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Technology Consultant


Analyst Team

Our consultants are at the forefront of helping innovation make its way to the world. They manage our technology scouting projects and communicate promising new technology start- ups directly to our clients. As client lead you will be the first point of contact for our clients, responsible for their satisfaction. Your primary responsibility will be to work directly with our clients in finding and assessing the best technology companies out there by analyzing the companies that our analysts have found and presenting your conclusions to the client.

As a Technology Consultant at Venture IQ you will gain access to a small and focused team with different disciplines and experience levels. You will work closely with experienced Venture Capitalists, the technology team and our pool of technology analysts from various disciplines. You will learn what makes the difference between good technology and a good venture deal. You will be working directly with VCs, business development and innovation teams of leading corporates (example in the renewable energy and food industries) and have the opportunity to present our results directly to them.

You will have the opportunity to shape your role in a way you find most effective, for example by including side responsibilities such as HR or Finance. You will learn to assess technology companies using our proprietary tools and link them to corporate strategies. Our consultants receive exceptional training, both externally and on the job.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Our ideal candidate:
  • Has 0-3 years working experience, preferably in a client-facing role
  • Is very structured in her/his way of working
  • Is highly analytical and has an independence in her/his thinking
  • Loves innovation and gets excited by new technologies
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a team setting, supporting and leading team members to successful project delivery
  • Is intellectually curious and can quickly acquaint her/himself with new technologies, markets, business models
  • Is entrepreneurially-minded and commercially confident
  • Is fluent in Dutch and English, fluency in another major language is a plus

OFFERING
We offer:
  • A permanent fulltime position in our team
  • We will teach you company assessment- and deal scouting techniques and let you plan your own development in terms of training
  • You will be working in a high energy working environment in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our fast growing scale-up
  • Positive and open company culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary package depending on your background


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Technology Analyst Internship


Analyst Team

Our Analysts are at the forefront of helping innovation make its way to the world. They scout new promising technology start-ups for our corporate clients. Your primary role will be to generate interesting deal-flow by looking for the next startup gem while being supported by our in-house developed algorithm to scout early stage tech startups.

Venture IQ works with a pool of highly driven students who have a deep interest for both technology and entrepreneurship, and who believe in the power of innovation.

As a Technology Analyst at Venture IQ you will gain access to a small and focused team with different disciplines and experience levels. You will work closely with experienced Venture Capitalists and Engineers. You will learn what makes the difference between good technology and a good venture deal. You will be working with business development and innovation teams of leading corporates (for example in the renewable energy and food industries).

You will have the opportunity to shape your role in a way you find most effective. Together with our team, you will be looking at the cutting edge of technology across multiple exciting disciplines. You will learn to assess technology companies using our proprietary tools and link them to corporate strategies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Our ideal candidate:
  • Is in the final stage of their Master studies
  • Is very structured in her/his way of working
  • Is highly analytical and has an independence in her/his thinking
  • Loves innovation
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Is entrepreneurially-minded and commercially confident
  • Is fluent in English, fluency in another major language is a pre

OFFERING
We offer:
  • An internship period of at least 3 months
  • Potential part-time position after the internship
  • We will teach you company assessment- and deal scouting techniques
  • You will be able to learn from highly experienced VC professionals whilst remaining a high level of operational freedom
  • You will be working in a high energy working environment in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Free lunch – including our salad of the week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive internship compensation
  • Compensation for travel expenses


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Front-End Developer


Development Team

Venture IQ is looking for highly driven engineers who do well in a collaborative, small and hardworking environment. You will be working on an agile basis, where process management and optimization is valued strongly. The Venture IQ team consists of a mix of seasoned and starting professionals. We have an open working culture, in which communication skills, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking are highly valued. You will identify weak spots in both product and process and be challenged to provide and implement improvements. We invest in our employees and stimulate personal growth and learning.

As a Frontend Engineer at Venture IQ, you’ll be building and designing a cutting edge interface for Computer-Aided Decision Making and Data Visualization. You translate huge amounts of data into comprehensible graphs, stats and overviews. Your goal is to create valuable insights into complex systems into the world of innovation and investment.

