Corporate Venture Analyst (Swiss German Speaking)
Fusion provides corporate venture services to leading organizations. Corporate Venture is about setting up structural collaborations with existing external ventures and/or building new internal ventures, to drive innovation, growth and profitability.
Fusion sits at the intersection of industry-leading corporations, innovative start-ups, and a global network of experts and entrepreneurial support organizations. This unique ecosystem gives us access to high potential ventures and deep insights into the technological and business model trends impacting corporations.
The Fusion team is composed of seasoned entrepreneurs, venture capital and innovation strategy professionals, as well as industry experts with years of experience and an extensive professional network. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Corporate Venture Analyst.
As a member of the Fusion Advisory team, you will support the team in three main areas:
Design distinctive innovation strategies: Enhance our corporate Clients’ innovation machine in order to accelerate their digital transformation. In this area, you will support the following activities: carry out digital readiness audits and digital awareness workshops; design digital transformation strategies and roadmaps; define and drive internal innovation enhancement programs (agile projects setup, etc.); elaborate intrapreneurship programs, including training and coaching of the Client’s innovation teams.
Partner with innovative start-ups : Support our Clients innovate & grow through impactful partnerships with leading-edge start-ups, in order to drive efficiency and new revenues streams. Your main role in this area will be to support the following activities: clearly define Client’s business needs and start-ups scouting criteria; qualify top-notch start-ups, validate the match between the corporate Client’s need and start-ups’ value proposition; design, validate and implement “Proofs of Concept” (POCs) between the corporates and the start-ups.
Build new ventures: Design and build new ventures and innovative business models
within our Clients’ organizations. Your role in this area will be to support the following activities: identify value creation opportunities and elaborate new venture ideas (ideation workshop, hackathon, etc.); design the new product/service (design sprints) and develop the Business Plan; set up the new venture team, in charge of developing the prototype / MVP; define the go-to-market strategy and organize the commercial launch.
In these three areas of your mission, your role will be to identify key technology trends and business model trends and innovations, in selected industries (fintech, insurtech, lifetech, proptech, etc.). Within those sectors you will work with the rest of the team to identify innovative and high potential startups and other technology-driven service providers, that could be of interest for our Clients; from facts sheets, to preliminary analysis to full due diligence. You will have to carry out specific strategic analysis (e.g., market research, benchmark, etc.), in order to address specific questions from Fusion’s Clients. With your execution mindset you will take responsibility of delivering results on a day-to-day basis to scout for and select startups as well as producing and delivering top quality C-level documents. You will also acquire new skills and build on your strengths to gradually take on project management responsibilities within the Advisory team.
To be successful in your new challenge, your skills and experience include:
- At least 2-3 years of experience in a top-tier strategy consulting firm, venture capital or corporate venture
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Digital transformation or related fields, from HEC, EPFL or other university and Ecole de Commerce.
- An entrepreneurial and “hands-on” experience, ideally in a technology-driven start-up
- Fluent in Swiss German and English, French proficiency is a strong plus
- Strong interest in Startups & Technology and willingness to learn in this area quickly
- Detailed oriented, capacity in producing impactful content and presentation
- Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Great team player and able to work on projects autonomously
Are you passionate about what you do? Would you like to drive yourself forward, always wanting to do things in the most impactful way? Does that sound like you? Then you should join us!