The successful candidate will work with the Investment Managers and Fund Partners to: manage and monitor and report on the performance of startups in Rockstart’s established funds, work on sourcing deal flow and assist with initial research to shape and fundraise a new EUR30m fund to invest in technology startups across Europe. Based in Amsterdam.
Just a few of the responsibilities:
Professional Product / Thesis
During the internship the student will have the opportunity to complete a research project / or graduation thesis with the support and guidance of the Funds team. The initiative for the research project / thesis lies with the student.
You are smart and learn fast. When you see an assignment, you dive right to the bottom of it while never losing sight of the complete picture. It takes you only minutes on a website to understand the business model and product of a startup. You connect easily with people from all kinds of places and backgrounds. You are curious by nature and always asking follow-up questions to get to the bottom of something. You enjoy operational order and working in spreadsheets. You are a student and are looking to pursue a career as a startup entrepreneur, (strategy/M&A) consultant or a VC investor after graduation.
Must have requirements:
Students must be registered in a Dutch university or educational institute during the entire duration of the internship;
Pursuing a BSc/MSc degree in business, finance or economics
A desire to learn about the venture capital industry, tech startups, and entrepreneurship;
Strong ability to take on responsibility and work independently with a results-oriented attitude;
Analytical mindset and extremely high attention to details;
Well developed social and interpersonal skills, strong relationship management skills;
Advanced knowledge of Excel;
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English;
A ton of enthusiasm for Rockstart’s mission in supporting the best startups.
Availability: 32 hours per week;
Duration: 3 - 6 months;
Remuneration: € 300 monthly based 40 hours
Location: Amsterdam or online remote.
If you have any further questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Rockstart HR Manager Trixie Morrow (email@example.com)
*The successful applicant are subject to reference checks and the condition that the applicant obtains a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)) that makes the Employee suitable to perform the duties referred to in this employment agreement.
A bit about Rockstart
Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international Accelerator-VC that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies in Europe and Latin America. Rockstart provides startups with access to capital, market, community and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network. Since 2019, Rockstart has transformed from a small micro VC to a larger established early stage investor with funds and team members in multiple countries (Netherlands, Denmark, Colombia) and investments all across the world. Recently, it launched two early stage funds - one within AgriFood (~€22m) and one within Energy (~€22m) and by the end of 2022, Rockstart aims to have raised two more funds accumulating to above €100m in assets under management in 2021.
Rockstart also creates programs that are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates, driving faster access to co-creation, commercial partnerships and investment. Rockstart has experience in designing and executing programs for several Fortune 500 corporations throughout the world.
Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in almost 250 startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €90 million and hire more than 700 people. Rockstart is an international team of 30+ professionals dedicated to empowering founders to become scalable and change the world for the better.