Business Development and Acquisition Manager

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Labster is a fast-moving award-winning company that focuses on revolutionizing the way science is taught to students all over the world.

We develop fully interactive advanced lab simulations and combine these with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system to stimulate curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. 

At Labster, we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. We value impact, being bold, learning, collaboration and having fun whilst we do it.

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment, where engagement, values, job satisfaction are goals of equal importance to the financial goals of the company.

The Organization

We have replaced the conventional management hierarchy and organized ourselves using Holacracy.

Holacracy is a method of decentralized management and organizational governance, in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. No more top-down management.

We believe in finding talented people and organizations that empower them.

The Role

Labster is looking for a Business Development and Acquisition Manager to drive high-impact business development initiatives, including potential acquisitions. 

As part of the Strategy Team at Labster, you will join a small, impactful team focused on developing Labster’s corporate strategy, driving major projects across the organization, and leading new business development initiatives. You will be responsible for driving the proactive identification, evaluation, execution and eventual integration of potential acquisition targets together with the relevant Labster stakeholders. 

Labster is a global and rapidly scaling company where you as a Business Development Manager, with a focus on acquisitions, will primarily engage in structuring a proactive approach to acquisitions, but you will also be involved in broader business development and partnership initiatives. The role is centralized in the Strategy Team, but is expected to collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organization. 

At Labster, we focus on empowering all teams to execute and focus on the impact of their work. This means that we move fast and your contribution will be key in our effort to reach 100 million students across the globe! 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a pipeline and network of potential relevant acquisition targets
  • Build a strategic approach to acquisition targets aligned with company road maps and leadership priorities
  • Structure due diligence processes and lead cross-functional teams in the analysis process
  • Synthesize findings and present recommendations for Labster leadership
  • Lead the planning and execution of the integration process, including coaching cross-functional work-streams, managing integration meetings, and driving issue resolution
  • Besides primary responsibilities related to acquisitions, you will be expected to be involved in other new business development and partnership initiatives


  • You are low ego and have a knack for working well with a wide range of people and teams
  • You have 3-5+ years of experience in consulting, investment banking, M&A or a comparable role in high growth tech companies
  • You have experience in a highly strategic, analytical, and operational role in fast-paced environments
  • You have experience leading analysis on venture or M&A deals
  • You have a strategic mindset and good commercial acumen (understanding of markets, competition and product)
  • You have a passion for technology and education and an interest in deeply exploring the markets, trends, and dynamics at this intersection

Labster Vision: Empower the Next Generation of Scientists to Change the World 

For more information on our company vision to empower the next generation of scientists to change the world, please see video links below: 

BBC News:


TED Talk: see our founder's TED talk here 


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Labster, Copenhagen

Højbro Pl. 10
1200 København Directions View page

Workplace & Culture

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment. We value and protect engagement and empowerment as we believe that the best results are created by engaged and inspired team members. 

Labster is a Holacracy company where authority and decision-making are distributed throughout self-organizing teams. Don't misunderstand though - Labster offers great and healthy leadership; just with far less top-down management.

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