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We're hiring: Venture Analyst to help us make sense of both companies and the world

About us:

Zero Carbon Capital (ZCC) is an early-stage venture investor backing extraordinary companies building innovative scientific solutions to the biggest, hardest challenges of decarbonisation. We look for technologies addressing half gigaton problems, and the vision-aligned teams to build them.


We invest in companies at pre-seed and seed stage, and offer all-round support to help turn ideas and prototypes into valuable companies. We are looking for solutions across all the unsolved emissions areas, including transportation, energy production and storage, industrial processes, building and food & agriculture.


We're scientists by education and have spent our careers at the intersection of technology, innovation and business. We've been fortunate to work with, and learn from, some of the smartest people in the world and to have worked on products that have impacted billions of lives. We've now turned our attention to what we can do to support entrepreneurs and scientists in the fight for the future of our planet.


About the role:

ZCC is looking for an Analyst to deliverhelp with:

  • Technical due diligence - you will help evaluate a company’s technology and help develop ZCC’s view on viability, stage, scalability, defensibility and risks. This will include techno-economic analysis of the technology and validating information provided by the company.

  • Broader due diligence - you may also get involved with analysis of the broader opportunity, including sector, market and opportunity analysis and financial modelling.

  • Background research - you will conduct research on an area, read around prior literature and synthesise summaries for the rest of the team. This may include writing thought pieces for sharing, and advocating for your points of view - then finding transformative entrepreneurs aligned with them.

  • Developing and maintaining a network of trusted relationships among other researchers, scientists and technologists working in relevant climatetech areas.

  • Reporting requirements for the fund.

  • New responsibilities as they come to light! This is a new fund and we are moving fast, there is big scope for your role to grow and evolve.


About you: You have a…

  • Strong alignment with our fund’s mission of achieving net-zero emissions

  • Deep intellectual curiosity

  • Broad and deep understanding of energy and environmental technologies.

  • Scientific approach and strong academic track record. You will probably have an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a quantitative and scientific subject area - electrochemistry and molecular biology are particularly interesting.

  • Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative. You love technical detail and numbers, and you are happy sifting through data, building spreadsheets and databases, summarising reports and drawing logical conclusions.

  • Excellent listening and communicating skills, in oral and written form, with a good sense of humour.

  • Collaborative approach, and you are comfortable working with entrepreneurs, academics, and other investors.

  • Confident working style. You will work independently and remotely with little supervision, and you need to have a self-starting, positive attitude.

Zero Carbon Capital is an equal opportunity employer with an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from backgrounds which are underrepresented in venture capital are especially encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor work visas so all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Location:

You can be based anywhere, but you will need to travel to events and companies, many of which are in the ‘golden triangle’. We will have team days twice a month, which are likely to be in London, and team offsites quarterly in various locations.


Salary: depending on experience.


How to apply:

  • Please email us at info@zerocarbon.capital with a link to your LinkedIn profile (or a traditional CV).

  • Please include a paragraph written in your own words (500 words or less) one one of the following:

  • Read this thought piece by Saul Griffiths - How do we decarbonise?. Choose one point that you disagree with, and explain why.

  • Present your assessment of the GHG emissions and reduction opportunities of at least one aspect of fertiliser production and use.