Senior Investment Associate (Software)

Do you want to play a role in commercialising the ideas of world-leading academics?


Salary, circa £35,000 – £45,000 depending on experience

Based on the West Cambridge site, Madingley Road

The role:

This is a new role to help emerging software based companies from the University of Cambridge to start on their journey to success.

Based within the successful Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds team, the key part of the role is to find and invest in new software companies.  To achieve this you will develop a process to allow the fast and effective review of software business proposals.   You will then support the successful applications by providing company founders with initial funding (around £10k) and advice.

You will also develop a pool of high quality mentors with experience of early-stage software based companies across different market sectors, and work with the company founders and mentors as they move towards the next stage of company development.

The breadth of science and technology across the University is stimulating and engaging.  Working at heart of Europe’s most successful innovation cluster, you will be working with cutting-edge technologies and the next great ideas, and will help enable these discoveries to make a difference in the world.

Your skills:

Your background is in software development or in a business role in a software based business. You have an interest in entrepreneurship and early stage investment, and an understanding of technology analysis and markets.

You have excellent organisation and skills and can handle and prioritise a number of projects simultaneously.  You have highly-developed communication and networking skills, which will help you to build the strong group of mentors. Your IT skills are proficient, you are able to work well within a team, and demonstrate high levels of initiative.

A full job profile can be found here.


Continuous development is key to the role. You will have on-the-job mentoring by some of the most experienced technology transfer and early stage funding professionals in the world, as well as access to a raft of training courses including the UK Technology Transfer industry’s ‘gold standard’ courses run by PraxisUnico.

Working for a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, you will be offered a competitive salary with performance related pay, generous holiday, a University pension and a flexible working environment.     

Closing date for this position is Monday 3 April 2017

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18/ Wednesday 19 April 2017


How to apply:

Please complete an application form. You will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

If you have any questions please contact Ruth Queen on +44 (0)1223 765789.