Senior Venture Development Manager (m/f/d)

Job description

Job description

We are looking for:

A new team member for our Venture Development team –  a group of ambitious business generalists, who have two main responsibilities. First, they define and execute value-driving projects with our portfolio companies in areas such as internationalisation, commercial operations, interim management… and really anything else that we see as a business priority for one of our ventures. Second, they team up with one of our partners to manage a set of investments to success. This entails the preparation of board meetings, the communication between our partners and our operational teams, and identification of support opportunities and staffing our 100+ operational experts to our portfolio companies’ needs.

What will keep you challenged?

  • Strategic definition of key targets in close collaboration with the founders of our portfolio companies as well as the operational implementation of those
  • Build-up and maintenance of the close relationship with our founders as well as a deep understanding of the ventures’ current challenges and opportunities
  • Ensuring the successful collaboration of our portfolio companies and our operational teams through excellent project- and stakeholder management
  • Operational support (Interim/Head of positions) in e.g. Operations, Business, Growth in our portfolio companies
  • Pushing our ventures to the next level through internationalisation, process optimisation or the build up of new organisational units
  • Planning, staffing and managing cross-functional projects

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • High ambition and drive to achieve excellent results
  • A top-of-class degree at a leading university
  • Gained relevant work experience in a consultancy or in business development in a start-up or a similar environment
  • Deep understanding of digital business models and quick in identifying core operational challenges
  • Proven track record in project, stakeholder and change management, taking full responsibility for your projects 
  • Pragmatic, yet structured and a quick learner 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Feeling comfortable in a flexible, highly dynamic environment 
  • Being an entrepreneur at heart, who loves to work in teams
  • Fluency in German and English

What to expect working with us:

  • An unmatched environment for learning and personal growth
  • Becoming part of a highly professional and motivated venture development team with a very diverse set of tasks
  • Having the unique opportunity to experience and shape the development of high-growth startups across Europe
  • Teaming up with one of our partners to assume full accountability for the success of our investments
  • Getting the chance to work directly with our experts in online marketing, business intelligence, product management and software engineering etc
  • A lot of independence and responsibility

Do you want to be part of our success story?
We are looking forward to your online application.


Project A is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and encourages people of all ethnic & racial origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions & ideologies, socio-economic statuses, educational backgrounds, ages, and individuals of all abilities to apply.

Project A is an operational venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies from a variety of industries such as digital health, robotics, and mobility amongst others. Our portfolio includes over 60 companies with different business models including B2C, B2B, SaaS, e-commerce and more. Within our company of over 100 professionals, over 15 teams offer their direct support to our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, business intelligence and many other fields. In 2020 Project A was named Germany's best VC by Business Insider magazine.

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