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VC Analyst - Racine² (Internship)

Posted on 
March 7, 2023
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Job Description

Driven by a common vision, Serena and Makesense have joined hands in 2022 to create an 80 million euros impact fund: Racine².

By combining the expertise of two pioneers in financing and common good, our mission is to empower ambitious entrepreneurs that have significant potential for impact and growth.

4 focus thesis

  • Preservation of the environment and health,
  • Sustainable lifestyles,
  • Education for all,
  • Physical and sports activities. </aside>

Stage and tickets

  • Seed to Series A
  • Tickets from 500k€ to 4M€

Portfolio snapshot

What is the role about?

You’ll support the team and participate in each step of the investment process.


  • Source new investment opportunities through outbound, events, and conferences, market research, nurturing, and screening of the startup ecosystem
  • Conduct market research to help identify new investment trends, and opportunities and stay in the know of the VC market
  • Evaluate and pre-qualify all new investment opportunities, call and/or meet prospects
  • Assess and analyze the impact (social or environmental) generated by the opportunities
  • Update Serena’s CRM tool with information on new opportunities (call/meeting summary, contact information…)
  • Prepare relevant market analysis on qualified opportunities
  • Present the qualified opportunities to the investment team

Due diligence

  • Organize first meetings with entrepreneurs
  • Drive market opportunity assessments, competitive analysis, product and technology evaluation, reference calls, business metrics' analysis, financial and exit modeling
  • Assists in the preparation of investment notes for internal discussions and investment decisions
  • Work on the term sheet with the investment director/partner

What we’re looking for?

Do you recognize yourself in the following?

  • Strong analytical mind and ability to deal with a pretty high volume of information,
  • Deep interest in new technologies and European start-up ecosystem in general,
  • Curious about scalable impact and eager to contribute to a more sustainable society,
  • High level of autonomy and extra mile mindset,
  • Organizational skills and excellent ability to multitask,
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills,
  • At least a first meaningful professional experience,
  • Fluent in both French and English.

Hiring process

  • You will first apply through this short form. There are no right or wrong answers, we simply expect you to keep it simple: we enjoy short and impactful writing
  • You will then meet Sybille in a 20-min call to get to know each other
  • You will then meet Léa and Eric for a 45-min case study
  • You will then meet one Serena’s team member in a 20-min final interview

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