Venture Development Manager (m/f/d)

Business Development · Berlin · Full-time · Mid-level

Job description

Job description

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise. The portfolio includes companies such as Artisense, Catawiki, Horizn Studios, KRY, LIQID, Spryker, uberall and WorldRemit. You can find more information at and on the blog

We are looking for:

A new team member for our A-team.

Our Venture Development Team is 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 and financing rounds, 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
  • Interim Head of positions in e.g. Operations, Business, Growth in our portfolio companies
  • Pushing our ventures to the next level through internationalization, process optimization 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 in economics, business or in a similar field at a leading university
  • Gained relevant work experience in a business 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 
  • Pragmatic, yet structured and a quick learner 
  • Feeling comfortable in a flexible, highly dynamic environment 
  • Being an entrepreneur by heart, who loves to work in teams
  • Fluency in English; German skills are preferred 

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.