Careers at MindSumo

About the Company
The MindSumo platform connects companies to Millennials & Gen Z consumers through online projects called “challenges”. Nearly 100 of the Fortune 500 use MindSumo to crowdsource breakthrough insights & innovation from nearly 350,000 registered users. By solving challenges on MindSumo, our users earn valuable experience, win cash prizes, and stand out to potential employers.

MindSumo is funded by Voyager Capital, Google Ventures, Start Fund, and other respected investors. The company has 10 full-time employees and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina with a few remote employees in Texas and the Bay Area.
What We are Looking For
We are always on the hunt for smart and proactive problem-solvers. We run into hundreds of challenges every day, and look for people who thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Because our team is small, we are very selective in who we bring on board. Each member of our team has a HUGE impact on our output, our culture, and our growth potential as a company.
Our company values work samples (this is the foundation of our site). Get our attention by pointing us to some projects that you have worked on! We'd love to hear how you think you can make an impact on the MindSumo team.
Sales Development Representative (Durham, NC)
MindSumo is hiring a Sales Development Representative (SDR) to help manage the prospecting and qualification activities for our sales team. Compensation includes base salary, a commission structure with performance-based bonuses, and health benefits. If you've got passion, coachability, and great organizational habits, then we want to meet you!

There are a lot of awesome things about working at MindSumo, but at the top of the list is our team dynamic. Like any great startup, we're fiercely protective of our unique company culture, and we'd like to add someone who not only works hard and gets results but also adds unique interests and personality to the group.

As a member of our team, your work will have a huge impact on the entire company. You will be expected to produce high-quality output and contribute ideas and strategies to help drive MindSumo's sales development to greater heights.
  1. Weekly prospecting research & execution (email)
    • Use LinkedIn Sales Navigator to build targeted outreach lists of prospects
    • Collaborate with Account Executives (AEs) to prepare custom messaging and send email drip campaigns
    • Analyze the success of weekly prospecting efforts and make recommendations for areas of improvement
  2. Weekly prospecting research & execution (LinkedIn)
    • Conduct targeted LinkedIn InMail prospecting campaigns for MindSumo Account Executives using Sales Navigator
  3. Lead & Opportunity Nurture (calls)
    • Collaborate with AEs to create targeted lists of existing leads and opportunities that need re-engagement
    • Make a set number of calls to these qualified leads and opportunities each week to re-engage and schedule new conversations.
  4. Creative Lead Generation
    • Every week, 10-15% of your time can be spent exploring new and creative methods for generating new inbound leads
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous sales and/or marketing experience is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An engaging & enthusiastic personality that is well-suited for multiple phone calls a day
  • Great time management and organizational skills
  • Coachability, passion, and excitement to work in a small startup environment
About MindSumo
MindSumo is the leading platform for companies to crowdsource insights & innovation from Millennial & Gen Z consumers using online projects called "Challenges." Over 100 fortune 500 companies have launched challenges on MindSumo. The company is profitable and is backed by Google Ventures, Voyager Capital and other top investors.

MindSumo HQ is in Durham, with several remote team members also working in Texas and the Bay Area. We have a great work-life balance and a lot of autonomy. Compensation for this role will include base salary, commission, & health/dental/vision benefits.

MindSumo is also an active member of the American Underground startup community in Durham. This will provide access to networking & social events at one of the fastest growing startup hubs in the entire country!
Durham, NC
How to Apply
Please send an email to with a link to your resume or LinkedIn profile, and a few sentences discussing why you'd like to work at MindSumo!