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Associate in Energy

Building “optimised ventures” to accelerate the net-zero carbon transition.

Full time, starting asap, remotely (at least initially)

About the role

As an Associate you will work in close partnership with the Associate Director for Energy across all core venture development functions: opportunity scoping and analysis, recruitment and team building, business development, fundraising and portfolio management. The scope of activities is broad to start with, but can quickly become more selective and specialised as you develop more experience within the core functions.

 

Key responsibilities:

● Programme management: supporting current Founders on concept and/or commercial development in DSV’s existing areas from idea generation to investment;

● Scoping: exploring new opportunity areas within the energy sector and developing thesis for venture development;

● Community engagement and recruitment: sourcing, attracting and bringing together the best founder-type scientists; and

● Network development: lead gen with investors, strategic partners and founders.

 

 

About you

 

Key requirements:

● Deep technical understanding in at least one energy-related fields and broad knowledge, and interests across areas such as carbon negative fuels, negative emissions technologies and markets, geoengineering, small scale nuclear fusion etc.

● You’ll likely have done a PhD or a postdoc in any of: chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science (applied rather than theoretical, such as material informatics), biochemical engineering

● Demonstrated interest in applied science/translation and early stage commercialisation, ideally with 1-3 years experience in working with startups or VC e.g. venture fellow, technology commercialisation analysis, techno-economic analysis or worked as due diligence support for a VC.

● Demonstrated level of achievement, taking own initiative and delivering outcome-oriented projects from start to finish. You make things happen.

● Good business acumen, communication and people skills, ideally having worked in sales, business development, recruitment or other client-facing roles. Community building experience is a plus.

Current Founders in Energy at DSV

Aranza: background in Chemical and Process Engineering, experienced in clean energy tech, energy storage, water treatment and desalination, graphene and nanomaterials. Now developing approaches for catalysing clean energy underground.

Julien: background in Reservoir Engineering (at Sasol, Petrobras, Shell, BHP) with 30 years operated field experience. Now developing approaches for catalysing clean energy underground.

Mo: background in Mechanical Engineering, was part of the founding team of a startup discovering next-generation protein therapeutics using ML. Now looking for ways to accelerate the rate at which negative emissions technologies are being deployed.

Aranza: background in Chemical and Process Engineering, experienced in clean energy tech, energy storage, water treatment and desalination, graphene and nanomaterials. Now developing approaches for catalysing clean energy underground.

Julien: background in Reservoir Engineering (at Sasol, Petrobras, Shell, BHP) with 30 years operated field experience. Now developing approaches for catalysing clean energy underground.

Mo: background in Mechanical Engineering, was part of the founding team of a startup discovering next-generation protein therapeutics using ML. Now looking for ways to accelerate the rate at which negative emissions technologies are being deployed.

Lydia: background in Data Science, big data and analytics having worked in cancer research and then transitioned into hightech at Palantir Technologies. Now working on redesigning our economic markets to reflect the full cost of environmental damage using data.

Raphaël: background in energy markets innovation (Blockchain and IoT at Capgemini), co-founded a startup architecting distributed solutions for the future economy. Now focusing on the design of a carbon-backed currency.

Nicole: background in sustainable finance applying data-driven, interdisciplinary approaches to designing business solutions to climate change (including consulting The World Bank). Now investigating approaches to support commodities and financial markets with climate-smart, net-negative emissions tools.

Lydia: background in Data Science, big data and analytics having worked in cancer research and then transitioned into hightech at Palantir Technologies. Now working on redesigning our economic markets to reflect the full cost of environmental damage using data.

Raphaël: background in energy markets innovation (Blockchain and IoT at Capgemini), co-founded a startup architecting distributed solutions for the future economy. Now focusing on the design of a carbon-backed currency.

Nicole: background in sustainable finance applying data-driven, interdisciplinary approaches to designing business solutions to climate change (including consulting The World Bank). Now investigating approaches to support commodities and financial markets with climate-smart, net-negative emissions tools.

About us

We work across sectors from oncology to energy storage across the stack from cutting edge technology to fortune 100 partnerships (some have not been announced yet) and have built nearly 30 companies over the last three years. 

You’ll be part of a small adventurous exec team though with huge growth ambitions, driven by the desire to make a massive positive impact on the world.

 

 

 

Contact

For further info and to discuss the role, please submit an expression of interest.