Below you’ll find the current vacancies available at SyndicateRoom, both at our main office in Cambridge (UK) and our office in Lisbon (Portugal).

A little about SyndicateRoom

We believe that everyone should have equal access to sophisticated investment opportunities, and that the crowd should get the same deal as the professionals.

This philosophy first manifested itself in our ‘investor-led’ equity crowdfunding structure, which made it possible for the crowd to invest alongside angel investors and on the same economic terms. Since then we have collaborated with leading industry organisations, such as Gust and Wayra, to bring our members the best deals and, most recently, rocked the world of crowdfunding once again by becoming the first crowdfunding platform to give members access to public markets.

And we’re going to keep on pushing the envelope.

We have established a reputation for quality and are proud of both the service we offer and of the network of members who we serve, many of whom are experienced and successful entrepreneurs who have chosen to invest via our platform. This winning formula is facilitating continued rapid growth which has been further strengthened by our own fundraising campaign, held on our own platform, which hit its target of £2.3m in ten hours before overfunding to £3.1m.

Everything we do is in pursuit of achieving our vision of a fair, sustainable and transparent investment industry. We invite you to join us on our journey.

Open roles

In-House Commercial Solicitor

Location – Cambridge

Start: ASAP

Vacancies: One position available

Type: Full time/part time

Salary: TBC depending on experience

This role will be based at our Cambridge office and may involve travelling to London for meetings and other professional commitments.

General description

We have a fantastic job opportunity for a Company Commercial Solicitor 1 PQE+ to join a highly successful and expanding investment company based in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will liaise with our company and investor clients about our commercial contracts and perform legal document review (Articles, Shareholders Agreements, Deeds of Adherence). You will be a qualified solicitor with experience in company commercial matters.

Experience of preparing fund documentation would be attractive. General experience in financial services, funds, startups, IP, tech, risk and/or compliance would be advantageous.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are commercially astute, keen to be involved in the business, resilient and a self-starter. Applications are welcome from solicitors with an in-house background, although this is not a requirement.

Core responsibilities and duties

  • Commercial contracts
  • Legal/investment document review

Other responsibilities and duties

  • Risk management
  • Legal compliance
  • Fund structuring and documentation
  • General experience in company commercial matters

Requirements

  • A qualified Commercial Solicitor 1 PQE+
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Financial services experience would be preferable but it is not essential
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and agreeing commercial contracts
  • Excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal)

How to apply

To apply send your CV and cover letter to contactus@syndicateroom.com. Strictly no agencies.

Investment Associate (Account Manager)

Location – Cambridge

Start: ASAP

Vacancies: Two positions available

Type: Full-time/permanent

Closing date: We are hiring on a rolling basis

Salary: £22k–£27k

This role is ideal for a graduate or individual with one to two years’ experience (this need not be in finance or business specifically).

General description

We’re looking for someone to join a lively young company in an external-facing role, working with small/medium-sized companies throughout the investment process on our platform. From preparation to going live on the SyndicateRoom website and through to closure, enacting transactions and maintaining relationships with portfolio companies.

This is a process-oriented role, so will suit if you have a great attention to detail and like to follow projects through to completion.

The initial stages of the process involve being the core point of contact for companies and liaising with lawyers, accountants, marketers and media professionals to ensure we have everything required for creating a strong online pitch to be opened up to our network of sophisticated investors.

You will have direct contact with clients from day one – though we’ll be there to support you – and will require excellent time-management skills, a knack for problem-solving and organisational flexibility. Expect to have a number of projects on the go at any one time.

You’ll be working with some of the best and brightest up-and-coming startups, reviewing their pitch to make sure that content about them on the SyndicateRoom platform is not only highly accurate and well-referenced, but also engaging and intriguing. No specific prior experience is required and we’ll give you all the on-the-job training you’ll need.

You’ll be learning and writing about industries and companies as you go, so it’s important that you’re a quick and proactive learner, and are able to articulate complex concepts. You’ll need a fantastic eye for detail and a creative edge.

There’s also a creative element – helping to film videos with the companies, and setting up stylish web pages based on templates.

You’ll also be in regular contact with a number of investors and so must love communicating with people and be able to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure. Listing on our website is a time sensitive process with a quick turnaround so being able to maintain a positive attitude under pressure is key.

There is plenty of potential for personal and career development for talented and motivated individuals.

Responsibilities/duties

  • Critical analysis and quick learning – you will need to pick up large amounts of information quickly, and think critically about it. For example, you might need to learn about fuel cells one day and how sales distribution models work the next. You need to be able to get to the heart of what each company does and explain it well to others, and to think about what’s missing from the explanation by anticipating questions an interested investor might ask

  • Independent research skills – you’ll often need to find out more about an industry or concept on your own to fully understand it, and to be able to source key claims

  • Relationship and account management – you will work one-on-one with our customers and should provide fantastic service

  • Document reviewing and project management – you will be responsible for ensuring the customer provides all the documentation we require and that it is to the standard we need, across multiple projects and deadlines

  • Keen eye for detail – you’ll have responsibility for making sure that all the content you create is accurate, from reviewing sources of information and checking that financial information ‘adds up’, to checking (and re-checking) spelling and grammar

  • Impressive writing skills – you’ll need to find the perfect way to word something to please multiple parties (although editing assistance will be given) You will help to set-up the deal pages on our website, and work with our back office systems, so should be comfortable undertaking ownership of the whole process from start to finish and enjoy the satisfaction of completing small projects

