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Investment (Senior) Associate (Amsterdam)

Who are we?

The World Fund is a €300M venture capital fund built around the belief that decarbonisation is the key value driver for the future.

We back entrepreneurs building climate tech for a regenerative world.

We invest in world-changing technologies and business ideas. Our diverse and international team is made up of entrepreneurs, scientists, communication and policy specialists, investors, and visionaries. We are a driven, passionate team of go-getters, working together to have a global impact.

We are looking for an Investment (Senior) Associate to join our growing Amsterdam team!

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting deal flow generation and championing prospective deals:
    • Building upon your personal network to contribute to dealflow generation.
    • Independently providing the initial analysis and evaluation of startups and pitching them internally.
    • Supporting hypothesis development with market/tech/sector research and developing a specialism within our climate verticals.
  • Support and lead parts of the assessment and diligence of investment opportunities:
    • Developing tech/ product/ market/ competition/ sales analysis.
    • Creating financial models.
    • Writing Investment Proposals and supporting with legal documentation.
    • As a part of the deal team you will be contributing to the execution of the investment end-to-end, including term sheet and final documentation.
  • Represent World Fund to the outside world.

And who are you?

  • Independent and self-starter, capable of taking on projects with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communicator, able to express ideas and viewpoints in a compelling way.
  • Analytical executor: demonstrated structured, analytical thinking and excellent execution ability in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Energized by a start-up culture of getting stuck and supporting each other to deliver. Passionate about entrepreneurship.
  • Visionary explorer: You are very curious to learn about new technologies, from hardware to software and believe in challenging the status quo.
  • Critical thinker: Collaborative in a diverse environment, yet challenging one another to push for the best ideas.
  • Team player: Highly personable and contributes to a warm, fun and friendly team culture.
  • Demonstrable capability and three years prior experience working full-time, of which at least two years should be at a venture capital, private equity or infrastructure fund.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading VC or PE deals.
  • Passion for climate with demonstrated deep knowledge in at least one of our climate tech verticals.
  • Excellent academic track record.
  • Demonstrated capability to thrive in a high-performance culture, such as management consulting, investment banking or similar and ready to go the extra mile.
  • Passionate around addressing climate change and forming a regenerative world.
  • Supportive of diverse opinions and able to constructively challenge viewpoints.
  • Fluent in English.
  • You are reliable according to § 1 (20) no. 1 - 3 of the German Anti Money Laundering Act.
  • Degree in technical or scientific field.
  • Voluntary or professional activities undertaken in a climate tech field.
  • Prior experience of thought leadership in one of our key verticals.

Our commitment to you:

  • Together with the World Fund team, you will create impact by empowering climate tech companies to make this world a better place.
  • You will join a diverse and high-performing team with extensive experience in the investment and climate space.
  • As part of the VC ecosystem, you will get exposure to other funds and can start building your network in the VC world.
  • A senior member of staff will be your mentor at the World Fund. They will be a part of your professional development and coach you to expand your skill set in venture capital.
  • We commit to support you in your long-term career development, providing you with growth opportunities and supporting you to reach your targeted career goals.

How to apply?

Please send your application to with all required documents detailed below:

Please be aware that we cannot offer visa support as a part of this role.

  • CV
  • Cover Letter [please refer to the requirements in the job profile]

We are looking forward to receiving your application!



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