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Investment Manager Web3

AirTree Ventures

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About AirTree

Based in Sydney, we’re one of the largest and most active venture capital funds in Australia and New Zealand. We’re a down-to-earth team with a diverse set of backgrounds but the same passion: startups and technology. Our mission is to find and back iconic technology projects and companies.

We have over $1.5bn AUM and are currently investing a $700m fund of which $50m is dedicated to seed stage crypto investments. If you join us, you'll be the first Investment Manager we've hired to focus on crypto. You'll get to source, invest in and work with exciting crypto projects like Immutable, Altered State Machine, Zeta Markets, Reputation DAO, Crypto Tax Calculator and many more!

You'll also be tightly integrated into our broader investment team and have exposure to many of the most exciting Web2 startups in our region including Canva, Linktree, Go1, Immutable, Milkrun, Secure Code Warrior, Athena, Brighte, Qwilr and Frankie One.

This is an opportunity to get involved early and help shape AirTree's Web3 practice.

We’ve written a lot about what we do at AirTree, check out our blog and our team bios.

Requirements

  • Strong passion for and knowledge of the crypto space
  • Intense curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Humble, helpful and empathetic - founders want to work with you and you build long lasting relationships
  • Ability to evaluate highly technical companies and protocols
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Thrive in a fast moving, unstructured environment
  • Strong ethical code

Preferred

  • Already a contributor to relevant communities
  • Strong network in crypto
  • Background in computer science/programming
  • Familiarity with relevant crypto tools and forums (e.g., know your way around Crypto Twitter, Discord, Dune Analytics, navigating contracts on Etherscan)
  • A broader interest in software and Web2 and an appetite to work on Web2 software investments from time to time

About the Role

This is a full time role.

We’re looking for someone with a true passion for Web3, startups, technology and shaping the future. You will become an integral part of our investment team and be involved in the entire process from sourcing, to investment, to working with our projects and helping them to succeed. You will be based in Sydney but will travel within Australia and beyond, as well as attend events and more.

What You’ll do

Your primary role will be to source new crypto investments and work along our partners through the lifecycle of the investment process. Working together with the Partners at AirTree, you will:

  • Source new early stage, private crypto opportunities
  • Build and contribute to important and emerging communities
  • Help us develop a prepared mind about emerging frontiers (e.g. DeFi in 2018, NFTs in 2020) through research and market mapping
  • Work with the Partners on the full lifecycle of investments: conduct diligence, monitor and help the portfolio, successfully divest
  • Represent AirTree at events and in the broader tech ecosystem
  • Build and maintain great relationships with various stakeholders and help us build on our reputation for being a founder-friendly partner to some of the most successful projects

Location, Flexibility & Support

AirTree is a flexible, supportive and family-friendly workplace.

This role is based in Sydney but we fully support our team to WFH.

We also offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave and have an Employee Assistance Program that offers free counselling support for our team and their immediate family members.

Diversity and inclusion

We celebrate and value diversity and we are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire and in the way our team works together.

We strongly encourage you to apply even if you are not sure you fit all of the criteria we’ve mentioned. All our roles involve a range of skill sets and we recognise that everyone has different strengths and experiences that can add lots of value to our team.

How to apply?

Complete the application form :)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to a phone interview and we’ll invite a smaller group to do a case study.

We hope to finish the process by July 2022 and have you working with us as soon as possible after that.

We can’t wait to meet you!