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Web3 Summer 2024 Internship at Wintermute Ventures

Compensation: $90k - $148k *

Location: London / Remote

Summer 2024 Internship at Wintermute Ventures

London / Remote
Ventures /
Full-time /
Remote

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About Wintermute 

Wintermute is one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading solutions as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. Wintermute also has a Wintermute Ventures arm that invests in early stage DeFi projects.

Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated crypto industry cycles. Culturally, we combine the best of the two worlds: the technology standards of high-frequency trading firms in traditional markets and the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of technology startups. To Wintermute digital assets is not just another asset class, we believe in the innovative potential of blockchain, the fundamental innovations, we have a long-term view on the digital asset market and are taking a leadership position in building an innovative and compliant market. Read more here.

About Wintermute Ventures 

Wintermute Ventures is the investment arm of the Wintermute, through its investment arm, Wintermute Ventures, aims to contribute to the advancement of the decentralized world. As a value-adding investor, Wintermute Ventures fosters innovation in early-stage Web3 projects by developing strategic relationships and contributing to positive outcomes through its deep expertise in DeFi and Cefi. Since 2020, it has invested in more than 100 projects.

Responsibilities

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. 

Some examples of your role:

    • 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.

Hard Skills 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.

Perks

    • Engaging projects offering and accelerated responsibility and ownership compared to traditional finance environments
    • Performance-based compensation with significant earning potential
    • Flat company structure: your ideas get heard by the right people very quickly
    • A vibrant work culture with frequent team meals, holiday celebrations, gaming events, and company-wide outings, including our annual Wintermute Weekend getaway.
    • Work flexibility: This is a remote role given the venture team is remote, however it is also possible to be based out of our or London or Singapore offices
    • Dynamic and Multicultural work environment (20 nationalities and counting!)
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Compensation: $90k - $148k *

Location: London / Remote


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