Deeptech Investment Associate

Verve Ventures

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Full time

Associate

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Aug 28

Verve Ventures supports groundbreaking companies that tackle humanity's greatest challenges with technology. Our diverse team is driven by the curiosity to learn from others. We're ambitious and entrepreneurial but also helpful and humble. One of our core values is that we invest in people. Everyone shares responsibility for shaping the development of our firm. Together, we want to help the venture capital industry flourish and serve entrepreneurs by democratising investing in the best European tech startups.

Verve Ventures is looking for a Deeptech Investment Associate, preferably based in Zurich, who will have the responsibility to source, analyze and execute the most promising investments. We offer you a career path with a steep learning curve. In your daily work, you will meet and work with some of the brightest entrepreneurs in Europe and help enable them to bring the latest technologies and products to the market.

As an Investment Associate at Verve Ventures, you will

  • Screen and source startups
  • Conduct due diligence and evaluate investment opportunities together with industry experts
  • Structure financing rounds
  • Guide startups and investors through the investment process
  • Support portfolio companies
  • Work in business development and contribute to Verve Ventures’ investment strategy and ecosystem development

Requirements

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t tick all of the boxes below. We value an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability and willingness to learn the most.

  • Previous work experience of 1 or 2 years preferably in venture capital or in a startup
  • University master's degree or PhD, preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a keen interest in new technologies, entrepreneurship and venture capital
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Full written and spoken fluency in English
  • Network and experience in the startup and VC ecosystem is a strong plus

Benefits

  • Frequent team events, flat hierarchy
  • A young and rapidly evolving company that gives every employee the opportunity to make decisions and shape our success
  • Additional days off between Christmas and New year
  • Flexibility with work locations and hours

We strongly believe that diverse experiences and viewpoints are key for any productive work environment, in particular for successful venture capital investors. We therefore consider applications irrespective of nationality, ethnical background, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability or family situation. We also encourage applications from re-entrants to work and are open to discuss part-time roles.

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Verve Ventures

Verve Ventrues is a network and technology driven venture firm. We have invested in over 140 science and technology startups across Europe. Our team a...

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