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Partnerships Manager (Gaming)

Jan 7
Fully Remote

Taiko Labs is at the forefront of blockchain innovation, developing the Taiko ZK-EVM, a Layer 2 solution that scales Ethereum by faithfully emulating its technical and non-technical characteristics. Our solution, an Ethereum-equivalent (Type 1) ZK-EVM, enhances the performance of Ethereum by supporting all EVM opcodes within a decentralized, permission-less, and secure Layer 2/3 framework.

Our team is rooted in a firm belief in the power and potential of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs). Comprising seasoned professionals who have been utilizing ZKPs since 2018, our team has the distinction of having built the first ZK-Rollup on Ethereum. As we continue to push boundaries and innovate, we are eager to augment our team with talented, driven individuals who align with our vision and are ready to make a significant contribution to the blockchain landscape.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Partnerships Manager specializing in Gaming to join our dynamic team. As a Partnerships Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting our partnerships team in various capacities, including Business Development, Market research & strategy building.

About the role

  • Being part of the ever-growing Partnerships team, ensuring Taiko onboards high-quality and engaging web3 games/dapps

  • Identify and generate meaningful partnerships with gaming companies, from AAA to early-stage ones with big potential.

  • Being able to identify trends, either by proactively doing market research or collaborating with gaming guilds/relevant partners to continuously adapt Taiko’s strategy both from a business and technological perspective to meet the needs of the gaming studios and users.

  • Find channel partners to help with the business development efforts, ensuring the maximum reach of Taiko’s gaming initiatives.

  • Evaluate the support (either in-kind, MKT or in form of grants) that Taiko can provide to different projects/studios based on their potential to attract value to our blockchain.

  • Identify and participate in key gaming events.

  • Generate reports and presentations to summarize project status, findings, and recommendations.

  • Be flexible, creative and proactive to ensure Taiko is at the forefront of innovation towards gamers and developers.

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Natural and provable interest for the gaming industry.

  • Proven experience across Business Development, Consulting, Strategy, VCs or similar type of roles related to the gaming industry, preferably in a crypto startup or technology-related environment.

  • Pragmatic optimist who is excited about the future of technology and crypto, and has a natural desire to stay up-to-date with crypto markets and trends.

  • Deep understanding of the core components of blockchain infrastructure.

  • Self-starter with a scrappy ‘get it done’ mentality. Not afraid of owning processes and workflows end-to-end, and always looking for ways to streamline functions and improve outcomes.

  • Direct and succinct communicator (written and spoken) that can take on feedback and has a continuous desire to grow professionally and personally.

What would set you apart

  • Experience handling Partnerships in the gaming vertical on another web3 startup.

  • Demonstrate relevant connections in the web3 gaming industry that could ensure a positive impact for Taiko, both in the short and the long term.


The role is remote, offers competitive compensation (cash + equity), and an opportunity to help scale Ethereum - a technology and ecosystem that is changing the world.