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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Asgard provides early stage Venture Capital for Artificial Intelligence. We are family owned and based in Berlin and Potsdam.