Investment Associate

Munich, Germany
11 days ago
Full time role


The World Fund is a €350M venture capital fund built around the belief that decarbonisation is, and will increasingly become, ...

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Job Description

Who are we?

The World Fund is a €350M venture capital fund built around the belief that decarbonisation is the key value driver for the future.

We back entrepreneurs building climate tech for a regenerative world.

We invest in world-changing technologies and business ideas. Our diverse and international team is made up of entrepreneurs, scientists, communication and policy specialists, investors, and visionaries.

We are a driven, passionate team of go-getters, working together to have a global impact.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting deal flow generation and championing prospective deals:
    • Building upon your personal network to contribute to dealflow generation.
    • Independently providing the initial analysis and evaluation of startups and pitching them internally.
    • Supporting hypothesis development with market/tech/sector research and developing a specialism within our climate verticals.
  • Support and lead parts of the assessment and diligence of investment opportunities:
    • Developing tech/ product/ market/ competition/ sales analysis.
    • Creating financial models.
    • Writing Investment Proposals and supporting with legal documentation.
    • As a part of the deal team you will be contributing to the execution of the investment end-to-end, including term sheet and final documentation.

And who are you?

  • Independent and self-starter: capable of taking on projects with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communicator: able to express ideas and viewpoints in a compelling way.
  • Analytical executor: demonstrated structured, analytical thinking and excellent execution ability in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Energized by a start-up culture of getting stuck and supporting each other to deliver. Passionate about entrepreneurship.
  • Visionary explorer: You are very curious to learn about new technologies, from hardware to software and believe in challenging the status quo.
  • Critical thinker: Collaborative in a diverse environment, yet challenging one another to push for the best ideas.
  • Team player: Highly personable and contributes to a warm, fun and friendly team culture.


  • Demonstrable capability and prior experience working full-time at a venture capital, private equity or infrastructure fund, management consultancy or investment bank.
  • Minimum of three years work experience.
  • Passion for climate with demonstrated deep knowledge in at least one of our climate tech verticals.
  • Excellent academic track record: Degree in a technical, scientific or finance field from a top tier university (e. g. physics, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, food science, chemistry, technology management, finance or similar)
  • Demonstrated capability to thrive in a high-performance culture, such as management consulting, investment banking or similar and ready to go the extra mile.
  • Passionate around addressing climate change and forming a regenerative world.
  • Supportive of diverse opinions and able to constructively challenge viewpoints.
  • Fluent in English and German.
  • You are reliable according to § 1 (20) no. 1 - 3 of the German Anti Money Laundering Act.


  • Voluntary or professional activities undertaken in a climate tech field.
  • Prior experience of thought leadership in one of our key verticals.

Our Commitment to You:

  • Together with the World Fund team, you will create impact by empowering climate tech companies to make this world a better place.
  • You will join a diverse and high-performing team with extensive experience in the investment and climate space.
  • As part of the VC ecosystem, you will get exposure to other funds and can start building your network in the VC world.
  • A senior member of staff will be your mentor at the World Fund. They will be a part of your professional development and coach you to expand your skill set in venture capital.
  • We commit to support you in your long-term career development, providing you with growth opportunities and supporting you to reach your targeted career goals.
  • We offer you a competitive compensation package and firm benefits.

How to apply?

Please send your application to with all required documents detailed below:

Please be aware that we cannot offer visa support as a part of this role.

  • CV
  • Cover Letter [please refer to the requirements in the job profile]

🌎 We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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