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Investment Associate

London
Full-Time
Posted on 
September 12, 2021
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Job Description

Cell is breaking down the traditional venture capital model and taking it to the next level. We work with corporate investors and family offices to design and build bespoke portfolios of direct start-up investments based on a jointly crafted strategy. Our team of seasoned venture investors with both operational and financial experience empower smart capital to access the latest technology innovation and talent.

We invest thematically across a number of sectors primarily at Seed and Series A, and proactively support our entrepreneurs on their journey. We began investing in 2020 and have already closed investments alongside the likes of Episode1, 7percent, Kima Ventures, Seedcamp, Sony Innovation, Speedinvest, Y Combinator and Pioneer Fund. We have continued to increase our investible capital from new LPs over the past year and are now scaling up our investment team ahead of significant expansion in 2022.


Investment Team

We are looking to expand the investment team with an experienced individual who has deep knowledge and passion for early stage tech investing as well as credible relationships within the VC ecosystem. This individual will have an entrepreneurial mindset and ambition to source and secure the best investment opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity to join a firm in its early days, helping drive and shape its trajectory. This individual will play a crucial role in a dynamic team, be responsible for deploying significant capital and managing high profile relationships from day 1.


The Role

  • Leverage your existing network and relationships to source and secure high quality relevant investment opportunities
  • Research and build thoughtful investment theses and execute these strategies across various stages of investment (Seed, Series A/B, secondaries and follow-on)
  • Conduct thorough commercial, financial and legal due diligence and present the most relevant opportunities to the wider team and investment committee
  • Actively monitor and provide support to portfolio companies, and lead on reporting of portfolio performance on a regular basis
  • Play a key role in liaising and managing high level stakeholder relationships including LPs
  • Represent the firm within the industry, attending and speaking at events, meeting founders, senior management teams and industry experts
  • Continue developing and expanding your own network of entrepreneurs, domain experts and investors within the VC ecosystem


About You

  • 2-3 years’ experience investing at an institutional VC, with a track record of sourcing and leading deal execution
  • Independent self-starter with an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset
  • An interest in driving impact with an emerging VC, whilst comfortable operating in an unstructured environment
  • Strong analytical, financial modelling, reporting and communication skills
  • An intellectually curious, open, humble and pragmatic team player with a solutions-first attitude
  • High level of empathy and EQ with superior stakeholder management ability
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; additional European language proficiency is a bonus


Compensation – Competitive base + benefits + carried interest

Location – London, UK

As a young firm, we actively look to embed diversity and inclusion at our core. We take this seriously, and genuinely believe that building a diverse and inclusive culture would deliver significant outperformance and simply create a better place for us to work. We fully encourage applicants from all backgrounds and traditions regardless of gender, race, disability, belief, sexual orientation or age.


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