Thanks for visiting. We're excited to share with you what it'll be like to become a Catalyst at twenty--twenty and what your first project - of many - will be.
- 👋 Welcome!
- 📚 Our Founding Story
- 👋 👋🏻 👋🏽 Who are we?
- ✨ Our Values
- ⛩ Our Team
- 🚀 The Roles - Catalyst
- 🧪 Catalyst Levels
- 💙 Projects
- 🎖 Competencies
- 💐 The Benefits
- 🙋♀️ Piqued your interest?
📚 Our Founding Story
Since their teenage years, Pete and Raj played, lived, worked, travelled and even cried together. Throughout it all, they've become incredibly synchronised, an unbreakable bond based on growth, trust, excellence and adventure.
Raj was applying himself at Accenture and Pete at Monzo. By this point Raj had worked with over 15 high performing teams and had consulted exciting projects all over the world. Pete had excelled within startups of size 1, 10, 100 and 1000 from Product to Marketing to Software Engineering.
"My god. We could do this 100 times better!!"
We were burning to refine this experience into something of our own. Our next adventure had three non-negotiables: to work with great people, to work on ideas we believe in and to share our successes.
- The great people are our team & our partners' teams.
- The ideas respond to the growth problems we solve.
- The shared success comes from agreeing rewards over every time horizon.
Thus, from such desires, twenty--twenty was born on the 1st January 2020. A vehicle to enable people to do their Life's Best Work.
We're still young with a lot to learn, but we're proud of our achievements to date.
- Worked with Perfocal to take over the UK Photography Market
- Launched an MVP for digitising the Dublin AI community in 2 weeks
- Mediated life-changing family business issues with a Japanese firm (confidential)
- In 2 weeks, saved a health clinic hundreds of hours of time spent on team appraisals
- Developed and honed a great growth thesis
- Hired a stellar Catalyst, Holly Simmons
- Developed a 50 point scorecard for assessing startups (Simmons' System + Huang's Hexagon)
👋 👋🏻 👋🏽 Who are we?
We're Venture Catalysts.
We invest our time in ambitious companies and people with high growth potential 🌱
We don’t just sign a cheque and pray for growth 🙏🏾, we suit up 👩🏾🚀, build the platform 🛠, and light the rocket fuel 🚀
Interested & ambitious? Our doors are always open to people of great talent 🎷, heart ❤️ and aspiration 🔮
Currently we're helping:
📸 Perfocal take over the UK photography market with an accelerated B2B growth strategy
💙 a group of London NHS practices to proactively improve the health outcomes for their patients
✨ Our Values
We care about doing the right things, the right way. Our values help direct us towards greatness in times of uncertainty, in areas of unknown. They're simplified below. Read our elaborations here.
🧪 Be a Catalyst
🥇 Do your Life's Best Work
💭 Have a Co-founder Mindset
👩🏫 Simultaneously be a Student and a Teacher
🤝 Trust in Radical Truth and Radical Transparency
😉 Follow the Fun
⛩ Our Team
A family of proven, high impact and caring Venture Catalysts.
A team of Catalysts can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.
🚀 The Roles - Catalyst
Before we consider competencies, we seek strong fundamentals of character. At twenty--twenty, every individual is a Catalyst. This is our core value. We expect everyone, from new to old, top to bottom, internally and externally to be a Catalyst. So, what does it mean to be a Catalyst?
Catalysts are agents of change.
A Catalyst is someone who can be put into any environment, and make it dramatically better. At a foundational level, they apply this mindset to their own lives. This means they are driven to continually self improve and grow. Next, they apply this catalytic thinking to situations beyond themselves. Asking the question, "How might I improve this environment?". They problem-solve to achieve goals, they catalyse decision making, they supercharge teams.
🧪 Catalyst Levels
Level 1 - Catalyst Has a proven track record of individual achievement and personal growth. They are a 'safe pair of hands' to execute excellently on well defined tasks. Will need support from a more senior Catalyst. No previous work experience needed.
Level 2 - Channel Catalyst Can confidently and independently plan, strategise, run and optimise a specific marketing channel or competency area. Has minimum 6 months experience in an area. For example: SEO, Business Development or Product Management. May need support in specialist or complex areas. Guides Catalysts with Channel knowledge and can performance manage them. Min 1-2 years in a specialist area
Level 3 - Project Catalyst Can confidently run multiple channels in parallel with a single client and/ or lead a growth team (Catalysts, Channel Catalysts and client team members). Has solutions to most problems, and will be able to find the people and/or resource to solve complex problems. 5+ years experience
Level 4 - Portfolio Catalyst Drives and owns the objectives and outcomes of multiple Ventures within a portfolio. Is capable of organisation transformation. Promotes cross-company pollination and joint ventures. Brings in flagship projects. 10+ years experience
Catalysts rotate between projects, deepening and widening their skillset in all areas. New environments and objectives drive growth and learning. Projects are typically 6 months and are centred on helping an ambitious company grow exponentially. In between projects they are in basecamps - periods of reflection, rest and preparation for their next journey. At twenty--twenty, you'll get the benefits of working on many dynamic projects, whilst being able to come home to a family of catalysts for support.
It's ill advised to try to acquire all the competencies. Focus on a complimentary set and get great at it. Our principle at twenty--twenty is to give every Catalyst confidence that at 'home-base' there's a team to support. Have a look at our 👉 Skills Quiz to see what we are generally looking for.
Behind every Catalyst is team of Catalysts.
💐 The Benefits
We're here to do our life's best work and in the process, build a breathtaking company. Come join us on this journey.
✨ Intangibles are Important
- Significant project autonomy and personal growth
- As a Catalyst you have the perfect role title to create change
- You will be listened to deeply
- Remote working (2020), blend between remote & in person (2021)
- A supportive environment
- Constant knowledge sharing
👟 Training is Investment
We believe that everyone needs time, investment and feedback to improve.
- Up to 20% time for self-improvement, holiday and charitable endeavours
- £1,000 per year budget for learning & development
- We'll run you through incredibly detailed performance reviews every 6 months. You will learn your strengths and your weaknesses and we will support you to grow
💸 Pay and Shared Success
Our income is based on the value we create for our partners. We believe we should all have some skin in the game.
- A competitive salary
- A project based performance bonus
- Opportunity for ownership - top performers will be eligible for our options scheme
👩💻 Empowering with Equipment
We expect all catalysts to set the bar in performance, they need the tools for the jobs. So we provide industry-leading equipment, software and training. We are also planning to build custom tools for our own specific needs, to help us do an even better job.
🙋♀️ Piqued your interest?
Get in touch, and send Raj (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email with your LinkedIn, CV and a Cover Letter. We'll set up a call so we can get to know each other.
Stage 1: Short Interview
Stage 2: Test Project
Stage 3: You join the team ✨