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Director, Capital Services

Communitech

Communitech

Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Communitech helps founders start, grow and succeed

At Communitech, we’re all about the “F” word. Founders.

We were built by tech founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. No other innovation hub can say that, which is pretty cool.

Established in 1997, our mission has been our guide ever since. We're here to support the founder at every stage of their journey, providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and sales.

As Canada’s tech supercharger, we help founders:

  • Hire and retain the smartest, brightest and most experienced people

  • Access growth financing at every stage

  • Sell to the biggest customers at home and around the world

  • Connect the right people at the right time – peers who have been there before, coaches who can guide them through the difficult spots and partners from all over Canada

We’re looking to grow our team with passionate people – people who believe in our mission and who are willing to do what it takes to help our founders succeed. If you like to work collaboratively, get s#!t done and be a champion for Canadian tech, we want to hear from you. Wonder what it’s like to work at Communitech? Learn more at https://www.communitech.ca/corporate-stuff/careers/

Communitech is a hybrid organization headquartered in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. In-person connection is important to us, so we get together regularly for special events, collaboration days and team socials, and we ask our team members to work onsite from our Kitchener facility for a minimum of 2 days/week. We are a flexible, people first environment and want to allow our people to make decisions and choices about where they work to support work life balance within clear guidelines.

Reporting to VP, Founder Programs the Director, Capital Services will take on the following:

What you’ll be doing:

  • Developing and implementing a Capital Programs strategy for Communitech that aligns with the goals and objectives of supporting Founders to raise capital.

  • Attract and encourage investor activity in Waterloo Region.

  • Sourcing, evaluating, and negotiating investment opportunities across a diverse range of industries and stages, from Seed to Series A.

  • Conducting thorough due diligence on companies we are supporting with introductions, including market analysis, financial modeling, and risk assessment.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with Founders, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Debt providers and other key stakeholders within the innovation ecosystem.

  • Providing strategic guidance and mentorship to founder companies, leveraging your expertise and network to support their growth and success in fundraising.

  • Staying abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive dynamics to inform investment decisions and drive innovation within the ecosystem.

  • Providing pitch feedback and PitchBook reports for Founders

  • Mentorship and coaching of team members, including having direct reports.

  • Attending and representing Communitech at events and conferences (travel will be required)

  • Other duties as assigned. All duties subject to change

Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of success in venture capital, private equity, investment banking, or a related field.

  • A strong network and reputation within the investment community (Canada and US).

  • Deep understanding of startup ecosystems, venture capital trends, and investment best practices.

  • Exceptional analytical and financial modeling skills, with the ability to evaluate investment opportunities and assess their potential for success.

  • Strong communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a passion for innovation, creativity, and driving positive change.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.

To Apply

Please apply online along with your resume and cover letter.

We thank all applicants in advance; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be kept confidential. Communitech is a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including indigenous persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.