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Talis Capital is Hiring

After a record number of investments in 2017 and a huge growth year for Talis’ portfolio, the team is looking to bring on board a new Associate. As Talis continues to increase its AUM and number of investments in its portfolio, the team now needs additional resource to help execute new investments and manage the portfolio.

Talis Capital is an early-stage VC (Series A & B focus) that supports industry-changing and leading technology companies. Talis’ portfolio includes some of the most exciting European start-ups such as Darktrace (led Series A), Onfido (Series B & C), iwoca (sole Seed) and Pirate Studios (incubated, sole Seed & Series A) - as well as sort-after early-stage companies including Luminance and Price f/x. Talis closed over $400m of deals since 2009 and mostly leads 5-10 new investments per year, on top of number of follow-ons from their existing 40+ growing portfolio.   

The Talis team identifies and invests in both technology and tech-leveraged real businesses and has a unique perspective from its hybrid approach to private equity & venture capital. Talis only supports sustainable business models with high calibre founding teams and has a sharp focus on a handful of B2B themes (including AI leveraged cyber security, financial services, insurance-tech, prop-tech and IoT).

At Talis we also incubate / build own companies. Pirate Studios, Skwire & Learning People are just some of them and the Associate will have hands on entrepreneurial experience building these or new companies.

Associate Position

We are looking for a talented individual to join Talis where you will; gain great exposure to the European and US tech ecosystem, meet exiting new start-ups, track some of the fastest growing tech companies and work side-by-side with the Partners to find new opportunities and execute on them from origination to close.

You will

  • Take a leading role in investing and managing venture investments (typical investments range from £1-10m from Series A-B

  • Responsible for identifying investment opportunities, preparing investment recommendations, taking meetings, undertaking extensive due diligence and financial modelling

  • Contribute to all aspects of deal flow, from own initiative sourcing to initial evaluation of potential investments to assisting with deal execution and closing.

  • Provide detailed company and sector research and analysis.

  • Monitor post-investment activities such as keeping up-to-date on portfolio performance

  • Board representations experience

  • Conduct research for marketing, deal sourcing and fund raising

Qualifications

  • Graduated from a top tier university

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a relevant industry (Investment Banking, Investment Consulting, M&A/Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital).

  • Solid financial and business modelling skills

  • Great presentational skills

  • A self-starter.

  • Good transactional experience.

  • Strong analytical abilities.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently & in a start-up environment.

  • Keen interest in technology and start-ups.

Benefits

  • You will be joining a dynamic and entrepreneurial team, friendly and non-hierarchical.

  • You will get a chance to interact with the most exciting technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors, and be at the forefront of tech innovation

  • You will get a chance to attend technology conferences and start-up networking events

  • Free personal trainer team sessions 3x a week at midday

  • Team offsites 2x a year (latest were ski trip in Megeve chalet and villa in Ibiza)

  • Market competitive salary and bonus.

  • Fast track carry opportunity for the right candidates.

Apply for the job by sending a cover letter and your CV to info@taliscapital.com

 

Talis Capital Team Expansion

LONDON, September 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Talis Capital is bolstering its London-based team during a major expansion period for the venture capital firm. With an impressive portfolio of industry-leading tech companies including Darktrace, Onfido and iwoca, as well as sought-after early stage companies such as Luminance, Price f(x) and Pirate Studios - Talis is capitalising on strong momentum and building out its UK team.

Thomas Williams promoted to Principal: Tom has eight years of investment experience and has an excellent investment track record. He has supported investments at Talis including iwoca, Utelly, C3, Reevoo, bd4travel, Senrio, Second Home, Pirate Studios and Onfido. Prior to Talis, Tom was an asset manager at Dart Capital and worked as an execution-only broker. He has a degree from the University of Leeds, a Masters in Wealth Management and is a CFA charterholder.

Matthew De Jesus promoted to Senior Associate: Matthew has four years of investment experience at Talis and is heavily involved in all of Talis' digital ventures. He has supported the Partners on investments including Darktrace, Onfido, PassTheKeys, ClickTale, Luminance, CensorNet, Narrativ, eporta, Pirate Studios and Price f(x). Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from The London School of Economics.

Rachel Muzyczka promoted to Associate: Rachel joined Talis in 2016, having previously worked for 3 years in European tech M&A on over $200m of transactions. At Talis, Rachel has supported the Partners on investments including Cyber Observer, Luminance, Andium and Akua. Rachel holds an MSc from LSE, a BA from Queen Mary & Paris-Sorbonne and is currently working towards the ACA.

Diogo Coelho joins as Vice President, responsible for business development and investor relations. Before Talis Capital, Diogo spent over 6-years at Capital Generation Partners in London, most recently leading on UHNW client development in London and Switzerland. While at Capital Generation Partners, Diogo was also a member of the PE & VC investments team advising on deals from less than $100k to more than $100m. Diogo is Portuguese, a Lisbon native, and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. He holds an MBA from London Business School and is a CFA charterholder.

Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and co-founder of Talis Capital commented: "The arrival of Diogo as VP and the promotions of key members of the investment team is an important step for Talis Capital as we plan to grow the number of investors and AUM of the company. This is a significant moment for Talis Capital in terms of our increasing scale and ambition and I am excited to see what we can achieve next."

Matus Maar, Managing Partner Ventures and co-founder of Talis Capital commented: "We have established ourselves as leading experts in certain B2B tech areas, while delivering superior returns to our investors - this has only been possible due to hard work and dedication from everyone on our 12-member team. The promotions are well deserved, and I am excited about expanding the team further and welcome Diogo".

The growth in the Talis Capital team follows the upwards trajectory of investments: in the last 12 months, Talis Capital has added 12 companies to its portfolio. Several exciting investments include:

Luminance: Market-Leading Artificial Intelligence Platform for the Legal Industry. Luminance has gained significant transaction in the legal industry since launching in 2016 - they are now live in 12 countries.

Cyber Observer: Israeli cyber-security management company that provides Chief Information Security Officers and security domain managers with the ability to monitor and analyse their companies' real-time security performance.

PassTheKeys: A fast-growing property tech start-up, leveraging technology to provide a unique service to Airbnb hosts and help them with hassle-free rentals.

Price f(x): Price management and CPQ SaaS solution that provides broad and flexible support to the entire price management closed loop cycle of Price Strategy, Controlling, Optimization, Setting and Realization

With a huge amount of European start-up activity in B2B technology - a core focus of Talis Capital - the firm's outlook is bullish on expanding and generating solid returns for investors.

Talis is now looking for a full-time candidate for its Graduate-Scheme Program, for more information please go to Talis Graduate-Scheme 2017/18

Talis Capital was founded in 2009 by Bob and Rohini Finch, Vasile Foca and Matus Maar. Bob and Rohini are vastly experienced in both commodity markets and private equity management while Vasile and Matus have years of VC, PE and entrepreneurial founder experience. Vasile has been active in building and investing in companies for over 19 years and Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur (co-founder of 2 VC backed companies) and has 10 years of investor experience. Talis applies its unique combination of a private equity and venture capital mindset to its investments and today has completed over $350 million of transactions

Source: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/talis-capital-team-expansion-643701613.html