Associate/Sr. Associate, Crypto Venture Creation

Diagram

Montréal, Quebec, Canada Remote Canada

Full time

Associate

Jan 17

Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches companies in Web3, Fintech, and Climatetech. We've designed a unique platform for entrepreneurs who have a proven track-record or domain expertise to start their next business by combining access to venture capital investment, hands-on support, and access to a vast network of partners and incumbents. Since 2016, Diagram has raised over $250M and launched 18 new companies across North America. Diagram’s track record includes 1 IPO, 3 private sales, and 9 portfolio companies at Seed through Series C, with $1B+ in aggregate shareholder value generated.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an Associate / Sr. Associate on the Web3 / Crypto team to help launch new Diagram ventures, reporting to Diagram’s Crypto Venture Creation Principal. This person will work directly with Diagram Partners, potential founders and expert advisors to lead the development, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas specifically in Web3 / Crypto. The Associate / Sr. Associate will play a key role in turning ideas into companies, and shaping Diagram’s crypto portfolio.  

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas; 
  • Generating 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 engineering, product, growth, and other external experts);
  • Pitching ideas to entrepreneurs, participate in the vetting process, and building close relationships with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram's culture and brand in the Crypto community (e.g. attending startup community events, conferences, etc.)

You should have:

  • 2-5+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
  • Venture building at a Web3 or Web2 venture studio;
  • Consulting or investment banking, focused on tech products / businesses;
  • Early stage tech startup experience as a Founder, product manager, growth marketer, engineer, or other operational capacity, preferably in Web3;
  • Early stage venture capital investing (Seed or Series A) 
  • Knowledge, experience or network in Crypto are a big plus (e.g. DAO membership, active participation in NFT communities, DeFi experience, angel investing)
  • A track record of outstanding performance
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset, high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality
  • Intellectual curiosity and rigor
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) - comfortable pitching ideas and producing 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, have ownership in companies you create, and impact;
  • A team of accomplished, ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow;
  • An ecosystem with many stretch opportunities including the potential to join a Diagram portfolio company;
  • Competitive compensation, including upside in the companies Diagram creates; 
  • Beautiful office in a great location or remote work
  • Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for your and your family

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