Venture Capital & Company Building Intern

As a Venture Capital & Company Building Intern at Atlantic Food Labs, you will be an integer part of our core team. You will help us analyze new fields of exploration such as alternative proteins, the human microbiome or software enabled food technology and consequently help us launch, invest in and accelerate the best food & health start-ups in the European ecosystem. Your internship shall last a minimum of 12 weeks during which you will get an insight into the way successful startups are built and why and how venture capitalists invest in them.


What you’ll do:

  • Proactively research and analyze market and industry trends to identify the best early stage companies and founding teams as well as develop your own investment theses
  • Support our team with our company building process, deal flow and business plan analyses
  • Represent AFL at relevant events, build your own network and screen for new opportunities
  • Elaborate specific topics for internal knowledge database

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Biotech Principal

Job description

As Biotech Principal at Atlantic Food Labs, you will be an integral part of the AFL core team. Your role will be crucial for both our company building and investment activities: You will identify the best ideas and technologies, and consequently launch and accelerate the best foodtech, ag & life science start-ups in the European ecosystem for Atlantic Food Labs. You will also be in charge of creating your own deal flow across the intersection of biotech/food/agriculture/life sciences in Europe and accompanying portfolio companies along the startup lifecycle. This is a ”partner-track” role.

As a Principal you can expect on a daily basis to:

  • Identify and source the latest upcoming trends in biotech, foodtech and agtech
  • Explorate new areas of innovation in food, health & sustainability with the aim to potentially build a company based on the respective space
  • Perform technical research on potential seed stage investments, including verification and analysis of a prospective portfolio company’s underlying technology, performance data, and other relevant information gathered in a due diligence process
  • Participation in all fields of portfolio management, such as initiating and managing strategic projects, business plan preparation, financial planning, reporting, fundraising support etc.
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate research activities of universities for business relevance of Atlantic Food Labs
  • Attend pitch events for our portfolio, meet entrepreneurs, industry partners and build/ further explore relationships with the ecosystem to best help accelerate the growth and likelihood of success for our portfolio ventures


You are a life science professional with experience in applied business concepts, who will work with a dynamic team where creativity, passion, and learning are core values in the interaction with innovative business opportunities. As part of a multifunctional team of professionals who drive the future of start-ups across the food & ag value chain, you have an acute interest in a broad range of scientific topics along with the ability to apply them to ongoing research.

Desired skills and experiences:

  • Advanced degree in a bio-related field (Biology, biotechnology, food science, etc.) highly desirable; Bachelor’s degree required, PhD in life science disciplines is a plus
  • 5+ years experience in venture capital, private equity, investment banking and/or (bio)tech-startup; having completed own deals is a plus
  • Research skills – find and evaluate industry trends, companies as well as its competitors, develop hypothesis on how specific problems might be solved in the future by one or several companies
  • Exceptional communication skills – secure and convincing in all settings, effectively and succinctly communicating to all stakeholders of Atlantic Food Labs, as well as communicating findings and conclusions to the rest of the Atlantic Food Labs team, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize in stressful situations
  • Own network of European startups, investors, or research institutes
  • Proven exposure to food, sustainability or health topics is a strong plus
  • Fluent in English; German is a plus


  • Collaborative thinker who excels in teams and is also an independent self‐starter
  • An absolute “can do – entrepreneurial” attitude – willingness to perform, high professionalism and a strong team player
  • Supportive and humble mindset towards portfolio founders, “enabler” rather than “manager”
  • Thrives in fast-paced and challenging environments
  • Genuinely interested in understanding challenges that entrepreneurs in food- and tech-startups are facing
  • Extremely curious about the food, health & sustainability space, innovative approaches to the food industry new technologies, companies, business models, people and ways to create sustainable value


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Head of HR

Job Description

As a Head of HR at Atlantic Food Labs, you will be an integer part of the AFL core team. You will help to identify and recruit the best candidates for our entire AFL family as well as recruit entrepreneurs which consequently launch and accelerate the best food & health start-ups in the European ecosystem for Atlantic Food Labs. You will gain deep insights into our diverse portfolio of early stage and growth companies and strategically manage the exciting and single most important resource for us, our people. The ideal candidate has a hands-on mentality and brings HR experience from working in a high-growth environment, ideally in the start-up sector.

As a Head of HR you can expect on a daily basis to:

  • Strategically identify, steer, recruit, and manage the hiring process for potential candidates via all kinds of channels.
  • Find stellar entrepreneurs with which Atlantic Food Labs will launch its next batch of startups and – to make it a team – support them with their first hires.
  • Discover superior senior hires (Head-of-level and beyond) for our grown-up portfolio companies.
  • Identify, organize, and manage recruitment fairs as well as employer branding events to increase the visibility of Atlantic Food Labs.
  • Build up lasting relationships with universities and academic chairs to foster our pipeline of incoming applicants.
  • Grow our people by driving the creation and deployment of training and education curriculums in cooperation with our operations department.
  • Work independently and own the job.


