Venture Capital Associate (m/f/d)

  • Berlin, Germany

Venture Capital Associate (m/f/d)

Job description

Start date: November 2021

Location: Berlin

 

About Paua:

Established in 2010, we have built our way up to becoming a leading tech investor in Europe. Out of our Berlin-based office, we are investing in European pre-seed, seed, late-seed, and series A companies. We are passionate about backing visionary, exceptionally talented founders and have been fortunate to work with founding teams of companies, such as Pipedrive, Stripe, Wandelbots, Detectify, and many more. In total, we have backed over 50 companies in the last decade.

We are a small and ambitious team, that values a great working culture and whose daily work is characterized by flat hierarchies and open communication. Working alongside our Partners, you will get to know the exciting and highly challenging work of a Venture Capital fund in Berlin and be in charge of your own projects from start to finish line.

 

About the role:

As an Associate at Paua Ventures, you will be an integral part of the investment team. You will help to identify and win the best start-ups in the European ecosystem for Paua and gain deep insights into our diverse portfolio of early-stage and growth companies, as well as into our investment decision process. You will empower our senior leadership and the global investment team through your detailed analysis of business plans, markets, and competitive landscapes, and thereby help us to be fast on deals without overlooking any details. You will be a crucial part of the whole deal journey - from the first meeting through closing - and ensure that our service level toward entrepreneurs is exceptional.

 

As an Associate, you can expect on a daily basis to:

  • Source potential investment opportunities in Europe
  • Analyze and evaluate businesses by conducting due diligence and reference calls, researching industry sectors, interviewing the founding teams, and checking financial models
  • Attend events, meet entrepreneurs, and build relationships with founders
  • Support Paua Ventures’ portfolio companies as they grow their business

Requirements

The person we’re looking for:

We are looking for an Associate, who shares our love for technology and start-ups, and who is keen to work with exceptional and inspiring founders from the very beginning of their journey.

You are the perfect fit, if:

 

  • You have a passion for groundbreaking technologies and a solid understanding of the start-up scene,
  • You are a digital native, have an entrepreneurial mindset, are naturally curious, and love to check out new and innovative products, which can impact the way we live and work,
  • You are an independent thinker with excellent analytical skills and always willing to challenge the mainstream mindset,
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills and a “roll up your sleeves” and “get stuff done” personality,
  • You love meeting people & entrepreneurs and have already built up your own strong and diverse network in the European start-up world,
  • You have 1-4 years of experience in high-performance environments,
  • You are a great team player, but can also work independently, and
  • You are fluent in English - further language skills, in particular German, are a plus.

 

This position is a 2,5-years Associate program, where you will be working with different members of the team and building up expertise regarding the various phases of an investment process. After that, we might decide to build a company together or maybe you will want to join one of our portfolio companies or continue as a venture capitalist. We offer full support in this process, with the goal to keep you in the Paua family.

 

Does this sound like you?

Then we’d love to hear from you! Please send us your CV and let us know about your earliest possible starting date.

Paua Ventures stands for equal chances for everybody. We foster a culture that embraces all individuals and encourages diverse perspectives. We want to work with the most talented and brightest people regardless of where they come from, how they look like, whom they love, or what they believe.