VC Analyst @ Connect Ventures in London, England

Connect Ventures

Connect is a high conviction, thesis-driven venture fund. We invest in Europe’s leading product companies and product founders, building opinionated products that are crafted with love, and loved by many. Our investments include Typeform, Intropic, Oyster, Lifebit, Kheiron and Truelayer. We’re a team of purposeful investors, product builders, community experts, experienced operators and finance pros. Collectively we’re passionate about the power of product to transform people’s lives.

Your role

As Connect’s Dealflow Operations Analyst, you will support our partner-only investment team in sourcing and qualifying early stage startups. The successful candidate will be responsible for introducing automation into the sourcing process where relevant, sourcing market research, identification of potential deals and founders to our agreed investment criteria, increasing deal coverage at the top of Connect’s investment funnel, and ensuring effective tracking of all deal-related data.

Who you are

  • Possessed of an analytical and inquisitive mind with a love of problem solving.
  • Self-taught coders, hackers or those with a compsci degree are very welcome. Ideal to have an understanding of APIs and automation.
  • Able to qualify and understand different concepts and business models.
  • Proficient with Excel, software, data manipulation and reporting.
  • A self-starter who thrives in working collaboratively and autonomously.
  • An obsessive who is never finished, with strong delivery and excellence orientation.
  • Outcome focused, passionately enthused by helping Connect find its next potential investment.
  • Product mindset with the desire to create repeatable productisation and processes.
  • Strong attention to detail.

What you’ve done

  • Work experience (could be summer internships or starting your own company) preferred.
  • Strong qualitative research skills.
  • Startup mindset – enthusiasm for and interest in technology and startups.

What you’ll do at Connect

  • Build, optimise and own key parts of Connect’s dealflow engine.
  • Develop, initiate and execute new desk-based sourcing strategies, which could be manual or automated, identifying best practices for refining the company’s lead generation and sourcing playbook.
  • Conduct initial screening of outbound opportunities and inbound applications that fit Connect’s investment criteria.
  • Generate leads at the top of Connect’s funnel, seeking out potential investments and producing lists of startups of interest to the rest of the team.
  • Contribute to internal dealflow meetings on deal sourcing and key trends.
  • Track metrics and produce sourcing analysis to enable Connect to understand deal coverage.
  • Build relationships with peers in other funds for the purpose of deal sourcing.

What we offer:

Perks and Compensation

  • Salary TBC dependent on experience.
  • Private healthcare cover.
  • Pension contribution and life insurance.
  • 25 days holiday as well as bank holidays and office closure over Christmas.
  • Unparalleled interaction with world class founders, investors and industry experts. Exposure to how a fund works and how to pick venture scale product companies at the earliest stage.

What our culture is like

  • We foster an environment that lets us bring our best both professionally and socially despite our differing backgrounds and wide ranging experiences. We’re looking for someone who brings fresh ideas and perspectives, whilst aligning with our shared purpose to back Europe’s top product founders. Collectively we are building an enduring firm that prospers in the long term.
  • We’re a values driven business and we’re looking for someone who can make a strong cultural contribution to our close knit team. We’re passionate in what we do and believe in the power of discourse, but we hold strong opinions lightly. Once we commit to a decision, we go all in. We believe in being binary and take unanimous decisions driven by our thesis. We’re advocates of hard work, humility and integrity in everything we do.
  • We’re intentional in maintaining the processes and policies to ensure that we offer an exceptional and flexible environment for current and future employees.
  • We’re fully committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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