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VC Operations Intern

Antler

Antler

Operations
Singapore
Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2022

Antler is the investor backing the world’s most driven founders from day zero to greatness. Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, we partner with people across six continents to launch and scale high-potential startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Knowing that exceptional founders can come from anywhere with any background, we have offices in 30 cities, including Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Jakarta, Portugal, Singapore, Seoul, Spain, Tokyo, and Sydney. Our global community backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding. Fueled by a personal passion that goes beyond traditional investing, we have helped create and invested in more than 1000 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.

The Role

We are seeking a VC Operations Intern for our Singapore office. This role offers a unique opportunity to engage directly with the entrepreneurial process and understand venture capital dynamics at an early stage. The intern will play a pivotal role in sourcing innovative founders, evaluating startup proposals for our residency programs, participating in general office operations, and executing our founder residency program end-to-end.

Responsibilities

Scouting

  • Assist in executing the founder scouting process for Antler’s Singapore residency.
  • Take ownership of our pipelines and infrastructure to effectively source, engage, and secure top-tier founders and startups.
  • Act as a professional ambassador for Antler, maintaining high communication standards with potential founders.
  • Support the screening and interviewing processes, ensuring the selection of an exceptional cohort.
  • Manage pre-residency founder communications and coordinate logistics for networking events and other activities.
  • Contribute to developing Antler’s best practices in founder scouting and deal sourcing.

Residency

  • Assist with planning and managing operations for our SG residency using Antler’s playbook and best practices.
  • Help run our cohorts by managing the day-to-day founder communication, operations and logistics.
  • Capture, analyse, and present data to assess business models, startup teams and market opportunities.
  • Follow up with portfolio companies wherever applicable to help support their growth and continued success - including administrative matters such as fundraising.
  • Help build our founder community.
  • Other administrative and operational tasks to be specified are associated with this role's varied nature.

Skills & Behaviours

  • Proven experience (1-3 years) in related fields such as venture capital, financial services management consulting, recruiting, high-growth startups, business operations, and managing complex and high-intensity programs.
  • Excellent academic background from a top-tier university.
  • Proactive and eager to take on new challenges, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly organised with the capacity to manage multiple tasks and roles simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Energetic, positive, detail-oriented, and capable of leading and participating in various operational roles.
  • Open to receiving feedback and committed to personal and professional growth.

Eligibility

  • Available for a minimum 6-month internship on a full-time basis from June onwards
  • Should be based in Singapore during the internship and have a valid work permit (for foreigners)