we are looking for passionate & committed players
to join the KERALA team

About Kerala

Launched in 2015 by Antoine Freysz, Marc Laurent and Olivier Occelli, Kerala Ventures is a VC firm investing in tech France-based early-stage startups (SaaS, marketplaces, AI, data, tech-enabled services …).

Our first investment ranges from €100K to €1.5M and our portfolio includes 10 companies (+ 1 successful exit).

We are insanely focused on creating a unique value proposition for French early-stage founders:
- A strong operational support on hiring (81 recruitments for our portfolio since 2015)
- Actionable expertise in supporting growth (Doctolib, Lafourchette, Evaneos, ...) with hundreds of employees & tens of millions of Euros of revenue
- Hands-on approach thanks to our operational background & our personal financial commitment in the deals we make

Analyst (internship starting Jan. 19)

What you'll do

Deal Sourcing / Deal Assessment
- Source early-stage startups (Inbound: personal network & Outbound: linkedin, twitter, events ...) to originate at least 1 new deal during the internship
- Manage the dealflow & the first interactions we have with entrepreneurs to ensure founders have a great experience along the Kerala process
- Conduct the initial analysis on the c. 40 new opportunities we receive every week
- Prepare & drive the weekly investment committee with the whole Kerala team
- Participate in the meetings with the entrepreneurs

Deal Making
- Conduct in-depth analysis on startups (market, value chain, competition, product ...) when we target to issue a term sheet
- Take part in the execution of the investment with the partners (negociation, term sheet, due diligence, closing …)

Kerala overall development
- Contribute to the development of Kerala on various projects (brand, process, organization ...)
- Convey the values we stick to & believe in with all the ecosystem

What you'll get

- Unique exposure to the French early-stage startup scene meeting dozens of founders per month
- Strong learning curve sitting next to the Kerala partners
- Great office & terrace (5th floor / 10 rue Treilhard 75008 Paris)
- State-of-the-art IT equipment

What we look for

- Passion for startups & technology
- Amazing interpersonal skills
- Strong business sense
- Organized & structured
- Fluent in French & English

Willing to apply?

To apply please fill the APPLICATION FORM

Please note that you'll be asked a few questions so we get to know you better:

- Why do you want to work as an Analyst at Kerala?
- What tech media (columns, newsletters, blogs etc) do you read?
- Mention one start-up that could be a good fit for Kerala to invest €1.5M in.
- Tell us why 🙂

Associate (full-time)

What you'll do

Deal Sourcing / Deal Assessment
- Source early-stage startups (Inbound: personal network & Outbound: linkedin, twitter, events ...) to originate at least 2 new deals per year
- Manage the dealflow (supervising the Analyst) & the first interactions we have with entrepreneurs to ensure founders have a great experience along the Kerala process
- Supervise the initial analysis conducted by the Analyst on the c. 40 new opportunities we receive every week
- Prepare & drive the weekly investment committee with the whole Kerala team
- Participate in the meetings with the entrepreneurs

Deal Making
- Conduct in-depth analysis on startups (market, value chain, competition, product ...) when we target to issue a term sheet
- Take part in the execution of the investment with the partners (negociation, term sheet, due diligence, closing …)

Portfolio Support
- Bring support to portfolio companies (recruitment, business & financial reporting, product deep dive, marketing benchmark ...)

Kerala overall development
- Contribute to the development of Kerala on various projects (brand, process, organization ...)
- Convey the values we stick to & believe in with all the ecosystem
- Recruitment & management of the Analysts

What you'll get

- Unique exposure to the French early-stage startup scene meeting dozens of founders per month
- Strong learning curve sitting next to the Kerala partners
- Great office & terrace (5th floor / 10 rue Treilhard 75008 Paris)
- State-of-the-art IT equipment

What we look for

- Passion for startups & technology
- Amazing interpersonal skills
- Strong business sense
- Organized & structured
- Fluent in French & English

Willing to apply?

To apply please fill the APPLICATION FORM

Please note that you'll be asked a few questions so we get to know you better:

- What is the professional achievement you are the most proud of?
- What is the personal achievement you are the most proud of?
- Mention at least one startup that cumulatively raised less than €500K & in which you would seriously consider to invest €1.5M.
- Tell us why 🙂
- Mention at least one of our portfolio companies you probably would have not invested in. (Hopefully not our whoooole portfolio 😄)
- Tell us why 🙂