Venture Portfolio Manager

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

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    Founders Factory is improving the odds of startup success, empowering anyone to impact the world through entrepreneurship.

    We’re changing the venture model, trusting our ability to make a real difference to the companies we invest in. Our platform gives entrepreneurs market access to multi-national corporates, and bespoke operational support from a big and brilliant team. This allows us to do things that don’t scale, tailoring a program to every startup that joins. Letting our startups tap into skills they need but can’t yet access.

    All of this is funded by our corporate partners, but their role is not simply cash. They bring the best bits of their businesses to our startups - validation, distribution, insight and capital. These are ingredients that startups others don’t have, which is why you see startups here that can not exist anywhere else. 

    We’re here so founders who see the future differently get the skills they need to make it a reality. We’re proud to back founders others wouldn’t and we back ourselves to make them successful. We know the biggest impact comes from those that don’t fit the mould so we’ve made Founders Factory their home.

    👟 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 Portfolio Manager to join our team. Your focus will be on managing our venture portfolio, both ensuring all the startups in our portfolio receive the appropriate level of fundraising support, as well as growing and maintaining our relationships with the investor communities.

    💪Responsibilities

    • Liaise with founders and other stakeholders within our portfolio to ensure they receive the appropriate level of venture support
    • Help update the latest investment activities and manage the fundraising support workflow for our portfolio companies
    • Develop and maintain relationships with investors through regular meetings, events and updates
    • Organise our internal investor database to ensure that all information are categorised and updated
    • Working with our sector MDs and venture associates to identify and collate a calendar of relevant events
    • Help prepare and organise Founders Factory investor events, including our investment showcase days, in conjunction with our events team

    🎯Requirements

    • Deep passion for tech and startups
    • Outstanding people skills, hustle and resilience
    • Experience in venture fundraising or managing a portfolio of startups
    • Strong existing network of UK & European founders and VC/angel investors
    • 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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