THE WORK
  • Create data visualizations and user experiences
  • Develop AngularJS modules that handle large, complex data models
  • Communicate with a (NodeJS) RESTful API

OUR STACK
  • AngularJS, NodeJS, VueJS, Gulp, Bower, NPM
  • Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kibana, Redis, AWS

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Solid knowledge of HTML and SASS/CSS
  • Solid knowledge of Javascript and AngularJS
  • Solid UI/UX skills are preferred
  • Experience in TDD practices is a plus
  • Strong personal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Git and SCRUM
  • 2+ years of software development experience in an environment where software was built for commercial purposes

  • OFFERING
    We offer:
  • The ability to work with the latest technologies
  • Working in a high energy working environment in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Flexible working environment such as home office
  • Free lunches from our homemade salad bar
  • Compensation for travel expenses
  • Possible future career steps within Venture IQ


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    Data Scientist


    Development Team

    Venture IQ is looking for talented and driven engineers who do well in collaborative evnironments and small teams. You are expected to mange your own time and be accountable for the results you deliver. We have an open, friendly working culture and you will interact with both technical and non-technical members of our team so you must be able to translate your thinking into a business solution. We value creativity and entrepreneurship over memorizaiton and expect you to be an independent thinker who can learn new tools and techniques quickly. We invest in our employees and stimulate personal growth and learning.

    THE WORK
    • Using a combination of home-grown and off the shelf tool you will be taksked with both collecting and anlalyzing a very large volume of information from around web including company profiles, activities, mentions, and references across a variety of information sources. Furthermore, you will be expected to develop (with help of course) metrics for assessing the information you have collected and collated. Your work will have immediate relevancy and visibility to our clients and a direct impact on revenues. Using simple machine learning and NLP techniques your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to make sense of the collected data and draw actionable conclusions from it.
    • As with any data job there will be a lot of data collection, processing, scrubbing and verification. The more you can automate this the more time you can spend on the good stuff.

    OUR STACK
    • Python (for NLP and ML), AngularJS, NodeJS, VueJS, Gulp, Bower, NPM
    • Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kibana, Redis, AWS

    YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Very comfortable with Python and some flavor of SQL
  • Familiarity with web scraping techniques, SMTP, and RSS is a plus
  • A degree in data science, math, or computer science (doesn't matter if you're a great programmer)
  • Strong personal communication skills - you'll be doing complex work and will need to explain your output
  • Familiarity with Git
  • 2+ years of data science experience in an environment where software was built for commercial purposes - all fields are relevant. Could be pharam, finance, trading, gene sequencing, AI, whatever.
  • Be a critical thinker
  • Have a sense of humor

  • OFFERING
    We offer:
  • The chance to put a web scale project on your resume
  • The ability to work with the latest technologies
  • Working in a high energy working environment in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Free lunches from our homemade salad bar
  • Compensation for travel expenses


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    UI/UX Designer INTERNSHIP


    Development Team

    VentureIQ is a fast-growing Amsterdam company dedicated to helping corporates find innovation via partnership or acquisition in startups globally.
    We’re looking for a passionate designer and design thinker to help us with some complex UI/UX problems and raise the bar on our collaborative scouting platform called Catalist.

    WHY IS THE PROBLEM DIFFICULT?

    Catalist has two different users with different concerns:

    1. Clients who use Catalist as:
      • a dealflow management tool
      • a search tool for new companies
      • a portal to collaborate with our analyst team
    2. Analysts who:
      • work for multiple clients
      • are power users and need different functionality
      • need to leave feedback for clients

    WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • You are a passionate designer with a focus on UI/UX for web and mobile primarily but also have a love for beautiful things in general.
  • On the UX side understand how our users are using Catalist and how to better meet their expectations and processes
  • On the UI side develop a functional, consistent, and beautiful design language for Catalist. This includes complex data presentation (time-series display, sankey diagrams etc).
  • You have your own methodology and toolchain that you can integrate into our process. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch – just be able to communicate your ideas clearly.
  • Be willing to experiment and not follow what the rest of the crowd is doing.
  • Would be great if you had at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS but if you don’t that’s fine too.
  • Someone who takes an iterative approach to problem solving – we don’t expect you to be right the first.
  • A deep curiosity about why things are the way they are and thoughts on how to improve them.
  • We don’t care where you went to school or even what you studied – just be passionate and hard working.
  • Show us what you’ve done in the design world.
  • A good sense of humor.

  • WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
  • A fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment inside our company and the ability to interface with larger corporates who are our clients. Our staff is a mix of engineering and technology teams and analysts (no, they are not boring) who find great opportunities for our clients. As a designer you’ll have a chance to work with both teams as well as some more traditional design tasks beyond the digital realm.
  • Working in a high energy working environment in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Free lunches from our homemade salad bar
  • Compensation for travel expenses

  • OUR GOAL
  • We want to work and grow with you and create a space where you can refine your creative skills and develop a product with us that requires no explanation for our users.


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