Associate (Venture Building & Investment) (m/f/x) @ FoodLabs

Core Team
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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FoodLabs is a venture capital investor and venture studio, based in Berlin with a focus on Food-, Agtech, and Sustainability. We’ve previously backed leading food tech startups such as Gorillas, Infarm, share, Meatable, Mushlabs, Legendairy, and Mitte. In our studio, we are consistently identifying new opportunities to change the food landscape in Europe together with the most daring entrepreneurs and scientists.

2022 will be a big year for all of us at AFL with lots of exciting things to come. Therefore we are expanding our team to launch big new initiatives and work with the best food-, health, and biotech companies in Europe. Join us now as an Associate (m/f/x).


As an Associate you will support our founders by leveraging your experience and network to provide them with an unfair advantage to disrupt the food value chain:

  • You will identify future trends, technologies, and business models in the food space, working directly with founders, investment teams, strategic partners, and external investors to build groundbreaking business models from scratch.
  • You analyze early-stage companies, fact-check their business models, conduct financial analysis, and technical research at all stages of the deal flow. Together with our Investment Committee, you decide on which next deals to pursue and close.
  • You will become part of our pre-seed ventures during high-intense sprints, supporting them with operational expertise to boost their business during their high-growth phase.
  • You will advise selected portfolio companies and their founders on various growth issues, track and consult on their key metrics as well as take on a guiding role during their next fundraising rounds.
  • You will meet inspiring founders and entrepreneurs. Together with the Talent & Venture Development Team you will bring in unique talents and close extraordinary founders for our new ventures.


👀 Work with entrepreneurs at eye-level: You will be in the driver’s seat for our company-building efforts, working directly with a diverse group of founders, investment experts, and strategic partners.

🥑 Create the future world of food: Alternative proteins, cellular agriculture, vertical farming, foodtech – these and many more concepts will be the instruments with which you will design the future world in a healthy and sustainable way.

💥 Get things done: We focus on results and turning visions into reality efficiently - not on how long you stay in the office.

🌐 Become part of: the Food Labs and Atlantic Labs network with over 150 companies in various topics such as food delivery (Gorillas, Kitch), biotech (Mushlabs, Formo), agritech (Klim, Stenon), healthtech (Clue, Myota), new work (Zenjob, Coleap), fintech (Lano, Kadmos), community (Beat81, Jodel), and many more.



Drive for excellence: No matter the field, you have proven yourself in the past with an outstanding track record. You have a Bachelor's or Master’s degree preferably in Business, Marketing, Finance, BioTech, or Engineering.

Experience: Min. 3 years of work experience in a fast-paced environment, such as a growth start-up, strategy consulting, or VC. Previous start-up experience, ideally in Operations, Marketing, Strategy, or Growth is a must-have.

It’s a Marathon: Above all, we are looking for brave and mission-driven people ready to face a lot of obstacles on their way to ultimate success. Giving up is not an option.

Build a Solution: You have a problem-solving mindset with excellent analytical abilities to tackle various conceptual and strategic topics in a fast-paced environment.

Speak up: Fluency in English is a must. Fluency in German is of great advantage – You are able to effectively communicate with diverse target groups, incl. candidates, investors, corporate partners, etc.

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