500 Istanbul is looking for an Investment Manager who will be an integral part of our small but audacious team. Our mission is to back early-stage technology companies and help them scale globally.
What’s special about this position?
Investment Manager will work closely with the General Partners to source & assess opportunities, while also systematically building exposure, strengthening the deal-flow and non-stop meeting with new entrepreneurs from Turkey and Eastern Europe.
Deal Sourcing and Screening
- Develop and manage the deal pipeline
- Perform preliminary analysis of potential target companies
- Screen deals and do streamlined reach-outs
- Analyze companies by developing a deep understanding of their team, customers, sales process and market
- Research industry dynamics and deep-dive into financials to put together investment memorandums
- Support the investment committee with managing the deal-making and due diligence process
Ecosystem Building and Exposure
- Develop relationships with industry leaders, accelerators, incubators, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs for potential investment opportunities
- Actively attend seminars and events to build a strong presence
- Passionate for VC and intellectually curious about technology and early-stage startups
- 2-4 years of consulting, investment banking, M&A, equity research and/or startup experience
- Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously with extreme attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills are critical as you meet with entrepreneurs and other members in the ecosystem
- Self-starter and self-driven profile with strong networking skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in English is a must
We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
Who We Are
We have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startups ecosystems worldwide.
About 500 Istanbul
500 Istanbul is an early-stage, multi-sector venture capital fund that invests in high-growth, market-leading information technology companies, predominantly with a nexus to Turkey and Southeast Europe. Since its founding over 4 years ago, 500 Istanbul has invested in 40 technology-exporting companies with defensible and differentiated products, some of which have become global or regional leaders.
Desired Skills and Experience
- investment manager
- venture capital
If interested, please apply here.