Join us to build companies that shape the future of food, health, and sustainability.
As our Chief Financial Officer (m/f/x), you will be an integral part of the Atlantic Food Labs core team. You will help us grow our portfolio of groundbreaking companies in the extended food space. With your excellent deal execution, fundraising, capital structuring, and portfolio management, you will enable us to keep outperforming our ambitious growth goals. You will work with our partners, core team, and entrepreneurs-in-residence on financial topics throughout various industries and sciences, such as agtech, alternative protein sources, water supply, food security, decentralized food production, vertical farming, personalised nutrition, food waste, and carbon reduction. Across our portfolio, you will be working closely with several founders and key decision-makers to help them set up and grow their ventures.
Help us build companies that matter. Our portfolio companies change the way we produce, deliver, and consume food in a healthy and sustainable way, and tackle many problems surrounding the entire value chain.
Get things done. We focus on results and turning visions into reality efficiently – not on how long you stay in the office.
We are a value- and mission-driven early-stage investor and company builder with the greatest ambition, meaning we have no fear of initiating moonshot ventures.
Work on cutting edge ideas and future technologies. You will guide the financial way for AFL and the most impactful and game-changing companies.
Have a major impact. The business ideas you support influence directly how we all live.
Grow with us. 2021 will be a big year for all of us at AFL with lots of exciting things to come.
YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leading and defining our financial strategy and planning
Structuring and executing new investment deals and leading later-stage funding rounds of portfolio companies
Heading investor relations, steering fund administrators, and leading simplistic, accurate communication for our different vehicles
Extensively supporting our internal fundraising activities on all levels and in all stages
Managing our portfolio reporting, systematic KPI and risk monitoring, and taking over responsibility for the integrity, accuracy , and timeliness of a lean but effective reporting structure
Establishing deep trusted relations with our portfolio founders and CFOs and supporting them when facing challenges in setting up best practice finance departments, fundraising, due diligence, etc.
Structuring, monitoring, and housekeeping of all legal entities together with our external accountants, tax advisors, lawyers, banks, fund administrators
Leading our day-to-day business within Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Legal and managing the preparation and revision of the financial statements of various entities as well as setting up additional vehicles
Initiating special projects on different topics and helping to continuously improve reporting frameworks, processes, etc.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
Proven track record in a demanding, fast-paced, leading finance role. Ideally in a VC-backed high-growth startup having successfully steered fundraising activities, and preferably a background in Investment Banking / Private Equity / Venture Capital / Big 4
A degree in Business or Economics, preferably with a focus on Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Taxation. Ideally topped up with a CFA / CVA or in process of achieving
In-depth knowledge of German GAAP and Tax Law. Experience in IFRS or US GAAP is beneficial
A builder’s mindset of rolling up your sleeves and taking ownership, paired with strong work ethics and great analytical skills making you efficient, reliable, and adaptable to change
A true passion for building companies that combine purpose and profit
Greatest ambition to deliver high-quality projects in a complex environment
Independent, structured, and accurate work style helping you to always stay on top of the game
Natural curiosity, great communication skills, and a thrill for our demanding, yet informal startup environment with rapidly growing businesses surrounding you
Proficiency in both German and English
Atlantic Food Labs is a venture studio and early-stage investor for startups with solutions to feed ten billion people by 2050 in a sustainable and healthy way. Founded in 2016, we are one of Europe’s leading venture firms for food, health, and sustainability projects. We have supported numerous mission-driven teams to launch their ideas and put great concepts into practice. The portfolio covers the entire value chain, including agtech, alternative protein sources, water supply, food security, decentralized food production, vertical farming, personalised nutrition, food waste, and carbon reduction. We work with companies such as Legendairy, Gorillas, Sanity Group, Mitte, Mushlabs, infarm, Meatable, share, and many more.