Martlet are hiring an Investment Manager, Deep Tech

December 8, 2022

About the job


The Company: Martlet Capital is a pre-seed and seed-stage investor based in Cambridge, providing patient capital to emerging technology start-ups. Martlet invests across three core verticals of deep tech, life sciences and sustainability. Martlet focuses on entrepreneurial teams with defensible technology, an identified large market and excellent growth potential. Since its launch in 2011, Martlet has invested in more than 65 companies and experienced several exits from its portfolio, including trade sales to global technology companies and IPOs. In 2021, Martlet successfully raised additional capital to scale its investment activity. The Martlet team is comprised of experienced investors and entrepreneurs, who in addition to capital, offer support, experience, and a network of contacts to their investee companies.

Position: Investment Manager, Deep Tech

Location: Cambridge, UK

Employment type: Full-time

Reporting line: Reporting to the Senior Investment Manager

Core objective of the role: Work with the Martlet investment team, board, and shareholders, to help to build one of the UK’s premier pre-seed and seed-stage investment companies.


  • Identify spin-out and start-up opportunities within the geographical remit
  • Undertake detailed due diligence on those opportunities
  • Support and recommend investment opportunities to the Martlet Capital Investment Committee
  • Work on deal completion activities
  • Work with portfolio companies to help build successful businesses
  • Portfolio company monitoring and reporting
  • Attend various industry events as an ambassador for the company
  • Strengthen relationships with local academic institutions, accelerators, entrepreneurs, and other seed-stage investors, primarily in Cambridge but also in other technology centres of excellence across the UK
  • Keep up to date with technology trends and relevant market developments

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience:
    • At least two years seed/early stage investment experience or relevant industry experience
    • Strong technical knowledge across a range of deep tech areas e.g. AI and machine learning, advanced materials, robotics, semiconductors
    • Broad knowledge of current themes across deep tech
  • Personal characteristics:
    • Ambition
    • Entrepreneurial flair
    • Team player
    • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving approach
    • Numerate and understanding of business finance
    • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Naturally inquisitive, intellectually curious, and quick to learn
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong use of IT and systems
    • Enthusiastic about talking to entrepreneurs and networking
    • Self-motivated and able to direct their own work


  • Preferred:
    • Undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Desirable:
    • PhD or advanced degree
    • Relevant professional qualification / membership


How to apply

If you would like to apply and meet the requirements above, then please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and fit with the role to No agencies, please.

Application deadline: 3rd February 2023

Martlet Capital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, colour, disability, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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