Note on applying: >>>Please do NOT submit a cover letter!<<< Instead, please submit an answer to the question, ‘Name one European startup with <£10m funding to date that you think would be interesting for investment, along with your reasoning’, as indicated in the “how to apply section” below
We are looking for someone who is fascinated by software, deep tech and startups to join our London investment team. We are searching for the one amazing person early in their career that complements our UK Investment team. You will be working closely with Theo, Josh, Pratima, Carles, and a wider team of analysts and other teams across our offices in Europe. You will spend your time building new investment theses, sourcing and assessing investment opportunities, building your own investment track record, and helping us build Nauta.
In the past, our investors have gone on to do amazing things within the firm and beyond: some have become partners at Nauta, others have left to start their own VC firms (or have been poached by other VCs, which we take as a compliment of our training). A few have decided to become Entrepreneurs, whom we supported and mentored through the transition and even funded their business in one instance.
We understand that flexibility is important and have a hybrid policy (3:2 office:WFH) to accommodate people’s lives outside of work, however, we find there’s a great benefit from being able to communicate quickly, share ideas, and learn from one another in the office.
An important note on diversity: We strongly believe that diverse backgrounds and life experiences are key to creating a successful VC firm. At Nauta, we are committed to creating a diverse environment where talented people from any backgrounds want to come and do their best work, as is the case for the 20+ talented professionals from many nationalities and diverse backgrounds that constitute Nauta today. We particularly encourage applications from people representing groups that are underrepresented in the VC industry due to their upbringing, nationality, ethnicity, and education.
Nauta Capital is a pan European Venture Capital firm with €550m AUM, which we hope is just the beginning. We are building a Venture Capital firm that will outlive any of the existing team, which means we are looking for some of the most talented individuals to join us and become an integral part of our team.
We have been investing in Enterprise Software since our foundation, almost two decades ago. Over that time we have invested across the different stages phases of the software industry, from the 00’s days of on-prem software and e-commerce (with successful exits in that period such as Privalia ($600m), GreatCall ($400m) and Socialpoint ($250m)), through the rise of Cloud Computing and SaaS (with success stories in this period including Brandwatch ($450m), PromoteIQ (sale to Microsoft, undisclosed value), Holded ($135m to Visma) and GetApp (undisclosed sale to Gartner) and beyond.
Today we have an active portfolio of promising companies across SaaS (e.g., Onna, Lodgify and Connectbase), Fintech (e.g., Cledara), Open Source & Developer tools (e.g., Boxy, Treblle), Future of Work (e.g., HappySignals, AppFollow) and a range of other domains
We are currently investing from our Fifth Fund of €190m, focused at Seed and early Series A. We love being around entrepreneurs in the earliest stages and we feel particularly proud when they choose us to be their first investor in the company.
As part of the new fund, we will also invest £100-£250K in 16 pre-seed enterprise and deeptech companies through our Nauta Labs initiative. At pre-seed stage we have backed companies such as Boxy, Universal Quantum, Lupovis and Net AI
We are very open-minded about the people we think can bring value to VC, but there are some things we feel are essential. The more you can highlight these in your CV, the better!
How to apply:
If this sounds interesting, please follow this the steps on this page and submit:
NOTE: we do NOT need a cover letter, just the answer to the question. Apologies, we have to work around this slightly inflexible hiring platform