PhotonDelta Foundation is looking for a senior Fund Manager to help us to accelerate the integrated photonics industry in the Netherlands.
Who is PhotonDelta?
As a pioneer in the manipulation of light and with a bright history of innovation, The Netherlands is at the forefront of the groundbreaking integrated photonics industry. PhotonDelta was set up by mandate of the Dutch government to support and accelerate the emerging Dutch integrated photonics industry. PhotonDelta builds an ecosystem of organizations that can design, develop and manufacture world-class innovative solutions based on integrated photonic technology. Within the ecosystem, PhotonDelta actively connects with the EU, Dutch government, provinces, regions and similar photonics ecosystems in Europe, North America and Asia. Our growth fund of €60million provides funding to these companies on a strategic VC like basis.
Why does the world need photonic chips?
The way we live, work, and relate to one another is profoundly changing, requiring us to rebalance demands for better lifestyles with the world’s limited resources. From ecological agriculture that can feed the growing world population to the advanced health monitoring systems enabling continuum of care, all backed by a growing appetite for data within our 24/7 connected lives. Addressing fundamental societal changes requires radically different systems than those we are using today. Photonic Integration is a key enabling technology that is revolutionizing a wide range of industries. By using light instead of electricity, photonic integrated circuits can sense, capture, process and transmit data in a cheaper, faster, lighter, greener, more robust, and reliable way.
PhotonDelta fund is an innovative growth accelerator dedicated to support our integrated photonics ecosystem in both the manufacturing as well as application side of this industry. On the application side PhotonDelta has four focal areas – Datacom and telecom, Life sciences, infrastructure & transportation and Agriculture.
We are distinct from other funds in that we are purely focused on integrated photonics as Key Enabling Technology and our fund size & strategy plus ecosystem development allows us to be a true a partner for the longer term, supporting ventures through their different stages of development. We provided loans and equity cheques ranging for €250k for seed-funding up to €5 million for growth funding. In the past two years we made over 15 investments across our ecosystem in Europe resulting in a top decile performance.
As a key next step in our journey, we are looking to hire a Fund Manager to strengthen our funding team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for technology and keen interest in an innovative growth accelerator fund and VC to join a top fund with significant capital deployed and to deploy, with a clear route of progression. The fund is currently managed by our CFO and anticipating our near term future expansion and ambitions, we are looking to expand our funding team with a Senior Fund Manager who (eventually) will be the lead executive of the fund and will report to the CFO.
Qualifications and requirements
What we offer
We offer you a key position in a small dynamic organization, with a good salary and excellent secondary benefits (bound by WNT legislation). Flexible working environment between home and office (at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven).
We hope this position excites you and if so, Joachim de Sterke (CFO) is happy to further discuss this position over a coffee. However, before doing so, please send your motivation and CV to Karin Appeldoorn (email@example.com) and we will get in touch with you.
We are happy to receive your response by June 16th. The introductory interviews are scheduled shortly afterwards.