Analyst

Ada Ventures

  • Salary: £30k pa plus benefits plus carry
  • Location: London or Bristol and/or partly remote
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 30th Jul 2021 BST

Job Description

About Ada Ventures

Ada Ventures is a venture capital firm, directly authorised and regulated by the FCA. We have a management company (Ada Partners LLP), and manage a fund (Ada Ventures I LP) along with four other fund-related entities.                 

Role Summary

The role of Analyst is an entry-level position at Ada, and will include training (formal, and on-the-job). You do not need prior experience for this position, but the successful candidate will be a self-starter with a positive attitude and capable of motivating and supervising themselves.

They are an independent worker, thriving in unstructured environments and with a close-knit team. The role has a broad, all-encompassing remit with a high level of flexibility required due to the evolving nature of the business.  

The Analyst will be expected to “muck in” with any aspect of business that requires support, which is a great opportunity to learn the multi-faceted nature of a venture capital firm.

Technically minded. Task focused. Detail oriented. Analytical mindset.                                   

Key responsibilities

  • Systems management, for example, investigating and implementing an existing system or developing a system to manage a dealflow database.

  • Initial screening of new investment opportunities in light of our fund’s eligibility criteria

  • Attending start up pitch events  on behalf of Ada Ventures to gather information on potential portfolio companies

  • Sector and market-mapping

  • Supporting investment due diligence with market research and product assessment

  • Supporting portfolio companies and related reporting, for example by gathering and collating trading reports, keeping track of information collected to date

  • Deliver on data analysis/business intelligence requirements

  • Assisting with office management and event management

  • Note-taking during team meetings, meetings with potential investee companies and portfolio companies

Skills and experience required

  • Is proficient in software. Has aptitude and willingness to learn new software and processes, and implement them effectively e.g. building a deal-sourcing tool

  • Ability to work well with complex data, including being very detailed orientated.

  • Ability to think analytically, to understand and synthesize complex, diverse and incomplete information to support sound decision making

  • Ability to work in a team, supporting the team as a whole by proactively seeking opportunities to provide analytical support

  • Ability to work in a relatively unstructured environment where procedures and processes are not always established

Considerations

  •  This is an important operational role, and not necessarily a path to an investment role within Ada Ventures

  • You will need to be highly detail orientated

  • You will need to be a self-starter and entrepreneurial

  • You’ll be representing Ada in the market so we will need you to subscribe to our culture and standards of behaviour

  • We are an FCA regulated firm and there are high standards of behaviour conduct which you will need to adhere to.

Key Details

  • Start date: from October 2021

  • Time commitment: full time

  • Remuneration & benefits

    • £30K salary + benefits

    • Opportunity to join the long-term (carried interest) incentive plan after 12 months

    • Parental leave for employees that have been with the fund for more than 12 months

    • Training & development budget per employee

    • Private healthcare and dental

    • Generous pension contribution

    • 25 days holiday per year excluding Christmas and New Year (when the office is closed)

  • Based at:

    • Ada Ventures London (Notting Hill);

    • Ada Ventures Bristol (central Bristol); and/or

    • Remote (within UK) if unable to travel to London or Bristol regularly (details to be discussed with candidate).

    • Note that the offices are closed on Friday so everyone works from home / remotely.

Next steps

All you need to do is start the process by providing your email address and clicking the button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to the day-to-day Analyst role. After the application window closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes virtual meetings with the partners at Ada. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process, we'll let you know how well you performed.

Interviews are expected to be held on:

  • 23 Aug - 3 Sep 2021 (round 1)

  • 13 Sep - 17 Sep 2021 (round 2)

The start-date for this role can be flexible to accommodate the successful candidate, with an ideal start-date in October 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are resolved to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 30th Jul 2021

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