Venture Capital Internship – Illuminate Financials

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Investing in technology defining the future of financial services


Illuminate Financial is a Seed & Series A venture capital firm investing in the future of financial services based in London, New York and Singapore.

We are backed by some of the world’s largest and most respected technology adopters from the financial services space, including JP Morgan, Jefferies, Citi, S&P Global, Barclays, Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and Deutsche Boerse Group. Illuminate has a deep network of senior financial services executives as both advisers and investors.

At Illuminate, we invest thematically where there are fundamental shifts occurring in financial services including digital assets/crypto, sustainable finance/climate tech, private markets infrastructure, and the future of the enterprise software stack.

Illuminate has built a very deep and trusted formal and informal network to validate the solutions we see and match them against relevant, high priority industry challenges our industry partners face.

We have a hands on approach to supporting our portfolio companies, harnessing the power of our deep industry network to help them with their go-to-market strategy. This has allowed us to back and partner with high-profile founders from teams like Genesis Global, Talos, Bezero, Copper, and Blockdaemon. In Asia we have Tookitaki (exited) and OSOME, and hope to have even more cool founders onboard with you! You can find out more about our portfolio companies at:

ROLE – VC Investment Intern [Internship]

It is an exciting time to join Illuminate – Fund I is currently ranked as #1 VC fund in Europe (2015 vintage for distributions) and we have over doubled our assets under management (AUM) in 2022. One of our main focuses in 2023 is to greatly expand our footprint in Asia, and we are happy to welcome you to share our vision.

This is a key role to support the investment team as a Summer Intern.

This is a full-time, two-month internship, and we expect the role to start in June/July. The work is hybrid in-person/WFH – we aim to make it as flexible and enjoyable as possible but might kindly suggest you to join some meetings at night given the time differences.

The role will cover but not limit to all aspects of the investment process:

  • Investments – support the investment team to source deals, drive due diligence process, present to investment committee, negotiate term sheets and execute deals.
  • Research – conduct research and analysis of market trends and potential investment opportunities in the financial technology (fintech) and enterprise software sector, as well as other sectors suitable for Illuminate.
  • Portfolio – support the investment team for portfolio management by attending meetings and assisting in post-meeting documentation.
  • Brand Expansion – be our brand ambassador and increase Illuminate’s brand awareness across startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and universities.


You will join the Illuminate team of 17, including ten investors across London, New York & Singapore. Our team includes experienced venture investors with backgrounds that include banking (Citi, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Capital One), entrepreneurship (Creditex/T-Zero/Evercomm), consulting (McKinsey, Bain & Co), and financial technology (Murex, Thomson Reuters).


  • Full-time participation of the entire 8 weeks in summer is a MUST with options to extend
  • Strong curiosity, proactivity, trust, and collaboration
  • Interest in venture capital and entrepreneurship and passion to work with founders
  • Passion in B2B financial technology and in topics like sustainable finance, climate tech, digital assets, data infrastructure, or AI/ML
  • Strong network with startups/VCs community is highly preferred
  • Work authorisation to work as an intern in Singapore is required

We value skills over experience and strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion in our candidate selection process. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all candidates and strive to eliminate bias from our hiring practices. and therefore conduct blind application review as a first stage of the interview process.


This is an opportunity to grow together with a fast expanding VC firm in one of the most innovative and dynamic type of alternative investments, and a good chance to participate in the Asia expansion of Illuminate. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, ongoing training and development opportunities, and the chance to work with a talented and experienced team. Most importantly, we value your personal and career development and are keen to support your career growth.

Application is on a rolling basis so we would encourage you to apply as early as possible.

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