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Junior Innovation Analyst (Lisbon)

Lisbon, Lisboa, PortugalIntelligence

Job description

Tech startups can sprout up anywhere, but their growth potential is tied to the richness of their home turf. Without access to the right insights, knowledge, and funding, even promising startups run out of steam. Thriving tech ecosystems are a cornerstone for innovation, job creation and economic growth. Data transparency has the power to accelerate entrepreneurship. While Dealroom is best known for sharing startup data and discovering industry trends – e.g., to help venture capital firms spot the next Spotify tree in the startup forest – helping foster tech ecosystems is also part of our mission. is looking for a curious and ambitious innovation analyst to join our Intelligence Unit (IU). As Dealroom’s research unit, the IU is on a mission to derive original insights out of Dealroom data. In recent years, Dealroom has become a well-recognised company in the startup ecosystem globally, with a reputation for high-quality content & data for Venture Capital firms, Corporates, and Governments. Insights and content you will help put together are frequently featured in The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, and other leading titles.

What can you expect from this opportunity?

On a daily basis, you can expect to work on diverse projects pertaining to startups, Venture Capital, and the broader ecosystem including their enablers (governments, universities and service providers).

There is no typical day at Dealroom but here are some of the tasks and activities you can expect:

  • Leverage Dealroom data to create compelling insights on trends within startup and venture capital ecosystems, and emerging innovation sectors;

  • Analyze, discover and showcase emerging trends for the creation of meaningful, influential industry reports, guides and digital content;

  • Lead research projects end to end - from ideation and client management, to data analysis and storytelling -, to enable investors and corporates to make better data-driven decisions;

  • Innovate and improve, work across departments and come up with new ideas to delight our customers.

In this role, you will become an integral part of our Intelligence Unit. Working with and learning from our senior analysts and team leads, you can expect careful and personalized mentoring from industry experts. As an innovation analyst we expect you to grow rapidly into a key and valued member of the team, leading your own projects and supporting on team wide initiatives, taking active part in cross-functional projects, and expanding your network with partners externally. You will also work closely with our Sales, Data, Marketing and Product teams in Amsterdam, and with our teams in Lisbon, and our remote colleagues.

There are many reasons why Dealroom is a great place to work, but here are some:

  • In the right spot, at the right time. Startups have become the most important driver of innovation and economic growth. This is a great opportunity and role to be active and visible in a highly dynamic market, right in the middle of the tech ecosystem.

  • You’re at the center of the ecosystem. You will engage directly with the world’s key players in the ecosystem while being at the very forefront of innovation.

  • 30+ Nationalities, and counting. We’re a team of 80 people across 30 different nationalities! As part of the IU, you will interact with many parts of the company, from business development and marketing to data science and AI.

Job requirements

Who is this role ideal for?

  • 1-3 years of work experience in delivering research and/or experience related to the venture capital ecosystem. A broad interest plus passion for innovation, technology trends, startups, venture capital markets and impact;

  • EU/EEA nationals, with the right to work in Portugal. Sponsorship is not offered for this position.

  • You are currently based in Portugal, preferably in or close to Lisbon, or you are planning to (independently) relocate to Portugal. Relocation support is not offered for this position.

  • You should demonstrate genuine interest in technology, innovation, startups, and venture capital markets. This includes getting to know the Dealroom database inside-out and staying up-to-date on industry news and trends to truly understand the potential of our Data, in order to turn it into valuable insights for our users, partners and prospects.

  • You should be eager to learn in a great team and rapidly growing business, but you also thrive when working independently.

What you will need to succeed

  • Ambition: you are or want to become a (highly) numerate storyteller. You are ready to join a fast-paced startup environment, with the prospect of helping Dealroom become the .

  • Agility and willingness to learn: you are a keen and fast learner. You are joining us with a baggage of skills but most importantly, to expand your knowledge. You are not afraid to ask for guidance and know how to integrate feedback into your work.

  • An analytical (and critical) mind: you are organized and logical with a genuine interest for crunching numbers and playing with data to discover interesting trends and angles.

  • A strong attention to details: identifying patterns and solving puzzles are your strength

  • A broad interest: you are generally curious, especially for all-things innovation, technology trends, startups, venture capital markets and impact. While prior research on and/or experience related to the venture capital ecosystem, startups and innovation is preferred; we value experience in tech in general, especially around data and software products.


  • Proficiency in English is a must.

  • Proficiency in additional languages is a plus.

  • Proficiency with Google Suite & Microsoft Office, with a strong emphasis on Google Sheets, Google Slides and Excel;

  • Exposure to an in-office work environment, such as internship(s), and/or relevant work experience.

  • Comfortable with, or ready to adapt to a hybrid work format and asynchronous teams.

  • You are open to and ready to join a multicultural and fast-growing scaleup work environment.

  • Readiness to improve every aspect of Dealroom and yourself.

  • We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. You do not need to hold a degree in any particular field. You should be willing to learn alongside our analysts, and to commit to this role on a full-time basis (0.8 - 1 FTE).

What we can offer you

  • A suitable salary + shares and vesting opportunities

  • A scale-up environment in which the right dose of insight and initiative can turn your ideas into reality fast

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

  • A team of mentors including industry and research experts, data wizards and marketing magicians to learn from and grow alongside of.

  • Perks designed to set you up for success in a new reality:
    • Apple or Windows laptop

    • Flexible working hours

    • Hybrid work setup: you can work from our office as much as you like, with a minimum of two days per week. Though we would require at least four days a week for the first eight weeks for learning and onboarding. We will also provide support for home office setup.

    • Team days, Friday drinks and social activities (sports, …).

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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