Diagram is looking for an experienced entrepreneur with blockchain/cryptocurrency/DeFi expertise to join its Partner team and support its growing venture portfolio. 

The incoming Partner will have the opportunity to co-found and operate a handful of new ventures each year, and own a significant stake in the success of those ventures. In addition, given our close collaboration with Sagard, they’ll gain a unique vantage point in the evolution of the financial services industry on the whole, and the opportunity to invest and participate in the growth of other asset classes.

Core responsibilities:

  • Be the Lead Partner & Board Member of 4-6 Diagram ventures (blockchain/crypto/ DeFi focus)
  • Contribute to building & nurturing Diagram’s network of Founders; participate in the formation of founding teams based on our vetting methodology
  • Contribute to sourcing & vetting opportunities for new ventures; overall process is led by our Innovation team, but Partner is expected to support and sponsor ideas
  • Participate in Diagram’s growth into new verticals and new geos
  • Be an ambassador for Diagram in the community
  • Collaborate regularly with the broader ecosystem (i.e., Sagard, Portag3)

Experience:

  • Proven expertise in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space, including venture founding and investment experience to deeply understand the landscape and emerging opportunities
  • Angel investor in several companies in the space, with roles as advisor or Board member
  • Strong network of entrepreneurs & North American VCs
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; knowledge of French a strong asset

Compensation:

  • Total compensation competitive with equivalent position in venture firms
  • Compelling deal-by-deal upside from shares in each underlying Diagram company

About Diagram

Diagram isn’t your typical VC - we’re venture builders. And we’re on a mission to build the next generation of global technology companies in the financial services and healthcare sectors.

We’re involved at every step of our companies’ start-up journey: we source and validate ideas in-house, recruit strong founding teams, and catalyze each venture’s success with ongoing business support. In short, we offer founders a unique platform to launch a business and scale it globally.

Since 2016, Diagram has raised over $200M in capital across 3 funds and launched fifteen new companies across North America. Our ecosystem is home to 90+ angel investors, including 45+ entrepreneurs with >$15B in exits and an extended global network of corporate partners, investors, and builders. Diagram operates alongside Sagard Holdings, the multi-strategy alternative investment platform of Power Corporation of Canada.

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