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Venture Lead, Fintech Venture Creation

Diagram Ventures

Diagram Ventures

Montreal, QC, Canada · Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, June 5, 2023

Who we are:

Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches companies in fintech, insuretech, Web3, healthtech, and climatetech. We've designed a unique platform for entrepreneurs who have a proven track-record or domain expertise to start their next business by combining access to venture capital investment, hands-on support, and access to a vast network of partners and incumbents. Since 2016, Diagram has raised over $300M and launched 18 new companies across North America. Our ecosystem is home to 200+ angel investors, including 60+ entrepreneurs with >$15B in exits and an extended global network of corporate partners, investors, and builders.

What we are looking for:

Venture Lead will help launch new Diagram fintech ventures each year. We are looking for an exceptional individual who possesses an entrepreneurial drive and deep passion for the fintech / startup ecosystem.

Venture Lead will play a pivotal role in turning ideas into thriving companies, by rapidly developing an in-depth understanding of the space and establishing themselves as a subject matter expert within a short timeframe. You can thrive on working independently with minimal guidance.

You’ll report directly to the Head of Fintech Venture Creation, and work directly with Diagram Partners, potential founders and expert advisors to lead the development, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing in-depth investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas;
  • Generating and pitch new venture ideas;
  • Conducting user and market research, performing market sizing, analyzing competitive landscape, assessing business models and unit economics to evaluate potential ideas;
  • Developing pitch decks and investment memos;
  • Owning the work plan and leading the de-risking of ideas via pre-seed testing (in collaboration with engineering, product, growth, and other external experts);
  • Pitching ideas to entrepreneurs, participate in the vetting and team x idea matching process, and building close relationships with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram's culture and brand in the community (e.g. attending startup community events, conferences, etc)

You should have:

  • 5+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
    • Consulting or advisory focused on tech products / businesses
    • Early-stage tech incl. product management, operations, human-centered design, engineering, or other experience within tech startups
    • Venture building at a venture studio
    • Early stage venture capital investing (Seed or Series A)
  • Knowledge, experience or network in FinTech, InsureTech are a plus
  • A track record of outstanding performance
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset, high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality
  • Intellectual curiosity and rigor
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) - be comfortable pitching ideas, and be able to produce high-quality deliverables
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to build financial models, conduct market sizing
  • A technical (Engineering, Computer Science, Economics) or business degree

What we offer:

  • An essential role in something big, meaningful and different;
  • The opportunity to push yourself, have ownership and impact;
  • A team of accomplished, ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow;
  • An ecosystem with many stretch opportunities including the potential to join a Diagram portfolio company;
  • Competitive compensation, including upside in the companies Diagram creates;
  • Beautiful office in a great location and a flexible hybrid working model in Montreal or Toronto;
  • Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for your and your family.
Diagram Ventures is an equal opportunity employer.