VC Associate @ Samaipata Ventures in Paris, France

We are a Venture Capital firm investing in pre-seed/seed-stage marketplaces and digital vertical brands in Southern Europe, UK and France. Samaipata Ventures was founded by José del Barrio, founder and former CEO of La Nevera Roja, the leading food-delivery marketplace in Spain, sold to Rocket Internet in 2015 for c.$100M.We were born in Madrid two years ago with a European DNA. We just opened an office in London and are looking for somebody to launch operations in Paris. We are a small young team, full of energy and passionate about finding and backing the best founders in Europe! Come join us!

What you will do…

  • Be our eyes and ears on the ground in France:
    • Find and win deals for Samaipata. Identify, build relationships and track the key startups relevant for our themes/stage
    • Support our portfolio companies in France
    • Build and maintain relationships in the French tech ecosystem, with relevant founders and fellow VCs
    • Represent Samaipata at industry events and host events to raise brand awareness
  • Identify relevant market sectors and conduct deep-dives to build expertise
  • Support our efforts in Southern Europe and UK
  • Help us build Samaipata´s culture. We are lucky to work in something we love with people we like and admire and we value our culture the most!
  • Anything else you think we should be doing and you want to lead. Just tell us, we will take it on board


We are looking for…

  • A doer, a proactive and hands-on individual with a passion for tech and startups. You were interested in bitcoin and blockchain before 2017
  • A natural networker with strong relationships in the French start-up ecosystem. People love you and you love people
  • A hunter hungry to find and chase the best deals. You never give-up
  • An out-of-the box thinker with strong pattern recognition skills. You know creativity, structure and attention to detail are not the unholy trinity
  • A problem-solver with outstanding analytical skills. You are a data geek and run your life on excel spreadsheets (if you´ve found a better way please let us know!)
  • A contrarian, an opinionated critical thinker. You are respectful and open to everybody´s points, but also not afraid to speak up when you have conviction
  • A work in progress. You are obsessed with your learning curve and know there´s always room to improve and continue growing
  • A workaholic with a life. You are ready to work hard and roll up your sleeves on a daily basis but you also love life, you are passionate about food, art, fitness…whatever it is but there´s something that makes your eyes spark
  • A team player. You are kind and fun to be around, your energy is contagious and we can learn new things from you, at work and outside work
  • A citizen of the world. You speak French and English and have a multicultural background/exposure. Spanish is a plus but not required
  • A French insider with the soul of a Spaniard. You love Spanish way of life and spending your time between Madrid and Paris gets you excited (and hungry!)


  • 1-2 years as an investor in Venture Capital (ideally in France)
  • Highly analytical professional background (i.e. 1.5-2+ years in a leading management consultancy, investment bank or similar)
  • Strong academic background from a leading university
  • Entrepreneurial/ operating experience is a plus
  • Top-tier MBA is a plus


What Samaipata will offer you…

  • Endless learning opportunities as a key member of our investment team. To continue learning and improving every day is our obsession and we will put every resource at your disposal to enable you to do so
  • Ownership. You are a doer and run with it, we are here to support you, not to micromanage you
  • A career. Our vision for Samaipata is big: with entrepreneurs at heart, we are working non-stop to become the leading European seed VC in marketplaces and D2C brands. We are all in this together. And we will all grow with Samaipata
  • The opportunity to work with an incredibly talented and friendly team, who will make you feel at home from day 1. We are the real deal :-)
  • A great network of entrepreneurs and investors across Europe
  • Opportunities to actively work with our portfolio companies
  • A lovely excuse to visit sunny Madrid regularly and work from our office, a space designed to foster innovation right from the city center, surrounded by the best tapas and restaurants in town

If interested, please apply here.

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