Venture Lead

EQT Ventures Stockholm

Company

Role

EQT Ventures is a multi-stage, multi-sector fund whose mission is to support ambitious founders on their journeys to global success. Founded six years ago here in Stockholm, we’ve spread out to offices in San Francisco, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. In addition to our investment team, who are former founders and operators, we have a deep bench of operational talent in marketing, engineering, design, data science, finance, and scaling to support entrepreneurs. At the same time, we’re disrupting the very industry we work in: we’ve built an internal machine learning platform called Motherbrain to scout the world for great startups before anyone knows about them.

About the role

We’re looking to bring on a Venture Lead to our Stockholm office, since our last one got promoted recently. You’ll work in our investment team on deal work, sourcing, and evaluating new opportunities across the Nordic region.

  • Meet and evaluate early-stage and scale-up companies. Move from a high level-analysis phase to a deeper understanding of what the opportunities ahead are, and how a specific company can help be a part of the solution.
  • Create lasting relationships with Founders, regardless if EQT Ventures in the end invests or not. We strongly believe that informal and transparent feedback to Founders is the best way to help long term.
  • Understand what kind of teams, products, companies have the potential to solve important problems, and hence be interesting and attractive investment opportunities for EQT Ventures.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the EQT Ventures team in putting together the best internal team to help and assess the Founders we meet. You are humble and understand that we are generalists with an information disadvantage, but that we use our team’s strength to make high-quality decisions.
  • Drive the investment process forward independently, and enjoy the mix of working alone and with colleagues. The process can be ambiguous at times and is always evolving.

A successful Venture Lead meets a ton of people every year, loves discussing problems, ideas, and the future, and has a great sense for which founders/companies to spend more time with to assess if we are a good match. The Venture Lead eventually fights for these founders internally at EQT Ventures as we discuss potential investments in the greater team, and combines passion with analytical insight to build a case of why the fund should invest.

About you

The ideal candidate is a curious, fast learner who has been a part of a tech startup journey already, but now wants to try out what it’s like to invest in companies rather than running them yourself. No education requirement (some of our partners are self-taught and university dropouts), but we believe you are a people’s person who loves tech and crazy ideas and has a high-risk appetite since odds are almost never in a venture capitalist’s favor. A big plus if you also have experience in product development and / or technical experience, preferably operationally in a startup, scaleup, or larger venture-funded tech company.

More about EQT Ventures

We are one of the largest VC firms in Europe with €1.2bn AUM, we have made investments into over 100 companies — adding 28 new ones to our portfolio in 2021 alone. We are immensely proud of the companies we work with including Wolt, Einride, Handshake, Moralis, Luko, and Cleo to name a few. EQT’s core values are entrepreneurial, transparent, informal, collaborative, and respectful. We have a high moral compass and want to do good in the world.

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