Principal Investment Professional for Venture Capital firm based in London

 

The Challenge

London based Venture Capital firm with a portfolio of early venture and growth stage tech company investments across Europe, had a requirement for an Principal level Investment professional with 4+ years’ career experience at a top tier venture or private equity firm or prior experience in consulting/investment banking or as an operator or entrepreneur. Fluent in deal sourcing, diligence, and completing investments was the preferable experience and this was a European wide search.

 

The Solution

Our Venture Capital executive search team which focus on sourcing Associate – Partner level Investment professionals for our General Partner clients’, first utilized our exceptional network of candidates on our in-house database. Our team also mapped the entire European market and concentrated on headhunting Investment professionals from across Europe which also took into account “hands off” VC and PE houses which were selected by our client. We also utilized our extensive referral base and network of Investment Professional candidates. At this level our peerless network of European Investment Professionals that we have built and worked with over the years came into its own, especially when carrying out background checks and cross-referencing.

 

Success

After a rigorous qualification process, our team submitted a shortlist of 5 Principal level investment professional C.V profiles who were each interested in the position 12 days after we received the brief from the client. Four candidates were subsequently selected by our client and shortlisted to interview with the Managing Partners of the firm. After a five stage interview process including the candidate’s completing case studies for the Partners, our client selected the strongest candidate and offered him the position based on a successful interview process, case study and exceptional references from previous employers.

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