Join our crew: BlueYard is hiring an Analyst

If you can imagine spending your days exploring your curiosity in anything from decentralized internet technologies to lighting up dark data, we may have the right role for you: BlueYard is growing the team with an Analyst position.

Berlin is our home, but we invest across Europe and the US — so your playing field will be broad. Since we started in early 2016, we have made 9 investments in companies that are building frontier internet technologies, creating new economic platforms and liberating data. Read more about our thesis here.

The 2 year Analyst role, based in Berlin, includes:

  • Identifying technologies and trends that will positively impact economies and societies and represent attractive venture investment opportunities
  • Carrying out market and company due diligence on investment opportunities
  • Working with our portfolio companies to support them
  • Helping with our community management and events
  • Supporting with fund reporting and analyses
  • Working directly with the two General Partners; embedded in a small team allowing for a steep learning curve and significant exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Here’s what we’d like you to bring to the table:

  • A strong understanding of and passion for up- and down-stack web technologies and services; the ability to code is beneficial but not required. We have invested in things such as next generation web protocols and open source real-time data application platforms — so you should feel comfortable navigating and grasping those kind of technologies
  • Self (fire-) starters — be able to run on your own, identify projects and prioritise without much guidance
  • The ability to clearly articulate thoughts and opinions about markets and companies both in written and spoken form
  • Strong interpersonal skills — will work extensively within the team and with entrepreneurs
  • Ability to carry out market and financial analyses
  • Native (or close to) English language skills both written and oral
  • The willingness to roll-up sleeves — we are a small team
  • There is no ideal background for this role and a formal degree is not required; we think that the role will be suitable to a wide range of folks from fresh graduates with a track record of technology internships to candidates with a few years of work experience in startups and technology.

If you are interested in the position please send the following to team@blueyard.com:

  • A CV
  • A collection of links that best characterize your online presence (blog, GitHub, twitter, etc)

Our process will then be as follows:

  • After initial screening we will invite selected candidates for a video interview
  • We will then invite a limited group of candidates for personal interview with both the team and our entrepreneurs in Berlin
  • A decision will be made shortly thereafter

Here are a few links to get up to speed on BlueYard: Our thesis here on Medium, our profile on twitter, our webpage. Selected media: The Economist, TechCrunch, Bloomberg.