BACKED is the human-centric venture capital fund championing a new spirit of entrepreneurship in Europe.
Because early stage teams need so much more than funding, we’re exploring the limits of human potential through community and founder development. 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, Axie Infinity, THIS, Pollen, Harbr and Hutch Games.
We’ve backed over 60 companies since our launch in 2015.
90% of the companies we have backed have already secured follow-on funding at significant valuation mark-ups, raising from the best Series A/B investors in Europe, such as Index Ventures, and in the US, such as Founders Fund.
This quarter we have closed out our second fund, so we can work alongside even more world-changing companies.
The Venture Fellow programme is full-time, time-limited and high-impact, with needle-moving responsibilities from day one. This is a rare and valuable six-month opportunity to gain first-hand experience assessing investment opportunities, taking first meetings with founders, supporting with due diligence, and leading special investment projects. What we ask in return is that you work hard and commit to the values at the centre of our business: put people first, bring good energy, be an apprentice, and push the limits.
Reporting to the Investment Manager, your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
At Backed we are insistent that all our roles should be accessible, desirable & welcoming to talented people regardless of their background, and we hope to receive many applications from people with diverse backgrounds. This year we attained the Diversity VC Level One Standard. We were a launch partner to the #MovingForward movement in Venture Capital, and you can see our anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy here