Are YOU our next team member? Partnerships Development Intern
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About Accelerating Asia

Accelerating Asia is a Singapore based venture capital fund and award-winning startup accelerator. At Accelerating Asia we are driven by helping people succeed. We work with our partners and startups to unlock potential and deliver high impact solutions by providing access to the tools, resources, and networks to accelerate growth.

Our flagship program targets pre-series A startups and the venture capital fund invests in high-potential, high-growth enterprises to take them to the next level. Through strategic partnerships with multinationals, governments, development organisations and education institutions, we support better engagement with startups and more effective implementation of new technologies. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change.

About The Role

This role will directly report to the Operations Manager and the Partnerships Director and will give you an opportunity to work across all of our entities including our fund, Accelerating Asia Ventures. Your mission will be to support the business development and the capital raising process. Your primary responsibilities will be the creation and updating of collaterals, information systems, reports and the diligence / subscription process. We’ll depend on you to take meeting minutes, support the team with managing new business relationships, manage our database of contacts, and more. You will work closely with our leadership team to make sure fund operations and business development processes are compliant, efficient, and organised. Help us keep the wheels turning!

  • Administrative tasks are a cornerstone of this role.
  • Producing and updating collaterals including decks, pitchbooks, investor and client updates and reports.
  • Supporting the team in managing the relationships with our fund investors and new clients, including through organising events, scheduling meetings, managing and updating our information systems
  • Supporting the team with various projects related to lead generation, sales pipeline organising roadshows/investor events
  • Track and monitor the client and investor lifecycle and ensure that all queries are addressed in a timely manner
  • Assist with building pitchbooks and marketing material
  • Work with  potential investors through their diligence, subscription and onboarding process
  • Work with new clients through their proposal, contract and onboarding process


What We Look For

We’re looking for someone who is a fast learner, can take initiative, and work autonomously. A great candidate wants to learn about and from startups and is eager to be immersed in one of the world’s fastest-growing startup ecosystems.

We also look for:

  • A strong educational background. You’ve either earned or are close to earning a University degree.
  • A proven interest in entrepreneurship and startups (such as via the books you’ve read, events you’ve led or attended, or the subjects you’ve studied or are studying at school, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English). We have a direct way of communicating in the office. The ability to ask for help when you need it and to advocate for yourself and your work is essential.
  • Ability to effectively operate under stress and manage multiple projects on the go. We operate at a fast pace and the status quo changes quickly. We’re looking for a candidate who can thrive in our environment.
  • Attention to detail (!!) and organisational skills
  • A positive, can-do attitude. We love to work with friendly, energetic people.

What We Offer

We offer a flexible and casual work environment. Be prepared to join evening events as well as work on the weekends under special circumstances. Expect to learn new things every day as you interact with startups solving big problems with cutting-edge technology. We also host many events so you’ll meet amazing people from various backgrounds and learn directly from the myriad of workshops and masterclasses that we put on.  

Be prepared to hit the ground running and absorb everything like a sponge. This will be a challenging work environment and you will be encouraged to try new things, learn, fail, and iterate. We offer competitive remuneration, have an unlimited leave and flexible work-from-wherever policy.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until the role is filled. To apply for this role please submit a copy of your resume, your favourite startup joke and a short paragraph telling us why you’re the best person for the job.

Accelerating Asia is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The team at Accelerating Asia take harassment and abuse seriously. We want to create an inclusive and diverse ecosystem that is safe for everyone in the tech ecosystem. We join Blackbird Ventures, Startmate, Airtree Ventures, Square Peg Capital, Rampersand and Blue Sky Venture Capital in adopting the Code. More information about this initiative can be found here. Everyone that interacts with Accelerating Asia is expected to abide by our Code of Conduct that can be found here.