We are recruiting

 

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 

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?