchbase Rinse has raised $23.5M in total funding with the most recent raise being a Series B & they have 51-200 employees on Linkedin.
Great product with strong LTV (has to be at least $1,000-$2,000+)
Clear channels of growth (digital marketing, partnerships, M&A)
Chance to do amazing work at a huge scale
Series B funding means stable company but still lots of room to grow
I have been following Underdog.io for almost 3 years now and they are one of my favorites brands in the recruiting space. Underdog allows you to submit 1 application and then apply to a number of top tech jobs, they specialize in helping people land careers that pay over $100,000.
For the last few years Underdog has had a small team of under ~10 people, and just recently they have started to rapidly expand their team.
I honestly don’t know why, but I do know they have an amazing product and have recently landed a huge integration with Ashby.
Personally I’m low key drooling at the work the Growth team @ Underdog gets to do. Recruiting for high net worth positions usually can get anywhere from 10-20% commission on yearly salary, which means for the right enterprise client you could easily be doing deals that are $1M+.
To me this sounds like an incredible mix of enterprise sales + targeted B2B ABM marketing, with all of the fun that goes into a B2B2C marketplace.
The major downside is that they are bootstrapped and not VC backed, but growth is growth and if there’s a solid equity package it might just mean you get a bigger share of the pie.
Great product with a potentially huge LTV
Small team that just recently started to expand rapidly
Their Co-Founder Joshua Goldstein seems like a terrific human being
Chance to do some amazing B2B2C work + go whale hunting on large deals
Genomelink is the “everything store for your DNA” but what exactly does that mean? It means you can upload your DNA from places like AncestoryDNA or 23andMe, and get additional analysis on your reports like unique traits, additional ancestory data, and a ton more.
But here’s the real reason they are cool. The “DNA industry” is absolutely exploding right now.
The industry of personalized medicine is expanding at a rapid rate, and DNA testing + reporting places a critical role in this. Your DNA is quickly being attached to the medicine your doctors prescribe, the supplements they recommend, and soon it will even be attached to things like your insurance rates.
According to Crunchbase Genomelink has raised a total of $8.1M and are still on their seed round. Their product is not only amazing, but incredibly placed to take advantage of the future of personalized medicine.
This position also sets you up to be the future Head of Growth assuming great job performance. Also, the $120k-$200k+ public salary range isn’t half bad.
Product incredibly positioned within a rapidly growing market
Chance to completely own the Growth for an amazing company
Position compensation publicly listed and very competitive
SpotAngels is the largest community based parking app in North America, and the Growth Manager role comes with a whopping equity package of up to 2%. 🤯
Their product is “Waze for parking” and is one of the best way to easily find free + paid parking.
I specifically like this position because they seem to have a great product, but haven’t quite figured out their channels of growth yet. To me this means that a strong Growth leader would be able to go in, have an extremely strong impact, and help scale the company to their next level.
The company is still pre series A with a team of 11 people which means there is a lot of leverage to be had helping them get to their next level. Also the position doesn’t specifically say, but it seems that it gives the opportunity to completely own the Growth function.
Up to 2% equity on the listed comp range
Chance to lead the Growth efforts at a seed stage startup
Unidentified channels of growth means high risk high reward
Great product with built in virality effects
Not to hop onto the Crypto / Web3 bandwagon, but CoinTracker is in the sweet spot of still being pretty early stage with lots of room to grow, yet also having a pretty amazing product that is going to be easy to scale.
CoinTracker allows you to track your crypto portfolio and taxes (it’s a nightmare of a pain point).
In addition to having over 500,000 users and a team of ~24 people, they have grown over 15x Year over Year. 🤯
This Head of Growth position looks to be primarily product growth focused with an expectation of coming in to completely own the role and build out a team of 8 people. In addition this role looks to be completely remote first.
According to Crunchbase the company is still seed stage which is kind of mind blowing, so either they haven’t announced their series A, or it’s right before the raise. Either way, they are rapidly growing and it’s still early enough to get meaningful equity.
The most major downside is there doesn’t seem to be a leadership focus on growth marketing, at least according to the job post.
Extremely fast growing company
Chance to completely own Growth function and hire a team of 8
Remote first position
Early stage with chance to earn significant equity
Picking the right position
You might notice looking through these open roles that I kind of focus on a number of things. I want a startup with an amazing product, I want the chance to own enough VC backed startup equity that I will earn $1M-$10M+ if the company becomes a unicorn, and I want to be able to do incredible work.
Combine all of those things with an amazing team of humans you enjoy working with (vet this during the interview), and then if you actually land the job you’ll be shocked how much it propels your career. 🚀
Survey: Love your job? Hate your job? Reply back to this email and let me know how you ended up doing Growth-as-a-Profession. I’m genuinely curious and working on my next article. :)