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Internship Growth Investments (f/d/m)

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Investment Team

Job description

HV Capital is one of the leading early-stage and growth investors in Europe. With nine fund generations in 23 years and €2.8 bn in managed assets, HV Capital is one of the continent's most active early-stage investors. The investment team has many years of experience in identifying European startups with great potential for success. In addition to international success stories like Zalando, Delivery Hero, Sumup, and Depop, innovation leaders such as Enpal, Flixbus, Sennder, and Isar Aerospace are also part of the portfolio. HV Capital has invested in around 225 internet and technology companies, supporting startups with ticket sizes ranging from €0.5 m to €60. It is one of Europe's few venture capital firms that can finance startups through all growth phases. HV Capital has a team of more than 40 investment and operations professionals who provide a variety of perspectives and expertise across the venture capital landscape.

We are looking to hire one Growth Investment Intern in Berlin, with a start date in late August or early September. The internship will last approximately 3-4 months. Additionally, we are already accepting applications for an internship opening starting December 2024/January 2025.

What Will You Work On?

  • Uncover and Research Potential Investments: You'll dig into industry trends, scour media sources for relevant company data, and delve into market research.
  • Analysis and Hypothesis Development: Enhance your financial understanding by developing financial models, dissecting business plans, and creating investment hypotheses.
  • Work Closely With Investment Managers: You'll be immersed in our deal flow, preparing for meetings with potential portfolio companies and assisting in portfolio management.
  • Craft Reports and Presentations: You'll distil complex data into digestible presentations and reports for our investment team and management.
  • Contribute to Our Knowledge Base: Investigate specific topics to expand our internal knowledge database and your learning.

Job requirements

  • An Enthusiastic Learner: We value intellectual curiosity and an appetite for learning regardless of your academic background.
  • Relevant Experience: Previous internships or work experience, especially in startups, are welcomed. However, this is not a strict requirement. Your analytical prowess, ambition, and willingness to take risks might tip the scales in your favour.
  • Analytical Savvy: Show us your ability to parse through complex information, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Communication and Synthesis Skills: Can you transform complex data into simple insights? We value strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Independent and Driven: We support an autonomous work environment where quick productivity and independence are critical.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Maybe you're an aspiring entrepreneur or understand the hustle. Either way, we value a "punch above your weight" mentality.
  • English proficiency, working knowledge of German, and strong competency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Why Should You Join Us?

In recent years, HV has nurtured more than 70 interns, many of whom have launched their careers in our ecosystem. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and cultivating future industry leaders.

Our Application Process

At HV Capital, we believe in creating a more accessible and inclusive venture capital industry. We aim to eliminate the barriers that often make venture capital appear as an exclusive "closed shop." To achieve this, we evaluate applicants based on their responses to our screening questions, the results of a cognitive abilities assessment, and their CVs. This ensures a fair and equitable evaluation, giving everyone an equal chance to succeed.

After submitting your application, you will receive an invitation to complete the cognitive ability test within a week. This test is designed to assess your analytical skills and provide an opportunity to demonstrate your potential.

Our hiring decisions are informed by scorecards that have been crafted to identify and nurture a diverse range of talents. These scorecards reflect years of experience in selecting interns, and we use them to ensure that each candidate has the best chance of success.

By mid-to-end June, we will evaluate all applications, CVs, screening responses, and assessment scores to select candidates for interviews. Please note that we assess candidates based on a specific correctness threshold rather than using absolute cut-offs.

You have to apply before June 5, 2024, to be considered for this opportunity.