Skillsme & Icehouse Ventures

October 2021 by Steph Benseman posted in Talent

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Showcase your skills to fast-growing tech startups. 

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We're Hiring an Investment Manager

December 2019 by Icehouse Ventures posted in Talent

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Icehouse Ventures Investment Manager

  Icehouse Ventures is looking to hire an Investment Manager to ensure we create and win the opportunity to invest in the best early-stage companies in New Zealand. This means building trust with founders, adding value to them in interactions, recommendations and connections and seeing the opportunity to create a deal when it presents itself.

About Icehouse Ventures

  Icehouse Ventures is an investment group that backs New Zealand's leading high-growth companies. The group includes the Ice Angels and ArcAngels investor networks, Tuhua Ventures, Eden Ventures, First Cut Ventures, a number of passive funds and the Flux Accelerator.
 

We have collectively invested over $120m into 180 startups since 2001 as part of The Icehouse. Icehouse Ventures was established in 2019 with investment from Simplicity Kiwisaver, Jarden, Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1, and The Icehouse. 

About the Role

The purpose of the investment manager role is to originate new investment opportunities, lead the investment process and work with the companies post investment. The investment manager role will work across the Flux Accelerator, Eden Ventures and Tuhua Ventures.

  Here is a brief overview of some examples of work:
 

Deal Sourcing

  • Actively sourcing new deal flow from within the early-stage investment ecosystem.
  • Developing a personal investment thesis whilst synthesizing the collective views of the Icehouse Ventures team to see genuine opportunities for globally scalable companies.
  • Developing relationships with founders and adding value.
  • Negotiating deal structures with founders and leading the investment process.
  • Meeting prospective investments and giving feedback to the company.

Investor Relations

  • Building trust with investors.
  • Articulating the various funds and investment opportunities available within Icehouse Ventures.
  • Raising capital for the Icehouse Ventures funds.
  • Contribute to quarterly investor reporting for the companies you are the closest to.

Network

  • Actively seek to build new relationships with entrepreneurs and prospective mentors/advisors that could benefit our portfolio
  • Build relationships with ecosystem stakeholders and upstream investors.
  • Manage these relationships and activate them by connecting them to investee founders

Resources

  • Assist in building templates and resources that entrepreneurs could benefit from.

Position Requirements

Experiences and skills should include:

  • Experience in working on a startup or investing in startups.
  • Experience in raising capital from investors or managing investment products.
  • An insatiable curiosity and desire to learn about new industries and technologies.
  • An ability to build high-quality relationships with entrepreneurs and investors.
  • A hard work ethic and desire to go above and beyond to help build iconic companies. 

We’re looking for someone who is as passionate as us about building an iconic investment business. You must have a high ownership mentality and the ability to take responsibility for goals and outcomes.

This is a full-time role, based in Parnell, Auckland.

To apply email - talent@icehouseventures.co.nz

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We're Hiring a Software Developer

October 2019 by Peter Thomson posted in Talent, Technology

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Icehouse Ventures is looking for an awesome software developer to be part of building out our online investment services. Our ideal candidate is a hands-on platform builder with experience in developing scalable data-driven platforms. 

You will be working closely with the rest of the team throughout the software development life cycle. You’ll have a chance to be involved right from the conception of the product through to design, development and deployment. 

 

We’re looking for someone who also has  an interest in finance and investing. We have an exciting technology roadmap in place that will see you working on a wide range of projects from an interactive investor portal, portfolio visualisation tools, interesting API integrations and complex CRM systems. 

Because we spend our time investing in the greatest startups in NZ we need to live our own message apply best-practises from lean startup, design thinking and agile. We are performance-focused and numbers-driven team so you’ll be working with a lot of financial data sets. 

This is a full-stack role so you’ll be working all the way from front-end design through to back-end server architecture. Your main focus will be on the core application, so a focus on logic, models, controllers and data manipulation will be an advantage. You’ll be a team player with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills. 

Who we are

We invest in the best startups in New Zealand and we’re determined to provide a world class experience for founders and investors. We provide a growing range of angel investing, venture capital and private equity products for founders and investors. We currently have over $150 million in assets under management.

Icehouse Ventures is the team behind Ice Angels, Flux, Tuhua Ventures, Arc Angels, First Cut Ventures and Eden Ventures. Our portfolio includes some of the best startups to come out of NZ in recent years including Face Me, Parrot Analytics, Ask Nicely, Dexibit and Sharesies. You’ll be working closely as part of our core team to build technology that delivers great experiences for investors and founders. We are part of the Icehouse community and you’ll be working with the wider community on projects to help integrate our services with other business platforms. 

Responsibilities 

  • Write clean, efficient code based on functional specifications

  • Designing and developing software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes 

  • Analysing information to recommend and plan the installation of new systems or modifications of existing systems

  • Structure, manage and manipulate large data sets

  • Integrate software components and third-party programs

  • Test, verify and deploy programs and systems

  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software

  • Gathering and evaluating user feedback

  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

  • Preparing reports on programming project specifications, activities, or status

Requirements

 
  • Experience with software design and development in a user-centered environment

  • Studies in computer science, engineering or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of coding languages and frameworks/systems

  • Knowledge of the software development life-cycle

  • Experience with data modeling and database management 

  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies

  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Desire to work in fast-paced environment

  • Creativity is always a plus

Tools

You’ll be working hands-on with the latest versions of technologies like Laravel, php, MySQL, Vue JS, Tailwind and AWS. We’re a small enough team that you’ll also have the flexibility to decide your own IDE, text editor and to create a workflow that works best for you. We’re looking for someone with familiarity across the range of tools needed to build great software, including at least some of: 

  • Core programming languages like php, rails, python, etc. And/or an interest in learning php.

  • Front-end languages like Vue, React, Angular, etc.And/or an interest in learning Vue.

  • Frameworks such as Laravel, Symphony, Django, Rails, etc.

  • Database tools such as MySQL, Postgres etc.

  • Infrastructure technologies like Heroku, Docker, and Vagrant.

  • Building APIs and services using CURL, REST etc.

  • Interface design including CSS, SASS and HTML5. 

  • Server administration in Linux, Apache, NGINX and DNS.

Why join us

This role is a chance to be part of a fast-growing team and to make a name for yourself in the startup community in NZ. The tools you build will be used by some of the most influential investors in NZ and by the hottest startups.  

You’ll be surrounded by people who are the best at what they do and have the chance to do your best work. We’ll let you choose between a Mac and PC and set you up with all the tools you need (as many screens as you need). 

 

Icehouse Ventures is the leading investor in early-stage New Zealand companies and the team are all passionate about creating great businesses here in NZ. You’ll grow fast and benefit from mentoring, connections and resources from the whole Icehouse community. 

The vision is that this is a permanent role and you’ll be a key part of the long-term technology strategy for the Icehouse Ventures team. Depending on your circumstances we may look to structure your offer around a short-term project in the first instance and build towards a permanent role once we get to know each other.

If you are interested in applying for the role, send through an application to:

talent@icehouseventures.co.nz

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