Associate

Talis Capital

  • Team: Investment
  • Location: London
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 28th Jan 2022 GMT

Job Description

About Talis 

Talis is an early-stage venture capital firm on a mission to back technology founders who see the future differently. We focus on partnering with high-growth consumer & enterprise companies, across Europe and US, at Seed and Series A. Our portfolio of category defining companies includes Carta, Darktrace, Onfido, and Ynsect.  

Talis is different by design, we are a close-knit team, and pride ourselves on our unconventionality. When it comes who we back, how we build and who we hire, we don’t let conventional wisdom stand in our way. We believe that to create different, you have to be different. We are now looking for an exceptional associate to join our team to help us find and continue to invest in the best early-stage startups across Europe and the US.  

As an associate, you will source new interesting companies, analyse prospective investments, support portfolio companies, conduct in-depth sector research, and manage models that deliver key insights on industry developments and trends. 

About you  

At Talis, we pride ourselves in high performance culture focused on team effort to help founders build massive businesses. We are looking for individuals who took risks and achieved some sort of success in early life, have high IQ and EQ, and have a mental model of how to learn. We are expecting to speak with a wide range of diverse candidates and will be looking for someone with the following traits:  

  • Passion for company building, intellectual curiosity, need to win, and immense appreciation for technologies that are changing the world we live in. 

  • Systems thinking mindset – we are specifically looking for individuals with ability to separate causes from symptoms and understand causality in complex systems. 

  • We’re big on teamwork and company culture, but we're also looking for a person who thrives in developing their own investment theses and enjoys setting their own targets and deadlines. It’s important for us that you’re a self-starter who can take ownership and complete tasks with limited information and direction. 

  • You have a sense of curiosity and are not afraid to question or challenge opinions. Being highly analytical with strong communication is key to this role and we are seeking candidates who have a desire to see beyond the common view and mainstream trends, however disputed or complex they may be. 

  • Your attention to detail is second to none and you are able to analyse data with accuracy and focus.  

  • 2–3 years' experience within investment banking, management consultancy or private equity is a must. 

Benefits: 

  • You’ll join a team that puts employee wellbeing and mental health as a key priority; we offer free personal trainer team sessions 3x a week at midday as well as many other benefits. 

  • You’ll be joining a dynamic and entrepreneurial team which is fun and non-hierarchical. 

  • You’ll get a chance to interact with the most exciting technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors, and be at the forefront of tech innovation. 

  

Next steps: 

To get started, click on the yellow button on the top right. 

You’ll answer some questions that relate to this role. Once you submit your application, 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 a telephone interview with our Chief of Staff and a member of the investment team. We love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process, we'll share how well you performed through a personalised feedback link. 

Expected duration of this application process: 4-6 weeks 

 

We are an equal opportunities employer 

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, 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

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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 are not yet open