I am looking for a technical co-founder to develop a capital markets fintech start-up.
The ideal candidate will have relevant professional experience and be interested in emerging technologies that can be applied to capital markets (buy or sell side institutions)
Collaborate to explore new applications of emerging technologies / datasets, research market opportunity, calculate value proposition, etc. All with a focus on identifying a suitable commercial opportunity
Develop an MVP to test hypothesis and gain initial traction with 1-3 institutional clients (e.g. pilot projects / POCs)
Raise money (SEIS, Grant funding, Angel investment, etc) to begin scaling the business and work towards achieving product-market fit
What I offer:
15 years of capital markets experience: 7 years blue chip institutional followed by 8 years in start-ups, including 2x founder/co-founder.
Product development & commercialisation skills – i.e. working with institutional clients to understand existing challenges and then closely collaborate with technology & datascience to deliver advanced solutions.
Fundraising & Sales skills (I.e. Commercial lead)
Operational / Finance / Legal (I.e. COO)
Technical knowledge / understanding (I’m not a CTO, but I can write code and understand enough to help build a highly technical business)
Currently I work for two start-ups in the space and am looking for a third independent project to build alongside these and then commit to full-time, when the timing is right.
Candidate: key skills / experience:
Datascience (AI / NLP / ML / etc)
Passionate interest in emerging technologies in this area
Demonstrable technical ability
Your unique set of skills/experience will help guide the technical direction of this venture from day 1
Capital markets professional experience (5-10 years min)
Blue chip buy-side or sell-side institutional experience
Knowledge of processes, datasets, typical institutional tech stacks, challenges, etc
Full stack development knowledge / understanding
Sufficient to build an MVP or at least the ability to manage a low-cost offshore team to do so
Attitude / Culture / Core Values
Honesty, Hard work, Professionalism
Alongside a CV please highlight the areas you are interested in exploring. I’m open minded so please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
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