The Internship – Episode 1

by Damien Lane

We celebrate our first anniversary today.  One year into the fund life, we have a portfolio of 8 companies and a strong pipeline of opportunities, so we plan to get to the end of 2014 with at least 10 founding teams on board and looking to support those companies as well as adding to the Episode 1 cohort as we glide into 2015.

We are looking to hire an intern to join us in January, ideally for 6 months.  What kind of person are we looking for?  Smart, super enthusiastic, with a passion for technology and start ups, and a real interest in contributing to the development of an early stage VC firm.


We asked Vince and Owen, but they had too much Googliness and not enough Episode1iness (or something).

Anyway, we reckon the right candidate will be a recent graduate or MBA, who has either got or is looking to develop a network within the UK start up scene, is keen to act as an ambassador at events, meeting teams, developing relationships with them and helping us identify the high potential opportunities that we should be tracking during 2015.  Leavened with some competitor and market analysis to see where we should be investing next, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone to come and make a real difference, and get great experience in a small firm where everyone makes a difference.

Sounds interesting?  Get in touch.  Know someone really smart who is contemplating joining the start up world but hasn’t found “The One” yet? Point them in our direction.  Tweet it, Facebook it, apply yourself if you have what it takes.

We can’t promise it will end up with up-beat music, pizza all round and a high five from Sergei Brin, but it will be fun, and pretty interesting to boot.

We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Looks like this’ll shape up to be a great opportunity – best of luck!


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