Internship for technical working student

Position with Keen Venture Partners in Amsterdam

KEEN Venture Partners is a radically human venture capital firm that invests in cutting edge European technology startups in the early stages (Seed to Series B, companies up to ~75 employees) Based in Amsterdam, we’re now investing from our second fund (c.€150m). Our portfolio companies are active in a diverse set of tech sectors, using anything from NLP models to more pure software plays. Our current portfolio companies include the likes of Crisp, Bodyguard, Lucinity, Gourmay, Lendis, Mollie, Klima, Plan A and many other great companies.

We’re looking to add a Technical VC Working Student to our Amsterdam-based team. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic person who lives and breathes tech, and can work as part of our team. We are looking for someone who is ambitious, data driven, personable and has a good sense of humor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You’ll be an integral part of our investment team, playing a key role in our tech research and will support us in forming a point of view on new tech trends:
    • Tech trends: map and analyse innovative emerging tech fields as part of our broader thesis-driven investment approach—do deep dives in anything from generative AI, API management, MLOps, the data stack, and help us find the next Snowflake

    • Deal sourcing: identify promising companies in the tech fields you research

    • Deal analysis: assess the technical part of startups we look at

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A true passion for technology—you visit GitHub more than Instagram, you get excited about React, Angular, Vuejs, Django etc., and you see the potential of tech more broadly

  • Bonus points if you have experience or have done interesting things in using 3rd party APIs and web scraping tools

  • Currently studying or having just graduated from a technical course in a field like computer science or engineering

  • Intellectual curiosity with a ‘what does this button do’ attitude and analytical abilities to boot

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing

  • Did we mention a sense of humour?

  • Fluent in English but even better if you’re fluent in Javascript or Python

CONTRACT:

The paid position (€15 / hour) for a minimum period of 4 months part-time. Working hours are flexible and remote working is possible, but we would like to see you at least once a week in our lovely Amsterdam office. Overall, we are looking for a commitment of at least 16 hours a week. Starting dates are also flexible. The only admin requirement is that you must have a valid EU work permit.

CONTACT:

Please send us a 1-page CV and 5 short bullet points on why we should get to know you and tech trends you’re most excited about to intern@keenventurepartners.com. Got a GitHub? Feel free to share it. But no fancy cover letters, please.

We’re reviewing applicants on a rolling basis

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Team KEEN