Venture Capital Analyst Internship – Berlin 2017/2018

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Venture Capital Analyst Intern

You have a keen interest in Venture CapitalArtificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurship and Blockchain? Then keep reading.

Asgard is a Berlin based early stage venture capital firm for Artificial Intelligence. Do you believe the Singularity is closer than we might think? Then we are the right place for you to invest in the future. In 2017/2018 we would like to have another Venture Capital Analyst Intern at our team to support the leading AI companies in Europe.

You will learn:

You will gain insights in how a venture capital firm works. You will understand the fundamentals of early stage investments and operations. Additional you will win insights into markets, startups, trends, networks and technologies. You can become an AI VC.

Your tasks will be:

You would help us with deal flow; that means analysing deal opportunities and preparing investment decisions. You would help us to create the next AI Global Industry landscape (see our German and EU version). Since we are currently preparing our ICO (please google it, if you haven’t heard the term before), you would be involved in building one of the first global Venture Capital firms running on a Blockchain.
Furthermore we organise every year the largest conference for Artificial Intelligence in Germany (Rise of AI), were you would be involved in speaker management, running your own session and networking with the most influential AI experts in Europe.

What skills you should have:

You should be a quick thinker. You are open towards new technologies and trends. You have an international mindset. You are analytic and like to ask questions. You are driven and curious. You are hard working and enjoy responsibilities. You can keep timelines and work goal orientated. You like working independently.

You do not need to speak German, however you should be at least fluent at English. We like it, if you speak several languages and have lived in more than country before. We do not care, what you have studied before, however we favour technical degrees in various combinations. It is easier to understand AI startups, if you can read code.

Additional we like variety. Tell us how you bring new perspectives to our team.

The basics:

You have time for three to six months. Six months would be better, but we can work with less too. You would need to be in Berlin for at least the first 12 weeks. In Berlin you will have a combination of virtual office (work from everywhere) and physical meetings in Berlin-Tempelhof.

Once the ICO succeeds, we will need one or two full-time Associates. Therefore there is the real option, that after the internship we may make you a full-time offer.

Starting day: December 2017 or beginning 2018.

Interested?

Then please fill out your application.

Phase 1: Application
Phase 2: Case Study + Video
Phase 3: Personal or Skype-Interview
Phase 4: Offer
Phase 5: Onboarding and getting started

About Asgard:

We are a family owned Venture Capital firm located in Potsdam and Berlin. We provide Human Venture Capital for Artificial Intelligence. www.asgard.vc.

We offer an Human Venture Capital Analyst Internship in Berlin 2017

An internship at a Venture Capital firm is a pretty good start into the industry. You will see from a high level the newest ideas, meet amazing founders and get a great overview at markets. From there on you can build your career in Venture Capital, go back to university or start your own company. 

We offer an internship in Berlin for 2017. See below for more details.

You will learn how to become a VC

You will look at a few hundred young companies and learn to evaluate deals. You will understand how to asses markets, how to analyze business models and what to look for at teams. Furthermore you will understand the fundamentals of running an early stage investment company and its operations. You might even become an expert for Artificial Intelligence. We would like to see that.

You should work with us

You will mainly work with Fabian, our CEO (his blog, linkedin). He is driven, full of energy and charming. His partner is Dirk Westerheide; we are a family owned Venture Capital firm. We invest our own money.

Working with us has several advantages. First we give you a lot of liberties. We do not care, when you work or where you are. We will have personal meetings once or twice the week, and in between you are on your own. We prefer to communicate on the phone, whatsapp and using emails. We also use several SaaS solutions for our workflows.
Second we are very focused on Artificial Intelligence. Rather than being mediocre in everything, you can dig deep into one field of the future and have an impact.
Third we are a small team. You work face-to-face with the CEO. No layer between. Additional we love to share our experiences. You can learn a lot from us if you want.
Fourth we are all entrepreneurs. We have started companies before, we have invested in even more. We often act fast and execute things our own way.

You will see a lot of deals

First you will start to analyze deals we send you. You will learn how to evaluate them (market, product, team, competition, financials). The goal is that you help us to make investment decisions. Your opinion will be very important for us. You will have a huge influence on what deals we will consider closer. Second you will meet founders, go to meetups and increase your network. Third you will work on our brand, strategy and support us with possible fundraising for Asgard or our portfolio companies. Fourth you will help us to organize the most inspiring AI conference: Rise of AI (www.riseof.ai).

We look for quick thinkers

We like it, if you are a quick thinker. You should be curious for new technologies, new solutions and new ideas. Being analytic helps a lot. Additional if you like to meet new people, that helps with networking. We are looking for A-Players. That means you are highly intelligent, driven and ambitious. You can work hard and are result orientated. You also should keep to timelines and can organize you own work day. However it should not feel like work for you. You should enjoy it, because we believe that being a VC is a really cool job.

You should speak english. German is a nice to have but not mandatory. You don’t have to live in Berlin for now or ever. However we like to meet you in person once a while, therefore it is recommended to be close to the German capital at least for the first months of your internship.

Most of you will have a business background, but this is not a must. In contrast we even prefer that you have a degree in computer science, philosophy,  mathematics or physics. If you mix that with some business skills, you are good to go.

Additional we highlight, that we support more female entrepreneurs and female Venture Capitalists in the industry. If you are a woman, please apply. You have good chances.

For legal reasons, I have to state that we consider each application neutral for gender, race and age. 

The basics you need to know

This internship will happen in Berlin + remote work. We will pay you enough for rent, food and living. It shall start in 2017, however we are flexible on the actual day. We also consider to make a full-time offer after the internship, but that totally depends on you. The duration should be between 3 and 6 months.

How you can apply

We recommend that you read a bit about us before. Check our website. Check out our portfolio. Maybe check the Partners profiles. We are interested in people, who would like to invest in the most amazing AI companies. If you see a fit and have read the above text, then send us an email to talents@asgard.vc (Fabian will receive your message) or apply directly here.

What will come next?

We will screen every application for completion and internal criteria. The best will receive questions, which you may answer within a given time. An video interview will be the next step. Afterwards we may make you an offer.

About Asgard

Asgard provides early stage Venture Capital for Artificial Intelligence. We are family owned and based in Berlin and Potsdam.

Contact us anytime

Get in touch with us:contact@asgard.vc