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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary: $122K - $148K

Giant Ventures is a mission-driven global venture capital firm based in London. We invest in purpose-driven founders solving the world’s biggest challenge. We champion early-stage entrepreneurs creating a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient plane. We lead pre-seed and seed rounds and invest between $10-20M at Series B and beyond across three themes: climate, health, and inclusive capitalism. More details below.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an exceptional investor to join our team. You will source companies and lead diligence/market research for our climate-focused Series B fund. This is an exciting opportunity to be a core part of Giant at a phase of rapid growth for the firm, with plenty of space to grow and contribute to the strategy.

You will be expected to analyse companies across software, hardware, and deep tech and contribute to quantitative and qualitative company analysis, including financial modelling, market sizing, and competitive analysis. You will also drive thematic deep dives in select areas and help us source and win deals.

Like everyone at Giant, you will be expected to join us on the entrepreneurial journey of building Giant as a category-defining firm, and roll up your sleeves to help us win.

You will have the opportunity to attend all investment committees.

What we’re looking for

  • A high degree of intellectual curiosity and rigour. You love to dig deep into numbers to find the analytical source of truth, and you can balance an inner drive to understand something deeply with speed.
  • Work with a sense of urgency. You use time and resources effectively, learn from setbacks, and enjoy a challenging path.
  • Bold but humble. You present ideas with conviction but hold them loosely, the best ideas win at Giant.
  • Creative entrepreneurship. You are a self-starter who relishes driving your projects to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Love to win, but as a team. You push hard to win but are a great team player, encouraging diversity of thought.
  • Hungry to learn. Pushing your growth curve to excel as an investor.

Requirements

We’re committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

  • Minimum 2-4 years of work experience with excellent credentials and academic achievements required. Experience at a financial or investment institution, such as investment banking, PE, or equivalent, is required. Entrepreneurial or tech start-up experience is a positive.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong understanding of financial modelling valuation concepts – you excel in quantitative and qualitative analysis and take pleasure from deeper analysis, whether looking at cohorts or EBITDA.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with people of various backgrounds, personalities, and perspectives.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills – you must communicate analysis effectively across verbal and written mediums.
  • Passion for climate and frontier tech.
  • International and multicultural mindset.

Culture

  • We are united by a drive to back the companies that matter and to have a long-lasting impact while driving top-tier returns.
  • We’re advocates of the pursuit of excellence, compassion, and an entrepreneurial mindset and believe we are all stronger when we work together.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and long-term incentives. Your compensation will be determined based on your skills, qualifications, and experience.
  • Healthcare benefits and pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus local public holidays.
  • Opportunities for international travel.
  • Minimum of three days a week in our beautiful London office but otherwise flexible working – we value output over face time.
  • Various perks include a cycle-to-work scheme, team socials & offsites, weekly lunch, free breakfast, and a wellbeing subscription.
  • Rapid personal development, extensive opportunity, and a highly accelerated learning curve.

Application process

To apply, please upload your CV and answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in Giant Ventures? (300 words max)
  • Tell us about an area you have been curious about lately and why? (300 words max)
  • What achievement are you most proud of? (300 words max)
  • Share one or two Series A stage climate companies that interest you and why? (300 words max)

Don’t be discouraged if the role description is not perfect for you or your experience. Talent exists everywhere! Apply and let us explore if we are meant to work together.

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2024

*We will select a smaller group from the initial applications for the remainder of the interview process. The expected duration of the application process is eight weeks, with a start date during Q2 2024.