Desired skills and experiences:

  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant HR role, preferably in a fast-paced, high growth start-up environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in Human Resources Management, Psychology or Business.
  • Proven expertise in talent acquisition and employer branding.
  • Ability to organize & prioritize your work and to work independently.
  • Ability to inspire others and the understanding of the HR function as a strategic critical lever to the success of our business.
  • An absolute ‘can do + entrepreneurial’ attitude: willingness to walk the extra-mile and dig deep enough in order to attract stellar entrepreneurs.
  • A true hands-on approach whilst demonstrating the ability to think and act strategically, staying level-headed.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills with excellent spoken and written English as well as German. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Passion about food, health, and nutrition as well as start-ups.

Why you should join us:

  • You will be a vital part of a growing team in a fast-paced environment surrounded by a talented, supportive, and international group of people with a great and super modern office in the heart of Berlin Mitte, close to Hackescher Markt.
  • Work with a highly impressive group of founders from our portfolio and become an integer part of the network effects.
  • Play an active part in building the entrepreneurial food, health, and sustainability ecosystem in Berlin and Europe.
  • Learn a great deal about investing in startups, building companies, and innovation.
  • You will be able to build your own brand and network in the European startup ecosystem.
  • Potential to build and manage your own team at a later stage.

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Senior Process Engineer @ Legendairy Foods

Job Description

Legendairy Foods is Europe’s first cellular agriculture startup focusing on the production of clean dairy products. We are developing real dairy proteins without the animals through a process of fermentation. Our technology requires less resources and causes less greenhouse emissions compared to the traditional ways of producing dairy. Join us in our mission to produce ethical and sustainable food for the future of our planet.

The Position

As Senior Bioprocess Engineer you will lead and manage research and development activities to successfully scale fermentation and downstream processing of recombinant proteins. In this position, your main role will be in the development of the fermentation process from the laboratory through pilot plant into commercial facilities. You will play a key role in strategic partner relationships for each of these scales. We offer you an operational yet strategic position with the unique possibility to generate real impact and create your own legacy.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic and tactical direction in both upstream and downstream process development for our fermentation process
  • Design experiments to validate process conditions and process unit operations from the laboratory to pilot and commercial scale
  • Plan and execute fermentation trials at lab and pilot scale with the support of technicians
  • Identify, develop and implement novel technologies required to increase yield, robustness and stability of our process
  • Collaborate with internal departments and manage external relationships with strategic partners and commercial-scale contract manufacturers
  • Technology transfer to contract development and manufacturing partners

Our offer:

  • A high-growth food biotech startup environment with an exponential learning curve
  • The opportunity to design and work with novel ingredients and disruptive technologies
  • The freedom to shape, inspire and lead
  • An interdisciplinary team of highly ambitious colleagues
  • A unique chance to find purpose in what you do on a daily basis


  • PhD in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or similar relevant area
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in relevant area of work. Technical knowledge or expertise in development, implementation and optimization of fermentation processes strongly preferred
  • Experience in defining pilot and industrial settings for recombinant protein production systems is preferred
  • Experience with different organisms a plus (yeast, filamentous fungi, bacteria etc.)
  • Passionate about food, health, nutrition and sustainability
  • Drive in an entrepreneurial setting, eager to collaborate across functions and backgrounds
  • Fluent in English, German a plus


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Strategic Projects Intern @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

At ahead, we develop evidence-based nutritional supplements & functional foods aiming to optimize human performance. Whether it’s about being fully focused in your studies or at work, recall your maximum performance in sports, optimally recover or finding balance and a restful sleep after a stressful day – we have founded ahead with the motivation to help ambitious go-getters and athletes tap into their full physical and mental potential.

We are looking to add a stellar young professional to our team to help us steer our growth:

  • You will be the first hire in our “strategic projects unit” and an essential part of our core team
  • You will drive strategic business development & growth efforts such as: negotiate partnerships, identify macro trends and derive product development implications, setup KPI tracking, support in future fundraising efforts, define and execute experiments, represent us at industry events
  • You will get to work directly with the founders and support them on operational and strategic tasks and play an integral role in the company’s success
  • You will learn what it takes to build and manage an early stage startup


  • You have excellent results at a top university or business school currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business Administration or Economics
  • You have knowledge of and strong interest in nutrition, biohacking and competitive sports
  • You have gained first relevant work experience in business development or strategic project management in a start-up, venture capital, banking or consulting environment
  • You can juggle several tasks at once without losing oversight and work independently with a structured and pragmatic approach
  • You possess excellent Microsoft Office and G-Suite skills (especially Excel modeling and storytelling through Powerpoint)
  • Fluency in German and English is a must

What we have to offer:

