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VC Analyst @ Founders Factory in London, United Kingdom

Founders Factory (LinkedIn, Crunchbase) was started in 2015 to do three things: transform how corporate innovation really works; find a new way to create start-ups from scratch; and to help existing start-ups scale.Today we have raised capital for six different verticals, each lead by an industry-leading corporate: Holtzbrinck (EdTech), Guardian Media Group (Media), L’Oreal (Beauty), Aviva (FinTech), CSC (AI) and easyJet (Travel). With that investment we build 12 new companies each year in an incubator model, sourcing ideas from our team and partners then rapidly building tech products that those partners can help us bring to market. Additionally we select 30 companies a year for a new type of accelerator program that combines an operating team of 60 individuals (across growth, marketing, partnerships, product, tech and fundraising), access to our investors for partnerships as well as the broader FF network.Founders Factory is looking to hire an investment analyst to support our efforts in sourcing and qualifying early-stage start-ups. Each year we invest in 5 start-ups in each of our 6 verticals and the role will be focused on securing the best entrepreneurs and new technologies from across Europe. The candidate will need to have a good understanding of technology and will need to be able to build a network to help us source companies.

The role will cover:

1) Sourcing investments for the accelerator. The Analyst will form a core component of the Factory biz dev team and will work to identify the most promising technology concepts in London and Europe. For this function a successful candidate will need to have a strong aptitude for research, an ability to grow sourcing leads, build our presence in new geographies and ecosystems, and grow links with university and academic institutions.

2) Qualifying investments for the accelerator. The Analyst will need good technical understanding, top judgement and have strong views on technology trends.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive knowledge, enthusiasm for and interest in technology, start-ups and digital
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to build a network, source companies and develop relationships with top entrepreneurs
  • Analytical mind able to qualify and understand different concepts and business models
  • Functional understanding in technology and its applications
  • Graduate from a top rated university and/or 1-2 years experience

BENEFITS

  • £30k-£35k p.a.
  • Health and pension
  • Options in Founders Factory
  • 25 holiday days
  • Working in 15,000 sqft office with a team of 60 and over 42 start-ups

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

October 18, 2017 at 8:53 pm

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