Demand for blue foods - food from aquatic sources - is expected to double by 2050. Innovation in this sector is desperately needed, and Hatch has been committed to backing the firms that are developing the necessary solutions to this critical issue since 2017.
Hatch is a specialised sustainable aquaculture and alternative-protein-based seafood investment firm. It is part of the Hatch group with three additional business units: a consulting unit, a seafood news outlet, and a startup program unit. Since its inception, the organisation has made 39 investments, raised its first fund, built two companies from scratch and run four startup accelerator programs.
Now, as it continues to selectively grow its small team, we are supporting the hire of a Partner to join the investment team. The expansion is needed as part of its new fund launch, the Blue Revolution Fund, a growth-stage VC fund focused on the future of aquaculture and seafood alternatives. This role can be flexibly based in Europe, and will include frequent travel to Berlin.
Lead the evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities in the aquaculture and alternative seafood sector.
Manage the preparation of investment committee papers, the review and assessment of due diligence reports and the review of legal documentation.
Grow and manage a team of highly capable investment professionals.
Work collaboratively with the wider team to originate investment opportunities globally.
Oversee investment and portfolio management and take lead investment management roles.
Oversee the regular portfolio reporting process.
Demonstrable track record in growth equity investment within aquaculture, alternative proteins or food and agriculture themes transferable to this strategy.
Experience focused on feed ingredients, tech, upstream tech within the space is highly desirable but not essential.
Direct senior investment experience within a PE/VC fund manager.
A strong and active network across corporate finance and broader intermediary community banks and other relevant organisations and hubs to aid origination.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong educational background.
This is a great opportunity for a senior venture capital investment professional to lead a hugely impactful investment strategy within a firm committed to shaping the future of climate-smart and biodiverse food. If you are interested, please apply directly or contact Gemma Finegold at email@example.com for more information.