Plug and Play is an early-stage venture capitalist investing in emerging high-tech companies. Since 1998, our venture arm has invested in over 2000 startups from around the world, including PayPal, Dropbox, Soundhound and Lending Club. With over 50 years of combined entrepreneurial and investment experience, as well as our established network of strategic Corporate Partners.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, we have grown into 65 locations and 23 industry-specific verticals and you will have an opportunity to work closely with the Ventures team to identify new founders for potential investment and help introduce startups to our industry-leading Corporate Partners for business development opportunities.

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Plug and Play Munich is hiring an Enterprise & Technology Ventures Associate to join the team in Munich, Germany supporting various industry experts e.g. from insurance, retail and more. Must be open and eligible to travel internationally. We are looking for motivated, passionate, proactive candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Outreach and screen new, relevant, and exciting startups for investment purposes
  • Conduct biannual sourcing for business development (accelerator) programs aligning with industry focused technology interests
  • Evangelizing Plug and Play to all potential network partners including startups, investors, corporate members within all verticals.
  • Identify business development, licensing, and strategic investment opportunities for corporate members within the Plug and Play ecosystem.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local VCs, universities, corporations, etc.
  • Actively network with startup founders at industry events and conferences.
  • Generate investment memorandums and present them to PnP’s investment committee by performing due diligence on the team, market, product/technology, business model, risk factors, etc.
  • Collaborate with and host corporate executives in deal flow sessions and develop a comprehensive understanding of our partners’ innovation challenges and tech interests

Skills & Abilities

  • Communication – Must possess communication skills (verbal and written). Must be proficient with public speaking. Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with C-Suite executives
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Must be able to use logical reasoning to reach solutions
  • Proficiency in GSuite, MS Office, CRM platforms, project management tools, etc.
  • Career-driven individual with a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investments, and high-tech startups
  • Project Management – ability to manage several projects with VCs, corporate partners, and startups
  • Self-Starter – ability to start projects or plan events with minimal to no supervision
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Highly organised, shown to meet tight deadlines along with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.

Education and Experience

  • Background in Technology, Engineering or similar is highly recommended
  • Experience working in a startup environment and/or venture capital for 2+ years
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  • Be part of Plug and Play – the biggest and fastest-growing startup innovation platform globally with locations worldwide
  • Be at the forefront of innovation and get access to groundbreaking technologies
  • Be part of a dynamic, international and open-minded team
  • Get access to and communicate with leading international tech executives, startups and investors
  • Work in a vibrant and unique working environment
  • Various opportunities for your career development after your internship
  • Contribute and realize your own ideas and have room for self-development