VC Principal @ Diagram in Montreal, Canada


Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches companies in Web3, Fintech, and Climatetech. We’ve designed a unique platform for entrepreneurs who have a proven track-record or domain expertise to start their next business by combining access to venture capital investment, hands-on support, and access to a vast network of partners and incumbents. Since 2016, Diagram has raised over $250M and launched 18 new companies across North America. Diagram’s track record includes 1 IPO, 3 private sales, and 9 portfolio companies at Seed through Series C, with $1B+ in aggregate shareholder value generated.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Principal / Sr. Principal to join Diagram’s Venture Creation team in Web3 / Crypto, reporting to our Venture Partner. This person will manage a team of Associates (2-3) and work directly with Diagram Partners, potential founders and expert advisors to lead the development, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas specifically in Web3/Crypto. The Principal / Sr. Principal will play a key role in developing ideas into new companies and shaping Diagram’s portfolio.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas;
  • Conducting user and market research, performing market sizing, analyzing competitive landscape, assessing business models and unit economics to evaluate potential ideas;
  • Developing pitch decks and investment memos and pitching new venture ideas internally and externally;
  • Owning the work plan and leading the de-risking of ideas via in-market testing (in collaboration with engineering, product, growth experts/contractors);
  • Leading the Founder x Idea matching process, including pitching to and collaborating closely with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram’s brand and community of founders, investors, and other partners in the space (e.g. attending events, building relationships, creating content, etc)

You should have:

  • 7+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
    • Venture building at a Web3 or Web2 venture studio;
    • Consulting or investment banking focused on Web3 or tech products / businesses;
    • Early stage tech startup experience as a Founder, product manager, growth marketer, engineer, or other operational capacity, preferably in Web3;
    • Early stage venture capital investing (Seed or Series A investments), preferably in Web3
  • Broad industry specific knowledge in Crypto, a “view of world” on opportunity areas
  • Ability to evaluate highly technical companies and protocols a big plus, but not a requirement
  • An existing network of founders/experts and investors is a big plus
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset; resourceful, high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience managing teams (ideally multi-disciplinary), hiring, developing and retaining A-players
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) – be comfortable pitching ideas, and be able to produce high-quality deliverables
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to build financial models, conduct market sizing;
  • A technical (Engineering, Computer Science, Economics) or Business degree.

What we offer:

  • A tight-knit ecosystem with many opportunities including the potential to become a Diagram Partner, or to join a Diagram portfolio company;
  • An essential role in something big, meaningful and different;
  • The opportunity to push yourself and have ownership in companies you help create;
  • A team of ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow and have a great experience;
  • Competitive compensation, upside in the companies you create and the opportunity to invest at the portfolio company and fund level;
  • Beautiful office in a great location or remote work;
  • Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for your and your family