CFO (VC/Tech experience)

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  • International Italy/USA/Dubai
  • Full time
  • Business
  • Mid - Senior

About AliveShoes

AliveShoes gives talented and creative people all over the world the professional resources to design their own custom shoes, fashion products, and accessories. We support them with design tools, e-commerce tools, and supply-chain, and help them launch their line from scratch, completely online and at the speed of light.

The creator's economy is booming, the shift in power from institutional organizations and brands to individuals across industries is accelerating.

Our community of creators is international, made of designers, Artists, students, creative people and shoe lovers from all over the world.

Our mission is to support and nurture them, so to help them achieve their dream of launching their own fashion line.

Our design and production facilities are based in Italy, in the biggest and most prestigious shoe design and development cluster in the world called The Shoe Valley (Located in Le Marche, Italy).

We are a team of 28+ people working from Italy, UAE, USA, The Netherlands. We boost diverse backgrounds ranging from Tech to Fashion to business operations. We have investors from The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. We mostly operate in the US market (for now).

We are leading the biggest revolution in the footwear and fashion/accessories industry of the last 20 years. Joining us means to be at the upfront avant-garde of fashion-tech.

Job Description

AliveShoes is an international fashion-tech scale-up.
The company is present in the USA, in the Netherlands, and in Italy.

AliveShoes is profitable and growing for 3 years in a row, which means we know how to create value for our users.
We have a strong product-market fit in the USA and we are starting to scale our userbase in the USA and globally.
This involves raising more capital and deep knowledge of financial management

The goal of the Chief Financial Officer is to manage investors relations, help raise capital faster from top investors, and improve all important parts of AliveShoes financial and administrative functions to accelerate growth.

You'll be a sparring partner of the CEO.

We look for candidates with deep and demonstrated experience in startup fundraising and the tech industry.
On top of that, we look for "start-up sparkle and energy", we look for people that fiercely want to create a huge impact within the organization and are deeply interested in fashion-tech.

The role covers 3 main aspects:

1/ Fundraising and investor relations

Actively searching for new potential investors, reach out and maintain a relationship with them
Creating new financial & analysis documents, business plans, due diligence documents, and presentations for new investors.
Preparing documents and reports for existing shareholders

2/ Administrative and legal management

Hiring and keeping constant communications with Lawyers and Accountants in each specific country.
Supervising the preparation of balance sheets of the three companies together with the accountants in each specific region.
Supervising the VAT, other Sales Taxes and other administrative compliance within the group.
Optimizing company structures, from both, taxation and organizational standpoint.
Managing all legal company documents.

3/ Financial and operational management

Managing monthly p&l of the group
Analyzing and optimizing the cost structures of the supply chain.
Optimizing the business model.
Supervising all relevant business KPIs and identify strategies to improve them in time.


Working at AliveShoes as Chief Financial Officer means taking ownership from day one and giving everything for the company to make a meaningful and sustainable impact, grow fast, and create massive value for shareholders.

The Chief Operating Officer will be working with the CEO and managing and syncing with all other functions in the company from remote.

If you are an energetic and open-minded doer, with great knowledge of finance, tech companies and startup funding, we want to talk to you.

*You hold a bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, law. MBA is preferred.
*You have worked at least 8 years in a finance position in a venture capital fund, or in a post-series A tech company.
*You can manage a cap table
*You can create and maintain a solid data room
*You are very good with paperwork, contracts, invoicing set-up, taxes.
*You are great at finding the right advisors for legal and accounting matters, better if you already have a network of advisors you can use.
*You can run meetings, create presentations, and present in front of investors or stakeholders
*You understand and can create and manage financial models
*You can manage administrative tasks and balance closing in multiple countries
* You can manage the consolidated p&l of the company
*You have deep experience with startups, tech investment processes, relevant startup documents like term sheets, convertible notes and you have a good understanding of startups' valuation and market.
*You have great experience in international and online businesses, you understand how taxes work and how online business operates
*You are a data beast. You own excel and dashboards. You can dig your own data, which means you can work with the organization, both the tech side and the operations/sales to gather all the data you need.
*You understand and you love tech
*You love difficult challenges and you are stimulated to work with startups and talented people. You are entrepreneurial, ambitious and energetic. You are a doer, you like to wear many hats when needed, and you are super goal-oriented
*You are not a 9-5 office person.
*You have a think-big mentality
*You master the main collaborative online tools and can seamlessly work remotely with the different teams

*Professional English required

*Knowing Italian is a big plus


We normally review applications weekly. If we find a fit we will get back to you in less than 1 week.

The first part of the process involves an initial 60 min call.

If we both see there is a fit, the second part of the process will be a 2-3 half-day session with us from remote.

This will involve:

Deep-dive sessions with the CEO, going full in on the role and on the company, calls with the team, calls with one or more of our investors/partners

If the bells are ringing and we are both excited about the opportunity, we will make you an offer.

This position includes a very wide package of shares in the AliveShoes American holding company. This means a significant amount of partner-level shares, regulated with a classic 4 years vesting period. We want you in the cap-table, not just on the field.

Salary-wise, we offer a range between Net 4000 to 5000Euro/month (or 8000-10000Euro invoiced).
The salary will scale up proportionally together with additional rounds of funding and bigger yearly turnover milestones.
Further performance-based bonuses will be also added to the mix.
All travel and life expenses are paid by the company.

Work Internationally with the CEO, work remotely with the rest of the team, meet the team in Italy to gain relevant experience in the field. Participate in growth acceleration sessions, investors meetings, partners meeting and help us scale-up AliveShoes and make history in the fashion industry.


AliveShoes is a startup, that means we go fast, we don't follow the standard rules we are hands-on and we do lots of extra job. We look for exceptional people with plenty of energy, lot's of ambition that strive for excellence. If you want to start an amazing journey in the fashion-technology industry, grow fast and learn a lot in just a few months, give this application your best shot.

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