Investment Lead (f/m/x)

Who we are

trive is a startup studio rethinking the building blocks of how people live, work and move in the future. Our team invests time, experience and money in impactful & relevant ideas and enables movers & shakers around the world to pursue their passions. What is a startup studio? If you don’t know, read our blog.

Our team is based in the heart of Vienna, but we operate on an international level. Founded in 2021, we are currently hiring the core team of our studio. This core team consists of around 10 dedicated and driven people, who are hands-on startup builders and want to shape the future through the ventures we are building.

Why join us?

We believe we can change the world through our ventures and put our whole hearts into it. We expect the same from our core team members. If you want to work in an exciting and performance-driven environment where you can learn a lot, this is the place for you.

  • Highly independent and self-responsible working style with a lot of flexibility.

  • We live a highly value-based, trust-driven and transparent company culture with no to low hierarchies.

  • You can work on several exciting ideas/companies/industries a year.

  • We expect our team to give their best and therefore you also participate in the (financial) success of our ventures.

  • You have the unique opportunity to shape the development of impactful and relevant startups across Europe.

  • In this role, you have the lead the fundraising efforts and all financial aspects of trive and our portfolio startups. However, you constantly collaborate with a team of driven and dedicated professionals and additionally gain insights into all other specialisations of a startup building process.

Your role & responsibilities

We’re on the lookout for a talented Investment Lead. Key activities include fundraising (strategies), investors networking and portfolio management. If you enjoy making our startup portfolio successful by contributing your strong investment experience, this is your role.

Responsibilities for our portfolio startups:

  • Support our co-founders in raising money from funding agencies, banks, business angels and venture capitalists in all stages from pre-seed to Series A.

  • You're responsible for the investor's relations within Europe and support our startups in succeeding at investor pitches.

  • You educate our strong VC network about the startup studio model and make sure that our startups are attractive investments to them.

Responsibilities for trive:

  • You are in charge of our portfolio strategy and operations. Which startup should raise how much? From whom? When? When should we exit and how? You call the shots.

  • You manage and communicate with our own trive studio investors. You prepare the joint decision making about our portfolio strategy from building to exit.

What you need to succeed

  • Read our values and make sure your mindset fits ours!

  • Significant experience in venture capital or in a venture-backed start-up in a demanding, fast-paced, leading finance role.

  • Strong experience in raising capital from different sources (e.g. Business Angels, VC Series A/B, funding agencies, bank financing) and managing capital providers (you know what they’re after).

  • A strong investors network in Europe from pre-seed to series A.

  • Being an entrepreneur at heart, who loves to work in teams.

  • High ambition and drive to achieve excellent results.

  • Fluency in English, excellent written and verbal skills.

How to apply

We would love to hear from you! Make sure to include your CV and/or LinkedIn and send through a text/voice/video file stating why you want to work with us via mail (we love to get content that surprises us). No motivation letter required (we also dislike them!).

  • According to Austrian law, we are required to state a minimum salary for this position. The expected minimum salary for this role is EUR 61,000.00 gross annually. As our team consists of entrepreneurs, you also benefit from the success of the portfolio we are building.

  • Start Date: asap

  • Please note that for this position we only accept applicants with a valid working permit in the EU.

Reach out via and get in contact whenever you have any questions. We would love to hear from you!

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Commitment to Equality

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our team stronger. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity and all other diversity dimensions. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for challenging the status quo, you will find a home at trive.