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.
On a daily basis the Associate can expect 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 industry events, meet entrepreneurs and build relationships with founders
Take part in keeping our own investors informed by helping to prepare materials for quarterly updates as well as our annual meeting
Support Paua Ventures’ portfolio companies as they grow their business (this can include analyzing competitors, market opportunities or attending board meetings)
The person we’re looking for:
We are looking for an Associate, who shares our love for technology and start-ups, who is enthusiastic about identifying and winning the best deals and who is keen to work with amazing and inspiring founders from the very beginning of their journey.
You are the perfect fit, if:
You have a passion for groundbreaking technology and a good 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 that can impact the way we live and work — it’s a big plus, if you have previousely founded your own company (ideally in another ecosystem than Berlin, e.g. in Lisbon, London, Stockholm or Tallin)
You are an independent thinker with excellent analytical skills who is always challenging the mainstream mindset
You have strong written and oral communication skills and a “roll-your-sleeves-up” and “get-stuff-done” personality
You love meeting people & entrepreneurs and have build up already your own strong and diverse network in the European start-up world
You have 2–4 years of experience in high performance environments and have ideally worked in the tech industry (ideally B2B), in Product Management or Business Development before
You are a great team player who isn't afraid to work independently when needed
You’re fluent in English; and further language skills, particular German, is a plus
You possess relevant coding skills, a big extra plus ;-)
This position is a 2-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 the two years are up, we may decide to build a company together or you might want to join one of our portfolio companies or you may want to continue on as a venture capitalist.