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Internship

Summer 2024 Internship at Wintermute Ventures

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Wintermute

17d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

London

💻 Remote

AI generated summary

  • You need 1-3 years of Web3 research experience, coding skills in Solidity/Rust/Move, blockchain architecture knowledge, DeFi protocol experience, financial product understanding, analytical thinking, excel skills, team collaboration, and a scientific degree. A network, venture capital understanding, research portfolio, and interest in publishing are bonuses.
  • You will research, update investment thesis, identify opportunities, lead due diligence, and assist in improving systems and processes for Wintermute Ventures' internship in Summer 2024.

Summer Internship

Data, Software EngineeringLondon

Description

  • The role will include conducting protocol research, identify investment opportunities, and lead the technical due diligence for investment recommendations. Whilst this is first and foremost an internal research role that is created to help the investment team with active deal flow , we encourage you to publicize your research, should you wish you do so. You will need to be independent, adaptable, reliable and have an ownership mentality. 

Requirements

  • 1-3 years of professional experience as a Web3 researcher or equivalent.
  • Ability to independently conduct technical due diligence on a protocol level. This will require a foundational ability to read and understand code in popular blockchain programming languages (Solidity, Rust, Move, etc.), and a familiarity with version control systems like GitHub for code management and collaboration.
  • In-depth understanding of different blockchain architectures, their consensus mechanisms, transaction execution, smart contracts, and decentralized protocols.
  • A proven track record of conducting due diligence on a wide array of web3 projects.
  • Familiarity with blockchain explorers and monitoring tools for tracking transactions and network activity.
  • Experience interacting with DeFi protocols, especially liquidity mining, yield farming, and interacting with lending protocol across chains.
  • Advanced command of Excel/Google Sheets, ideally being able to write Macros.
  • Basic understanding of core financial products including swaps, options, futures.
  • The ability to think analytically and strategically about investment decisions and market trends.
  • The ability to work well within a team and be self-guided on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong written and analytical skills for deal analysis and internal reporting.
  • Preferred requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in scientific field such as Computer Sciences, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar.
  • A good network of project founders and the broader community is a plus
  • An understanding of venture capital and crypto deal terms
  • A portfolio of research pieces we can review to understand your abilities and areas of interest.
  • Being interested in publishing your research and representing the Wintermute Ventures brand in the DeFi community at industry conferences, meetups, and on platforms like Twitter spaces etc.

Area of Responsibilities

Data
Software Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Research - Conduct deep-dive comprehensive research on various verticals including chains, protocols, middleware and infrastructure tools to keep the team informed of innovations and market dynamics.
  • Thesis - Collaborate with the investment team to compose and updated investment thesis based on your in-depth market research, your perspective on the latest technical development and innovations, including emerging protocols, partnerships and regulatory changes.
  • Investment opportunities - Proactively identify new investment opportunities and make recommendations for buying, staking, or providing liquidity based on your research and trend analysis.
  • Due diligence  - Lead the technical due diligence for the venture portfolio’s prospect deals and assist with deal the due diligence of market potential, and competitive landscape.
  • Ad hoc projects - help the desk improve systems and processes: this could be anything from implementing portfolio monitoring, to trade execution, custody integration, or implementing on-chain analysis tools.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

remote

Location

London