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MaC Venture Capital
MaC Venture Capital

Operations & Finance Lead



Accounting & Finance, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023
About Safari AI
Safari AI's (fka curbFlow) computer vision AI technology enable its enterprise clients to automatically measure the most important physical activity in their operations using the clients' own IP cameras. For example, Safari AI provides live wait times and throughput for Legoland, measures drive-thru donations at Goodwill, and provides pedestrian counts to Taco Bell / Yum Brands.
Safari AI is venture funded by General Catalyst and Initialized Capital and has raised $13mm to date.
Leadership & Culture
Safari AI is founded by a former Y Combinator founder with a meaningful exit under his belt. The company has headquarters in NYC, and a distributed engineering team with members living throughout North and South America.
The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on operations and finance pro to work directly with Safari AI's Head of Operations & Finance (ex-BCG consultant) and the rest of the leadership team. This is an essential role for the company and one where you’ll be able to drive mission-critical day-to-day business operations and support on the company’s most pressing strategic initiatives to help scale the business.
The CEO and Head of Operations & Finance are based in New York City. This role would be expected to work from the Safari AI's midtown Manhattan office at least 4x/week.

Responsibilities for the Role

  • Lead and support essential business operations functions, including but not limited to Growth Strategy, Go-to-Market, Finance, Vendor Management, People Ops, and Client Activation functions
  • Set the company up for scale as it approaches a multi-million dollar ARR level
  • Help manage the company model and budget
  • Assist in the Sales finance/Ops function of a growing Enterprise customer base
  • Contribute to Technical Operations, specifically working with the company's partners to label and QA client data
  • Lead the response to RFIs and RFPs where the company believes it has a high chance of winning
  • Help manage key vendor relationships and search for redundancies and savings opportunities as we outgrow existing vendors
  • Assist in future fundraising efforts

Requirements for the Role

  • Undergraduate degree from a top 30 university
  • 3+ years of experience in Finance, Management Consulting, or similar Operations / Finance / Strategy leadership position at a early- or mid-stage startup, preferably in Enterprise SaaS
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bias for action with strong ability to multitask
  • Available to travel on an occasional but not frequent basis

What Safari AI Offers

  • An opportunity to shape an early-stage AI startup and revolutionize how businesses get data and make decisions
  • Professional growth at a fast-growing, venture-funded startup with a proven founder and leadership team
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity for early team leaders
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Generous health benefits (Health, Vision, Dental)
  • 401k contributions enabled
  • Brand new, top of the line hardware and whatever else you need to help you win
Why bet on Computer Vision and Safari AI?
1. Huge industry hiding in plain sight: auto-measuring physical activity at scale
2. Large chasm between customer knowledge and market availability, i.e. customers don't know what is available in the market
3. No clear leader; everyone is small and unbranded (i.e. no Amazon or Google in the room to compete with)
4. The tech is very modular, allowing Safari AI and its customers to invent whole new use cases on a regular basis
5. Safari AI has developed the tech and data pipelines over five years and invested $10+ million dollars and now scaling
6. Safari AI is already emerging as the market leader in auto-measuring with CV by working with customers like Merlin Entertainments, Taco Bell/Yum!, Goodwill, JBG Smith, City of LA and Brightline to name a few