Venture Manager - Level 4

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

If you think you could support Visa as a Venture Manager, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

Job Description

What’s it all about?

At Visa we make venture investments in businesses to cement commercial partnerships. The Visa Venture team in Europe drives venture partnerships to expand our network and drive greater value for our clients and partners. This includes partnerships that can differentiate existing services & solutions; support new service and solution development; drive distribution and adoption of Visa services; and accelerate businesses to deliver new market opportunities.

The Venture Manager will be an integral member of the European team supporting the identification, delivery and management of venture backed digital partnerships. This role will involve coordinating and preparing for investment committees, engaging with the broader start-up community, building relationships with early stage business and supporting partnerships by engaging with internal team as necessary to model, agree and execute venture deals.

What we expect of you, day to day.

This role will manage our overall deal pipeline to supporting prioritisation, sequencing and reporting of potential deals and for our portfolio of investments supporting our venture companies, as well as tracking and reporting the value delivered.

Critical to the role is building strong relationships with emerging businesses that can deliver strategic value to Visa this will involve supporting start-up community engagement, developing sector investment hypothesis, conducting opportunity filtering and deal execution.

Coordinating and preparing for deal reviews, investment sponsor meetings and governance committees will also be required.



What we’re after…

  • Ideally be educated to degree level, or have directly relevant industry training/education 
  • Likely to have worked in a consultancy, venture finance or other enterprise development roles
  • Experience of working with, or in, start-up businesses
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Ability to negotiate, challenge and adapt.
  • A strong ability to partner and collaborate for success
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Tenacious, ambitious and resilient

Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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