Vacancy Internship Cottonwood Technology Fund
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Vacancy Internship Cottonwood Technology Fund

Next opportunity 01 September 2023.


Who we are
Cottonwood Technology Fund is a venture capital fund with offices in the Netherlands
and the USA. We invest in seed and early-stage deeptech startups based in Northwest
Europe and Southwest USA.
We have a special interest in photonics & electronics, advanced materials, medical-tech,
climate-tech, advanced manufacturing & robotics. We invest €1-2 million per startup in
the first round. Cottonwood is recognized as one-of-the-best performing funds
worldwide.
We are looking for interns with a technical background for our Dutch office, situated
on the innovation campus of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands.

What you would do
• Scouting seed stage investment opportunities with priority on the Netherlands
• Support in pre-screening and analyzing pitch decks and business plans
• Analyzing market trends, collecting market figures and support in in-depth
competitor analysis
• Support and prepare investment memorandums
• Support on fund reporting and fund presentation and investor communication
• Assisting in the daily management of our portfolio companies
• Support in fund presentations and pitch decks for follow-on rounds
• Attend incubators, startup conferences and other networking events

What we offer
• Gaining practical skills and knowledge in venture capital
• A great work environment with a dedicated, fun and informal team.
• The possibility to work from our office and/or remotely.
• Support to help you grow as an investment professional and to find your next
career step, either with us or elsewhere.
• Personalized reference based on the quality of your work.

What we are looking for in you
• University background in Engineering or Technology, with a financial / business
interest.
• Preferably Dutch as native language since we have a priority on Dutch seed
deals in the coming period. And fluent in English.
• Strong analytical and communication skills and expert in PowerPoint and Excel.
• Ambitious, reliable, committed and self-motivated.
• Ability to work independently.

What we are looking for in you
• University background in Engineering or Technology, with a financial / business
interest.
• Preferably Dutch as native language since we have a priority on Dutch seed
deals in the coming period. And fluent in English.
• Strong analytical and communication skills and expert in PowerPoint and Excel.
• Ambitious, reliable, committed and self-motivated.
• Ability to work independently.

•Passionate about science based hardware innovative technologies, startups,
investing and entrepreneurship.

Length of internship
The minimum length of an internship is 4 months, but preferable 6 -8 months, because
we want your contribution to be meaningful. The start and end dates are flexible and to
be agreed upon. To tailor to your needs, the internship can be either full-time.
Remuneration
The remuneration for the internship depends on the number of hours you work for
Cottonwood (full-time or part-time).
How to apply
For more information or to apply directly, please send an email to Patrick Claessen at
patrick@cottonwood.vc that includes your CV.
Cottonwood Technology Fund is an equal opportunity employer with a gender-diverse
team. Hence, we encourage women and minorities to apply for the internship program.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our
team members. We hire on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
We look forward to receiving your application!

Sencure
We are gladly having Cottonwood Technology Fund on board as lead investor. They are very supportive on aligning strategy and execution. The first year they ...
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Jurryt Vellinga, CEO
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We are gladly having Cottonwood Technology Fund on board as lead investor. They are very supportive on aligning strategy and execution. The first year they brought in already 8 corporates as potential customer. We are surprised every time about their extensive entrepreneurial mindset, business experience and global network of Cottonwood. They have been very smart people and 24/7 supportive.
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Jurryt Vellinga, CEO
Sencure BV
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Justin Eisenbach, President and CEO
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We would not exist, or certainly not in New Mexico, if it were not for Cottonwood. Until Cottonwood got involved we struggled to get attention from other capital providers. Cottonwood has been a real catalyst, beyond their money, to upgrading our management team, opening doors to potential strategic investors and customers and focusing on our market entry strategy. Cottonwood has been a great partner in driving our success in every area. I truly believe they wake up every day looking for ways and ideas that can support our success.
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Justin Eisenbach, President and CEO
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Cottonwood began working with me a year before they closed their first fund. Even though they weren’t initially in a position to invest they...
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Steve Krasulick, President & CEO
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Cottonwood began working with me a year before they closed their first fund. Even though they weren’t initially in a position to invest they still opened doors to potential investors and customers, and assisted with the fund raising strategy and execution plan. Once their fund was closed they took an aggressive lead role in pulling together our first round and helping us launch the company. Now after having raised almost $150M they continue to support our growth, provide valuable advice and open doors to additional resources as we need them. We have been fortunate to have Cottonwood as a partner in building our company.
Skorpios Technologies, Inc.
Steve Krasulick, President & CEO
Skorpios Technologies