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VC Internship @ Seedcamp in London, United Kingdom

Seedcamp is a European seed fund investing across pre-seed and seed stages in world-class founders attacking large global markets and solving real problems using technology. We have made 250+ investments to date, 80%+ of which have gone on to raise follow-on funding to the tune of over $1bn. We are proud of our track record which includes 22 exits to date with Seedcamp companies acquired by major brands such as Twitter, Airbnb and GoPro. We invest in highly disruptive, fast-growing businesses across multiple sectors including the likes of FinTech unicorn, Transferwise, Revolut, Property Partner, UiPath, eMoov and wefox, among others. In 2017 we announced the sale of our first two funds to Draper Esprit in a deal that delivered a 4x return to our LPs. 

This is a short-term role for 6 months. It is an exceptional opportunity to position yourself at the very centre of London’s thriving startup ecosystem and learn from the best. Seedcamp is a small team with some incredibly talented people. We recently raised our fourth fund which, at a first close of £41m, is our biggest and boldest fund to date. Consequently, we’re looking for an outstanding individual to help deliver value to our existing founders, communicate our message and assist the ongoing work of the investment team. Having backed 250+ companies, the ‘Seedcamp nation’ is large and you will be one of its key ambassadors. 

What will you be involved in? 
We’re looking for a smart, friendly and resourceful new member of the team to drive our platform-focused initiatives and support us across the entire Seedcamp organisation, from marketing through to operations. You will be on first name terms with our phenomenal network of founders, and be deeply exposed to the way we think, work and invest. 

Portfolio Support 
•Deliver on our structured platform of support for portfolio companies by organising and running our Mentor and Investor Office Hours 
•Help onboard new mentors whilst nurturing our existing network of world-class operators from some of the fastest growing technology companies 
•Support our event strategy, including executing on summits for portfolio executives 
•Champion new opportunities and events that benefit Seedcamp companies 
•Pro-actively pursue new projects to support and engage the Seedcamp nation

Investment and Core Team Support 
•Support our investment process administratively and, where appropriate, with research and analysis on a particular sector, technology or business 
•Work directly with our Head of Marketing & Communications in optimising our external messaging to founders 
•Assist with the collation, cleaning and presentation of data related to investments and the portfolio 
•Use your initiative to identify a sector, technology or market of strategic interest for Seedcamp and own a research piece, data project or event related to it 

Who are you 
We prize intellectual curiosity, raw initiative and a collaborative spirit. You are a passionate follower of the latest technology trends and have maybe even tried a startup of your own. You: 
•Thrive in a fast-paced environment and are happy to get stuck in 
•Are a proactive problem solver who can think independently and take initiative 
•Enjoy working with people and love building on relationships 
•Have an incredible attention to detail. You’re happy scheduling, working in spreadsheets and prioritizing tasks, and have an eye for where processes can be refined 
•Passionate about startups. You probably love Product Hunt and Crunchbase 
Tech-savvy. You live on Trello and enjoy trying out new apps

What have previous interns gone on to do? 
Interning at Seedcamp is a surefire way to supercharge your network and learning. The club is small but former Seedcamp interns and fellows accomplish a whole host of very impressive things. They have gone onto: 
•Found and build Citymapper 
•Make partner and principal at leading Venture Capital firms (3x) 
•Receive backing from Y-Combinator 
•Earn a spot in Forbes 30 under 30 
•Help decentralise the web by working on Filecoin ($262 million ICO) 
•Ascend to leadership positions in giant technology companies like Facebook

What we’re looking for 
•You’ve built a product or led on a project you’re able to show off and talk about 
•Have a history of executing and getting stuff done 
•You’re resourceful, highly analytical and love problem solving 
•Have background demonstrating an interest in the startup or venture capital scene 
•Bonus points if you listen to ‘This Much I Know’, the Seedcamp podcast! 

How to apply 
Send an email to careers@seedcamp.com with your CV and answers to the following questions:
•Which podcasts, blogs and authors do you follow and why?
•Which portfolio company are you most excited by and why? What about startups outside Seedcamp?
•If you were to launch a startup, what would it be?

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Written by sandeepashah

April 4, 2018 at 1:51 am