Entrepreneur in Residence - ClimateTech (m/f/x) @ Early-Stage VC
Germany, Berlin, BerlinFounder & Entrepreneurs in Residence
Climate Change is one of the most complex problems humanity is facing. And we think that you can solve it!
We back mission-driven founders who work on transformative technology ventures solving the world’s climate challenges. We’re purpose-driven investors. We see huge opportunities for building outlier companies that pave the way for a more sustainable world and have a positive impact on the planet and people.
Atlantic Labs is a breeding ground for new ambitious companies. We work with extraordinary entrepreneurs, whose innovations will define the next era of business and tech. We provide (pre-) seed venture capital and the optimal environment to kick off the next aspiring start-up.
FoodLabs is an early-stage venture capital investor and venture studio with a focus on FoodTech-, AgTech, Health, and Sustainability. We back mission-driven founders solving the most pressing problems along the entire value chain of the food industry.
This is how we think about ClimateTech
We need to limit future emissions through levers like energy, sustainable materials, green mobility, and other innovations until new sources of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases hit zero. -> CO2 reduction
We agree that reduction is the first order. But we are now at a stage where we additionally need to remove CO2 (around 1 Trillion CO2 tons). These efforts need to be tech advances that are permanent.-> CO2 removal.
We've done irreversible damage. Now we need to prepare future generations to strive on a damaged planet through climate resilient infrastructure, food, water & many unforeseen second-order effects.->Climate resilience
We’re supporting Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) to join us as a founder and start a ClimateTech venture. - all you need is the conviction to start a company.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES & CHALLENGES
As an Entrepreneur in Residence, you have the opportunity to build your own ClimateTech venture based on your expertise, with VC backing and a strong operational support network. As part of the founding team, you will be having a significant impact in building the business and team from scratch.
If founding a ClimateTech company is for you, even if you don’t yet have a fleshed-out idea and haven’t quit your day job - reach out.
Starting a company is as much art as it is science. You are in a cohort of 1. We are not an incubator and there are no batches. Tailor-made, instead of mass-produced.
We will provide the Pre-Seed funding for your company.
You are the key player, we are the cheerleader.
- Our team will provide you with financial, operational, and strategic support, and everything you need to know to validate your business model, incorporate and build your own venture
Growth and go-to-market strategy
People & Talent
Marketing & PR
Monthly financial support to cover basic living costs. You read that correctly, you don't just get funding, you are also paid a monthly amount to pay some of the daily costs.
Space in our amazing office in Berlin Mitte (incl. rooftop terrace) as well as access to lab space
Mentoring and advisory from our network of scientific, tech, and business founders
Access to the Atlantic Labs and FoodLabs network with over 150+ portfolio companies and expert
Collaboration with a team of talented and motivated individuals looking to change the world
A high-growth, ambitious startup environment with an exponential learning curve
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
A strong mission to solve the climate crisis, potentially a product/ business model you’re thinking about
An excellent track record in your area of expertise
Strong entrepreneurial passion to build your own business
A passion for starting businesses and curiosity to change the status quo
Work experience in a commercial environment, e.g. consulting, startups or the biotech industry is of great advantage
A strong passion for starting your own business in order to tackle the issues connected to climate change
Strong hands-on attitude and willingness to take on various tasks, also outside your field of expertise
Strong oral and written communication skills in English, and German knowledge is of advantage but not a must
Integrity, self-motivation, a proactive, execution-oriented mindset