Entrepreneur First

Talent Scout

Join Entrepreneur First as they are looking for a Talent Scout

About Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First invests in exceptional individuals to build startups from scratch. We bring together people with extraordinary futures to develop their most ambitious ideas and raise money from the world’s best investors. 

Since pioneering Talent Investing in 2014, we’ve learned to recognise individuals with extraordinary futures before anyone else, embedding them in a community of other ambitious people and giving them the tools they need to succeed, fast. We back them before they have a company, a team, even before they have an idea, based purely on talent.

The startups co-founded via our programmes are now worth over $10B, and include Tractable, Magic Pony Technology, Cleo, Omnipresent, Aztec, Transcelestial, Friday Finance, and many more.

EF is backed by some of the world's leading founders and investors, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe); Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo), Sara Clemens (Pandora and Twitch); Nat Friedman (GitHub); and Matt Mullenweg (Wordpress). We exist to make great companies happen that otherwise wouldn’t. 

The Role

Entrepreneur First Talent Scouts are our eyes and ears on the ground, building networks of exceptional people and identifying the future founders of world-changing companies. 

As a Scout you’ll operate on a remote, flexible basis to discover candidates for our upcoming London programmes. You’ll leverage your existingnetworks, relationships, and build new ones within communities of smart, ambitious people. You’ll join our Scout Network and learn from our Talent Investors what EF looks for in early-career talent, and what separates the truly exceptional from the merely great.

About you

You are somebody who is passionate about enabling globally impactful companies by identifying exceptional talent (student, professional or otherwise - we aren’t restrictive!) You have great communication skills and thrive on connecting with people You have a keen eye to identifying outliers in communities that are otherwise underrepresented and/or niche You are a self starter, enjoy working autonomously and take ownership of results You have a deep interest in startups and technology You enjoy attending conferences and other corporate events to build out your network


Source and connect EF with exceptional individuals - you’ll be finding world-class founders before they are founders Build a pipeline of technical and non-technical talent (potential CEOs & CTOs) Liaise directly with EF’s Talent Investors, working together to educate individuals on EF and keep individuals engaged ahead of the programme start date  Attend events and workshops to help build your understanding around EF’s taste of what exceptional talent looks like 

What we offer:

Supercharge your learning around talent investing, technology, and startups, working directly with EF’s Talent Investors to receive training, regular feedback and mentorship   Surround yourself with the world’s smartest and most high-achieving individuals Embed yourself in EF’s unique network, attending exclusive EF events, hosted by senior members of EF’s global team  Access a competitive, reward-based compensation model for sourced talent Devise and host events alongside the EF Talent Investors (on EF’s budget, of course!)

Selection Process

We are engaging Scouts on a rolling basis, with Scouts sourcing talent for our October 2023 programmes Applicants will be asked to attend an online interview with an EF Talent Investor


Start date: ASAP Commitment: Freelance role. There is no fixed commitment - this is your chance to unleash your potential in discovering exceptional talent that will shape the future of globally influential enterprises. Duration: Following the start of the October 2023 programmes, there could be scope to continue working with EF and sourcing talent for future programmes Remuneration: Financial rewards per referred individual [more details on request]

EF champions diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which a 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.