Associate, Fintech Venture Creation


Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Full time


Jan 18

Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches companies in fintech, insuretech, Web3, healthtech, 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. Our ecosystem is home to 100+ angel investors, including 60+ entrepreneurs with >$15B in exits and an extended global network of corporate partners, investors, and builders.

What we are looking for

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

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing in-depth 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 and team x idea matching process, and building close relationships with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram's culture and brand in the community (e.g. attending startup community events, conferences, etc)

You should have:

  • 3-5+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
  • Early stage venture capital investing (Seed or Series A)
  • Early-stage tech incl. product management, growth marketing, design-thinking / human-centered design, UX/UI, engineering, or other experience within tech startups
  • Consulting or advisory focused on tech products / businesses
  • Venture building at a venture studio
  • Knowledge, experience or network in FinTech, InsureTech, Crypto are a plus
  • 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) - 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, have ownership 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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