Business Development Specialist

About Us

Sahara AI is building a decentralized blockchain platform that prioritizes AI asset sovereignty, ensuring security, equity, and accessibility for all users. Backed by top investors in AI and Crypto including Pantera Capital, Polychain Capital, Sequoia Capital, Samsung, Matrix Partners, and many more, Sahara AI continues to push the boundaries of decentralized AI. Today, Sahara AI is trusted by 35+ leading tech innovators and research institutions, such as Microsoft, Amazon, MIT, Character AI, and Snapchat.Β 

Sahara Labs, the driving force behind Sahara AI, is an AI and blockchain infrastructure company led by USC Professor and AI veteran Sean Ren and former Binance Labs investment director Tyler Zhou. Sahara Labs envisions a future where AI is equitable, transparent, ethical, and accessible to all through AI asset sovereignty and open technology. Learn more at saharalabs.ai.

Our Vision

To create a future where AI is equitable, transparent, ethical, and accessible to all through AI asset sovereignty and open technology.

Our Principles

πŸ” | Trust & Security: we are utilizing blockchain technology to ensure secure, private data ownership

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» | Innovation: we are developing AI-driven solutions for innovative knowledge utilization and monetization

🌍 | Fairness & Diversity: we are committed to providing fair and universal access to global knowledge for every human

About the Role

As a Business Development Specialist, you'll be at the forefront of our company's ecosystem growth strategy. Your primary role will be business development focused on identifying and nurturing partnership opportunities, building relationships with prospective partners, and laying the groundwork for our ecosystem. This role requires a blend of research skills, excellent communication, and a results-driven mindset. You'll also represent our company at industry events, expanding our network and brand presence.

Responsibilities

  • Prospect and identify potential partners through various channels including networking events, online research, and social media platforms
  • Actively seek out projects to build on Sahara Labs and partners to integrate with our platform
  • Attend blockchain conferences, AI symposiums, and Web3 networking eventsΒ 
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of qualified leads to the expand partnership pipeline
  • Build and maintain relationships with partners
  • Research target blockchain and AI partners to understand their needsΒ 
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and refine outreach strategies as well as co-marketing opportunities with partners
  • Track and report on key performance metrics, including outreach and leads generated
  • Maintain accurate records of all prospecting activities in Hubspot
  • Stay updated on industry trends and competitors

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, related field or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in sales, business development, or a customer-facing role
  • Experience working in Crypto, BD for blockchain Layer 1 or 2
  • Familiarity with and keen interest in emerging technologies, particularly AI and web3
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in using CRM software (preferably HubSpot)
  • Strong research and analytical skills

What We Offer

πŸ€– | Shape the future of AI and Blockchain with a global and diverse team of industry experts on a mission to drive the AI industry forward

βš™οΈ | Work closely with pioneering AI companies and startups

πŸ’° | High competitive compensation package

πŸ₯ | Comprehensive health benefits and vacation time

πŸ’» | Receive support for career and professional development

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