Head of Investment at Beta-i

About Beta-i

Based in Lisbon, Beta–i is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, having the mission of improving entrepreneurship through 3 main acting principles: create and boost a network of entrepreneurship; accelerate startups with global ambition and facilitate their access to investment; and create space, services and products focused on startups and their methodologies.

The Challenge: a new investment area

Beta-i has been around since 2010, but only recently we have moved into the investment area - we've created a new Investment Department with the ambition to define and implement a strategy that will allow Beta-i to position as a key early stage European player. Beta-i is the main shareholder of LC Ventures, a recently raised pre-seed and seed investment arm, to leverage Beta-i’s investment strategy. Lisbon Challenge accelerator program will now start to invest 10K in the 10 startups accepted into the program (one of your main responsibilities will be to lead this funding process.)

Beta-i’s Investment Department works closely with LC Ventures (our investment vehicle that funds pre-seed startups), our acceleration programs and events (namely, Lisbon Investment Summit). As part of this team you will work both at a strategic level, helping to shape our investment proposition within the accelerators and events, as well as in an operational level with the startups on a day to day basis.

What you will do

Macro level:

  • Structure a new strategy for the new overall Investment Area of Beta-i
  • Contribute to take Lisbon Challenge to the next level and coordinate with LC Ventures
  • Structure a co-investment strategy with our network of investors leveraged on LC Ventures and #LIS - Lisbon Investment Summit
  • Leverage the startup and investment focus of our Vertical Accelerators
  • Define and implement a new portfolio management strategy for our alumni as a whole;

Micro level:

  • Work on a daily basis with startup founders and help them define pre-seed KPIs and growth strategiesPerform preliminary due diligence on investment opportunities
  • Generate leads potential investments to our fund, programs and events
  • Present investment opportunities to the rest of the investment team
  • Define department objectives and goals
  • Deliver workshops and sessions around investment and product-market fit
  • Design & define our investment positioning in events and other opportunities
  • Build the Beta-I investors relations

Who you are

  • Deep passion for startups, technology and fostering entrepreneurship
  • Ideally an experienced startup founder and pre-seed investor
  • Deep knowledge and experience in startup funding, product-market fit and growth
  • Experience in the challenges of fundraising in Europe
  • A strategic thinker who can take action to your own hands and operationalize tasks
  • A talker at all levels, from networking, speaking at events, to running meetings with high-level stakeholders and one-to-ones with startups

Lisbon is a growing international hub and Beta-i is one of its key players and we believe that we’re living very exciting times and moving to a new phase of the ecosystems where investment is one of the key success factors for new and dynamic entrepreneurs.

We are now a team of 30+ people and we are looking for people who share the same vision as us, that have deep knowledge in startups and that like to work in a fast–paced working environment with an autonomous attitude to get things done.