Ventures Associate

Plug and Play Tech Center

Istanbul, Türkiye

Full time


Jan 22

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform and venture capital firm. Our mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs join our vertical-specific accelerator programs to team up with our corporate members or receive a direct investment from Plug and Play. Plug and Play has over 40 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more. Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.


Plug and Play Tech Center is currently looking for a Ventures Associate to assist in evaluating investments by analyzing market trends, tracking competitive landscapes, and performing company related due diligence.


Source Seed and Series A startups for investment as well as corporate partners.

Evangelizing Plug and Play to all potential network partners including startups, investors, corporate members within all verticals.

Identify business development, licensing and strategic investment opportunities for corporate members within the Plug and Play ecosystem.

Client Retention

Provide event production and logistical support for demo days, mentor sessions and other events as part of the accelerator.

Collaborate with corporate executives in deal flow sessions several times per week

Analyze start-up team strengths, market size, technology and business model

Relationship Management and Research

Mentor start-ups in the program on taking product to market, raising money, scaling, and all other ad hoc business needs.

Work with corporations to identify areas for mentoring

Conduct research to identify new markets and industry sectors, conducting in-depth business analysis to identifying new competitive opportunities.


Diligently participate and perform various ad-hoc projects and tasks as required.



Communication - Must possess communication skills (verbal, oral, and written)

Must be proficient with public speaking.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Must be able to use logical reasoning to reach solutions


Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects and industry contacts and contribute high-impact results.

Career driven individual with passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investments and high-tech start-ups

Project Management - ability to manage several projects with VC partners and startups

Self-Starter - ability to start projects or plan events with minimal to no supervision

Education and Experience

BS/BA Degree

Master/MBA is a plus

Consulting experience

Fluent in Turkish and English

Expertise in FinTech, IoT, Smart Cities, Mobility, New Materials, Energy, Logistic are desired but not required

Experience working in a startup environment

* All applications must be submitted in English

** Plug and Play's global attendance policy: 3 days at the office, 2 days home

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