Job description

Who is HSBC Innovation Banking?

HSBC Innovation Banking is the power behind the UK’s forward-thinkers, future-makers, and leap-takers, helping them ignite the bold ideas that reshape our world. We offer flexible banking solutions for start-ups, scale-ups, growth businesses, investors and those working towards IPO typically within the technology and life science sectors.
Whether it’s comprehensive banking, managing cashflow, plans for buyouts or Strategic Fund Solutions, we power ideas at every stage of their journey. From the first-time founders to the funds that back them, and everything in between. We're proud to accelerate growth for our clients, create meaningful connections and communities, and open a world of global opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors alike. 

Here’s to never standing still. Come and join us! 
The team you’ll work with:

The Early-Stage Banking team (‘ESB’) is focused on originating and building deep and authentic client relationships with pre-seed to Series A founders, clients and partners primarily in the UK. The ESB team is growing fast, and we have lots of exciting initiatives in the pipeline. To support this growth, we are looking for a Vice President to join ESB to work on a wide range of initiatives to help cement our position as the leading bank for technology & life science companies.

The value you’ll add: 

Reporting to the Head of Early-Stage Ecosystem Coverage, this role will be responsible for designing and implementing our new ‘Founder Success’ programme – our founder focused programme of content, workshops and curated events.  You will also be expected to materially contribute to ESB’s origination and growth targets by building out relationships with key players within the early-stage ecosystem including accelerators, incubators, law firms, accountants and early-stage VC & angel investors. 

What you can expect to be doing:

Leading on development of the ‘Founder Success’ programme, taking this from concept stage to a scalable ‘world class’ programme delivering value add (i.e. ‘fundraising and scaling 101’) to clients & prospects of HSBC Innovation Banking. 

Create and execute founder focused events in the market. Including founder office hours, workshops, webinars and other 1:1 engagement initiatives.

Play an integral role in handling key channel partner relationships including accelerators, incubators, seed stage investors, professional service providers and leading universities.  

Contribute meaningfully to the ideation and creation of market-leading content that is relevant and applicable to the needs of early-stage founders.

Work closely with the Head of Early-Stage Ecosystem Coverage and other team members to help develop new initiatives for driving engagement with partners to contribute to winning new client referrals. 

Contribute to ESB’s origination and growth targets by building out relationships with key players within the early-stage ecosystem.


Deep understanding of the Seed/Series A ecosystem, including the fundraising process and journey. Ideally, your experience will be from industry, investing or consulting within the innovation economy.

The ideal candidate will have either setup, scaled or managed an ‘accelerator’ programme (or similar) including having run events and workshops.  

Pre-existing network and relationships across key channels in the ecosystem including accelerators, incubators, law firms, accountants, corporate finance advisors, universities, industry groups and early-stage VC & angel investors.

Be comfortable working towards ambitious individual and team origination targets in a sales led environment.

Authentic relationship building skills with expertise in crafting long-term, sales-orientated relationships, as well as being very self-motivated and success driven.

Confident at public speaking such as presenting to groups and hosting events. 

Where you’ll be based: 
Our home office in Finsbury Square, London. We offer hybrid working to our employees, so you can flex between home and the office.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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