VC Associate @ Entrepreneur First in Berlin, Germany

We invest in the world’s most ambitious technologists to help them build world-class deep tech startups from scratch. Since 2011, we’ve created over 150+ startups worth over $1.5 billion including Tractable, OpenCosmos, CloudNC and Cleo. Our major exits to date include Magic Pony, which was acquired by Twitter for a $150m. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar and some of the world’s best entrepreneurs.

You will be part of the Berlin Form Team. This team handles the EF experience from first conversation, through the moment people are selected to join, until they have an investable startup. This is the core of EF’s unique methodology.

The Form Team handles the following components:

Cultivation: Ensure everyone we offer to join EF, joins

Every person we offer that doesn’t join is a missed opportunity to build something massive. Your mission is to ensure offer holders know EF is the highest value use of their time.

  • Create a world class pre-joining experience for offer holders
  • Spend time with offer holders to ensure they join
  • Problem solve with selected offer holders to prepare them

Team building: Crack the code for founding teams

We have developed a robust team building method. But, there is still much to learn. Your mission is to build as many strong teams as possible.

  • Work with sole founders to help them progress into teams
  • Actively manage team breakups and formation.
  • Develop EF’s team building frameworks.
  • Use EF’s data to create optimal cofounding teams.

Ideation: Ensure the teams work on high potential ideas

We influence what ideas EF founders work on enormously. Your mission is to make these ideas as high potential as possible.

  • Work with EF founders to develop their ideas.
  • Develop EF’s frameworks on ideation.


You should:

  • Be an expert problem solver who thinks on their feet
  • Have a strong analytical & growth mindset
  • Have high EQ and enjoy working with technologists
  • Be extremely ambitious
  • Have outstanding organisational skills (excel with process)
  • Be a strong communicator (excel with people)
  • Be very comfortable with managing competing priorities

What you get

This is an Associate level role, with a competitive salary and performance based remuneration. This role can expect significant upside from our fund through our carry plan.

In addition to the financial compensation, the benefits of working at EF include:

  • The opportunity to work with a fast-growing organisation that is influencing the growth of tech entrepreneurship – and changing the paradigm around startup creation – not only in the UK, but globally
  • Working in a buzzing space full of technical founders and being part of an enthusiastic and fast-paced team
  • Holidays: 23 days per year plus 2 week Christmas and New Year shut down
  • Salary sacrifice schemes: Cycle to Work and Technology (phones, laptops, fitness watches etc)
  • L&D Allowance: A yearly allowance to put towards your personal development (conferences, courses, coach etc)
  • Wellness Allowance: A yearly allowance to put towards Wellness Activities (gym memberships, yoga classes, running shoes, subscription to Headspace etc)
  • Equipment: We’ll give you €1,600 to choose the equipment that will help you to do your job most effectively
  • Global Retreats: Annual get-togethers with our global colleagues

Remuneration, Location and Start Date

Remuneration is based on experience. This is a crucial role for EF, and we want to incentivise you accordingly, with carry based upside worth roughly equal your cash remuneration.

Location: You will be based in EF’s offices at Factory Gorlitzer Park, Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin

Start Date: ASAP


If interested, please apply here.

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