Investment Team Associate Intern - Full Time, 6-9 months

London, United Kingdom · Investment Team expand job description ↓


Illuminate Financial is a series A & late seed, financial markets FinTech focused venture capital fund. Our investors and strategic partners include some of the largest end users of the technology we invest in, including IHS Markit, Deutsche Boerse Group and five global banks.

First and foremost we invest in solutions that solve real world business problems.

We are theme led investors ranging from regulatory driven technology adoption (e.g. MiFiD II, GDPR, FRTB, ...) to realising operational efficiency in financial markets through the application of Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies.

For further information on our portfolio companies, please visit:

ROLE: This is a paid internship. This is a full-time internship starting early February.

The role will cover all aspects of the investment process:

  • Deal sourcing: Identifying relevant opportunities (theme led sourcing) and gathering information on potential investments.
  • Qualifying investment opportunities: Meeting and assessing early stage businesses and presenting investment recommendations to the investment team.
  • Research: Theme led research to feed into the due diligence process.
  • Portfolio management: Contributing to the Illuminate value addition process for our companies.

TEAM: You would be joining a team of eleven, including a deal team of six. Our Team includes experienced financial markets professionals with backgrounds that include banking (Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JPMorgan), entrepreneurship (Creditex/T-Zero), consulting (McKinsey, Bain & Co, Murex, Magister Advisers) and extensive Fintech investment experience.


We value experience from the worlds of venture capital, private equity, consulting, legal, buyside and banking (capital markets or fintech investment banking experience preferred).

Internship is a full-time position for 6 months with the potential to extend by 3 months.

Permission to work in the UK required.

Previous successful interns have had experience that includes: LBS MBA Candidate, Growth Strategy role for a FinTech startup, Product roles at FinTech Startups, Risk Management Role at a Tier 1 Bank, Corporate Finance at KPMG.

Former interns went on to full time roles in venture capital funds, technology businesses and management consulting


This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting young fund in one of the most innovative and fast-growing areas of the financial sector.

This is a paid internship.

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