Seedrs is the leading equity crowdfunding platform and the most active funder of private companies in the UK, with over £730M invested into campaigns and more than 900 deals funded. We allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. And we allow ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process.
Seedrs HQ is in London, with offices in Lisbon, Amsterdam and Berlin. We are backed by top-tier institutional investors and VCs, as well as over 2,500 of our own users. Seedrs is experiencing exceptional growth and are looking for superstars to join our team.
We have created a working environment that allows you to be yourself at work and be treated fairly, on the basis of your merits, abilities and potential. We recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce and take steps to ensure that we endeavour to recruit from a wide pool of suitably qualified candidates. We live by core values, all of which operate to help us deliver company goals:
➮ Be entrepreneurial
➮ Think customer first
➮ Do the right thing
➮ We succeed as one team
We’re looking for a high flyer passionate about startups and investment to join our Investment Team. Your role will be to run our execution & portfolio management function.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to move into the startup and venture ecosystem whilst leveraging their existing legal skillset. You should be a clear strategic thinker, client-focused, and thrive on the opportunity to help us scale our execution & portfolio function through team, product & technology.
This position sits within the Investment Team, which is at the core of our operations: the Investment Team works with all entrepreneurs raising funds through Seedrs, from the kick-off of the process through completion of the investment and on all post-investment matters that arise given our position as a legal shareholder. The candidate must have a genuine passion for helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
The ideal candidate will be a UK qualified solicitor with at least three years PQE experience in corporate or a related area, with a strong understanding of how venture capital and/or private equity functions.
The Legal & Investment Manager will report to the Chief Investment Officer and will be responsible for running the deal execution & portfolio management function of our Investment Team. These two sub-functions currently consist of three team members (two lawyers and a paralegal) who will report to the Legal & Investment Manager.
The role will involve both ‘doing’ and ‘managing’. This is a hands-on operational role and the ideal candidate will keep the team on track to hit short term targets, while also ensuring we’re building for the future.
The Legal & Investment Manager will need to be able to handle their own pipeline of deals, but will also have responsibility for the functions entire pipeline and strategic initiatives.
The deal execution function is responsible for making our investments happen:
The portfolio function is responsible for all matters that arise in our role as legal shareholder (as nominee for the investors) post-investment:
The Legal & Investment Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of these functions and for the improvement and scalability of both functions.
Desired Skills and Experience
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