Marketing & Product Intern

Paris/London

Who are we?

We’re a small team (ca. 20 ppl) of experienced tech, data and insurance people, based in Paris, London and Berlin, at the early stage of our adventure! We’re well funded too 😉  We believe in open, transparent teams, filled with quality people sharing a common mission. 

The serious business bit…

We’re an insurance company like no other. We bring the often complicated, stuffy world of insurance into the 21st century with our cutting edge technology; using APIs to disrupt the way traditional financial services are distributed to today’s SMEs. 

1 in 4 SME bankruptcies are caused by cash flow problems. On the one hand, SMEs struggle to get access to credit from traditional providers and financial services. On the other hand, SMEs fail to get paid on time - more than one invoice out of two is paid late in Europe today. 

Almost none of these SMEs know this risk can be insured, and their business saved. Commercial insurance and financing products are out of reach from the companies who would benefit the most from them. We want to solve this, help businesses stay alive and grow. This is a massive untapped market and we have found a scalable way to address it 🚀🚀


Who are you?

I’ll let you take a moment to think more philosophically about this, but for us… we are seeking a sharp, energetic and passionate individual.

This internship is a unique opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of financial services and build a well-rounded skillset alongside a team of experienced business leaders

  • A fast learner, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment where change is constant
  • Organised and methodical with the ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good work ethic with strong attention to detail
  • Curious, creative and on the lookout for new ideas and methods
  • Bonus point if you have design skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French (bonus if you speak another European language such as German, Italian, Dutch or Spanish)
How will you make a difference?

We offer you a chance to join a fast-growing startup for a hands-on internship. Working directly with the founders in a flat structure, this internship will help prepare you for a career in marketing and product. You will work closely with the Marketing and Product teams to develop and implement our overall marketing and communications strategy, provide partnership support and enablement where required, create brand awareness and help develop and build our product.

You will gain exposure to a variety of tasks, and we can give you as much opportunity and responsibility as you’re ready for.  You will be supporting the team with, but not limited to, the following:

  • Contributing to Hokodo’s marketing strategy, through research, planning, ideation and other ad hoc projects as needed
  • Generating creative ideas to increase market penetration
  • Monitoring market trends and competitor intelligence reporting and analysis
  • Campaign performance analytics and reporting
  • Identifying potential distribution partners, contact list management and CRM setup
  • Sourcing and creating content, including blogs, social media, PR and content for the website
  • Email scheduling and execution
  • Preparation of marketing, promotional and sales enablement materials
  • Marketing technology research
  • Customer research and data analysis to build profiles and determine trends in customer behaviour
  • Run the user testing programme i.e. prepare monthly user tests, identify features we want to get feedback on, build clickable mockups if needed, schedule and run the tests
  • Help to shape the product roadmap from the identification of the next features to writing product specifications and liaising with the tech team to deliver these
  • Managing inbound requests for press, partnerships, and informational purposes
  • Identifying and attending trade conferences
  • Supporting with ad hoc projects as needed (may include research/reporting on findings, building profiles, data aggregation/analysis, etc.)

You will experience Hokodo and what defines our culture while honing the skills which separate our team from others. You will receive mentorship, and gain insight into our values-driven process. Our goal is both to support your growth and development while empowering you for a successful start to your career.

What’s in it for you…

Aside from the assumed, a competitive remuneration for an internship, we’re offering the chance to really make a difference. You’ll be working side by side with the founders in a very flat structure. The opportunity for personal growth in a fast-moving startup is very real. 

Your opinion and feedback will be heard and valued and you’ll feel a part of a very special family. 

How do I apply?

No need for long formalities. Send us a CV via this link or a portfolio and I will be in touch to schedule a video or phone interview. 

Fatima – Head of Marketing