Investment Fellow Earlybird Health

Earlybird

Berlin, Germany

Internship

Sep 19

Are you passionate about engaging with healthcare companies in the European startup ecosystem? Enjoy collaborating with experienced investment professionals and having exposure to some of the brightest healthcare entrepreneurs of our time? We look forward to your application!

ABOUT EARLYBIRD

Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company and supports its portfolio companies with financial resources, strategic support, as well as access to an international network and capital markets. Earlybird invests out of a family of focused and independently-managed funds: Digital West (Western Europe), Digital East (Emerging Europe), Healthcare, UNI-X (University spinoffs), and Growth Opportunity. With EUR 2 billion under management, 8 IPOs, and 30 trade sales, Earlybird is one of Europe’s most established and active venture capital firms.

As Earlybird Health, we especially focus on the potential to improve patient outcomes and overcome inefficiencies in healthcare systems across Europe. Earlybird Health invests from

Seed to Series C—deploying up to 25 million per company throughout the holding period. The Health Fund focuses on innovative companies in the areas of medical devices,

diagnostics, digital health, R&D tools, platform technologies and biopharma. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual who is passionate about working with early stage companies and in the European start-up ecosystem to join the Health investment team.

AT EARLYBIRD, YOUR PROJECTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TASKS WILL LIKELY INCLUDE:

  • Working directly with the investment team and partners to source and evaluate investment opportunities
  • Supporting the investment process from deal sourcing to deal closing
  • Communication with start-up founders; KOL sourcing; financial, commercial, and legal due diligence
  • Preparing briefing documents for investment committee meetings
  • Leading deep dive projects as part of the due diligence process on technological innovation, scientific and technological backgrounds, competitive landscapes & market research
  • Preparing investment documents
  • Building expertise in themes of interest within the healthcare sector – using your scientific knowledge to identify promising investment opportunities, and present compelling cases to the investment team
  • Representing the firm at industry events

WHAT WE HOPE YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:

  • Completed/completing education at a top-tier university with a focus on STEM sectors, Ph.D. preferred
  • Excellent academic record and strong analytical skills
  • Work experience outside of academia is a strong plus
  • Strong interest in technology commercialization
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build good relationships with colleagues and partners 
  • Passion for healthcare, start-ups and the innovation ecosystem, demonstrated either through your career or by your deep involvement in start-up ecosystems alongside your job
  • Ability to be a self-starter, be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Fluency in English; German is a plus!
  • EU Work authorization
  • The ability to work for 6 months

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