Senior Associate, Top Venture Capital Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands Senior Associate, Top Venture Capital Fund,  …

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Nov 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Nov 20
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Senior Associate, Top Venture Capital Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands

REFERENCE:
9375 /34S

Our client is an innovative venture capital firm dedicated to supporting European early-stage companies in both the technology and healthcare/life sciences sectors. They are distinct from other funds in that their 20-year fund life and ₠500 million fund size allow them to be a true a partner for the longer term, supporting ventures through their different stages of development.
The sweet spot for them is Series A with equity cheques most likely between ₠5 and ₠10 million. Their fund has made over 40 investments across Europe and realized 6 exits and 2 IPOs resulting in a top decile performance. Anticipating their near term future expansion and ambitions, they are looking to expand the tech team further.
As a key next step in their journey, they are looking to hire a Senior Associate to strengthen their technology team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for technology and keen interest in VC to join a top fund with significant capital to deploy and a clear route of progression.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pro-active involvement in deal sourcing & deal flow management. You will be responsible for setting the heartbeat of the fund in terms of deal sourcing
  • Due diligence of new ventures, analyse markets and competitive environments, evaluate and benchmark business models, metrics and technology stack
  • Lead deals largely autonomously
  • Performing deep dives into technology areas that could be of interest to the fund and markets to determine future investment thesis
  • Active involvement in supporting the current and future portfolio companies on strategic matters and new corporate actions (i.e. add-on acquisitions, future fundraising efforts, etc.)
  • As a prospective board observer for portfolio companies, you are expected to be "ahead of the curve" in terms of your understanding of portfolio companies
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Graduated from a top tier university, ideally an MSc in basic or applied science (computer science, physics, mathematics, econometrics etc.)
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience; ideally including from product or technology roles, technology consulting, a tech startup, banking or consulting included
  • Prior Venture Capital investing experience is a significant preference
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity and excellent work ethics
  • Outstanding analytical skills, attention to detail, pro-active and self-motivated
  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with people
  • Is a driven self-starter, needs little guidance and takes ownership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to success
  • Additional European languages are beneficial


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