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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Chief of Staff



People & HR, Operations
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About Us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors & actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

You enjoy working on early-stage teams and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving environment. As Chief of Staff, you will play a pivotal in leveling up our team and processes to prepare for the next phase of growth.

What You'll Do


  • Help leadership team align with discussion and documentation
  • Hold leadership team accountable through relentlessly tracking action items and prioritizing
  • Support the executive team in preparing materials for Board of Directors meetings
  • Act as a strategic sounding board to the founders of unspun


  • Help maintain relationships with existing and new investors
  • Co-lead fundraising activities through maintaining pitch decks, financing docs, data room


  • Constantly evaluate organizational gaps and capabilities and can be a substitute project manager for one-off special projects
  • Maintain and manage a network of professional service providers, e.g. counsel, to unblock the team from administrative and compliance tasks
  • Represent unspun, and act as the CEO proxy, in unique circumstances

Ideal Qualities

  • You can switch between strategic big-picture and meticulous micro-details
  • You holistically consider the needs of the entire unspun enterprise
  • You are highly structured and logical while being people-centric and trust-building
  • You have experience with senior leadership at startups and have founder empathy
  • You are a torch-bearer of our culture and values
  • You can work independently while having the super-power in finding common ground in a highly cross-functional setting
  • You are capable of working in a resource-constrained environment
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have a strong track record of detail-oriented project execution
  • You have experience organizing and planning company strategy

We don't expect you to have all of the listed qualities and are looking for someone who hopes to learn those areas where they don't have as much experience. So if you don't meet all of the requirements listed above but can make up for it with a voracious passion for learning how to do so, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Our Philosophy

We won’t roll our eyes if your socks don’t match. We get it. But then, if you spend those extra few minutes in the morning matching your socks and shirt, we get that too. Our workspaces are sometimes spotless and sometimes chaotic, and we celebrate messy exploration. We work through complex problems but generate simple and elegant solutions. We strive to look at things differently, and never do anything solely because “that’s the way it’s always been done.”

We’re a team of designers and engineers, industry-veterans and serial entrepreneurs, artists and developers. We’re aspiring chess masters and climbers, bakers and photographers. Originally spun out of Stanford and the University of Colorado, we now call the Bay Area home, with strong ties to Hong Kong. We are looking for teammates who share our desire to work on ambitious problems and leave the world better than we found it.

unspun is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to being a diverse team that reflects a broad range of background, thought, and experience. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, and people from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.