Position Overview

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team at Monk’s Hill Ventures as a Venture Partner, focused on the Indonesian market.  We are a leading venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies across Southeast Asia. We are entrepreneurs backing great entrepreneurs who use technology to improve the lives of millions of people in the region.

As a venture partner, you will play a leading role in sourcing, evaluating and managing investment opportunities in the most promising startups across Southeast Asia. You’ll work closely with founders and their teams post-investment. This is an opportunity for a well established individual to take ownership of significant responsibilities and build on a venture capital skillset to go deep into the regional tech ecosystem.

All senior members of the Monk’s Hill Ventures investment team have previous experience in investing, startups and/or significant operational experience either as a founder or senior operator - as we believe in having great empathy for the people we invest in, and “earning the right to invest”. Our team values thoughtfulness, a get-it-done attitude, grit, resilience and strong interpersonal skills. A sense of humour and the ability to see the silver lining when the going gets tough is a nice complement.

This role will be based in Indonesia, working closely with our existing team in Jakarta, and will report into our Managing Partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be an active brand ambassador who embodies our firm’s core values of creativity, discipline, drive and respect in all your interactions
  • Lead deal sourcing and external engagement initiatives:
  • Build a strong network across the startup and tech ecosystem through proactive engagement with entrepreneurs and other stakeholders
  • Identify new investment opportunities and partnerships
  • Organize and participate in internal and external events (workshops, conferences, speaking engagements)
  • Track promising investment opportunities
  • Oversee detailed market research, due diligence and investment analysis
  • Evaluate business plans (team, product, market), develop investment theses and deal structures, and deliver recommendations with high conviction to the rest of the investment team
  • Make decisive picks on the best founders to back
  • Lead deal closing which includes building rapport with founders, negotiating deal terms, and finalizing investments
Support portfolio companies
  • Lead or co-lead board-level engagements with our portfolio companies to assist with strategic, operational and fund raising/exit matters
  • Work closely with other members of portfolio support team (Talent, Communications, Finance) to create value for our companies
  • Continually support founders and their teams on their journey
Build Monk’s Hill Ventures
  • Mentor and manage investment analysts and associates
  • Initiate projects that improve the firm’s internal operations

Ideal Candidate Background

  • 12+ years total relevant work experience including strong operational experience with technology startups or as an entrepreneur
  • Proven and wide network in Indonesia, with deep relationships
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Proactive self-starter, takes initiative, ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Deep rooted sense of empathy and humility
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Prior experience in venture capital, investment banking, management consulting is helpful
  • Interest and passion for technology and an aptitude to understand complex and new products, systems, innovations, and business concepts as well as market opportunities and challenges

If this sounds like a good fit for your experience and interests, then reach out to us at: resumes@monkshill.com, or directly to our Head of Talent Cheryl Liew: cheryl@monkshill.com. Please provide an updated resume and a brief cover note.