Oxford Saïd are looking for an experienced Venture Manager to join our team at The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) - Oxford on a 3 year fixed-term contract.
CDL, originally conceived at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is one of the world’s premier seed-stage programmes for massively scalable science-based ventures. The programme has created more than CAD$2bn (£1.2bn) in equity in less than 6 years, and has targeted companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial and economic landscape.
CDL has now opened its first site outside North America, based at Saïd Business School, as a joint venture between Oxford Saïd and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division of the University. CDL-Oxford will concentrate on the area of AI.
The Venture Manager will assume responsibility for leading in setting up the Lab in its initial phases and will support the CDL-Oxford site operations, focusing on venture recruitment across the UK and Europe, providing business development support to CDL ventures and leading initiatives to support the growth and continuous improvement of the programme.
To be considered at shortlisting you must be able to demonstrate experience of working with start-up companies, technology companies or venture capital; a strong analytical ability and understanding of business models and drivers of success in start-ups across several verticals; the ability to analyse and systematically evaluate ventures; proficiency with financial modelling and experience of and confidence in working with high performance teams and multiple stakeholders. S/he should be qualified to STEM degree level or technology background equivalent.
This role is an amazing opportunity to join a newly established team based within Oxford Saïd.
All applications are to be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 11 October 2019.