Investment Manager/Director with Deep Tech focus
Industrifonden sees today’s science and groundbreaking technologies as the foundation for the industries of tomorrow. Investing in future technologies is not an easy thing and we believe one crucial competence profile is often missing – science. Industrifonden is expanding the team with an investment professional within Deep Tech. We’re looking for a person with a broad understanding of science and new and emerging technologies, someone who can become one of our thought leaders in Deep Tech. The person we are looking for has a unique expertise in a relevant scientific field and a passion for technology first.
Industrifonden – our mission
For more than four decades, Industrifonden has invested in the most promising Nordic companies, in firms that employ ground-breaking technologies and innovative business models to respond to social and commercial challenges. Our mission is to support the development of Sweden’s industrial and societal strengths by supporting new firms as they improve on, and commercialise, scientific and technological research. This way we ensure that Sweden plays to its economic strengths, allowing society to enjoy economic security, thus making it a smarter and happier place. We believe in being an active investor; in sharing our 40 years’ experience of scaling and growth. Industrifonden is an independent foundation and invests from its own balance sheet, which gives us a unique opportunity to be long-term. The team is based in central Stockholm.
With careers in research, industry and as entrepreneurs, the individuals in our team are known to be curious about how emerging and new technology and research drive disruption of value chains – and enable everything from new medicines to cutting-edge products based on AI, nanotechnology or synthetic biology among others. We are driven by bridging the investment gap to take innovative technology companies to commercial success in a global market.
The Investment Manager role at Industrifonden is all about initiating, implementing, and developing investments in order to make Sweden smarter, more competitive, and more sustainable.
More specifically, as an Investment Manager at Industrifonden you will:
- Create your own academic and industrial network to follow research as it becomes industrially relevant to generate investment opportunities
- Evaluate investment opportunities, get to know owners and entrepreneurs, participate in relevant conferences and network meetings
- Analyse potential investments from an industrial, commercial and financial perspectives
- Develop existing investments and, as a board member, participate in the portfolio company’s board and strategy work
- Actively evaluate, plan, and carry out divestments, in close collaboration with other owners in the portfolio companies
- Contribute to Industrifonden’s continued development and strategic direction
Who are we looking for?
To strengthen our team, we are looking for a person who can intensify our investments within Deep Tech. By Deep Tech, we mean technologies that are research intensive, high risk, typically take a long time to come to market, and which have the potential to make considerable impact. These include advanced materials, industry 4.0, energy, advanced computing & AI and synthetic biology-innovations that can basically create new industries or radically change existing ones.
The person we are looking for combine a scientific background with a great interest in societal change. Applicants should have the conviction that innovation, science, technology, and business development are crucial contributions to a better society and a sustainable world. A solid financial understanding is also required. The right candidate is commercial-oriented, curious, unpretentious, a credible communicator, and team player, who builds strong networks with experts as well as co-investors.
Experience and qualifications
- Broad scientific competence; PhD (or professional industrial experience matching PhD insights)
- Potential to become a thought leader in a technology vertical
- Experience from venture capital, investment banking or a business strategic role at larger companies
- Experience from entrepreneurial companies and / or growth companies is meriting
Industrifonden’s investment areas include Deep Tech (general new technology in, for example, new materials, computer science or synthetic biology), Life Science (e.g. gene / cell therapy), and Transformative Tech (system-changing innovations such as the application of AI for sustainable energy or transport systems). Read more about us and our portfolio at www.industrifonden.com.
We work actively with sustainability and strive for equality and diversity. We therefore like to see the applicants with different backgrounds and perspectives.
In this recruitment, Industrifonden collaborates with Alumni. You apply for the position on Alumni’s website www.alumniglobal.com/job/investment-professional-within-deep-tech-industrifonden, or via the link (https://getintouch.formstack.com/forms/application_eng) and enter the reference number: A035696. We review applications as they are submitted, so please send us your application as soon as possible. For more information about Industrifonden and the position, please contact Alumni’s consultants; Jessica Stark +46 70 333 32 43 or Annika Norberg +46 76 798 13 66.
We look forward to receiving your application!