We are looking for a couple of interns this summer to come work at our office located at TechHub, in the heart of Silicon Roundabout. We have two projects you can work on. The first project requires students to perform a market analysis of the VC industry in East London with a special focus on interviewing Tech City entrepreneurs. The second project requires someone with a technical background (computer coding), and project management experience, to liaise with our existing team building out our tech platform. There is some overlap in projects, which provides a great opportunity to gain new experience.
The Tech team is using Python and hosting it on Google App Engine (GAE). Website designs have actually been created by us, even though your input on UX and the programmed code will be needed with every successive iteration. So, the role up front will be more of a project management role transitioning to full-time development work on the website to get a beta version ready for public testing.
What we're offering is effectively a flexible unpaid position for the Summer, working alongside us (we’re all unpaid). However, you will receive a nominal stipend to cover some local travel and food expenses. You will be based in London, working out of our offices in TechHub. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the start-up & VC community in London and Oxford.
We are looking to build a permanent technical team - so, if you're the right fit, you may be hired at the end of the summer. We’re currently funded only for our fixed operating expenses for the next two years. However, we have great interest in the company and we have more investors lined up once we reach proof-of-concept in the market. We also plan to be cash-flow positive by January 2012, by which time we should have regulatory clearance from FSA (UK) and FINRA (USA). This could be a high-reward opportunity – if you’re an entrepreneurial individual willing to work with a dynamic team, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
AltCapX brings a hybrid model to London that incorporates elements of SecondMarket and AngelList. Our initial focus is on creating secondary market liquidity for shares in venture-backed, high-growth tech companies in Europe and the United States. In order to fuel the growth of tech clusters, such as the one in Silicon Roundabout / East London Tech City, we believe there needs to be “recyclable wealth” available in the ecosystem. Early investors and employees who find some liquidity for their stock holdings are able to redeploy this newfound wealth to other start-ups in the area or double-down on their own efforts.