Principal, Crypto Venture Creation

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Job Description

Who we are:

Diagram is a venture builder that conceives and launches companies in Web3, fintech, insuretech, 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 a Principal to join Diagram’s Venture Creation team in Crypto, reporting to our Venture Partner. This person will manage a team of Associates (2-3) and work directly with Diagram Partners, potential founders and expert advisors to lead the development, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas specifically in Crypto. The Principal will play a key role in developing ideas into new companies and shaping Diagram’s portfolio. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas in Crypto; 
  • 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 and pitching new venture ideas internally and externally;
  • Owning the work plan and leading the de-risking of ideas via in-market testing (in collaboration with engineering, product, growth experts/contractors);
  • Leading the Founder x Idea matching process, including pitching to and collaborating closely with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram's brand and community of founders, investors, and other partners in the Crypto space (e.g. attending events, building relationships, creating content, etc)

You should have:

  • 6+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
    • Venture building at a Web3 or Web2 venture studio;
    • Consulting or investment banking focused on Web3 or tech products / businesses;
    • Early stage tech startups incl. engineering, product management, growth marketing, ops or other experience within startups, preferably in Web3;
    • Early stage venture capital investing (Seed or Series A investments), preferably in Web3
  • Industry specific knowledge in Crypto, a “view of world” on potential opportunity areas
  • Ability to evaluate highly technical companies and protocols a big plus, but not a requirement
  • An existing network of founders/experts and investors is a big plus
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset; resourceful, high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience managing teams (ideally multi-disciplinary), hiring, developing and retaining A-players
  • 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 opportunities including the potential to become a Diagram Partner or to join a Diagram portfolio company;
  • A team of ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow and have a great experience;
  • Competitive compensation, upside in the companies you create and the opportunity to invest at the portfolio company and fund level;
  • Beautiful office in a great location or remote work;
  • Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for your and your family
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