CEO Chalmers Ventures - Chalmers Ventures

CEO Chalmers Ventures

We are looking for a CEO

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Chalmers Ventures is one of Northern Europe’s leading tech investors and venture builders, with a special focus on deep tech and university spinouts. The operation is known for its ability to build companies around pioneering research and achieve profitable exits through active ownership and investments. Chalmers Ventures’ evergreen model ensures long-term capital growth and the ability to make new investments. Chalmers Ventures currently holds about 100 companies in its portfolio.

Chalmers’ vision is to be a globally leading technical university by 2041, and Chalmers Ventures plays a crucial role in this journey. Achieving this ambitious goal will require increased research grants, and the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation intends to double its assets from 10 to 20 billion. By adding value to the companies in its portfolio and increasing the investment pace, Chalmers Ventures can generate higher returns for the foundation while helping to address societal challenges with technology-based solutions.

As the CEO of Chalmers Ventures, you have the opportunity to be a driving force in taking groundbreaking innovation from research to successful companies. The company’s ability to create and develop the most promising startups in the portfolio will be central to Chalmers, and also Sweden’s, success.

Your mission:

As CEO of Chalmers Ventures, you will lead its growth journey. You will report directly to the board and are expected to achieve the following goals:

• Business Growth: Maximize the return on Chalmers Ventures’ investments and increase the number of successful exits from portfolio companies.
• Dealflow and Company Formation: By developing collaboration and models for Chalmers Ventures’ special investment focus, ensure a steady influx of new promising companies to the portfolio. Understand and relate to researchers’ academic work, motivations, and incentives.
• Long-term Financing: Responsible for diversifying Chalmers Ventures’ funding base through its platform, and in addition to exits, ensure long-term mission funding that strengthens Chalmers Ventures’ ability to create and develop companies. (Current missions from Chalmers, Västra Götaland Region, Vinnova.)
• Relationship Building: Act as an ambassador for Chalmers Ventures, building strong partnerships and networks in areas like venture capital, business, politics, and the tech ecosystem.
• Communication: As a key spokesperson, you can convey messages engagingly and clearly, both on stage and online.
• Operational Efficiency: Lead and develop the organization to ensure efficient management of investments and company building.

We’re looking for you!

To be a successful CEO, you should meet the following requirements and competencies:

• Experience: Solid background in Venture Capital from startup to series A. Experience in company building, preferably with documented success in building and exiting technology companies originating from a research environment.
• Leadership:Proven ability to lead and inspire a team and drive results in a competitive environment.
• Business Acumen: Sharp business understanding and can identify investment opportunities with high return potential.
• Relationship Building: Excellent communication skills and ability to build an extensive network within the research-based tech and VC community.
• Strategic Vision: Can formulate and implement a long-term strategy for Chalmers Ventures that supports Chalmers’ overall vision.
• Results-Driven: Goal-oriented and can deliver results, including return on invested capital and successful exits.
• Language and Basic Skills: Fluent in Swedish and English, holds a relevant academic degree, and is interested in technology with good knowledge in economics, strategy, business development, and sales.

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