  • A position that prepares you for your own entrepreneurial endeavors or management roles in startups
  • Possibility to join our team full-time after your internship
  • You will be directly reporting to our founders and have the possibility to own projects from day one, grow with the company and eventually build your own team
  • A high level of trust and autonomy combined with a feedback-seeking culture that fuels personal growth
  • A fun team with flat hierarchies, free innovative performance food products


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Produktentwickler/in @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

Bei ahead entwickeln wir evidenzbasierte Nahrungsergänzungsmittel und funktionelle Lebensmittel mit dem Ziel, die menschliche Leistungsfähigkeit zu optimieren. Ob es darum geht, sich im Studium oder bei der Arbeit voll und ganz auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren, seine Höchstleistungen im Sport abzurufen, sich optimal zu erholen oder das Gleichgewicht zu finden und nach einem stressigen Tag einen erholsamen Schlaf zu genießen. Wir haben die Motivation, ambitionierten Go-Gettern und Sportlern zu helfen, ihr körperliches und geistiges Potenzial voll auszuschöpfen.

Als Produktentwickler/in bei Ahead Nutrition bist Du ein wichtiger Teil des Ahead-Kernteams. Du entwickelst innovative Performance Food Produkte und stimmst diese mit den gesetzlichen Anforderungen ab:

  • Entwicklung neuer Produktkonzepte für unsere Projekte sowohl konzeptionell als auch operativ
  • Korrekte Deklaration von Produkten (z.B. Etiketteninformationen)
  • Sicherstellung der Konformität von Produkten und Zutaten mit dem Lebensmittelrecht, z.B. Novel Food Regulation, LMIV, EFSA.
  • Strategische Unterstützung der Beziehungen zu den Lebensmittelkontrollbehörden, z.B. Biokontrolle, Lebensmittelbehörden, Gesundheitsbehörden, Produzenten und Auftragsfertigern.
  • Organisation von Lebensmittelanalysen (in Zusammenarbeit mit Labors)
  • Korrekte Deklarationen von Lebensmitteln für den internationalen Vertrieb
  • Festlegung interner und externer Qualitätsstandards
  • Prüfung von Herstellern und Überprüfung von Qualitätsstandards wie z.B. HACCP, IFS, ISO


  • Du bist leidenschaftlich interessiert an den Themen Ernährung, Sport und Gesundheit
  • Du bringst analytische Fähigkeiten, Liebe zum Detail und kreative Problemlösungsfähigkeiten mit
  • Du behältst auch in stressigen Situationen einen klaren Kopf und hast kein Problem damit, an mehreren Projekten gleichzeitig zu arbeiten
  • Mindestens 1 Jahr Berufserfahrung im Bereich Produktentwicklung
  • Du hast einen Bachelor-Abschluss oder höher, idealerweise in Lebensmittelwissenschaften, Biotechnologie oder Lebensmittelchemie
  • Du sprichst fließend Deutsch und Englisch

Warum Ahead?

  • Du wirst ein wichtiger Teil eines wachsenden Teams in einem schnelllebigen Umfeld sein, umgeben von einer talentierten und unterstützenden Gruppe von Menschen mit viel Spaß und flachen Hierarchien
  • Du gestaltest das unternehmerische Ökosystem im Bereich “Performance Food” aktiv mit und entwickelst innovative Produkte die das Potenzial haben, vielen Menschen dabei zu helfen, ihre tägliche Performance zu optimieren
  • Potenzial zum Aufbau und zur Führung eines eigenen Teams zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt

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Head of Growth & Performance Marketing @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

At ahead, we develop evidence-based nutritional supplements & functional foods aiming to optimize human performance. Whether it’s about being fully focused in your studies or at work, recall your maximum performance in sports, optimally recover or finding balance and a restful sleep after a stressful day – we have founded ahead with the motivation to help ambitious go-getters and athletes tap into their full physical and mental potential.

We are looking to add a stellar professional to our management team to help us steer our growth:

  • You will be part of our core management team, working directly with our Co-Founder to define and execute the overall marketing/growth strategy
  • You will manage our marketing budget to drive sales efficiently with demonstrated ROI and continuously optimized CPL
  • You will own all our performance oriented growth channels as well as manage and build the team (SEA, Social, Display, Influencer, CRM etc.)
  • You will continuously track and monitor KPIs and draw relevant business implications
  • You will work closely with our Community Manager and Senior Creative in planning and adjusting all distributed content
  • You will design and conduct growth experiments to help us unlock our full potential


  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in a performance oriented and fast growing E-commerce company, previous startup experience is a strong plus
  • You have gained demonstrated expertise in Social Media Marketing, Email-Marketing, SEA + Display
  • You are highly numbers driven, analytical and detail oriented; An entrepreneurial attitude rounds off your profile
  • You are a strong communicator with high EQ and have previous experience in leading and building a team
  • You identify with our goals and mission – you are enthusiastic about sports, fitness, and technology, and are willing to go the extra mile to inspire people to lead a happy and healthy life
  • You are fluent in German and English

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