VC Associate @ Playfair Capital in London, England

Playfair Capital is one of Europe’s leading early-stage VC funds. We’ve been around since 2013 and have invested in over 50 startups to-date. We’re sector and geography agnostic but are particularly interested in deep tech.

We’re a small, close-knit team of tech enthusiasts with a passion for building early stage technology businesses. We have created a fun, casual work environment but at the same time we favour fast-paced, bold decision making.

We’re busier than ever – having recently launched our £25m second fund – and are looking to add some firepower to the team. As such, we’re seeking a technical investment associate to come on board and help drive our investment activities.

Things You’ll Do

As a member of our investment team you’ll be exposed to all of the steps in the VC value chain (including origination, evaluation, deal execution and portfolio support), with a particular focus on originating deep tech deals and performing technical due diligence. Specifically you’ll:

  • Evaluate deals through a detailed process of technical due diligence to help the team build investment cases for particular deals
  • When necessary, engage industry experts to help support our technical due diligence efforts
  • Track and analyse technologies, markets and companies that are relevant to our investment focus (machine learning, computer vision, robotics, IoT, etc.)
  • Produce detailed research reports on specific technologies
  • Attend demo days, pitching competitions, industry events and generally network and build relationships with engineers all over the world in search of the best deals
  • Host events and produce content to boost Playfair’s reputation


  • You have a background in computer science or related field (data science, engineering, theoretical physics, robotics, maths, etc.) background
  • You get excited at the prospect of continuously learning about new technologies and producing well researched and impeccably written reports
  • You’re capable of working autonomously and thrive in an unstructured work environment


  • Fantastic expose to the work of venture capital
  • Generous salary
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity/paternity leave and shared parental leave
  • Private healthcare with all the bells and whistles
  • Private pension with employer matching
  • Training budget for any professional development you require to keep your career moving forward
  • Team off-sites
  • And best of all, an amazing work environment and a great degree of autonomy over your work

IF interested, please apply here.

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