Diagram co-founds companies that pursue big ideas in the financial, insurance, and healthcare sectors. We combine venture capital investment, incubator-style support, and the unfair advantages of large incumbents into a unique, founder-centric model. As a leading venture builder, Diagram offers founders a unique platform to launch a business, scale it, and pursue global success. Diagram is part of Sagard Holdings, the multi-strategy alternative investment platform of Power Corporation of Canada.
Diagram is composed of 3 teams: Innovation, Acceleration, and Investments. The lifecycle of a Diagram venture begins in the Innovation team where an idea is transformed into an actionable business plan. Once the venture has founders and seed capital it becomes a portfolio company and our Acceleration team facilitates its growth through Talent, Finance, and Operations services. From the moment we invest capital, the Investment team and the Partners ensure the continued success of our portfolio companies by working with their founders to raise the capital they need to reach their ambitions, by connecting them with the right partners to fuel their growth, and by advising them as they go through key strategic decisions. We are currently looking for an Associate, Investments who will report to and work closely with our Partner, CFO.
Your responsibilities will include:
Quarterbacking the fundraising (seed rounds, seed extensions, Series A, Series B, debt financings), secondary sales, or exit processes of our portfolio companies (i.e. term sheet review/drafting, terms modeling, negotiation, etc.);
Leading the research to identify financial and strategic investors for our companies, supporting the development of our M&A strategy, and liaising with Portag3 Ventures/Sagard Holdings;
Leading the drafting of investments memos and due diligence threads for our portfolio companies raising a seed extension round or a Series A round until approval by the IC;
Leading the research and tracking of fundraisings, valuation, deal terms, and KPI benchmarks relevant for our companies and our investment funds with regular updates to the Partners;
Due diligencing special external investment opportunities while leveraging the knowledge of the investment team of Portag3 Ventures and Diagram’s Innovation team;
Supporting the creation of new funds and quarterbacking the drafting of marketing materials, modelling of capital allocation, and management of investor funnel/roadshow;
Developing our investor relations capabilities to leverage our vast limited partners base (super angels and institutional investors) and engaging them via updates, events, and calls;
Quarterbacking our portfolio management and the corporate governance of our companies; and
Planning and executing strategic initiatives that will drive the growth of the Diagram ecosystem.
You should reach out if you have:
3-5 years of experience in corporate finance/M&A, investments, private equity, or VC;
Outstanding track record of academic and professional performance;
Owner mindset, initiative, rigor, critical-thinking, structure, and leadership;
Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders at different levels;
Finance academic background preferred (legal backgrounds can also be considered);
Bilingual EN/FR preferred.
You will be offered:
An occasion to contribute and be part of something big, meaningful and different;
An opportunity to push yourself, learn fast, and have ownership;
An ambitious and supportive team that will help you grow, and have a great experience;
A competitive compensation package, benefits, and a long term incentive plan (LTIP) that will provide you with an economic interest in each new company co-founded by Diagram;
A unique high-growth startup environment and a key role in the venture capital industry.