Position: Principal (Full-time)
Start Date: ASAP
Kraken Ventures is an independent Venture Fund investing in early stage projects and companies at the intersection of Fintech, Blockchain, and Crypto. Kraken – a leading global exchange – is our anchor LP. We are primarily focused on seed stage with selective Series A follow-ons and we are a global fund. We’re doing both equity and token investments. We are hands-on strategic partners to our portfolio companies and bring our team’s collective direct experience (40+ years in Financial Services and 15+ years in the Blockchain space) as well as Kraken’s vast network to help our companies succeed in the unique niche we operate in.
Learn more about Kraken Ventures at https://www.krakenventures.com/
As an Associate / Principal on the Kraken Ventures team, you will work closely with the fund’s Partners and will receive significant deal evaluation and execution responsibility. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing investment firm at an exciting stage of its development. You will be involved in research, investment sourcing, analysis, due diligence, documentation, and fund operations.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, passionate about FinTech / Crypto / Blockchain and an enthusiastic self-starter who works on his/her own initiative with light supervision. Additionally, s/he is confident and positive, high-energy, professional, and capable of easily interacting with founders as well as investors. The ideal candidate is agile and willing to get involved in many different aspects of the business as required.
This individual must have a strong background in startup operations, banking, private equity or venture capital. Five years of work experience is required and an MBA is strongly preferred.
The skills essential to success in this position include sector analysis / research, project management, data analysis, financial modeling, business writing, reporting and tracking portfolio company performance, and sales/networking to build relationships with the most promising startups and impressive co-investors in the candidate’s geography. Candidate must have attention to detail and the ability to execute quickly and effectively. Comfort with ambiguity and a collaborative approach are critical to success.
Deal Sourcing and Sector Analysis
Performing Due Diligence
Compensation: Base + Benefits + Carried Interest in the Fund