  • Administrative support – you will use (and where you can, improve) our existing processes for managing company fundraises, including ensuring the appropriate checks are completed when a funding round comes to a close and that funds raised are transferred to the company in a timely manner

  • Process support – you will help to refine and improve our ‘onboarding’ process for new companies, including providing feedback and suggestions, and even creating new processes

Candidate skills

Necessary skills:

  • Excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal)
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Highly computer literate
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to spread across multiple tasks
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Must have a good work ethic and be willing to learn quickly
  • Must enjoy building relationships and working with people

Desirable skills:

  • Experience/interest in writing and communications
  • Experience/interest with Excel
  • Experience/interest in video editing or creative design
  • Experience/interest with basic coding (desirable but far from essential)
  • Experience/interest in the finance industry

How to apply

Email fran@syndicateroom.com with your CV and covering letter. What interests you about our company? What makes you suitable for the role? Include 200 words about your favourite business (this can be anything) – what makes this business so great in your eyes?

Digital Outreach and PR Manager

Location – Cambridge

Start: ASAP

Type: Full-time/permanent

We’re looking for an ambitious marketer with digital outreach and PR experience to join SyndicateRoom. Having started in 2013, SyndicateRoom has helped fund more than 110 trailblazing early-stage businesses with over £100m. Our investor-led model and focus on investors’ interests has led us to become one of the fastest-growing investment platforms.

From a marketer’s perspective, one of the best things about SyndicateRoom is the pace and variety of projects on at any one time. You’ll never be stuck for things to do.

  • Developing relationships with bloggers, journalists and influencers to secure online coverage for SyndicateRoom
  • Enforcing consistent brand communication across all media channels
  • Ensuring best practices are followed for optimal Search Engine Optimisation

About the team

You’d be part of the marketing team, which consists of a creative designer, a videographer, a content editor, a digital marketer, a marketing executive and a marketing manager. As a team, we’re focused on creating the most up-to-date, engaging, visually attractive and informative content for the startup and investment industries.

We publish reports, guides and a quarterly magazine, run regular events, write columns for top-tier publications and generally promote our incredible portfolio of companies. We regularly conduct world-class research that gets published in the UK’s most respected publications. We’re very keen on data and measuring the impact of our work. We take immense pride in what we do, which translates into very high-quality work, and a productive and fun team environment.

About the role

No two days will be the same, but you would be focused around working with the team to create and distribute incredible content to improve SEO rankings and build the SyndicateRoom brand. This could be anything from generating ideas for our next big campaign or writing an article to pitch to a journalist.

A lot of your work will feed into the team KPIs, though you will be responsible for generating PR coverage.

This role could be for you if you’re:

  • A journalist looking to take on more of a digital outreach role, while keeping up journalism
  • A digital outreach or PR executive or manager looking to take on more responsibility

Necessary candidate skills and personality traits

  • Curious and quick-learning. One day you’ll have to write confidently about electric car charging points and tax relief the next
  • Creative. You will have to find supportive evidence to make your pitch stick, whether that’s primary research, data from SyndicateRoom’s portfolio or investors, or search volumes in Google
  • Outstanding copywriting. You’ll have to find the perfect way of phrasing to ensure accuracy while being engaging. Your spelling and grammar skills need to be of an enviable standard
  • Digital marketing. You will work with our digital marketing manager to continue improving SyndicateRoom’s SEO programme
  • Brand and messaging. You will have to ensure consistent brand communication in media
  • Project management
  • Must enjoy building relationships and working with people

Desirable skills

  • Experience/interest in writing and communications
  • Experience/interest in Excel
  • Experience/interest in the finance industry

How to apply

Email marcin@syndicateroom.com with your CV and covering letter. What interests you about our company? What makes you suitable for the role? Include a pitch for an article we should publish in the next copy of The Syndicate.

Front End Developer

Location – Cambridge

Start: ASAP

Type: Full-time/permanent

Salary: £40k-£50k

General description

We’re looking for an experienced front-end developer who can find elegant and pragmatic solutions to difficult problems. We follow agile practices and work in short iterations. You’ll be delivering MVPs then iterating over them in future sprints, keeping track of technical debt and writing tests where they make sense.

You may have been full-stack before and now want to focus more on the front-end, knowing that front-end development is far more than just copying and pasting HTML, CSS and some hacked-together jQuery. Crucially, you really know how to write good Javascript and CSS, and aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and learn something new.

Requirements

  • Strong Javascript skills (we use ES6)
  • Experience with Vue, React or similar (we’re leaning towards Vue)
  • Modern CSS, including flexbox, grid, animations and media queries (we use SASS)
  • Clean, semantic HTML
  • Git (we use GitHub heavily)
  • An analytical, problem-solving mind
  • Ability to communicate well with the wider team

Bonus Points

  • UI component mockup and wireframing experience with tools such as Figma or Sketch
  • Ability to do nifty things with SVGs
  • Experience with native mobile development and/or progressive web apps
  • Webpack, Gulp or Grunt
  • Testing and linting: Mocha, Selenium, Chromeless, Puppeteer
  • Pixel and vector manipulation in Photoshop, Illustrator or equivalents
  • Experience with mocking APIs (REST or maybe GraphQL)
  • Knowledge of the NodeJS ecosystem

How to apply

Send a CV and short cover letter to join@syndicateroom.com. Be sure to include an example of your work, for example by providing a link to your GitHub account.