VC Investor @ Strategic Business Innovator in Berlin, Germany

Strategic Business Innovator Berlin GmbH is the German subsidiary of SBI Holdings, Inc., a Japanese financial conglomerate and one of Japan‘s most active investors. We consult and invest in the field of venture capital with a focus on innovative sectors such as Industry 4.0 and Impact.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for an experienced Venture Capitalist.

As full-time employee, you would contribute to Strategic Business Innovator Berlin’s overall vision to become a renowned venture capital player in the European ecosystem. Furthermore, you will be involved in other key business projects related to our Japanese holding company.

Key responsibilities:

  • End-to-end investments in the field of deep tech and impact: Lead all aspects of investment including investment thesis development, sourcing, investment memo, due diligence, negotiation, approval and deal closing – especially for our European fund
  • Business development: Work with portfolio companies to help them in their overall strategy building, business development, fundraising and M&A where relevant; Head internal business development for portfolio companies to forge collaborations and partnerships between other industry players and the portfolio companies
  • General: Perform any GmbH-related business matters

Your qualification and experience:

  • At least 10 years working experience (minimum principal level)
  • Strong financial modeling, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Extensive industrial as well as start-up network in Europe/Germany
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects with tight timelines
  • Passion and expertise in technology
  • Background in Finance or any technical discipline (Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Programming etc.)
  • Strong academic degrees (PhD, MBA, M.S., M.A., etc.)
  • Board-level experience (at least observer)
  • Operative start-up experience
  • Proficient in English and German both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently and think visionary
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High motivation to work in a culturally diverse business environment
  • Passion for working with start-ups and enjoying the unique Japanese-German working culture
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office

Your preferred starting date: April 2021 (flexible)

Your office environment: Modern office in the heart of Berlin, close to Checkpoint Charlie (however, currently home office due to Covid-19)

How to apply: Please submit your CV in English and German and two references to

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