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VC Associate @ Consensys in London, England

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in a complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers. 

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, infrastructure and more. To accomplish this we’ve built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously towards the same goal. Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. 

Are you passionate about decentralizing our future and taking control of how we evolve? Then join us! We are seeking passionate, determined and resilient individuals who thrive in a self-directed, collaborative culture. Our technology is transforming global society and humanity – we welcome you to this exciting opportunity. 

About Us 

ConsenSys Labs operates our venture studio which provides world class resources, tools, and talent to over 40+ ConsenSys startups around the world. Labs is the most integrated vehicle for building a company with ConsenSys. We focus on both internal and external opportunities to strengthen the portfolio of ConsenSys Spokes by providing both capital and strategic resources. 

Our Mission is to identify, evaluate, attract and grow Spokes within our Mesh by capturing the hearts and minds of entrepreneurs and developers globally. Through trust and inspiration we will grow the Ethereum platform to create a more equitable, sustainable and decentralized world. 

About the Role 

As a Labs Investment Associate, you will drive the company’s investments in new projects. Expect to: 

  • Responsible for the end to end deal cycle, including research and signal scouting, deal sourcing, due diligence, legal execution, and portfolio monitoring, in collaboration with the rest of the ConsenSys Labs investment team.
  • Develop sector-specific insights, strategies, and priorities to form of the basis to source and screen investment opportunities.
  • Lead research and analysis for blockchain and industry trends, work with company stakeholders to ideate and design new venture opportunities.
  • Establish yourself as an industry thought leader and represent ConsenSys at conferences and other industry events.
  • Perform in-depth operational, financial and commercial due diligence and drive cap table analysis company valuations.

Ideal Experience and Skills 

  • Deep passion for blockchain technology, both personally and professionally. While it is not necessary to have prior working experience in the space, we are looking for individuals who can nerd out with the rest of the team and can demonstrate a commitment to becoming a knowledge expert in the ecosystem.
  • 3-5 years of strategy consulting, investment banking, buy-side investing. Previous experience as an operator in a startup or tech company is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and proficiency with numbers – a love for spreadsheets and Airtable
  • Effective and efficient communication skills, with an excellent command in English. Additional languages considered a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial. No ego. Scrappy. Thrives in highly ambiguous, lightning-fast-paced environments that require deep cross-functional team collaboration
  • Able to succeed with little oversight with an inclination for self-organisation and task optimization.
  • Technical background with coding or programming skills are a major plus.

Perks of the Mesh 

  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a leader with vision in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the attention. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Decentralized culture. We offer a new way of structuring an organization: holacratic (non-hierarchical) meaning you are free from hierarchical restraints, working in an environment that truly encourages all levels of collaboration.
  • Remote work
  • Global reach. Connect with brilliant minds across 6 continents as we continue to grow and build a diversified culture.

Opportunities for the Decentralized Future 

  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that the next generation of technology presents an opportunity to craft a more just and equitable society.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects — challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. The entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. For these platforms to scale to the order of millions or billions of users we have much work ahead. The team at ConsenSys is building technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities. We are always encouraging our community to push the boundaries with innovatived Apps.

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

October 18, 2018 at 1:19 am