Venture Analyst

Team: Factory - Corporate Development (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    We're the world’s best partner for founders. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and M&S. We have also launched in Johannesburg with Standard Bank. Combined with our full-time team of 70 specialists we offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup.

    Our incubator creates 13 new startups every year. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup. Our accelerator invests in 35 startups every year. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support from our team and provide commercial opportunities with our investors. We're also Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas, read more here.

    👟 Our Culture
    Working with us is very different than other companies. It's not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, incredibly passionate and thrive in uncertainty. We want to obtain a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation. We hope to show there is a better way to build tech startups and take on the issues of why most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace.

    👤 The Role
    Founders Factory are hiring for a Venture Analyst to join our team. Your focus will be on sourcing and researching startups to apply to our industry-leading accelerator. As well as analysing online databases, blogs, news articles or other proprietary avenues to find the most interesting founders or startups, you'll also develop a high-level thematic approach identifying verticals of opportunity on which we can work with our corporate partners. You'll help implement this framework in sourcing and evaluating companies in collaboration with the rest of our Venture team to drive best practice across systematic research and ultimately increasing the quality of companies joining our accelerator programme.

    💪Responsibilities

    • Build thematic analyses to identify high potential investment areas aligned with our corporate partners
    • Develop efficient and effective sourcing and screening criteria/process for new interesting startups
    • Liaise with the rest of our Venture team to implement best practices in systematic research across Founders Factory

    🎯Requirements

    • Deep passion for tech and startups
    • Outstanding people skills, hustle and resilience
    • Comfortable with data and working with third party software/resources
    • Analytical and ability to quickly qualify different concepts and business models
    • Proven track record of synthesising insights and pointing to clear opportunities
    • Thrive in autonomy, uncertainty and can make unusual mental leaps
    • The ideal candidate would also have some form of prior experience in venture investing, startup fundraising, financial modelling and/or pitch coaching


    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality.
    Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

    Could this be you?

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