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Visiting Science Fellowship in Venture Capital (f/m/x)

If you're passionate about leveraging your scientific expertise in a dynamic and forward-thinking environment, we encourage you to apply and become an integral part of our team. At Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures), we offer a unique opportunity for driven and ambitious science students to contribute their expertise in shaping the future of technology and innovation. Dive into an environment that encourages collaboration, fosters creativity, and values your independent thinking.

As a prominent player in the venture capital landscape, we specialize in investing in cutting-edge technologies and emerging trends. Imagine being at the forefront of breakthroughs in Digital Health, Education, DeepTech, and Climate Tech/ESG.

If you're ready to blend your scientific knowledge with the exciting realm of venture capital, submit your application today. Let's embark on a journey where your skills meet opportunity, and together, we'll redefine what's possible in the world of innovation. Join us at DvH Ventures, where your scientific expertise meets venture capital excellence!

Your tasks and responsibilities

Your role extends to providing crucial support during due diligence processes for new investments, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of opportunities. As a key member of our team, you'll play a pivotal role in driving our venture capital initiatives forward. Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Technical Due Diligence: Assess the technological feasibility and scalability of potential investments, leveraging your scientific knowledge to evaluate technical risks and opportunities. Apply your scientific expertise to analyze and assess the viability of business plans and models, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of potential investments.

  • Data Analysis and Modeling: Utilize your analytical skills to analyze large datasets, create financial models, and conduct scenario analyses to support investment decision-making.

  • Due Diligence Support: Collaborate with the team to support due diligence processes for new investments, bringing your scientific perspective to the evaluation of opportunities.

  • Industry Analysis: Dive deep into specific industries or sectors relevant to our investment focus, providing comprehensive insights into market dynamics, regulatory landscapes, and growth potential.

  • Independent Research: Conduct thorough and independent research on emerging technologies, market trends, competition, providing valuable insights to inform strategic decision making.

  • Networking and Relationship Building: Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, industry experts, and academic researchers, to expand our network and uncover new investment opportunities.

  • Thought Leadership: Contribute to thought leadership initiatives, such as writing research reports, blog posts, showcasing your expertise and elevating our firm's reputation in the ecosystem.

What we expect from you

We're specifically seeking students from science backgrounds, including those in science, technology, engineering, informatics, physics, medicine, and biology. Ideally, you're currently enrolled in university, preferably at least in your third semester. If you're a STEM student who has already explored startups, consulting, financial services, or has successfully managed your own projects, that's a definite plus.

We value qualities such as independence, motivation, quick comprehension and structured, analytical thinking. If you're passionate about innovative business models, thrive in a collaborative environment and excel in teamwork, we want to hear from you!

With a commitment of 4-6 months and a willingness to take on challenge and responsibility, you'll find our professional environment both stimulating and rewarding. Send your application, including cover letter, CV and references, to and let's embark on this exciting journey together.

Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures) is one of Europe's leading early stage investors. As an entrepreneurial venture capitalist, DvH Ventures invests in emerging technology companies and builds successful investment clusters in areas such as Digital Health, Education, DeepTech or Climate Tech/ESG.

In addition to financial investments, DvH Ventures supports its portfolio companies with management expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and an international investor network. An exclusive media-for-equity programme gives portfolio companies access to extensive media reach through leading publishing brands such as DIE ZEIT, Tagesspiegel, Handelsblatt or Apotheken Umschau.

If you would like to be a part of our investment team, check out our job opportunities and apply now.

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