Investment Associate

Innovation Industries is one of the largest technology oriented venture capital funds in the Netherlands. At present we have €225 million under management. We focus on high growth opportunities in high tech, med tech and agri & food tech. We aim to support Dutch tech ventures by providing both funding as well as hands-on guidance. Our partners are the four technical universities (Eindhoven, Twente, Delft and Wageningen) as well as TNO.

To strengthen our organization we are looking for an investment associate. The investment associate will have an active role in deal selection, strategic and financial analysis, due diligence (technical, legal, financial and commercial), portfolio management and the preparation and execution of exits and add-on acquisitions. The investment associate has an active role in the investment team and is a sparring partner for the boards of our portfolio companies. In addition, he/she is co-responsible for the management and personal development of the Fund’s investment analyst(s).

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Co-manage entire investment process as needed from sourcing companies and conducting due diligence to closing deals and managing portfolio companies
  • Identify emerging technologies and companies of interest to Innovation Industries for early, mid, and late stage investments
  • Map investment trends, develop investment themes, generate research reports and build & maintain a pipeline of companies
  • Serve on the board (as observer) and support tech portfolio companies subsequent to an investment
  • Participate in industry events to network with VCs and startups to support deal flow
  • General office management including organizing logistics for internal/external events & meetings

Profile

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant working experience (corporate, strategic consulting, PE/VC firm)
  • A technical, medical or biotechnological education (Masters or Ph.D.)
  • A good understanding of technical propositions
  • Excellent Dutch and English written and oral communications skills

Competences

  • Team player, but ability to work independently
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail combined with a solutions-oriented, strategic mindset, smart enough to learn

Promise

We offer a market competitive salary and the opportunity to work for one of the largest tech VC funds in the Netherlands. Your career can evolve into a full partner position in one of Innovation Industries’ future VC funds. In this role, you get a lot of responsibility and can expect a steep learning curve. Your basis will either Amsterdam or Eindhoven (we have 2 offices), with frequent trips to (potential) portfolio companies in the Netherlands.

Are you interested in this position?
Please send an email to Chris Sonnenberg at cs@innovationindustries.com.