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VC Associate - Quantum

Luxemburg
Full-Time
Posted on 
July 3, 2022
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Job Description

Runa Capital is an international venture capital firm investing in enterprise software, deep tech, fintech, edutech, and digital health startups. It was founded in 2010 by global tech entrepreneurs, raised $500M+ in several funds and invested in 100+ startups in Europe and the USA.

Our early-stage bets turned into such companies as Mambu ($5.5B last round valuation), Zopa ($1B), Nginx ($0.7B, exit), MariaDB ($0.7B), Ecwid ($0.5B, exit), Smava and Brainly. Our partners are based in the USA, the UK, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Germany.

We have been investing in quantum technologies since 2013 (Pasqal, Qu&Co, ID Quantique, etc) and are currently looking for a self-driven, active, curious, and intelligent person, who would become an essential part of our team and focus on quantum tech startups. The ideal base for such a person would be Luxembourg or Berlin.

It is not just an Associate position - we rather look for a Partner in the future. Our employees have a high level of freedom & responsibility, that bears spectacular fruit: 3 of Runa’s former associates are its partners (out of 5 full-time GPs), one is a Partner at Atomico, and 2 others founded their own cool VC firms in Silicon Valley (1confirmation, Day One Ventures).


Scope of work

  • Search and analyse the market for promising teams, products and technologies in quantum space
  • Carry out investments from start to finish: identify new investment opportunities, perform high-quality due diligence, negotiate terms, facilitate investment decisions in our partnership, closing of investment transactions (with lawyers)
  • Monitor our existing portfolio of quantum startups, provide its founders with support in all relevant business areas, facilitate collaboration within our portfolio and beyond
  • Contribute to other business processes at the firm: fundraising, marketing, reporting, data platform, etc.


What we expect from you

  • Good understanding of physics, passionate about the field of quantum technologies
  • Quantum/physics/technical education
  • Experience in venture business is a plus
  • Interest in new technologies and the willingness and ability to recognize, study and analyze them deeply enough, developing both their own expertise and acquiring an appropriate network
  • Willingness, interest and ability to communicate both with start-ups / more mature companies and with the investment committee
  • Expressing your thoughts in a structured and well-reasoned way
  • Preparation of an investment memorandum and closing documentation
  • Ready for qualitative and quantitative analytics, including financial analysis and modeling
  • Bringing tasks to their logical conclusion, self-management is welcome
  • Fluent English

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