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Investment Analyst

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsFull-time

Job description

About the role:

Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies. With a global network and offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bogotá, Rockstart invests in and accelerates early stage startups from pre-seed to.

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This is an opportunity to join the Investment Analyst team, which will invest in disruptive startups from across EU. You will be part of an experienced and diverse team, scouting and selecting high potential startups, ‘accelerate’ them to scale-ready, and co-invest up to series B.

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As Investment Analyst you will have the opportunity to lead the whole process, from identification, qualification, to running analysis on early stage startups, finding the best tech startups for selection and for the portfolio of investments. 

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the funds team in the scouting, sourcing and development of new investment opportunities.

  • Researching companies and trends, to shape and refine fund investment strategy.

  • Helping identify social issues where impact venture investment can help scale innovative solutions – including through analysis of tech-enabled impact business models.

  • Support the funds team in collecting, analyzing and categorizing the portfolio based on qualitative and quantitative data to monitor performance with periodic reporting.

  • Support the funds team in the market research necessary to analyze and support investment recommendations.

  • Being the first point of contact for some portfolio startups, and representing Rockstart in shareholder meetings.

  • Building networks and relationships throughout the venture capital ecosystem in both Europe.

Job requirements

About you

A true team player with an entrepreneurial attitude, exceptional analytical skills and the ability to focus on several issues without compromising on quality or efficiency. Passionate about early stage startups and scale-ups with confidence in numbers and easily able to analyse large quantities of data to draw high level insights.

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It takes you only minutes on a website/presentation to fully understand the business model and product, distilling large volumes of information into clear, concise analyses that you are able to communicate confidently.

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Must haves:


  • A bachelor's in business, finance, or economics or similar.

  • 1 +years of relevant experience working in startup ecosystem environment or VC.

  • Passion for innovation and startups, with a desire to excel in the fields of venture capital and entrepreneurship.

  • Data-driven and financially literate, with a strong analytical mindset. Excellent attention to detail combined with an ability to step back and see the patterns in and implications of data and analysis

  • Well-developed social and interpersonal skills, strong relationship management skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English

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Further information:

Start: March 2024

Availability: 40 hours per week

Duration: Initial 6 month contract, with views to extend to a longer period.

Remuneration includes:

  • Competitive market salary based on experience 

  • A budget towards growth and personal development,

  • Remote Work Allowance

  • Secondment opportunities in Amsterdam or Copenhagen.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Remote on a Dutch contract.


A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, corporates and the wider Rockstart network.

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Rockstart has invested in more than 300 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1bn. Rockstart is an international team of 45+ professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale.

Rockstart has notable exits such as Wercker, Bouw7, iClinic, 3D Hubs, Brincr, and Dan.com.



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