Jobs at Extantia

Extantia Capital is a leading venture fund that invests in breakthrough climate technologies. We partner with entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize game-changing innovations by providing capital and deep expertise in business development, market positioning, global connectivity, and operations. 

We believe that climate change is the biggest threat facing humankind and that there is no better way to address this threat than by supporting mission-driven climate tech entrepreneurs to help preserve our planet. We back high-impact companies with the potential to be massively profitable and significantly reduce carbon emissions to win the race to a net-zero economy.  

We are a group of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and climate experts with a proven track record of identifying and scaling disruptive technologies, and growing them into profitable and impactful enterprises. The fund is headquartered in Berlin, Germany with a diversified team presence across Europe. 

 

Does this interest you? Then we want to hear from you. We are currently searching for:

Director of Science

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join our team as Director of Science. The successful candidate will have industry experience and the business acumen to research, source, screen, and diligence exciting climate investment opportunities for our fund. The Director of Science will conduct initial screening, based on science/technology, financial, and market needs, in order to deliver comprehensive diligence and deep analysis of the deal’s technology, business model, market, and finances. The due diligence process will include a review of scientific papers, patent applications, and commercial data; interviews conducted with key opinion leaders and domain experts to assess unmet needs and relative strengths of the product/technology to competition; in addition to assisting with the preparation of the investment thesis and materials.

As part of their role, the Director of Science will also work with the industry and academic partners of the firm, as well as developing their own network to source promising new leads for investment opportunities. The successful candidate will work on multiple projects in a collaborative and fast paced environment, including preparing board members for board meetings and working with our portfolio companies to add value as they grow and scale.

Requirements

  • Highly motivated and talented individual with a passion for cutting edge science and technology, and a deep technical background (PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry)
  • Prior industry experience (minimum of 2 years). 
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to translate complicated scientific and technical info for a non-technical audience. 
  • Strong communicator in both written and spoken English a must. Other European languages spoken (e.g. French, Central or Eastern European languages) and international work experience is highly advantageous.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Laura-Marie Töpfer and Yair Reem at hr@extantia.com