Founding Team - Product Manager



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

We're currently in the midst of the largest wealth transfer in history — an estimated $11T of baby-boomer owned businesses are set to change hands this decade.

Mainshares is building the capital markets platform to finance this wealth transfer. We help hungry SMB operators meet investors, raise capital to buy businesses, and succeed as owners.

Our software platform provides the trust layer between SMB entrepreneurs and investors, handling discovery, compliance, and investment management.

About the Role

We are looking to hire our first Product Manager to build on the company’s current momentum. As a PM, you will partner with sales, operations and engineering to deliver the ideal capital markets product for small business entrepreneurs and investors.

This is a complex and challenging role that will require you to deeply understand user needs, become a domain expert on capital raising mechanics, and collaborate with internal teams and early customers to build and launch a seamless experience at scale.

This role is high ownership and high impact. It requires someone who enjoys working hard and moving fast.


  • Deeply understand the pain points and challenges for raising and investing capital into SMB acquisitions

  • Own key user journeys, from entrepreneurs getting pre-qualified for a raise to investors completing the capital call for an investment

  • Collaboratively partner with customers and teammates (e.g., engineering, compliance, operations) early in the product development lifecycle

  • Help shape the direction of our capital markets platform, including product strategy, roadmap and go-to-market

  • Partner with go-to-market team to acquire, educate and activate investors on the market


  • 5+ years of experience in a product role

  • Previous early-stage startup experience

  • Experience building two-sided marketplace products

  • Comfortable building products that are a mix of people, process, and software

  • Enjoys being a generalist and does whatever it takes to achieve our goals


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting

  • Past exposure to capital raising, either as a product manager, investor or entrepreneur

  • Working knowledge of financing concepts, such as equity structures, waterfalls, cap tables, etc.

  • Familiarity with SMB ecosystem, search funds, independent sponsors, etc