Investment Director

Flight Fund

London, UK
Posted on June 3, 2024

About Flight Fund:

We invest in exceptional founders leading inevitable missions that will bring about a better future.

Founded by Steven Bartlett and backed by Europe’s top entrepreneurs, we’re driven to make Flight Fund the best performing private equity fund, with a focus on high growth companies that we believe will become the next Unicorns.

Some of our recent notable investments include SpaceX, ZOE, Huel, Whoop, Until and more.

Find out more at: flightfund.com

The Mission:

Following the success of our investment activity to date we are excited to be expanding the Fund and are looking for an exceptional Investment Director to help shape, lead and implement best practices. The ID will be responsible for owning the investment strategy and executing it through deal origination, investing, due diligence, portfolio management and fund operations.

As an Investment Director you will report into the Flight Group Managing Director and Flight Group Board. You will work across both our internal venture fund and our external fund and your remit will cover the investment lifecycle, driving a strong deal pipeline that aligns to our core mission, delivering high financial returns, and ensure investment function runs smoothly and upholds our values and reputation

The Outcomes:

  • Lead investment team from inception, identify pre-filtered relevant investment opportunities from own and group network to close new deals.
  • Building out Flight Funds network of relationships with relevant industry stakeholders including: entrepreneurs, venture funds, corporate financiers, journalists, corporations, family offices, business angels, non-executive directors, industry executives, advisors
  • Oversee deep-dive research into key investment/ emerging tech themes
  • Championing selected deals and investments recommendations to the Board
  • Track performance of deal portfolio and prepare reports for Board and external investors
  • Own financial deal structuring and legal negotiations. Liaise with financial institutions e.g. banks, debt lenders, investors and support legal process
  • Run team and oversee / improve all investment systems processes and run due diligence on new deals
  • Fundraising – Supporting fundraising efforts as required. Supporting wider portfolio company capital raises, IPOs and M&A processes
  • Acting contact for management teams across our portfolio companies; selectively taking board observer roles
  • Investor Relations – Supporting the collation of information, analysis including valuations, and outputting of quarterly/ annual reports relating to our venture and growth funds
  • Thought Leadership – Contributing to Flight Fund’s thought leadership by supporting development of published research, market commentary and similar. Attending/ speaking at relevant industry events
  • Inspire – management responsibilities for Investment Interns, Analyst and Associates

The Competencies:

  • Deep experience in different investment structures and financial engineering
  • Track record of running a successful PE/VC portfolio ideally across one or more of the following sector; nutrition, sustainability, health tech, renewable energy, consumer products
  • Empathy and understanding to efficiently and effectively manage junior team members.
  • Great communications skills, including the ability to succinctly summarise your thoughts and analysis in writing, and prepare presentations/ investment memos.
  • First experience of independently sourcing deals, doing due diligence, deal process management and/ or first experience working with early/ late stage start-ups.
  • Proficient in financial modelling, project management, and data and reporting.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with skills in strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Strong regulatory, governance, and compliance knowledge, with experience in managing complex operations across various geographical locations.

Location:

  • London – Shoreditch ~ we have a hybrid culture and believe in fostering a vibrant and work environment centred around connection and community.
  • Some roles will require global travel so flexibility in this aspect is important and your hiring manager will confirm this with you during the interview process

Our Values:

Our first principles and values for every person in our company no matter their tenure, experience or status, are the same.

You will be an endlessly ambitious, passionate professional. An emotionally intelligent, resilient leader and a trusted, empathetic co worker. A life-long student of your craft no matter whether it’s day 1 or day 1001. A brave, proactive experimentalist, obsessed with the 1% and marginal gains. An open, compelling, collaborative communicator, an attentive listener and friend.

How We Work:

We believe our company and our people have unlimited potential. This potential and the opportunity ahead of us will not be based on luck but on intention. An intention to bring together an exceptional team of people. A team of people who bring a diversity of lived experiences, heritage, backgrounds, and thought to our collective mission. Our commitment to our people is to ensure they have everything they need to thrive here. Not just within the walls of our company but also out in a changing world.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will work together to best meet your needs.

The Process:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Some stages of our interviews will require either a task based scenario or evidence of your work and capabilities. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

  • Tele Interview – Meet the talent team (this may include a demonstration of your work and portfolio where relevant)
  • 1st Interview (Virtual) – Meet your peers
  • 2nd Stage (Face to Face)- Meet your manager (this will involve a response to task or a further demonstration of your portfolio or work)
  • Final Stage (Virtual / Face to Face)- Meet the leadership
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