Venture Partner, Germany

Scale Capital is a Danish venture capital fund from 2011 investing in Nordic and Germany early-stage B2B tech startups and helping them enter and win in the US market. We invest in Seed and early Series A startups with stellar teams and proof of business model.

We operate out of our third fund with great momentum in investment activities and opportunities. We are active owners, working closely with founders to drive growth and internationalization.
Our values are honesty above consideration, facts above emotions, outcome-focus above process, humbleness and hard work above good intentions, self-awareness above self-confidence, win-win above winning, integrity and transparency above all.

We are headquartered in Copenhagen with colleagues in the Nordic countries and the United States.

 

Job description

We are seeking an experienced investment professional with a solid understanding of the local startup eco-system. You will source and evaluate new investment opportunities and conduct the initial due diligence on founders and technology.

 

Responsibilities

  • Meet and follow scaleups and secondary opportunities in Germany.
  • Maintain a list of target companies, and have the initial dialogues/screening together with the Scale team.
  • Network and establish introductions to venture funds and other investors in Germany for collaboration and co-investment.
  • Be the point of entry for new portfolio companies for shorter or longer periods depending on timing, needs, etc.
  • Take board positions and assist founders with recruitment (as and when it makes sense).
  • Estimated time consumption per. month – 10-12 hours.
  • Specific targets are discussed and set on a half-yearly basis.

 

Remuneration model

  • Scouting fee of USD10,000 when investing in the company originated by the VP.
  • Consulting fees in connection with work performed for portfolio companies, incl. board positions (typically paid by the company).
  • Opportunity for own co-investment and / or adviser shares in the companies (by agreement / negotiation).

 

Requirements

  • 5+ years of investment experience from VC or PE with proven results
  • Good understanding of emerging technologies and a desire to work with startup founders’ teams
  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive, and self-motivated
  • Critical thinker with the ability to see the bigger picture
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • BA or Master level education
  • An engineering or commercial background is a plus

 

Other details

Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.

Please send your application to  joachim@scalecapital.com or via form.

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