Eight Roads Ventures Japan Summer Analyst

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Hiring Organization: Eight Roads Ventures Japan

Internship Title: Summer Analyst

Industry: Venture Capital

Contact Name: Brian Hershey

Contact Email: brian.hershey@eightroads.com


About the hiring organization:
Eight Roads Ventures is the venture capital arm of Fidelity International (FIL) with investment teams across China, Japan, India, Europe and the US. Our team of investment professionals has invested FIL’s proprietary capital in emerging information technology, healthcare and consumer companies in Asia for over 15 years. We primarily invest in early- and growth-stage companies and devote tremendous time and energy working with entrepreneurs to maximize their success. Current and recently exited portfolio companies in Japan include Whill, Retty, Port, ASaaS, Cloudian, Kii, Toreta, Paidy, Biopalette, Audacy, Stockpile, Flosfia, Kaizen Platform, Peatix, and Metaps (TSE: 6172). Portfolio companies in the past include: Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Hurray (NASDAQ: HRAY), AsiaInfo (NASDAQ: ASIA), Dianji Technology, Wuxi Pharmatech (NYSE: WX), Zhongsou, Pharmanex and Asia Renal Care. We typically invest between US $5 and $10 million per round and are active board members of the companies. Our investment teams in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Mumbai and Tokyo have decades of experience investing in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Additionally, we have significant operational and entrepreneurial capabilities and understand both the excitement and the challenges of running businesses in Japan and other growing Asian markets. For more information please refer to our website at eightroads.com.


Full internship description:

The primary goal of the summer analyst will be to deepen ERVJ’s actionable knowledge and expertise in a specific cutting-edge development in the technology or healthcare sectors. Additionally, the summer analyst will be generally responsible for supporting senior staff in tasks related to identifying, analysing, and monitoring investments. You will need to: identify a research target; work with the ERVJ team to isolate a topic of interest and emerging importance within a cutting-edge field (Ex. artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, aerospace, genomics, regenerative medicine); conduct research; create a detailed research plan with clear objectives and a disciplined timeline; gather information through desktop research, external reports, cold calling, and interviews as needed Present findings; share your findings with the Eight Roads Ventures teams around the world in a thoughtful way that advances the collective knowledge of our organization Apply your knowledge; be prepared to work on a deal related to your new domain of expertise and apply your research to inform our investment decisions.


Degree Type: Undergraduate

Internship Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree candidate from an accredited university with at least 2 years of study completed • Demonstrated interest in technology and ventures and a demonstrated interest in Japan • Relevant coursework in economics, accounting, finance, business, sciences, or engineering preferred • Excellent problem-solving skills and record of academic performance • Strong fundamental Excel and PowerPoint skills • Fluency in English required; candidates with some Japanese language study will be given strong preference Key attributes • Excellent critical thinking skills. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to complex problems. • Solid communication and writing skills: concise, effective, persuasive and proactive, with a forthright, direct style • Work style: Entrepreneurial, with a collaborative, team-based approach. Eager to provide insight and receive feedback. Excellent attention to detail, active learner, committed to achieving excellent results, enthusiastic, adaptable, strong interpersonal skills, able to work independently, resourceful. Effectively prioritizes multiple priorities. Values: Think like an entrepreneur – Earn the client’s trust – Act with integrity – Make it happen


Hiring Period: Summer

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Approximate Hours per Week: 50

Compensation: Paid


Application Due Date: 01/08/18

How to Apply: Please send your resume with a brief note of introduction to brian.hershey@eightroads.com.

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