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Innovation Lead

$120k – $140k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Diagram co-founds companies that pursue big ideas in the financial, insurance and healthcare sectors. We combine venture capital investment, incubator-style support and the unfair advantages of large incumbents into a unique, founder-centric model.

As a leading venture builder, Diagram offers founders a unique platform to launch a business, scale it, and pursue global success.

Diagram is financed by Portag3 Ventures, a leading global FinTech venture capital firm with more than $500m of AUM, and by a group of 80 highly distinguished angel investors. After launching successfully 6 from scratch in the last 3 years, Diagram just completed the fundraising of its second fund to launch 10-12 companies over the next 4 years.

We are looking for an Innovation Lead to help launch new Diagram ventures, reporting to Diagram’s Vice-President of Innovation. This person will work directly with a team of associates (1-2) as well as potential founders, Entrepreneurs in Residence, and expert advisors to lead the development, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas. The Innovation Lead will play a key role in turning ideas into global companies and shaping Diagram’s portfolio.

Your responsibilities will include:

Developing investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas;
Generate and pitch new venture ideas;
Conducting user and market research, performing market sizing, analyzing competitive landscape, assessing business models and unit economics to evaluate potential ideas;
Developing pitch decks and investment memos;
Owning the work plan and leading the de-risking of ideas via pre-seed testing (in collaboration with Design and Product experts);
Pitching ideas internally and externally;
Contributing to building Diagram's culture and brand in the community (e.g. attending startup community events, creating content, attracting Founders, etc)

You should have:

5+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
Tech incl. product management, growth marketing, design-thinking / human-centered design, UX/UI, engineering, or other experience within tech startups;
Venture incubation/acceleration or Venture capital focusing on early-stage (Seed or Series A investments);
Management consulting or advisory focused on tech products/businesses
Industry-specific knowledge in Financial Services, Insurance or Healthcare technologies and/or experience launching new lines of business or new products are a plus
A track record of outstanding performance (work, school, sports, hobbies);
A proven entrepreneurial mindset;
Intellectual curiosity - be comfortable and resourceful in ramping up on new topics quickly (in the financial services, insurance, and health tech verticals);
Strong organizational skills, a high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality - be capable of delivering excellent results with minimal supervision;
Experience working in teams (ideally multi-disciplinary), and a collaborative mindset;
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) - be comfortable pitching ideas, and be able to produce high-quality deliverables;
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to build financial models, conduct market sizing;
A technical (Engineering, Computer Science, Economics) or Business degree.

What we offer:

An essential role in something big, meaningful and different;
The opportunity to push yourself and have ownership;
A tight-knit ecosystem with many stretch opportunities including the potential to join a Diagram portfolio company;
A team of ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow and have a great experience;
Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for you and your family;
Beautiful office in a great location.