Who we are
We’re on a mission to make investing better for everyone in Europe. More specifically, we’re making it lightyears better (sorry… we had to!). We’re combining multi-currency accounts with unlimited access to global markets so that everyone in Europe can invest freely without sneaky hidden fees or unnecessary barriers.
In less than a year, we went from just an idea to a regulated business that raised $10M, hired a team of 20 people from some of the best fintechs around and launched the app in the UK market.
We’ve got a stellar group of investors behind us including Mosaic Ventures, Taavet Hinrikus, Jaan Tallinn, Sten Tamkivi, Eileen Burbidge as well as a host of angel investors. In 2021, we raised $10M and were covered in TechCrunch, Sifted, Mail Online & the FT.
Who you are
👉 Startup mentality: you’re a team player but can just as well work autonomously and lead your own projects when needed. We’re a small team so there’s lots of space to grow.
👉 Great communicator: you can communicate with both technical & non-technical stakeholders within the business. We move at a fast pace, so short is sweet.
👉 Open-minded: you’re always ready to explore new approaches, and welcome ideas from other members of the team. We try something, we learn from it and we go again.
👉 User-centric: you love trying to understand user experience, and always put the customer first. Everything we do here is to make people in Europe better investors.
👉 Growth mentality: you’re passionate about what you do and eager to learn and grow with us. We’re still in the very early days, so the Lightyear world can be your oyster.
What you’ll do
You’ll be getting involved at an early stage in the journey and you’ll be able to shape the areas you want to spend time in and own them fully. You will be a key driver of Lightyear’s growth by building meaningful relationships with partners who share our vision for democratising access to investing.
If you’re someone who can lead on a few of the following areas and are happy to get your teeth stuck into the other areas that might be new to you, then you’re in the right place.
Ideal skills & experience
What you’ll get
💵 We offer a competitive startup package with equity
📍 Our offices are in central London (UK) and Tallinn (Estonia)
🏡 We’ve got a flexible approach to working remotely
☕️ All the usual stuff: free tea, coffee & snacks
🐶 Both our offices are dog friendly (it’s 20% distracting, but 100% cute: see here)
🚲 Cycling or running to work? We’ve got showers, bike storage and lockers
✈️ Quarterly team socials all together