Business Development Associate

  • Seedrs
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 27, 2017
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Seedrs is a leading equity crowdfunding platform and the most active investor in private companies in the UK. We allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. And we allow ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process.

Seedrs HQ is in London with offices in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. We are backed by top UK fund manager Neil Woodford, Lord Rothschild’s Augmentum Capital, a number of European VCs and over 1,000 of our own users. Seedrs is experiencing exceptional growth and are looking for superstars to join our team.

Given unprecedented demand, we’re looking to add to our rapidly-growing Campaign team to further drive our startup community outreach to entrepreneurs. Reporting to the Business Development Director, this is a highly public role and fundamental to helping scale the business at the cutting-edge of financial services. Successful candidates will be hustle-driven but always think strategically, and will thrive on building credibility for Seedrs and themselves. The job will require top-notch interpersonal skills, true passion for entrepreneurship, and genuine empathy for entrepreneurs.

What you'll do

  • Deal flow generation in the UK and Europe for the Seedrs platform.
  • Grassroots community building in the startup community.
  • Build relationships with key partners (accelerators, seed funds, co-working spaces, etc.).
  • Generate brand awareness for Seedrs in the early-stage ecosystem through organising, attending and speaking at industry events and meetups.
  • Be a true ambassador for Seedrs, equity-crowdfunding and entrepreneurship.
  • Educate businesses on the Seedrs funding products, including campaign creation and marketing strategies.
  • Support scaling of startup community efforts Europe-wide.
  • Regularly report to the Busniess Development Director on your development pipeline.

What we're looking for

  • A clever, diligent, hard-working, empathetic and pleasant person who adds loads of value to our team.
  • Someone who is genuinely interested in and excited about startups, venture capital, angel investing and crowdfunding. Ambitious and responsible.
  • An entrepreneur at heart. We are counting on you to propose new ideas, discuss other people’s ideas and generally go above and beyond the call of duty.
  • A precise, clear and sharp thinker. We are a regulated financial services business and hold ourselves to high standards of presentation and professionalism.
  • Someone who wants to progress quickly either in terms of strategic thinking or by moving into a more leading role.
  • Someone who is adaptable. We’re a very fast growing company, and we need to operate with all hands on deck – we all make the tea, and you should be happy to do so as well.
  • You may have experience of working in the following industries: E-commerce, Technology, Food & Drink, Finance.
  • Fluency in at least one European language is a plus.

Salary and benefits

  • You'll be working for one of the hottest startups in Europe with a top notch team. We don't compromise when it comes to hiring.
  • Base salary of £23,000 plus commission.
  • Employee share options.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Buy and sell holiday benefit.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Professional development.
  • Lunch and learn sessions.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay.
  • Team socials.
  • Cheese day.
  • Great offices with free fruit and coffee!