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Ventures Intern | Sustainability

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May 6, 2023
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Job Description

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform and venture capital firm. Our mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs join our vertical-specific accelerator programs to team up with our corporate members or receive a direct investment from Plug and Play. Plug and Play has over 40 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more. Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.

The team

The Plug and Play Sustainability team works across major industries like energy, retail, fashion, telco, and others to focus on carbon neutrality and circular economy areas. The intern position will help source sustainability startups that are solving the issues of climate change, research climate tech trends, and work on presentations to support corporate sustainability innovation teams.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Startup sourcing based on the requirements of corporate partners
  • Source and evaluate new investment opportunities
  • Support the due diligence process on investment opportunities
  • Perform industry-specific research on market and technological trends
  • Participating in meetings with founders, VCs and corporates
  • Support our team with both internal and external events
  • Support the logistics and operations of partner account management

Our requirements

  • Currently studying or recently graduated with an outstanding degree from a top university
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related fields in Climate or Energy is preferred
  • A previous work experience as an entrepreneur, in a startup or a VC fund is a big plus
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Mission-driven, ambition to work on the most impactful solution areas and optimism that we can solve the problem
  • Strong interest in technology and experience at a high growth startup, bank, management consulting firm or large corporate
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written), French is a plus

What we offer

  • Be part of Plug and Play - the biggest and fastest-growing startup innovation platform globally with locations worldwide such as Silicon Valley, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, China and Japan
  • Be at the forefront of innovation and get access to groundbreaking technologies
  • Be part of a dynamic, international and open-minded team in a vibrant working environment
  • Get access to and communicate with international startups, investors and industry leaders
  • All applications must be submitted in English
  • Plug and Play's global attendance policy: 3 days at the office, 2 days at home

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