Careers

Create ventures with us, either as a founder or as part of the core team.

Our Values

Depth of insight
We pride ourselves on our ability to see through accepted belief to root causes, to think in first principles, to learn when we do not know the answer.
Uncompro-mising
Holy grails only. We build the ideal, the paragon: impossible is often just a phase.
Sense of urgency
Get going. Commit to the deadline, we can get it done in time.
Openness
Culture of honest appraisal, failure acknowledged outright, receive criticism thoughtfully.
Extreme ownership
We should do better. Diagnosis is tolerated, excuses are not. Compete with ourselves.
Empathy
The personal is professional.
Persuasion
We bring people with us. Magnetise.
Permit madness
Suspend disbelief. It does not need to be an idea yet. An interesting problem is better than an interesting idea. Stretch the limits of plausibility. Steal relentlessly from other fields.

Our founders’ stories

Aranza

Aranza joined DSV as a Co-Founder. Although her original venture was found to have intractable problems, she subsequently joined Ryan, who was also at DSV as a Founding Analyst, to found Parallel Carbon. Despite operating fully remotely, and also becoming a mother in the same month she incorporated, they recently placed Top 60 in the X-Prize for Carbon Removal.
DSV's culture is unique in many ways. Founders' work-life balance has a special importance within the structure. This allowed me to fulfil my 2 greatest dreams within the same month: founding my own company and becoming a mum. Other places could consider motherhood as a liability or a problem, but DSV embraces the possibilities it could really bring to the table.

Gael

Gael joined DSV as a Founding Analyst, with no specific ideas, IP or team members. He left having built both a direct air capture company and a green hydrogen company, which in less than 12 months, together had secured £700k in funding and 5 additional team members, and received multiple offers of investment, all before he’d left DSV. These companies have now secured £20m in funding.
The task, to develop optimal technological solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The ideal outcome, to found multiple companies in the climate sector. An outcome that seemed almost impossible

Murat

Murat joined as founder in our founding cohort. You could call him a "founding founder". The way he built Antiverse served as an example around which we designed some of DSV's core methodologies. He started with an extremely ambitious outcome, and conducted expert interviews, ignoring their specific opinions about feasibility but focusing ruthlessly on uncovering the true constraints that underlaid those opinions. Today, Antiverse's technology represents the cutting edge in in silico antibody design.
The DSV team is there for the long run, and that is the type of support biotech and deep tech companies need. The growing DSV network has been a significant driving force behind our success. I can wholeheartedly recommend it to all entrepreneurs.

Available opportunities

Associate, New Venture Creation in Therapeutics

Pharmaceuticals

Associate, New Venture Creation in Climate

Climate

Founder, Enabling 21st Century Bioeconomies through Plant Biotech

Agriculture

Founder, Adapting Tropical Farms to Climate Change

Agriculture

Founder, Next Generation Construction Biomaterials

Agriculture

Founder, Sequester billion tons of CO2 while cleaning up hazardous legacy mines

Climate

Founder, Lowering the barrier to self-insurance using captives

Computation

Founder, and Product lead in unlocking the potential of insurance captives

Computation

Fundador(a), Adaptando Fincas Tropicales al Cambio Climático

Agriculture

Fundador(a), Habilitando bioeconomías del siglo XXI con biotecnología vegetal

Agriculture

Climate - Head of Business Development and Venture Portfolio

Climate

Associate, New Venture Creation in Agriculture

Agriculture

Head of Scoping, New Venture Creation in Agriculture

Agriculture

Founder, Bioinformatics for Cell-based Therapeutics

Pharmaceuticals

Founder, Engineering Agriculture for Hostile Environments

Agriculture

Founder, Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

Pharmaceuticals

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