Senior Investment Ops


Singapore, Malaysia, San Francisco
Posted on September 5, 2023

What You’ll Do

In this role, you will be a part of the Investments team and play a key role in ensuring that the admissions process runs smoothly. This is an exciting role as our first Investment Operations hire that we’ll be making. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn and influence how Iterative makes its investment decisions, how an accelerator operates and work with experienced Founders throughout the ecosystem. Reporting to our GP/Head of Investments, you will be measured by efficiency and time to resolution on applications.

  • End-to-end ownership of our admissions process.
  • You will hold us accountable and keep us on track with our application funnel and ensure a smooth process from application screening ? partner calls ? final interviews ? offer/decline ? acceptance/deferral.
  • Build automations, dashboards, infrastructure, and more within our no-code stack. Major plus if you’re an expert in Airtable and Zapier.
  • Track and ensure applicants receive responses in a timely manner
  • Engage with our 50+ Venture Partners to make sure they receive applications that fit their skill set, understand our process and feel supported in evaluating companies
  • Sweat the small stuff — ensuring we run a tight ship and providing a highly professional experience for Venture Partners, Founders and fellow colleagues with every last detail prepared, from a warm intro email to a thank you message

Who You Are

  • You may have held a previous role in Operations or Project Management
  • High output, execution, and hustle – an ability to own all operations, and an eagerness to dive into the nitty-gritty
  • Interest in learning and working in our no-code infrastructure
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, often scrappy, sometimes chaotic environment
  • Meticulously detail-oriented and organized – you’re able to juggle many priorities while not dropping any balls
  • Has great interpersonal skills and is comfortable in customer-facing roles. Ideally, you are someone who is not afraid to push back (how thick is your skin?) as you’ll be working with Senior Executives.
  • Embrace the generalist mindset: doing whatever it takes to successfully go 0 to 1 and get new initiatives off the ground.
  • Has strong communication skills – verbal, written and presentation

What to Expect

  • Our goal is to increase the GDP of Southeast Asia through entrepreneurship, seriously.
  • You’ll be able to work remotely and (mostly) set your own schedule.
  • You’ll have a lot of flexibility in your role and will be able to help define what our operations infrastructure looks like going forward.
  • We’re an early-stage startup. Projects and priorities are likely to shift.
  • You should be comfortable with a dash of chaos. This is not the kind of job where you show up and we tell you exactly what to do every day.

About Iterative

Iterative is an accelerator that invests exclusively in startups in Southeast Asia. Founded in March 2020 by Hsu Ken Ooi and Brian Ma, Iterative has raised $65M across 2 funds, invested in 65+ companies, 120+ founders and the total value of Iterative companies is now worth $1.2 billion.

Our investors include Cendana, K5 Global, Village Global, Goodwater Capital with participation from a large network of Silicon Valley founders and execs including Arash Ferdowsi (Dropbox), Achmad Zaky (Bukalapak), Andrew Chen (General partner a16z, Uber), Qasar Younis (Former COO YC, Applied Intuition), David Shim (Foursquare), Kum Hong Siew (Head of Airbnb Asia), Moses Lo (Founder, Xendit), and many more.

Iterative, as an organization, has 4 distinct functions and as a result, a team for each function.

  1. Recruiting – Find startups for Iterative to invest in
  2. Investments – Decide whether Iterative should invest in a startup
  3. Iterative Founders – Help the founders Iterative has invested in
  4. Support – Make Iterative a first class organization

Iterative is currently a team of 10 and growing quickly across each of these teams.


These are the Iterative values. They’re not for everyone but if they speak to you, you might be just what we’re looking for.

  1. Iterate or Die – We take this literally. Ship early, get continuous feedback, and boldly experiment. If not the organization will die.
  2. Empathy is Our Competitive Advantage – Our success depends on our ability to empathize with other people in the organization and the community.
  3. Be Realistically Ambitious – The best strategy for making a big impact is to be realistic, have a plan and be ambitious.
  4. Responsibility is a Privilege, Not a Right – Being part of Iterative means being given responsibility for a part of our business. Be a good steward of that responsibility by being accountable, diligent and open-minded.
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