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Program Associate - Norway

Antler

Antler

Operations
Oslo, Norway
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Antler Oslo is looking for a dynamic Associate to run our program based in our Oslo office.

Founded in Singapore in 2017, Antler is the investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. We are a global early-stage venture capital firm present in 30 markets that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. Since launching in 2017, we have invested in over 1000 companies worldwide, and our portfolio represents over 30 different industries, such as healthtech, proptech, deeptech and fintech. We aspire to be a value-adding partner for exceptional founders from pre-idea to IPO.

The program associate role is a full-time role providing a five-star experience for candidates and founders at one of the world’s most significant early-stage VC funds, worldwide the most active and selective VC. The Program Associate will engage with the most talented entrepreneurs in Oslo and the Nordics, and play a role in supporting Investment Committees and provide ongoing support to our growing portfolio.

About the job

The role as Associate, Program, is core in the Antler business, involving management within the end-to-end execution of the Antler program - including designing, executing, and coordinating the relevant Antler resources, and having deep interactions with our founders, portfolio companies and advisors. Successful development and graduation of our cohorts, leading to amazing new startups, is critical to our success, both in the Nordics and globally. We can promise an incredible experience and an unparalleled opportunity to work with extremely motivated individuals, accomplished entrepreneurs and the founders of future startup successes.

Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to-day operations and logistics of program delivery, which includes:
  • Maintaining the cohort schedule for founders, Antler team members and external stakeholders.
  • Managing founder communication, due diligence records and program operations.
  • Managing records and resources across multiple platforms.
  • Work with our founders to ensure both an enjoyable and productive experience through the Antler program - from on-boarding to team formation, to idea validation, company formation, pitching to investors and beyond.
  • Collaborate on designing, developing, delivering and iterating materials and content for workshops, keynotes, roundtables and office hours.
  • Engage Antler Nordics Venture Partners, Advisors and other significant stakeholders to deliver meetups, workshops, keynotes and office hours.
  • Support and coach the launch of numerous early-stage businesses per quarter, ensuring they develop products that can scale before raising additional capital.
  • Contribute to our portfolio companies’ development to support their growth and continued success.
  • Other operations tasks at the Antler Oslo office

Requirements

  • You can play multiple roles of a facilitator, coach, and operator - all at once.
  • Proven experience organizing events with large groups of people.
  • Proven experience in a related field such as management consulting, startup companies, business operations, managing complex and high intensity programs.
  • Entrepreneurial experience, having been an early employee in a small or early-stage company is a big plus.

Personal skills

  • High energy. Sociable personality. Ability to engage a crowd.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Passion for entrepreneurship and belief the world needs more change-makers and innovators.
  • Proactive and highly organized, able to structure and execute multiple processes simultaneously.
  • Comfortable with quick changes, tight deadlines and moving targets.
  • Able to work independently and in a team as the situation demands.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to bring the best talent that will generate many of the leading companies of the future.
  • Opportunity to build and work with exceptional founders and highly qualified teams.
  • Opportunity to work in a fun, dynamic and fast moving environment - we are serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
  • Opportunity to take part in the early shaping and vision of the next generation of disruptive tech companies in the Nordics.

Ideal start date: May 20th 2024, with some flexibility