Venture Analyst

  • Full-time
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Venture Analyst

Job description

About the role

We are looking for a proactive team member with an entrepreneurial attitude and exceptional analytical skills to join our team as a Venture Analyst. In this role, you will be responsible for fueling our startup accelerators with the most promising startups by finding and engaging with them within the global community of entrepreneurial innovators as a part of the Venture Analysts team. Next to this, you will be delivering clearly analyzed, complete and actionable data that allows Rockstart to make informed decisions on which startups to invest in and select into our programs. As a result, you will be the go-to person for the latest market data, tech trends and engaged pipeline with the most promising startups in Rockstart specific domains.

About you

You are smart and savvy. 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 have a knack for reading people and 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 follow startup related news religiously. You enjoy operational order and working in spreadsheets. You love working with data and are always the first to spot a pattern.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Startup deal flow sourcing: Generate a high-quality deal flow of warm leads in four tech domain. This includes meeting with entrepreneurs, attending tech events, building relationships with startups, while proactively looking for other deal sourcing channels
  • Business analysis: Assess investment opportunities through competitive analysis, product, technology, team and market fit evaluation.
  • Market research: Continuously monitor the tech markets to keep up-to-date with hot trends and recent developments in technologies and applications. Always be familiar with the recent startup investment deals and understand the VC investment landscape.
  • Creating operational intelligence: Make improvements to the scouting campaigns and team operations in order to drive resource efficiency and business intelligence


Must haves:

  • MSc degree in Business, Finance, STEM or other related fields from a top tier university;
  • 2+ years of experience in investment banking, consultancy, VC firm, accelerator or startup, preferably experience in deal creation and business evaluation;
  • A desire to learn about the venture capital industry, tech startups, and entrepreneurship;
  • Strong ability to take on increased 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.

Further information:

Start: January 2020
Availability: 40 hours per week.

Duration: This is a long-term position starting with a temporary contract.

Remuneration: Based on experience and knowledge.

Location: Amsterdam

If you have any further questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Floortje Vriezema (

A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies. We provide startups with access to capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network.

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 Maersk, Shell, Dutch Ministry of Health, and many others.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in 200+ startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €89 million and hire more than 720 people. Rockstart is an international team of 35+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better.