Gauntlet is hiring a
Web3 Business Development for Aera

Compensation: $130k - $150k

Location: Los Angeles Metropolitan Area US

Gauntlet is DeFi’s risk manager. We drive capital efficiency while maintaining economic safety for some of the largest crypto protocols with our simulations. Gauntlet manages risk and incentives for over $9 Billion in assets.

Gauntlet continuously publishes cutting-edge research, making us the most cited peer-reviewed articles in the DeFi industry. We’re a Series B company with :60 employees operating remote-first with a home base in New York City.

Our extremely passionate team works tirelessly to bridge the gap for data-driven insights and analytical research in collateralized blockchain protocols. We strive to maintain an atmosphere that fosters innovation and new ideas through collaboration, research, and deep discussion to meet our customer's needs to grow and manage incentives better!

In order to grow our impact in the DeFi space, we are looking to hire an experienced, crypto-native Business Development/Governance actor who can amplify our presence where we are active in governance and aggressively execute an outbound lead strategy to help establish new partnerships. This role requires experience participating in decentralized governance as well as pursuing new business via cold outreach and existing relationships.


  • Define and develop outbound partnership strategies for existing/new products and services
  • Serve as Gauntlet’s governance liaison, participating in forum discussions and executing on/off chain votes where Gauntlet is a delegate. Through this, identify opportunities to establish new partnerships
  • Own the full sales cycle from lead to close for pre-launch and post-launch protocols
  • Contribute to improving Growth team systems that assist in scaling the sales process Nurture opportunities across various key stakeholders
  • Work with Product, Engineering, Data Science, and Finance teams to validate and optimally position Gauntlet within targeted verticals. Maintain a pulse and viewpoint on emerging trends in DeFi and adjacent industries


  • Crypto/DeFi native business development, partnerships, or governance experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the DeFi landscape and emerging trends
  • Demonstrated experience structuring and negotiating initial partnership agreements
  • Comfortable working cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, Data Science, and Finance teams to ensure successful partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to operate autonomously and across multiple time zones

Bonus Points

  • You have a crypto-native network
  • You’ve successfully sold products/services to DAOs through governance processes.
  • You’ve served as a governance lead for your organization in a blue-chip protocol
  • You’ve held positions on grants councils, or similar
  • You have a technical or mathematical background and are able to disseminate technical topics to non-technical audiences

Benefits and Perks

  • Remote first - work from anywhere in the US & CAN!
  • Regular in-person company retreats and cross-country "office visit" perk
  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for employees
  • Laptop, monitor, keyboard and mouse setup provided
  • $1,000 WFH stipend
  • Monthly reimbursement for home internet, phone, and cellular data
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 100% paid parental leave of 12 weeks
  • Fertility benefits
  • Opportunity for incentive compensation

Please note at this time our hiring is reserved for potential employees who are able to work within the contiguous United States and Canada. Should you need alternative accommodations, please note that in your application.

The national pay range for this role is $130,000 - $150,000 base plus additional On Target Earnings potential by level and equity in the company. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for a company of our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide. Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.

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Compensation: $130k - $150k

Location: Los Angeles Metropolitan Area US

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Unlimited Vacation, Company Retreats

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