Intern (m/f/d) Investment Team Crypto/Web3

London, Internship

 

// YOUR MISSION AT PICUS

As a tech-focused investor we see web3 as the next paradigm shift of the web, and believe that there are immense markets to be unlocked at the consumer and infrastructure layer of web3. As a result, we recently established a dedicated crypto/web3 investment team and are looking for an intern to help us expand our growing portfolio and network in this space. 
 
We are looking for ambitious candidates with a genuine interest in all things crypto and web3. Ideally you will already have some experience interacting with on-chain protocols, perhaps ape’d into some questionable coins or even bought your first NFT. But what matters most is that you have a clear passion for this space and an appreciation of the disruptive potential.
 
This role is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to dive deeper down the rabbit hole and learn more about crypto VC, interesting new projects & protocols, and how to evaluate these from the perspective of an institutional investor.  

 

Global team: You will be part of our global crypto/web3 team and seek out deals in close collaboration with colleagues worldwide. 

Portfoliomanagement: You will provide ongoing support for existing portfolio companies (e.g. assistance with hiring, business development, branding, etc.), participate in meetings with CEOs and founders of our start-up ventures as well as help evaluate new opportunities (deal diligence).

Thorough analyses: Perform detailed protocol or sector research by reviewing a variety of materials (incl. whitepapers, 3rd-party crypto research, Twitter threads, Medium posts, etc.) and synthesise this information for internal memos or presentations.

Ideating ventures: You will screen relevant media (e.g. Twitter, Discord, LinkedIn, etc.) for attractive investment opportunities, create market maps outlining industry landscapes by vertical /sub-verticals, and identify underlying trends. You will also help enhance and maintain Picus’ internal crypto/web3 knowledge dashboard with the most relevant resources and tools.

Strategy: Help strengthen Picus’ brand and network by being an active contributor to the crypto ecosystem and attending local crypto events.

 

// ABOUT PICUS

Picus Capital is a leading technology investor operating globally. We partner with ambitious & daring founding teams on their quest to build category-defining technology firms. We aim to be an entrepreneurial sparring partner for visionary founders from ideation to IPO and beyond. A privately financed structure enables us to invest permanent, flexible and long-term capital in a multitude of sectors.

Our young & hungry team has big ambitions and is unique in how we mirror the founders we work with, constantly reimagining the status quo. We strive to provide the best possible support to positively impact a venture's long-term success. Our perspective is global and diverse as we operate as a single aligned team across offices in Munich, Berlin, London, New York, Bangalore, Beijing and Stockholm. We believe in technological disruption across all geographies and industries and are guided by our own continuously-challenged hypotheses. At Picus, we share the mindset of an entrepreneur and actively drive the change we envision to see in the world.

 

// ABOUT YOU

Personality:

  • You are an open, communicative, and proactive person, but, most importantly, you are fun to work with. We enable you to reach new heights and want you to be eager and excited. 
  • You have a distinctive innovative mindset and a strong interest in start-ups and venture capital.

Analytical:

  • You have a strong academic background; a technical background or experience in data science is a plus.
  • You have gathered first-hand practical experience in venture capital, tech, start-up, TradFi or consulting (e.g. internships, working student, etc.).
  • You have experience interacting with web3 protocols and applications, a native understanding of blockchain technology/crypto and a genuine passion about the space.
  • You are an analytical thinker with strong attention to detail and a pragmatic approach to solving problems.

Mindset & Passion: 

  • We believe in passionate ownership and seek people who thrive in a dynamic environment with maximum ownership & responsibility. Each member of the team is excited by our mission and those who thrive in this environment have a hunger for technology investing and exploring real entrepreneurship. 
  • We’re seeking new team members who are genuinely excited to fulfill our mission in supporting daring founders to reimagine the way we live and work.

 

// YOUR BENEFITS AT PICUS

Global network: Engage in conversations with exceptional founders, experts and other stakeholders in the tech ecosystem. As part of these efforts, you will build and maintain a valuable personal network across the globe.
Culture: We have an ambitious, entrepreneurial & caring company culture with very high standards, enabling you to take full responsibility early on. You will continuously interact with a global team, collaborate with colleagues across 7 offices and learn about each region’s ecosystems.
Personal buddy: During the onboarding process you will receive a personal buddy at Picus who will provide guidance and support as part of regular buddy sessions.
Insights: You will get insights into the most exciting new technologies and business models with a flexible introduction to various  business topics and a global perspective on the venture capital sector
Perks: We have regular and seasonal team events.
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