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  • In the news
  • 28 September 2021
  • 3 min read
  • Words: Northzone

We're hiring a team assistant in Stockholm!

The past eighteen months have been a rollercoaster to say the least. Our founders have shown incredible resilience in responding to everything that has been thrown at them. Our portfolio has thrived and grown faster in the last twelve months than it has in the previous 25 years. We have companies that reached $1bn+ valuations within the year of founding, and we’ve added 12 unicorns to our active portfolio of 63. Most importantly, we are seeing a dramatic shift of behaviours and economies online.

It’s clear that something BIG and paradigm-shifting is happening at the intersection of technology and people. It’s no coincidence that players from other financial services sectors are flooding into tech startups.

Tech is pushing frontiers, as users experiment with new forms of social media, increasingly investing in crypto-backed financial instruments, and developers experimenting with new frameworks. Meanwhile, we’re also seeing mass-market adoption accelerating across sectors that have yet to be touched by technology. SMBs are scaling via digital workflows for the first time; e-commerce penetration is at an all-time high; and through digital platforms, consumers are able to play a self-led, proactive role in their healthcare journey in a way that has never been possible before.

But things are changing fast for Northzone too: we’re expanding our team in Stockholm! While geography is becoming increasingly less relevant for founders and consumers alike, hubs will continue to draw in the passionate, the aspirational, and the hungry, because the center of gravity of startups will less likely be determined by capital concentration and more likely determined by talent themselves locally. Distributed by default, our tight-knit team of 15 investment professionals in global hubs like London, New York, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Berlin and Oslo work together collaboratively in order to match the right investor with the right entrepreneur based on sector and personal fit, regardless of where they are based.

Northzone has always placed the highest value on being diverse by design, reflecting different ways of approaching and seeing the world rather than reflecting a single investment philosophy. We’re one of the few VCs that has a 50/50 gender parity on our investment team; we are proud that this is something that happened organically. We believe that by being a diverse team, reflecting different backgrounds, nationalities and perspectives, we’re able to outperform our peers.

OUR TEAM – MISSING... YOU!

We are looking for a Team Assistant to join the team in Stockholm where you will work with the happiest team in venture; JessicaMarkusPJMaxineWilliamSanna and Precious; support team members in Stockholm and New York and also cover Office Management duties.

While your base will be in Stockholm, you will be working cross-office, supporting our US team, as well as collaborating with our London office (and get many chances to meet the entire team during our annual get-togethers!) so bilingual English and Swedish speaking/writing is a must.

We are looking for a highly organized and passionate team player, with solid communication skills and great attention to detail. You are comfortable with rapidly changing priorities and thrive in a fast paced environment. Your responsibilities include:

  • Managing calendars – diary management and coordination of meeting and calls in several time zones, accommodating changing diaries and communicating schedules
  • Extensive travel arrangements – booking flights, transport, accommodation and restaurants (locally and internationally) as required
  • Event organisation and support – organising culture and team events/activities and assisting at our external events
  • Office management – general office management and overseeing day-to-day facilities operations. Managing office supplies/equipment, meeting rooms, couriers and dealing with vendors/service providers

About us

We’re an early-stage venture capital fund built on experience spanning multiple economic and disruptive technology cycles with over $1.7 billion under management. Since 1996, we’ve raised nine funds and invested in more than 150 companies, including category-defining businesses like Spotify, Hopin, iZettle, Klarna, FuboTV, Spring Health, Thirty Madison, Trustpilot, Kahoot!, Personio, and Tier as well as unannounced emerging category creators in Web 3.0, new social, food, and ML.

What to expect from our interview process

We want people driven by passion and with an entrepreneurial mindset, ready to embrace the uncertainty of this world. We’re welcoming all backgrounds and reward grit. Your profile doesn’t look like the norm? Be our guest. Please apply directly through our Personio link here and send us any materials that will help us get to know you. Looking forward to hearing from you!