Research Analyst

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Research Analyst

MN Trading Amsterdam

What is required?

  • Completed higher education degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, or another quantitatively related field, with Econometrics being a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in crypto and blockchain data analysis with a strong emphasis on designing token economies and emerging trends
  • Experience in translating research findings into investment recommendations
  • Experience with Crypto Twitter and navigating contracts on platforms such as Etherscan and Dune Analytics
  • Experience with emerging segments such as AI, Layer 1 & Layer 2 protocols, DeFi, and applications within the RWA (Real World Asset) sector
  • Experience with on-chain analysis tools such as Glassnode and DeFiLlama and data extraction
  • Experience in financial market research, business analysis, or venture capital is a plus
  • Knowledge of the ecosystem, key protocols, and staying up-to-date with the latest market trends
  • Knowledge of the investment due diligence process
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python (Pandas), and REST APIs is a plus
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal; Dutch is a plus
  • Analytical, data-driven, strategic, and able to identify innovative business opportunities

What will you get?

  • €4,200 - €6,000 gross per month (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 40-hour workweek
  • 25 vacation days 
  • Good development and training opportunities within the crypto sector
  • Variable compensation based on a bonus structure

What will you do?

  • 30% Conducting due diligence for new investments
  • 25% Reading and evaluating business plans and pitch decks of startups
  • 25% Conducting in-depth research to identify potential investment opportunities, innovative crypto companies, and new sector developments
  • 20% Writing comprehensive research reports including financial modeling on investment opportunities

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Research Analyst at MN Capital, you will be responsible for optimizing investment choices and strategies within MN Capital, the Venture Capital arm of The EMN Group, active in the crypto sector. With a keen eye for detail and in-depth knowledge of blockchain technology and the crypto sector, you will conduct thorough research into emerging protocols and technologies. You will generate innovative insights and analyses focused on investment opportunities for MN Capital, collaborating closely with fellow Analysts and the Business Development Manager. You will also be involved in making investments and play a key role in guiding portfolio startups, actively contributing to optimizing return on investment (ROI) for MN Capital.

You will read and evaluate business plans, conduct in-depth research, and write comprehensive reports including financial modeling. Additionally, you will provide risk metrics, monitor news and data within the sector, and contribute to developing close relationships with portfolio startups and key partners. Through your expertise and analyses, you will significantly contribute to MN Capital's success, achieving investment objectives in the crypto sector.

If you enjoy conducting in-depth research on new technologies and market trends and don't mind working in a fast-paced environment where continuous learning and adaptation are required, then this is the job for you.

Working week

Research Analyst

On a enjoyable workday, you discover a promising new blockchain protocol and write a detailed report for the investment team. Additionally, you engage in an engaging brainstorming session on new investment strategies with colleagues.

On a less enjoyable workday, you get stuck in research due to a lack of usable information sources. Additionally, you have a prolonged meeting with no tangible results.

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Firsthand experience

Obtaining reliable information about emerging blockchain protocols and innovative crypto companies is a challenge. The available sources are fragmented and incomplete, making the process of in-depth research more difficult. What do you do?

You implement an advanced information management system. This system consists of automated tools for tracking reliable sources on Crypto Twitter and other platforms, making it easier to gather and analyze relevant information. Additionally, subscriptions to premium analytics platforms such as Dune Analytics are utilized to access in-depth data and trends in the crypto sector. By utilizing this advanced information management system, you can work more efficiently, make better-informed investment decisions, and generate valuable insights for the company and its clients.


Currently, MN Capital is still in the start-up phase, so the way an employee can develop depends on their own initiative.

Research Analyst

Working at MN Trading

MN Trading, a division of The EMN Group and co-founded by crypto expert Michaël van de Poppe, specializes in the world of cryptocurrency. The organization consists of three main branches: MN Trading Consultancy, MN Capital, and CM Academy.

MN Trading Consultancy offers personalized guidance to make the complex world of digital assets more accessible, aiming for the growth of client portfolios and risk minimization. MN Capital, active since 2021, invests in promising Web 3 startups, with a focus on fostering innovation in the crypto sector.

CM Academy provides educational courses for crypto enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced levels. Together, these branches offer a comprehensive approach to cryptocurrency, focusing on education, investment, and innovation. The EMN Group's goal is to streamline access to the crypto market by supporting investments and spreading knowledge.

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  • HQ in Amsterdam
  • International customer base
  • 25% / 75%
  • Average age is late twenties
  • 5 co-workers


Michaël van de Poppe (31) - Founder MN Trading

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I founded MN Trading because I want to offer a stable future for people who wish to invest in the crypto industry. Investing in crypto can be risky and stressful, requiring a large amount of knowledge and experience. We provide this knowledge and experience with the goal of making investing in crypto easier and more accessible for people. From this perspective, we aim to make an impact on the lives of our customers, and with that, I am incredibly motivated to work and grow with MN Trading.

What was your previous job?

What do you do in your spare time?
Going out for dinner, playing sports, watching soccer, traveling and read books

Esmee Sikkens - CEO MN Trading

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Working at MN Trading offers numerous opportunities for personal growth and development due to the startup environment, where employees can grow with the company and enhance their skills. As MN Trading is involved in crypto trading, it's important to have an interest in the crypto sector, allowing employees to pursue their passion and build expertise.

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