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Head of Business Development sustainable chemistry aerogel start-up, London UK



Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Company Profile

Thermulon is an impact driven team of entrepreneurs and scientists developing a high-performance, fire-safe insulation material, aerogels. Aerogels are the most insulating materials known to science and we believe they’ll be at the centre of the green transition which is taking place today with key uses in Electric Vehicles and Construction.

Founded in 2019, Thermulon is backed by influential venture capitalists including Deep Science Ventures, Sustainable Ventures, and Sky Ocean Ventures. We also have the support of angel investors and crowdfunding campaigns. Our dedication to technological advancement and sustainability has gained recognition from industry-leading organizations such as the Cleantech Group, Futurebuild, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Job Profile

As the Head of Business Development / BD Director, you will play a key role in driving the growth and success of our company. Working closely with the CEO, CTO and Head of Chemistry, you will seek out and foster new business relationships to integrate Thermulon’s aerogels into exciting new products across the EV and Construction industry. This will involve finding new partners, negotiating contracts, scoping and developing projects with the chemistry team and making sure these are delivered on time and on budget. It is a highly cross-disciplinary role that crosses commercial, technical, IP and legal.


  • Identify and target new business opportunities in the construction and electric vehicle industry
  • Lead the outreach and development of new commercial projects to integrate Thermulon’s aerogel powders into products with commercial partners.
  • Work alongside the CTO, Head of Chemistry to develop technical projects outcomes, timelines and budgets for projects.
  • Help to structure and negotiate Joint Development or Supplier Agreements (or similar) alongside the CEO and Lawyers with a focus towards Intellectual Property.
  • Manage internal relationships and work with multidisciplinary teams at Thermulon.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and customers
  • Analyse market trends and competitor activities to inform business decisions
  • Manage the entire project lifecycle, from concept to delivery and beyond.