COO & Co-Founder (m/w)

  • Venture Development
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

COO & Co-Founder (m/w)

Job description

Airfarm is on a mission to reshape the food value chain and build Europe’s largest agribusiness services network! It was born in the fields, build by innovators and grows by farm success. We offer a platform for Farmers, agriculture consultants, journalists and bloggers to better interact with each other. Farmers can consume news, collaborate and build trusted relationships with other farmers and their business partners. Eventually, we will add other value added services such as: purchase pooling and financing.


We are a passionate and experienced founding team with previous startup experience and roots at SAP and Goldman Sachs. Airfarm is backed by one of Europe's leading early stage Venture Capital firms for Food/AgTech. We have recently launched our product and are now building the core team to help grow Airfarm into Europe's leading agribusiness services network!


As Chief Operating Officer (COO) you will join the founding team and immediately take over responsibility for building Airfarm. You can expect to interact with all stakeholders of Airfarm on a regular basis. You will secure our daily operations, setup and manage new strategic projects, align finances and product roadmap, work on strategic goals and play a central role in making Airfarm successful. You will be responsible for building a team of highly motivated, diverse and ambitious colleagues and further develop our culture. This is an unique opportunity to take the "leap of faith" and dive into hands-on entrepreneurship! 


Job requirements

  • At least a Master's degree in business, economics, agriculture, agribusiness, industrial engineering or equivalent experience
  • Previous strategy consulting experience at a top tier firm is highly preferred, ideally with exposure to the agribusiness sector
  • Previous startup or scale-up experience is a strong plus
  • Previous team building/leading/management experience in a fast-paced environment is a strong plus
  • Ability to quickly evaluate ideas, business models and go-to-market strategies and translate theory into practice
  • Strong analytical capabilities and experience in data evaluation
  • Fluent in German and English


  • An absolute "can-do entrepreneurial attitude", you get things done and are not afraid to execute and get your hands dirty
  • Creative problem solver, simplifying processes and taking over ownership and accountability
  • Exceptional communication skills - effectively and succinctly to all stakeholders of Airfarm
  • Genuine interest in agribusiness, the food value chain, technology and startups 

What we offer:

  • An experienced and highly motivated founding team with flat hierarchies 
  • Steep learning curve since you will be part of the initial core team and have exposure to all facets of our business taking on responsibility from day 1
  • Great opportunity to broaden your network in the European startup scene through our founders and our investors
  • We offer a competitive salary package including options in Airfarm and a modern office in the heart of Berlin