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Senior Associate

About Gaia Capital Partners

Based in the heart of Europe, with our roots in two of the continent’s financial powerhouses – Paris and Berlin – Gaia Capital Partners is pan-European at heart.

We invest in European growth-stage companies with global ambitions and sustainable leadership. We use our heart, soul and sweat to help them navigate the full life cycle from growth stage to IPO and beyond.

We are a young, complementary and diverse team with entrepreneurial and private equity backgrounds. We build bridges between venture, private and public markets.

We are sparring partners for innovative entrepreneurs who are working to transform our world for the better. Our team has previously invested in companies that are doing just that, including: Aircall, gohenry, Welcome to the Jungle and Yubo.

Mission description

The associate will be part of the investment team and will be supervised by 3 partners and 1 principal in the team. She or he will be fully involved in all steps of the sourcing, investment and portfolio monitoring processes. She or he will play a critical role in supporting the company’s efforts in developing the strategy of the fund in the DACH and Nordics regions. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious entrepreneurial project within the venture capital & private equity industry.

Key contributions include but are not limited to:

Sourcing: in-depth and pro-active analysis on targeted sectors or geographies to identify potential new investment opportunities. Participation to industry forums and tech-related events. Nurturing high-quality and long term relationships with founders from early stage

Execution of the investment process: market analysis identification and work with industry experts, financial analysis and modeling, participation to meetings with companies, advisors and partners, preparation of investment memos for the Investment Committee, investment thesis definition.

Portfolio monitoring: support partners and team in monitoring portfolio companies and providing help on key matters (talent hires, M&A, financing, ESG, etc)

Preparation of weekly internal meetings: dealflow review, new investments opportunities and presentation of analyses carried out.

Participation in general corporate workflows: occasional support on fundraising and investors relations, writing of medium posts and a number of weekly external newsletters, contribute to building the knowledge base and improving internal tools, etc.

Qualifications

  • 2 to 6 years of relevant experience in M&A, Leveraged Finance, Private Equity or strategy consulting in the tech industry 
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Strong financial understanding
  • Structured with strong project management and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about growth equity 
  • Energetic, hardworking, self-starter, business development mindset
  • Demonstrates excellent critical judgement and accurate gut feel 
  • Autonomy and multi-tasking
  • Full proficiency in German and English

Location: Berlin with regular travel to Paris and the DACH and Nordic regions.

Gaia Capital Partners is an entrepreneurial firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of digital scale-ups. We back responsible entrepreneurs with global ambitions and help them build sustainable leadership positions. We invest in growth stage companies at the intersection of impact and technology. We create bridges between venture and public markets.