VC Associate @ Cambridge Innovation Capital in Cambridge, UK

Associate – Technology

Employment type: Full time
Location: Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT, UK

About Cambridge Innovation Capital
Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) is a leading venture investor in Cambridge backing and building category-leading deep tech and life sciences companies. CIC currently manages over £300 million and has invested in 30+ companies. CIC is also a preferred investor for the University of Cambridge, Europe’s top source of founders for venture-backed start-ups. Cambridge Innovation Capital Manager Limited (FRN:918898) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The role
We are looking for an investment associate to join our technology team. You will be reporting directly to a Partner and will be an integral part of the deal team.

Primary responsibilities

  • Source and evaluate investment opportunities in Deep Tech- Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Quantum Technologies, and Autonomous Systems
  • Conduct technical and market due diligence, and support the investment process
  • Develop investment theses in existing and new sectors relevant to the fund
  • Support the deal team in preparing investment committee recommendations
  • Represent CIC at events and conferences and build relationships with founders and co-investors
  • Conduct returns and exit analysis and build cashflow models
  • Support and build relationships with portfolio companies
  • Portfolio monitoring and reporting

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Strong understanding of the deep technology sector and a passion for companies solving complex problems
  • 2-3 years experience in venture capital, banking or operating role at a start up
  • Strong analytical skills incl. financial analysis and modelling
  • Ability to work in an unstructured and fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Advanced degree (PhD or MBA) is desirable or equivalent experience
  • Start-up experience is a plus
  • Proven ability to think differently and to formulate independent views on sectors and technologies of interest


  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employee benefits

How to apply:  Please submit your application to PER

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