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May 27, 2024
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ECBF is a leading venture capital fund in Europe with an impressive €300 million to drive the economy towards sustainability. Positioned at the forefront of the European Union's Green Deal for climate neutrality by 2050, we're the entrepreneurs of change, driving the transition to a bio-based, circular economy.

Our mission is to combine innovation with sustainability, ensuring a planet worth living on for future generations.

We invest in the leaders of the circular bioeconomy, acting as a catalyst for change by supporting scale-ups that not only promise game-changing solutions, but also deliver tangible impact alongside financial returns. Adhering to strict ESG guidelines, our investments are designed to pave the way for a sustainable, prosperous future.

Join us on this journey with the ECBF, where your efforts will directly contribute to a greener, more sustainable world.


Are you looking to leverage your skills, experience, and VC toolbox as a key player in a dynamic investment team?

Then ECBF is your next destination!

As an Investment Director, you will drive building ECBF's investment portfolio and success.

You will responsibly manage all aspects of the deal life cycle from sourcing and analysis, including quantitative and qualitative investment analysis, due diligence, structuring, and negotiating through to closing.

With your sound investment experience, you will also drive the value creation in our portfolio companies and lead them to a successful exit.

This includes:

  • sourcing new and identifying the most promising deal opportunities from your valuable existing network;
  • project managing the due diligence while leading the negotiations with the investment targets;
  • taking a responsible role in portfolio management and helping our investments grow (including a board level);
  • expanding your and ECBF’s network in the market;
  • and sparring with the partners on the future development of ECBF.


You bring relevant expertise in financing round structuring, either from a venture capital investor, a start-up entrepreneur, or at C-level in a scale-up. Venture Capital terms and conditions are part of your daily toolbox. Ideally, you have already built a successful track-record as an investor.

You are well-known and well-connected in the European start-up scene. Other VCs and start-ups/scale-ups contact you directly when it comes to top syndicates with ECBF. You have a deep understanding of investments in innovative growth-stage companies.

You are a humble team player with an entrepreneurial mindset, a hands-on attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and a hunting attitude for investment targets.

In addition, you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ideally in an additional European language.

Like the whole ECBF team, you are highly motivated by impacting your work. Ideally, you are experienced in sustainable / impact investments. Since ESG is becoming an essential aspect of investing, relevant experiences complement your investment skills.

A scientific-technological background is welcome but not mandatory. Knowledge of digital topics or commercialization is of interest for ECBF.


At ECBF, you are part of a highly motivated team with flat hierarchies. The venture capital industry offers many exciting insights into the visionary world of innovative technologies.

Advice from our partners will drive your personal and professional development. ECBF's experienced and highly cooperative team will support you with their knowledge, network and skills.

Besides all of this, we offer you:

  • High-quality IT equipment
  • The possibility of a Job Ticket in the VRS network (Public Transport)
  • Possibility of working from homeSport and Mental Health offerings.

The position is based in Bonn, Germany, with frequent cross-border travel within Europe.


Tell us why you fit in and send us your applicationright away.

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ECBF Management GmbH,  headquartered in Bonn, is a multinational company run by a highly experienced  team in venture capital and the industry verticals represented by the circular  bioeconomy. With more than 100 years of investment experience and a significant network coupled with a forward-looking vision, we advise Hauck & Aufhäuser  Funds Services S.A., the Alternative Investment Fund Manager of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund.

Based in Luxembourg, the European Circular  Bioeconomy Fund focuses  on the EU-27 and the 16 countries associated with HORIZON 2020. ECBF is one of the most sustainable venture capital funds in the European Union. Therefore, according to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation  (SFDR), it is classified as an “Article 9 Fund”. As such, ECBF is required to invest in highly-sustainable companies and to fulfill extensive sustainability reporting requirements.

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