About Entrepreneur First
At Entrepreneur First (“EF”), we believe that a small number of exceptional people will have an extraordinary impact by creating the technology companies which shape the future in ways we cannot yet imagine. We also believe that for many of these individuals, entrepreneurship is not an obvious or entirely legible career path.
We exist to identify and amplify the impact of, these individuals. We do this via our unique approach to company creation, which sees us identify and work with outliers before they even know they’re outliers, right through to the day they prove it.
We call this Talent Investing. See how it works here.
The companies built at EF are now worth over $10bn. They include Tractable (a computer vision unicorn), Magic Pony Technology (AI, acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m), La Vie (foodtech), Kinetix (creator tools), Neoplants (biotech), Fello (fintech), Beatoven (musictech), Unbox Robotics (logistics) and many more.
EF is funded and backed by some of the world's best founders and investors, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo) and Demis Hassabis (Google Deepmind).
In this role, you’ll join the EF India team and be responsible for all fundraising efforts across the region. You will be responsible for owning initiatives around finance, fundraising, investment management, and investor relations.
Your core responsibilities will be that of helping portfolio companies secure seed funding. This will involve working closely with the portfolio companies to understand their funding needs and developing tailored personalised strategies to secure investments from potential investors.
You will drive end-to-end responsibility for local investor relations and portfolio fundraising; yet, equally important you will be collaborating with funding teams from central and other global sites to support and guide the company’s efforts specifically around fund management and investor relations.
This is one of the most critical roles in the EF India team with high responsibility, autonomy, and an opportunity to build alongside some of the best technologists, founders, and ambitious entrepreneurial talent while also guiding them through key efforts in the finance and capital management charters for their startups. The role works closely with the Partner at EF India.
At EF, the team enables the world’s most ambitious individuals to build world-changing companies. This means taking a cohort of 50+ individuals and helping turn them into world-class startups. After the programme stage, EF invests pre-seed capital into promising companies and the fundraising team prepares them for external funding.
Over the past 10 years, we've built a robust, scalable way to do this. Our method has enabled the creation of some of the most valuable startups produced in Europe and Asia. As Head of Marketing in Bangalore, you will be shaping the Indian tech ecosystem at some of the earliest stages of innovation.
What You’ll DoEnsure strong seed funding outcomes by tailoring individual fundraising strategies and plans for all portfolio companies Build out and own existing and new relationships with the early-stage investment ecosystem in India to match our portfolio’s evolving needs Support portfolio founders as their go-to resource for all things finance, capital management, fundraising, valuation, term sheets and deal-making Monitoring the progress of all portfolio companies and providing support to help them achieve their fundraising and financial goals Manage key operations of the firm including budgets, annual planning, financial forecasting, developing and implementing processes and systems to improve efficiency and productivity Build EF India’s awareness and reinforce EF’s value proposition across all stakeholder groups Get deeply immersed in the Indian ecosystem of founders, entrepreneurs, technologists, and VCs in an effort to build EF’s awareness and relevance Influence India strategy and work with the Partners on strategic projects with high impact Work closely with founders and technologists to develop effective financial strategies for their businesses
What You’ll NeedFinance or fundraising experience in a high growth company or at a financial institution such as a venture capital fund or investment bank Strong understanding of the seed funding process in the Indian tech ecosystem Corp Dev or Dealmaking experience at the early stages of startup fundraising preferred Experience building a local network of investors including angels, VCs etc. High organisational skills, ability to prioritise effectively, and have excellent communication and relationship-building skills Able to navigate uncertainty and problem-solve creatively around constraints Self-driven and proactive with high ownership and a drive to achieve Able to deliver high-quality results in a timely manner individually and through others; initiate action and accomplish goals across teams/projects in the face of multiple demands Self-driven, proactive and an exceptional communicator with excellent speaking and writing skills
What We OfferA competitive salary and bonus based on performance A buzzing space full of some of the most talented founders, technologists and investors working on world-changing businesses The opportunity to supercharge your learning by working with a talented, ambitious and diverse global team (we’re currently operational in multiple countries across Europe, North America, and Asia) Have the opportunity to be an early employee at an institution that is changing the way the most ambitious people approach entrepreneurship. The potential impact is enormous A Learning & Development allowance to purchase any product or service that will contribute to your personal or professional development Enhanced parental leave, plus broader leave policies including additional time off (around two weeks) at the end of the year during Christmas & New Year
EF champions diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which a wide variety of backgrounds thrive. We do not tolerate discrimination of any nature including but not limited to discriminating on the basis of race, colour, religion, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status.