VC Analyst @ Rainmaking Innovation in London, United Kingdom

At Rainmaking Innovation, (Linkedin, Crunchbase) our mission is to realise the massive entrepreneurial potential at the crossover between the corporate & startup worlds. We believe the greatest value can be unlocked by combining the scale strengths and deep domain knowledge of corporates with the entrepreneurial execution of startups. We bring our entrepreneurial experience and global network, to co-invest with ambitious corporates. We only succeed when our partners see tangible, commercial results, designing and executing a balanced portfolio of innovation initiatives for each Business Unit.

We help corporations embed an entrepreneurial culture. We train teams with practical entrepreneurial skills. We help companies to meaningfully engage with startups. And, we partner to collaboratively build digital products, and launch new ventures, startup style.

Rainmaking Innovation has partnered with over 65 fortune 500 companies, delivering positive change through entrepreneurship and bringing startups and corporates together to build and scale new businesses.

Rainmaking has 11 offices across the globe and has launched over 25 ventures including the world’s largest industry focused accelerator programme, Startupbootcamp. We are a global team of 400+ entrepreneurs, strategists, product experts, developers, designers, and investors.

Job description

Your main area of focus will be on our strategy and commercial pilot programmes – creating compelling innovation strategies and facilitating pilots between startups and our corporate partners to unlock new commercial value.

  • Scouting the world for the best and most relevant startups for our corporate partners
  • Engaging in due diligence to assess the top startups based on pilot requirements
  • Structure and perform analysis that addresses business issues and pain points and generate insights about client and industry performance
  • Supporting sales efforts by creating collateral and delivering workshops and events

Experience and Skills Required

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience including operations, implementation or technology in management consulting or roles in product management, a startup, or a venture capital firm
  • Data collection and analysis experience including interviews, surveys, market reports and analytical modelling
  • Evidence of an interest in startups through work or side projects
  • A strong academic record and willingness to continue learning
  • Program or project management experience, ensuring that deadlines are met and operations run effectively and efficiently
  • Organisational skills and experience working on multiple projects with cross functional teams
  • Ability to communicate and present credibly and effectively
  • Business level ability in English

About you

  • Passionate about startups, technology, venture capital and innovation
  • A self-starter, with good communication skills and a structured mindset to approaching problem solving and meeting deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player that loves working with different types of people in cross-functional teams and who is willing to help people around you to become even better

Why Work With Us

  • Opportunity to learn about cutting edge strategy at the intersection of corporates and startups
  • Opportunity to rapidly take on responsibility and shape the direction of the company
  • Access to a global network with innovative startups and early stage companies in every major startup ecosystem worldwide
  • Being part of a small, super-dedicated group of very skilled and fun people
  • A great office environment, located in the heart of Shoreditch surrounded by bustling bars and cool coffee shops
  • Be a happy and whole person with flexible work environment so you have time to carve out for your friends, family and personal cider projects

If interested, please apply here.

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