BACKED is the human-centric venture capital fund backing a new spirit of entrepreneurship in Europe.
Early stage teams need so much more than funding, so we’re exploring the limits of human potential through founder development and community. We want to see what’s possible, with a kind of wholehearted, human-centric support that hasn’t existed before. Founders are our users: we shape everything we do around them. We’re in it together with them, for the whole brilliant, dark and messy journey.
Founded in 2015 by Andre de Haes and Alex Brunicki, we invest across sectors from cellular agriculture to fintech infrastructure to popular entertainment. Some of our investments to date include Thought Machine, LabGenius, THIS, Pollen, Harbr and Hutch Games.
As the second hire to the Backed investment team, you will have real responsibilities from day one, spending your days sourcing, evaluating and executing deals for our soon-to-close Backed 2 fund. Your closest relationship will be with the Investment Manager Pascal Suhrcke, who will rely on you heavily for due diligence and research projects.
You’ll work with our Venture Community to stress test the deals they pass to us, and find innovative and proactive ways to source deals on your own steam. You'll be developing close relationships with portfolio founders as well as networking with entrepreneurs, co-investors, LPs, representing Backed at demo days and hosting at events – at all times embodying our values: put people first, bring good energy, push the limits, and be an apprentice.Here’s a taste of what you’ll do:
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To get started, click on the yellow button on the top right.
You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day to day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then assessed by a panel of reviewers.
If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes meeting members of the team. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process, we'll share how well you performed through a personalised feedback link.
Expected duration of this application process: 2 weeks.
At Backed we are insistent that all our roles should be accessible, desirable & welcoming to talented people regardless of their background. We were a launch partner to the #MovingForward movement in Venture Capital, and you can see our anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ZGx5mn0SiURoEYCemKhzJ8Mlke0Q_hE/view?usp=sharing