Team8-Business Research Lead

  • Team8
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Full-time
About The Position

Team8 is hiring an exceptional Business Research Analyst / Associate to join its Enterprise foundry in Tel-Aviv. 

In this role, you will support the team’s core activities including company creation, ideation and validation processes, business development, community development, and retention, and thought leadership initiatives. This function is an integral part of our ambitious effort to tackle big opportunities, create category-leading companies, and dramatically increase their chances of success. 

 

You will be responsible for anything research and data-oriented: gathering and analyzing information on companies, industries, and technologies; forming analysis of competitive landscapes as well as customer and partner segments; identifying and monitoring market trends, and preparing reports, white papers, articles, blog posts, speaking engagements material, strategic meeting preps material and more. This is a hands-on position.   

 

You will also support Team8’s portfolio companies as they mature beyond the ideation phase through funding strategy, business model development, expansion, and exit. This includes helping to create investor presentations and financial models in Excel, developing research on complementary markets and technologies, as well as performing competitor monitoring and exit analysis research.

     

We are looking for someone who is autodidact, curious, and hard-working, comfortable with financial models and Excel spreadsheets with previous experience in market research and analysis. A team player who is also independent, process-driven, extremely organized and detail-oriented, capable of digesting massive amounts of information into clear and well-articulated conclusions.

 

In this role, you will have a key part in creating and managing processes, projects, and initiatives, working closely with the vehicle’s domain experts, the broader platform team as well as with the founders of our portfolio companies.   

 

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most exciting platforms in the startup and venture ecosystem and work closely with exceptional people.

As part of the business research role you will lead initiatives around the following areas at Team8’s enterprise foundry:

  1. Ideation process of newly created companies – research problems and opportunities, analyzing competitive landscapes, trends, support development of GTM strategies and deep product reviews and comparison. Perform market research and sizing analysis, and support the identification of early customers, partners, and use-cases.
  2. Foundry thesis development and support of thought leadership initiatives – ongoing development of our company building thesis, owning the vehicle’s research tools and sources, monitoring trends, identifying opportunities and research to support the positioning of Team8 as a trusted advisor, communicating Team8’s research in various channels, and curating content to spark thought-provoking conversations with our village of partners. 
  3. Ongoing company support in business research – Support Team8’s portfolio companies as they mature beyond the ideation phase through funding strategy, business model development, expansion, and exit. This includes helping to create investor presentations and financial models in Excel, developing research on complementary markets and technologies, as well as performing competitor monitoring and exit analysis research.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead our market research to support our ideation process and thesis development, engagement with our investors and our portfolio companies.
  • Conduct research and analysis across various emerging business, product, and technology trends resulting in reports or presentations. 
  • Develop research and points of view in support of building the firm’s thought leadership and community building initiatives including reports, events, speaking engagements, white papers, and blog posts
  • Make recommendations for go-to-market strategies, partnership opportunities, and business model definition by distilling competitive analysis, customer segmentation and scenario generation
  • Support preparation for strategic client and investor engagements 
  • Perform M&A and IPO comparables analysis on exits in various industries and map the strategic acquirer universe for portfolio companies
Requirements:
  • 3-4 years of experience in market research or business analysis  
  • Analytical, tech-savvy and works well with numbers, spreadsheets and reporting tools 
  • Native English (spoken and written), feel comfortable writing docs and presentations in English
  • Prior experience working in investment banking, strategic consulting, venture capital, or market research firms
  • Comfortable jumping from one topic to another, able to go wide or deep depending on the task
  • Proven ability to distill the essence of the research and articulate well the conclusions in a short and accurate manner 
  • Team player with a collaborative approach
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented / analytical mindset
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Mother-tongue level of English(spoken and written)
  • Advantages:
  • Work experience in the domains of Information Technologies (IT), enterprise software, cybersecurity, data analytics, and artificial intelligence 
  • Familiarity with common data sources such as Gartner, Pitchbook, Factset, etc.
  • Ability to create detailed financial and valuation models, and go deep in Excel

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