Director of Business Development & Finance

Director of Business Development & Finance

What’s the position?
TypeZero is seeking a Director of Business Development & Finance. This is a full-time job located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and offers benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Who are we?
TypeZero Technologies is a digital health and personalized medicine startup dedicated to revolutionizing the treatment and management of diabetes. At TypeZero, we use advanced data science techniques, statistical analysis, proven metabolic models, and modern engineering practices to develop customized analytics tools and blood glucose control solutions to help persons with diabetes improve their health and lives. TypeZero’s current products include a smartphone-based Artificial Pancreas system, therapy optimization tools for healthcare providers, and advisory applications for smart insulin pens.

What’s the role?
We’re seeking an individual to serve as our Director of Business Development and Finance to provide guidance and leadership for our corporate development and finance activities. This individual will work directly with the CEO on various projects and programs such as fundraising, partnership and customer business development, financial modeling, strategic plan and presentation development, and budgeting. This position requires 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience, and a background in startups or fundraising is strongly preferred. As an important participant in our business development processes, you will identify and liaise with companies, research teams and clinical professionals to ensure the company’s vision is aligned with market needs. You will initiate and close new business as well as assist in fundraising. TypeZero offers full benefits, competitive salaries commensurate with experience, company options, a flexible work environment, and an opportunity to solve one of today’s most challenging medical problems.

We like to have fun while tackling important problems, and being able to collaborate with others and work under tight timelines – all with a sense of humor – is a must. We’re a growing company that is developing its culture as we go. If you think you’re a fit, we’d love for you to join us.

Who are you?
You are a driven professional who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong work ethic. You are excited about creating a disruptive technology company that brings transformative change to patients with diabetes. You have a strong track record in strategy, corporate finance, management consulting, or business development. You like working with a diverse population and are comfortable negotiating deals in and outside of a boardroom as well as in the hospital. You are able to take constructive criticism and work well in a team, both as a peer and an executive. You enjoy the fast paced startup environment and can pivot quickly while making sure you and your team have a fun and productive work environment. You stay up-to-date with the constantly changing landscapes in technology, business, and medicine. You ideally have a knowledge of or connection to diabetes or chronic illness, and you appreciate the impact that TypeZero’s work will have on the quality of life for persons with diabetes.

Required Qualifications and Background:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (finance, computer science, engineering, economics, etc.) from a reputable academic institution
Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant experience, with increasing responsibility in a dynamic and evolving company
Minimum 3 years’ experience at a management consulting firm, investment bank, technology-focused corporate strategy function or venture capital firm

Preferred Qualifications and Background:
5 or more years’ relevant experience
Direct experience in diabetes management and/or technology

Required Skills & Experience:
Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, manage long-term projects and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, and impeccable business judgment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to be personable yet persistent
Familiarity with financial statement analysis, basic accounting knowledge, budgeting, legal agreements and financial modeling
Exceptional skills in document processing, presentations and excel (mastery of presentation development)
Extraordinary attention to detail
Experience identifying, negotiating and managing commercial relationships and a strong understanding of the various financial models available to software and technology products
Experience raising capital/helping to conduct pitches with institutional and/or angel investors
Strong strategic skills including the ability to make complex decisions and willingness to defend difficult positions.
Proven ability to gather and analyze massive amounts of information quickly, with the goal of
“getting up to speed fast” in order to make recommendations on potential strategic partnerships or new business initiatives that support the company’s goals
Significant experience and interest in mobile applications, software or medical device industry
Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty and ambiguity

TypeZero is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, a vibrant and family-friendly town at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville has been featured as one of the best places to live and visit in the US by companies like Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger, and Yahoo. Home to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville is a burgeoning startup environment in the healthcare and biotechnology industries.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV or résumé and a cover letter to