(Senior) Venture Architect (f/m/d) in Zurich

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland · Venture Architect expand job description ↓


We are Stryber - the largest independent corporate venture builder in the DACH region. We help our clients launch new digital ventures from scratch (and fix the strategy behind it) as well as build our own ventures.

Our approach

We build web/mobile prototypes and MVPs to test and iterate business ideas quickly in the market. Later, we scale and grow the most promising ones to let them become leading solutions in their market. Simple click-dummies, rapid MVPs, and sophisticated deep-tech (SaaS) solutions, we have a variety of start-up projects ahead of us in several exciting verticals, such as FinTech, PropTech, Digital Health, Food & Beverage or MarTech.

What to expect

At Stryber you can expect a no bullshit, down to earth, yet high caliber work environment. You will be part of the Stryber family - a young and dynamic team that is highly motivated to create impact. As Senior Venture Architect your role includes:

  • You will be the responsible person on the ground for a specific venture
  • Your responsibility is end-to-end from idea validation to delivering the MVP
  • Work with a mixed team of Stryber specialists - Product, UX Design, Growth and Tech
  • Typical project duration: 3-9 months
  • Working with corporate clients requires to be a rebel but also adhere to some corporate rules, e.g. regular pitches for funding in the board, working with CxOs of the client organization to create synergies, etc.
  • At any time, you will be part of and get support from a great team at Stryber with solid methods and clear guidance - you directly report to the responsible Stryber Partner

Your career opportunities

  • Stryber can be your home base for a very long time
  • In your track, you can advance from Senior Venture Architect to Venture Principal and Venture Partner
  • You can also join other teams at Stryber and develop a deep functional expertise as we build and grow our teams around technology, data/BI, product and marketing
  • If you want to stay with the startup you are building, you will be able join the management team
  • Everyone at Stryber can start a non-client related venture in the Entrepreneur-in-residence track


  • You have founded a startup or have held a C-level position in a startup with significant achievements in your role
  • Alternatively, you have 3+ years experience in a top strategy consulting firm with a good understanding of what their digital practice is doing wrong ;-)
  • Additional experience in venture capital is a plus
  • You hold a Master degree with outstanding academic results, preferably in the field of business, science or engineering
  • You are fluent in German and English
  • You have a solid understanding of lean startup methods and their application in startup life
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis to work closely with the venture's target audience
  • Full-time availability - part-time or freelance is not possible


  • Attractive compensation based on your performance
  • Fame and glory for what you will have helped build
  • Live in beautiful Zurich, permanent TOP 5 member of the world's most liveable cities, and close to the Alps region with perks like free beer/coffee/tea/water and regular events
  • A great remote culture, which allows you to be very flexible; if you prefer to work from sunny beaches or cool mountains from time to time, feel free - just be prepared to get some jealous messages from us on Slack or to receive even more awesome photos in return
  • Joint Work-From-X weeks
  • A highly dynamic and energetic environment
  • “Move fast & break things” culture
  • Awesome team challenger events, weekly team lunches, and lots of fun

Start date: Q2/Q3 2019 depending on your availability


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