Portfolio Operations Manager (Bay Area, CA)

Job description

Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in San Francisco. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Through our Scrum Studios platform, we connect global corporations with startups to partner in innovation.

We are growing and looking for a Portfolio Operations Manager to support the growth of our portfolio companies. If you love working with startups and in a role with autonomy and creativity this may be a fit. The Portfolio Operations Manager will lead our support efforts for our portfolio of investments and build out processes and resources to scale this support. You will help to build a world-class platform and support initiatives to give our investments access to resources, networks, and expertise. Here are some of the specific functions:

  • Be the point of contact for Scrum portfolio companies and support operations

  • Ideate, create, and build a support platform for portfolio companies

  • Lead efforts to provide services to portfolio companies including but not limited to recruiting, M&A, BD, Sales, and coaching

  • Manage communications with and between portfolio companies

  • Organize portfolio support content and educational activities

  • Build and maintain a network of corporate partners, industry experts, functional experts, and other key individuals for supporting Scrum portfolio companies

  • Identify tools and processes to best manage and optimize support of portfolio companies

  • Organize events and support with marketing and PR for companies

  • Build community and create connections between the various stakeholders within the Scrum network


  • Be involved in startups or entrepreneurship for the last 5 years either as an investor, operator, or founder

  • Knowledge and experience of how to scale growth for startups

  • VC and portfolio management experience a plus

  • Experience in a growth role at a large tech company will also be considered - revenue growth, operations, product lead, etc.

  • Well networked in the US