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VC Associate - Nordics

London
Full-Time
Posted on 
January 1, 2024
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Job Description

Balderton Capital is one of the leading European venture capital firms.

Our five core beliefs reflect our absolute commitment to European technology, to supporting our founders on their journey to building giant global companies, and to playing our part to help nurture strong, purpose-led companies, born in Europe. Our values are the principles that drive our work every day. Our Sustainable Future Goals demonstrate our commitment to proactively addressing the challenges facing the global community in the twenty-first century.

Since our founding in 2000, we have worked with hundreds of extraordinary European founders and have raised ten funds, totalling over $4.5Bn. Every day, our team draws on our operational knowledge, our personal experience building multi-billion dollar tech companies, and our more than twenty years of investing in Europe to give our founders the advantage they need to deliver on their vision.

About 15-20% of our capital has historically been allocated to the Nordics. Our Nordic investments include; Detectify, Funnel, Labster, Peakon (exited), Recorded Future (exited), Sountrack Your Brand, Supernormal, Tibber, Vivino and Voi, amongst others. You can read more about us, the team and our portfolio here: https://www.balderton.com/


About the Opportunity

We are looking for an exceptional Associate to join our investment team to focus on early stage investments the Nordics, as well as sector specific research. This is an exciting opportunity to be a core and integral player, where you will be right at the heart of the European early-stage tech ecosystem, working first-hand with some of Europe’s leading investors and entrepreneurs to shape the future of technology.

You will have the opportunity to build trust and gain the respect of the founders during the investment process and support our portfolio senior leadership teams throughout the company's growth. Internally, you will be an integral part of the investment team, supporting the Partners and Principals in all aspects of sourcing and due diligence. They will expect you to proactively contribute and defend ideas based on in-depth research and develop our presence in local communities across the Nordics. Our preference would be for you to be based in London, at least initially, but we’re open to candidates based in any other Nordic tech hub. Regardless - the role involves about 25-30% of your time spent travelling.

About You

Most associates have between 3-6 years of work experience and have come up through one of the following career tracks:

- Currently, you’re an entrepreneur or in any operational role in an early startup. Before this, you spent time in a role that demanded structure and a high degree of analytical thinking, e.g. banking, management consulting, or at an international tech company

- You’re a product manager or in a general management leadership role within a successful tech company. You may have spent time as an operator in an early-stage company and you started your career in a highly structured and demanding environment, such as the army or consulting

- You are currently in an investment role


About the Balderton Fit

Our team culture is:

Bold but humble: you present and defend ideas, but you are not afraid to be wrong

Proactive: put your hand up and don’t wait to be asked, take initiative

Independent, autonomous, and flexible in working style: thrive in an entrepreneurial team, be adaptable to change, bring a huge capacity for hard work in a relentlessly fast-paced environment


Next Steps/Application process

If this sounds like you:

1. Please register your application in the link below

2. Complete the following Test Gorilla assessment:

https://assessment.testgorilla.com/testtaker/publicinvitation/14ec38d8-caf7-4588-90b2-06257c9eb331


Please note we will only consider the application once both steps are completed.

If you have any questions about this opportunity - please send an email to magda@balderton.com, with the subject: ‘Balderton Nordic Associate’. We will be interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • An interest and understanding of technology: either through education or experience
  • A genuine passion for startups
  • A network in the Nordic ecosystem, and ideally speak at least one Nordic language
  • An international mindset, perhaps you studied, lived or worked abroad, or come from a mixed background
  • The role is sector agnostic, but you will have the opportunity to develop sector specific interest. Experience or interest in B2B software is favourable

You will be:

  • Highly analytical and have a basic financial understanding: you excel at both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and take pleasure from deeper analysis
  • Intellectually curious: you seek out and learn about ideas with the potential to shape the future
  • Able to show that you have a strong instinct for recognising exceptional talent: you can distinguish truly great entrepreneurs
  • Self-directed: you prioritise well and deliver exceptional work with limited direction
  • Persuasive: you command attention and tactfully get to a ‘yes’
  • Naturally High in EQ: and able to demonstrate excellent critical judgment and accurate gut feel. You are open and honest: you build trust and respect quickly.

As an employer we work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. By taking an inclusive approach we are more likely to attract a diverse pool of talent and experience and welcome applications from all back grounds.


Benefits

  • BUPA Private Healthcare & Dental Plan
  • Pension Plan (non contributory)
  • Life Assurance
  • 26 day holiday plus local public holidays
  • Training & Development allowance
  • Monthly well being allowance
  • Fertifa health programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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