June 13 2023

We're hiring! External Ventures Analyst, Internship

External Ventures Analyst, Internship

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Saint-Gobain NOVA is the Strategic Corporate Venture Capital arm of Saint-Gobain. We invest in innovative startups with strategic relevance to Saint-Gobain in target areas such as construction technology, circular economy, electric mobility, industrial energy transition & Digital transformation. With offices in United States, France & China. We cover all geographies of the world looking for leading startups with exciting technologies and business models which we support as investors as well as through strategic collaborations with Saint-Gobain business units.


This role will be ideal for those interested in Corporate Venture Capital activities. You will have the opportunity to participate in various aspects of the venture capital process and to immerse yourself in the tech ecosystem while contributing to the growth of NOVA. You will join the North America team based at Saint-Gobain Innovation center in Northboro, MA as a Corporate Venture Analyst intern & your main job duties will include:

1. New Technology watch and market intelligence

a. Building market maps of startups operating within the scope of target areas

b. Interacting with SG Technology Information Services, the Techno-Marketing Team to complement the analysis. c. Conduct market and sector analysis, competitive positioning, technical feasibility, and other areas critical to investment evaluation

2. Nova deal flow & pipeline management

a. Support on current investment files & governance (Salesforce, MS Teams etc.)

b. Project Management investment processes from deal sourcing to diligence and execution c. Support efforts to deliver to Saint-Gobain business leaders an outside-in view

3. Collaborating with NOVA team members based in Paris, USA and Shanghai to support their target area strategies, analysis and deployment

4. Support with portfolio management, marketing & communications activities.


Level of experience & Required Skills:

• Currently pursuing a MS, PhD or MBA in a STEM related discipline

• Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive & work independently

• Effective communication and organization skills, with a logical approach to problem solving • You have good knowledge of the tech ecosystem and has some experience in the sector


• To be filled from July for a duration of 6 months

• Ability to work onsite at least for few days a week


• Opportunity to gain insights and work experience in a Corporate VC

• An open and positive working environment in a global team

• Close interaction with our deal team to support them with sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management

Sounds like a great role for you? Please apply by sending your application documents (CV & short cover letter) to Adarsh.Sowcar@saint-gobain.com.


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