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Head of Venture Incubation

Posted 22 January 2022
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
DisciplineBanking & Insurance
ReferenceLS/HOVICBTN/LON

Job Description

An incredibly exciting opportunity within the Venture building world has come alive: a Head of Venture Incubation. The role works closely with a well-funded Venture company who have 10+ ideas in incubation at present. This person will be required to help the E2E journey providing guidance, support and problem-solving.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driving and advising on development process of a portfolio of early-stage ventures in incubation.
  • This covers sourcing, selecting, and incubating the ventures through the entire journey from ideation through to acceleration and commercialisation.
  • Advise and coach the wider venture team on operational and executional excellence.
  • Continuously evolve and improve the effectiveness of the venture building discipline.
  • Assist with operational aspects of new ventures in the portfolio and provide executional support and guidance.
  • Ensure milestones are being effectively worked towards, being on top of the portfolio of ventures and acting as an all-round problem solver
  • Work effectively with the cross-functional partners
  • Co-ordination and assistance with recruitment and set up of core founding and second-level teams for different ventures in incubation
  • Advising C-Level teams with external fundraising efforts
  • Introductions to relevant regional and local partners in the ecosystem

Key Requirements:

  • An experienced and highly capable individual with direct relevant experience of venture incubation/building and/or having experience as a co-founder of successful start-ups, ideally within the banking and/or technology space.
  • Experience working in and navigating a global organisation
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field / MBA
  • Strong network and familiarity within the VC/start-up ecosystem
  • Possess excellent communications, management, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Organised and able to multi-task and prioritise competing requests from different stakeholders