VC Associate @ Next47 in Palo Alto, CA

next47 is a global venture firm created by Siemens AG that invests in, and partners with, entrepreneurs who think big and build industry-defining companies. With offices in Boston, Beijing, London, Munich and Palo Alto, next47 gives start-ups unparalleled access to one of the world’s largest portfolios of customers in the areas of industry, energy and infrastructure as well as domain expertise in the deep technologies that impact those customers. Find out more at 

Job Description: 

Position Overview / Description 

· Business developer reporting to Catalyst Director 
· Develop and implement “Catalyst Projects” for start-ups next47 will or has invested in in order to scale the companies up and increase their growth trajectory in global markets significantly 
· Connect yourself with all for next47 relevant innovation eco-systems 
· Establish governance model for CAT in the USA 


· Identify growth opportunities in the start-ups and establish growth projects (e.g. Go-to-market, international expansion, Proof-of-Concept projects, etc.) 
· Manage growth project according to proven Project Management concepts/methodologies 
· Develop a strong and sustainable network across the global Siemens organization and with Siemens customers 
· Collaborate intensively with the global catalyst team and with the entire next47 team 
· Initiate technology transfer from start-ups into the Siemens network including partners and customers 

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

· BS/BA required, with concentration with Engineering, Economics or Business. MBA a plus 
· 5 plus years experience in operations, project management or business development functions 
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
· Very Proficient with MS Excel and PPT 
· Ability to engage and inspire people, collaborate with key stakeholders 
· Experience with project management concepts and methodologies (e.g. Scrum / Agile / PMI) 
· Passion for technology and innovation. Self-motivated, hands-on and with high energy degree 
· Enjoys challenges and is resilient under pressure 
· Strong result orientation combined with speed and sense of urgency 
· Ability to work in a multiple cultural environment due to the international character of the function 
· Travel required: ~20% 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

· Fluency in second and third language 


If interested, please apply here.

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