Business Development Internship

  • Sales
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Business Development Internship

Job description

Job description - Business Development Intern

The rapid growth of requires a keen, curious, and ambitious business development intern, acting as the first point of contact for business development and expansion opportunities.

By reviewing, scouting, and qualifying new business opportunities, you’ll help the team drive new sales and reach our targets. This role is highly visible, with a great impact, and will act as a launchpad for further career growth, allowing you to expand along with the growth of the company.

Your main objective is to help the team develop and expand Dealroom’s core products, by identifying and developing worthy sales leads across different channels. You should be genuinely interested in the startup & scaleup environment and ready to work closely with colleagues in Marketing, Sales & Intelligence Unit to improve and utilize our content assets.

If you are focused, hungry, and creative, with a good understanding of technology and a proactive mindset, please read further!

About Dealroom

Dealroom is Europe’s leading provider of startup data & insights. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, our mission is to support entrepreneurship and innovation, by providing the most trusted intelligence and insights on company journeys. We enable Venture Capital firms, corporates, advisory firms, and governments to stay at the forefront of innovation, discover the world’s most promising companies, and identify strategic opportunities.

Our core products:

1. The Dealroom SaaS platform offers an intuitive interface to identify and track promising startups and analyse broader industry/business model trends.

2. The Dealroom API, enables our clients to integrate Dealroom’s investment-grade data straight into their own applications and processes.

3. Custom research projects combine Dealroom data with expert insights, to create market-leading industry deep-dives and trend analysis.

4. Dealroom Ecosystem Solutions, provide open-access community startup data platforms to support local governments, founders, and investors. Our curated and crowdsourced data and insights foster industry connections and showcase domestic tech sector strength on the global stage. Examples include Berlin, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Our clients include world-leading firms such as Mckinsey, BCG, Deloitte, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Sequoia, Insight VP, Balderton Capital, EQT, and many others, which all rely on Dealroom Data in their strategic decision-making.


We operate from the heart of Amsterdam. Our passion for startups, scale-ups and innovation lives in our work, providing reliable intelligence and new insights to our users. Our team is ambitious, diligent, and proactive, but we also like to have fun during our weekly team drinks! We continuously strive to live our 6 company values: Empathy, Courage, Positivity, Curiosity, Outward-focus, and be Hungry

While we’re currently working entirely remotely, we do have a spacious office available when and if it suits you. 

Job Description

The Business Development Intern will:

  • Contribute to the development of the sales processes, including CRM management and lead generation

  • Research and prospect into targeted accounts, markets, and segments searching for key points of contact

  • Route online chat, trial-request, and helping sign-ups find the data & insights they’re looking for

  • Support the account managers with client retentions and follow-up action plans

  • Work closely with marketing, content, and sales colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of content and sales-collateral

  • Operate workflows, trial-flows, and standard automation within Hubspot

  • Provide your peers and management with relevant insights through Hubspot’s reporting capabilities

  • Engage with prospects and route the applicable leads within the sales team

Job requirements

Who you are & Your background

  • Currently enrolled in the last year of undergraduate or graduate-level studies in a European college/university with a declared major in Business Administration, Economics, or similar field of study

  • Master negotiation and communication skills

  • Self-motivated, detailed, able to prioritize, proactive and ambitious

  • Strong sense of urgency, which translates into a high-volume results-driven output

  • Have a passion for technology, startups and venture capital markets

  • Comfortable with working in a multicultural, remote and fast-growing startup work environment

  • Experience in at least one Venture Capital, Government or Commercial internship role is a big plus

  • Fluent in English. Any additional European language is a great advantage

  • EU citizenship or already in the possession of a Dutch working permit

  • Available to start immediately for a 6 months internship

What we can offer you

  • Internship fee

  • Freedom and responsibility to execute on your own ideas

  • Positive, empathic, and outward-focused colleagues, and customers working at the forefront of innovation and technology

  • Perks designed to set you up for success in a new reality:
    • Flexible working hours

    • Home-office setup (screen, etc)

    • Travel reimbursement

  • Additionally:
    • Take your birthday off

    • Learning & development budget

  • More to come!