WHO WE ARE
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.
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) 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).
We’re looking for the next generation of Talent Investors to join us, and enable the world’s most exceptional people to fulfil their potential.
We’re looking for a Platform Associate to support the execution of our talent selection and venture building program at Entrepreneur First.
As part of the local Platform team, you will be responsible for the execution and optimization of EF processes. This will encompass our talent selection, the venture building programme, all the way until the new startups are released into the market. You will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and occasionally manage complex projects from end to end.
You will report directly to the local Platform manager and work closely with local talent investment members.
What You'll DoWork closely with our TI teams who will find and invest in exceptional individuals. Along the way you will play a key role in facilitating the cultivation and company-building throughout Talent Selection, Programme and Fundraising. This is an exciting role where you will have to wear multiple hats as you will help support founders in their journey. Event coordination and management. Whether it’s a community event where we’ve invited a large number of potential founders, running an Interview Day, or organizing an Investor Dinner to support our founders out to raise, you will be the key figure who ensures these events run seamlessly. Work with your global and local peers to find and develop new best practice. You’ll have the opportunity to support cross-geo initiatives and working streams on talent, marketing and fundraising operations. This role will support CRM/funnel management, and have the opportunity to work with data & analytics. Ensure operational excellence and a high customer experience at any step of our customers journey.
Who You AreYou thrive on building processes and executing them with operational excellence. You have incredible organizational skills and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at once with attention to detail. A customer-centric approach that shapes your thinking to ensure founders are always getting the best experience at EF. This passion translates into being always result oriented and thoughtful in your approach. An analytical mindset and willingness to apply to day-to-day operations. You’ll need to have a great understanding of what’s working and what’s not and with it, being rooted in data and quantifiable hypotheses. A team player mentality - you are motivated by shared goals. A love of learning and adapting to changing needs or circumstances. This is an opportunity to be in a founding team - it’s a way to shape how we do things which means things will change as we go as we learn.
What We OfferA competitive salary and generous upside potential based on performance. The opportunity to supercharge your learning by working with a diverse global team across Europe, Asia and North America. Attractive vacation allowance; in addition to our annual leave policy, we additional close our offices globally for around two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Enhanced parental leave, plus broader leave policies. We care about our team and enabling the right balance between home and working life.
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, color, religion, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status.