Feb 18, 2019

HIRING: Investment Intern

HIRING: Investment Intern

ROLE PROFILE

Position: Investment Intern

Company: Fashion for Good B.V.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Start date:  as soon as possible

Employment type: Full time

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek an Intern who will be responsible for supporting the investment manager with day to day activities, including research and evaluation of start-ups, due diligence relating to equity investments, portfolio management, support on the Good Fashion Fund, and relationship management of the wider investor community. The Intern will be part of the Fashion for Good innovation team and will be working from Fashion for Good’s Amsterdam office. Key responsibilities of the Intern include amongst others the following.

Screening, due diligence and portfolio management of Fashion for Good start-ups

  • Evaluate innovators (e.start-ups) in the Fashion for Good Accelerator and Scaling programmes based on Fashion for Good’s established due diligence framework
  • Prepare documents, e.g. investment memos, for the Fashion for Good investment committee
  • Monitoring and documenting innovators’ progress from a financing and impact perspective

Good Fashion Fund activities

  • Support on the evaluation and due diligence of technologies relevant to the Good Fashion Fund
  • Support the Good Fashion Fund team on scouting and screening of relevant innovators, technology implementation projects and potential deals

Investor ecosystem relationship management

  • Maintain dialogues with relevant global investor network of Fashion for Good
  • Identify and research investors (angels, VC funds, impact investors) that could be relevant additions to the Fashion for Good investor ecosystem in Europe, North America and Asia
  • Hands on support with the organisation of the events (e.innovation fest and the investor roundtable) organized by Fashion for Good

Supporting Innovation Team

  • Support the innovation platform team in scouting and mapping of innovators
  • Assist Fashion for Good’s Innovation Managers in the creation of the deliverables outlined in the innovator’s roadmap to scale (e.financial analysis: return on investments, impact analysis, project management, etc)
  • Assist in the creation of the due diligence reporting for our corporate partners

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, pro-active attitude. The following qualifications are essential:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly understand a business model, including its market, financial projections, timelines, risks, competitive landscape, funding requirements, etc.
  • A basic understanding of the supply chain & the market dynamics of the apparel / footwear industry
  • Ability to sell opinions and ideas to high level managers and investors
  • Capacity to work in a demanding and multicultural environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

The following experience is a plus: relevant work experience (e.g.internships: 0-1 years) in venture capital.

 

EDUCATION

  • Academic degree preferably within business, economics, engineering, chemistry, or biotechnology.

LANGUAGES

  • Proficiency in English is a requirement.

YOUR APPLICATION

Please submit your application, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV, via e-mail with the position you are applying for in the subject title to: applications@fashionforgood.com

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE

Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (Fashion for Good) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition – brings together brands, retailers, producers, innovators, and funders.

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures, and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.

Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney, and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 billion.

Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group, and the ZDHC Foundation.