VC Internship - September/October start

London, England, United Kingdom expand job description ↓


About Open Ocean

Open Ocean is a leading early-stage venture capital fund that invests in outstanding entrepreneurs launching movements to change the world. We invest in software businesses at Series A and support them throughout their entire journey. From companies like MySQL, MariaDB, Tideway and Automic we have accumulated rich experience in business software both with super-scalable go-to-market models like open source, freemium downloads and SaaS, and commercialisation with the largest enterprises and service providers in the world. In our home geography of Europe, we see great opportunity in sectors including media, fintech, healthtech, as well as in new software solutions for big data, e-commerce enablement, and developers. For further information more about our approach, portfolio and team please check our website.

Key responsibilities

With a September/ October start, we will be looking for someone to join our London team for 3 months to learn and bring value across the board:

Assist the investment team throughout the investment process:

  • source and evaluate investment opportunities alongside the investment team
  • take a lead on the initial contact with founders to collect core information about their businesses
  • attend relevant meetups, conferences, and accelerator demo-days to find the best investment opportunities
  • assist on the streamlining the investment process

Help us with research:

  • dive into a deep tech sector (e.g. Machine Learning, Blockchain, DevOps) or theme (FinTech, Digital Health, Data Privacy) to help us strengthen our investment thesis;
  • create a comprehensive market map and evaluate opportunities for OpenOcean to invest in these sectors
  • identify the key academics, entrepreneurs, companies, and events in these sectors

Help us maintain the brand and drive our presence:

  • help organise OpenOcean events and dinners in London and around Europe
  • ensure active presence on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium)
  • help maintain and keep our marketing, investor, and other databases up to date


  • Genuinely passionate about technology and startups
  • Technical background - Coders, Hackers, Engineers (not a must-have, but preferred)
  • Outstanding student or recent graduate with stellar academic record
  • ‘Starter Finisher’ mentality with rhino-strength resilience
  • Fluency in another language is a plus
  • Work experience in a high-performance environment


By joining the London team at OpenOcean, you will get a chance to:

  • Work with a young and dynamic venture capital team, friendly and non-hierarchical
  • Get an all-round experience of the VC world and opportunity to immense yourself into the industry
  • Get involved, and interact with the most exciting technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors, and to be the first to know of, and experience, cutting-edge innovations

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