Investment Associate bzw. Analyst

Venture Capital Fonds

The aws Gründerfonds is one of the most active Austrian venture capital funds, with a focus on investing in Austrian technology start-ups with above-average growth potential.

We see ourselves as a long-term, stable and founder-friendly co-entrepreneur and offer proactive support from the perspective of a shareholder. We want to make a difference together and actively shape the Austrian start-up landscape by developing innovative technologies. We accompany our start-ups through longer development phases and focus on achieving goals together.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participation in the establishment and support of a dynamic portfolio of young technology companies
  • Acquisition of start-ups in our sweet spot (ensuring optimal deal pipeline)
  • Selection of potential portfolio companies based on qualitative and quantitative criteria
  • Support and co-responsibility for internal and external due diligence investigations
  • Participation in the management of the existing portfolio on strategic and financial issues
  • Co-responsibility for successfully concluding contract negotiations
  • Active networking with accelerators and incubators, investors and other relevant cooperation partners, participation in events
  • Participation in company valuations and impairment tests
  • Support in reporting to investors

Our requirements:

  • Completed degree in economics or technical studies with additional business training
  • Several years of professional experience in transaction and/or investment business (venture capital, private equity, M&A)
  • Ideally, experience in company analysis, participation management or controlling, with own founding experience being advantageous as well
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Very good German and English skills (spoken and written)
  • You are characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and action and have a high degree of independence, initiative, and team orientation. Taking responsibility for the entire process of investment transactions is a matter of course for you


For this position, depending on prior experience, an annual salary of EUR 45,000.00 (Analyst) or EUR 55,000.00 (Associate) applies. A market-compliant overpayment is made depending on your qualifications and experience.