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Head of Research

RemoteNetherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamIntelligence Unit

Job description

The rapid growth of requires an ambitious and diligent candidate eager to take their career to the next level. Over time Dealroom has built a reputation for high-quality content and driving headlines at The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, and other leading titles. We are ready for the next phase. One of the key positions to help Dealroom scale is the Head of Research.

As Head of Research, you will have the opportunity to work intimately with the world’s top venture capital firms and most admired companies on cutting-edge research & insights. On a daily basis, you’ll work on a platform for continuous thought leadership & exposure (newsletters, reports, curated on-platform content). With your team of currently 10 domain/sector-analysts, you’ll deliver industry-leading research and insights output, and have front-row access to the ultimate dataset on innovation.

You’ll work closely with the department’s Head of Content and CEO. You’ll guide the Research Team (today consisting of 10 people) with their research, analysis, and storytelling. Whilst proactively liaising with the sales & marketing teams in the process of delivering client projects. You’ll also work with our data team to work on new insights and new data sourcing.

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

Your tasks and responsibilities

As a Head of Research, you will:

  • Lead and guide a team of 10 research analysts

  • Deliver industry-leading research and insights output

  • Work closely with clients on research-projects

  • Drive efficiency allowing the team to scale in our next growth phase

  • Actively work together with the Data, Sales and Client Success teams

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary

  • 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:
    • Home office set up (desk, chair, monitor, etc.)

    • Flexible working hours

    • Apple or Windows laptop

  • Additionally:
    • Take your birthday off

    • Daily office lunch

    • Travel reimbursement

    • Employee Stock Units plan

    • Learning & Development budget

    • Health & well-being initiatives

  • More to come!

Job requirements

  • 5+ years experience in a consulting or venture capital firm, or data-driven research or journalism

  • Highly numerate with experience in data analysis

  • Ability to guide a team on researchers on active projects

  • Comfortable and experienced in building client relationships

  • A hunger to drive efficiency without compromising quality

  • Demonstrable passion for startups, tech ecosystems, and innovation

  • Attention to detail and eye for quality

  • Excellent writing skills and an eye for a good story


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Dealroom is a leading global provider of data and intelligence on startups and ecosystems.

Dealroom’s mission is to accelerate entrepreneurship & innovation through data transparency.

With our headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and an international team of 70 employees, we are ready for the next phase.

Today, Dealroom already has a well-recognized brand in the startup ecosystem, and clients located across four continents.

In the next phase, we want to become a globally leading data provider for our three core segments: VC, enterprise, and government.

Our passion for startups, scale-ups, and innovation lives in our work.

The team is ambitious, diligent, and proactive, but with a strong sense of fun, as seen at weekly team drinks! We continuously strive to live our values.

While we do have a spacious office in Amsterdam, we also support the possibility of working remotely and provide the necessary equipment and resources to set you up for success in a hybrid work environment.

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