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Venture Capital Recruiter

HW Anderson has become a key partner for a select number of leading firms in the Venture Capital markets that drive innovation and economic growth. We work with a variety of clients who invest in startup companies across the spectrum of funding rounds from the seeding stage through to Series C and beyond. As venture capital recruiters, we understand that a successful early stage investor must possess certain qualities and characteristics. Therefore, we aim to show our clients the most relevant candidates in the market who demonstrate a strong sense of humility, are people oriented and have a drive to develop and enhance businesses. Our robust search methodology and thorough market mapping has allowed us to identify and build relationships with talented professionals from investment banking and consulting who are looking to transition into a venture capital seat, as well as experienced investors who are looking to take the next step in their career. As the trusted venture capital recruiter to a number of leading firms in Europe and the US, we also have experience facilitating team lift outs where our clients are aiming to develop existing management teams in their portfolio companies. With the venture capital industry continuing to expand into new markets and the rise of alternative financing models, we are well positioned to add meaningful value to firms seeking to grow their investment teams and portfolios.

Venture Capital Coverage

Functional Scope

We are the preferred venture capital recruiters to clients across a range of geographies. We have access to a wide variety of unique talent pools and we are most active in Europe and North America and have a growing presence across Asia Pacific.


  • Analyst and Associate Talent: We have a strong track record delivering executive search campaigns to find elite junior talent from top-tier investment banks and consultancies aiming to secure a venture capital investment role. We aim to establish relationships with talented candidates early in their professional development and maintain a dialogue throughout their career to quickly provide our clients access during venture capital recruiting campaigns. 
  • Investment Manager and Vice President: We specialize in placing mid-level venture capital candidates with cross-sector or sector-specific coverage who are aiming to take the next step in their career, or those who are looking to make a lateral move to a more established fund. 
  • Key Portfolio Leadership: Partnering with leading venture capital firms who are looking to develop existing management teams in their portfolio companies amidst high growth situations.


Global Strategic Relationships

Our Talent Pool

We have experience delivering both retained and contingent venture capital recruiting campaigns and we have a track record of placing individuals across the key financial hubs of London, New York and San Francisco. We have helped a number of our clients with international expansion into the US and European markets.


Diverse Relationships

Our clients in the venture capital space typically operate in the Technology, Energy Transition, Life Science and Financials sectors. Most of these investments will occur from the seed stage onward and are focused on the adoption of disruptive technologies.


We work with some of the largest venture capital funds that back tech entrepreneurs who are reimaging and innovating sectors across Information Technology, Software, Hardware, Media, Internet, Gaming, Sports, EdTech and ConsumerTech.


We partner with businesses who invest in scalable early-stage climate tech startups and clean energy technologies addressing global climate change. Our Venture Capital recruiters also work closely with our Commodities practice to deliver retained search campaigns for traditional commodity trading houses who are looking to invest in cleaner energy technologies.


Venture capital funds specialised in seed investment for early stage companies who are focused on value creation through backing innovations in pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, life science and biotechnology. We are the go-to venture capital recruiter for several such firms.


As venture capital recruiter we support firms committed to backing ambitious, high growth companies that are transforming the global financial services sector. These businesses are often centered around helping individuals manage their finances through various means of new technologies or providing financial alternatives to global organisations.


Engaging HW Anderson

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Our People

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic front office search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

Meet the Team