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Analyst @ AngelList - San Francisco, CA

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What You'll Do

Core Activities

  • Close deals - manage and close early stage financings

  • Screen deals - review startup pitches and prepare deal research

  • Run fund operations - set up venture funds and close transactions

Special Projects

Hack together a few small launches. For example, find a way to:

  • Ship a product feature

  • Acquire new syndicate leads

  • Activate new investors

Requirements

  • Outstanding academic track record

  • Proven execution skills

  • Technical background (e.g. math, programming, etc)

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills

What You'll Learn

Angel Investing

  • Top angels - work with great angels and learn how they make investment decisions

  • Deal signals - learn to read a deal

  • Business models & technologies- see hundreds of innovative ideas before they're popular

Working At a Startup

  • Product - work alongside engineers and designers

  • Getting things done - break down high-level goals

  • Self-management - take initiative in a management-light environment

Network

  • Founders & Startups - manage interactions with hundreds of startups

  • Angels & VCs - be the primary contact for active syndicate leads

  • LPs - understand the "money behind the money"

Analyst @ LearnCapital - San Francisco, CA

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Learn Capital is seeking a self-motivated analyst to work in its San Mateo office on a six month contract. The analyst will gain significant exposure to venture capital and education technology globally and will be involved in a diverse range of strategic projects throughout the investment lifecycle (sourcing, diligence, execution, and portfolio support). The analyst will also glean knowledge, experience, and connections in the education technology and venture capital arena and may establish a strong foundation for a future career in an education technology operator or a related venture capital organization. This role is ideal for a professional with a flair for producing polished, well-designed deliverables and comfortable with taking initiative. We will strongly support the person's pursuit of a full time role that builds on these experiences.

Responsibilities will include:

    • Produce polished, well-designed investment and portfolio support deliverables (i.e., investment memos, conference presentations, portfolio company presentations, etc.)

    • Conduct market and competitive research and help draft and publish thought leadership

    • Screen new investment opportunities and conduct in-depth due diligence (i.e., market sizing exercises, financial statement analyses, reference checks, etc.)

    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses for strategic planning and deal evaluation efforts for investments

    • Complete additional ad-hoc portfolio support mini-projects as they arise

Ideal candidates should possess:

    • Impeccable writing skills (i.e., previous editor for your High School or University newspaper)

    • Excellent financial and analytical skills, as well as the ability to think critically and creatively (i.e., prior experience building extensive financial models with excel)

    • Superior analytical skills and comfort with reviewing common company deliverables (i.e., pitch presentations, financial statements, engagement metrics, etc.)

    • A veritable self-starter who can seamlessly operate in a high-autonomy environment, along with a preference for working in a small team environment (Exceptional presentation and deliverable design abilities. i.e., prior graphic design or strategic consulting experience)

    • An inquisitive personality, able to gather and synthesize information, and draw meaningful conclusionsHigh level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to success (i.e., you follow through on your projects)

    • At least 2 years work experience in operations at a technology company, startup, management consulting, investment banking, or private equity firm

About Learn Capital: Learn Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the global education technology industry, investing in early-stage companies involved in the creation, delivery, management, and scaling of learning experiences and educational access for students of all ages worldwide. Since launching in 2009, Learn has backed companies that have achieved leadership positions in multiple high-growth education markets, including Bridge International Academies, Edmodo, Coursera, General Assembly, Udemy, and VIPKID.

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Vice President @ Citi Ventures - Palo Alto, CA

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Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi’s Mission and Value Propositionexplains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop to are widely available to all.

Citi Ventures (CV) is Citi’s corporate innovation arm. Through Venture Investing, CV aims to deliver breakthrough impact by bringing together leading startups and Citi’s businesses to scale innovation and open new pathways to growth. 

The Venture Investing team focuses on identifying and investing in entrepreneurs who will help define the future of financial services. The team brings together Citi’s business needs with portfolio companies’ technologies, services and business models to accelerate Citi’s ability to evolve in a dynamic marketplace and help portfolio companies scale. For this reason, the venture investing team focuses on next generation fintech, commerce and payments, big data and analytics, cybersecurity, enterprise IT, and enterprise software domains. 

The Venture Investing team is seeking a highly motivated individual to help build intelligence within the areas of enterprise technology/software and/or Fintech. The individual will build connectivity in the relevant ecosystem, identify and source leading startups, perform due diligence on potential investment opportunities and assist in portfolio company management and reporting. He/she will play a critical role in developing and advancing thought leadership and domain strategy to support Citi’s businesses by fostering new idea generation, synthesizing the market landscape, and translating new innovative ideas into successful commercial outcomes. 

This position reports to the Managing Director and requires a highly credible professional with broad business acumen to understand emerging business models and new technologies. The candidate must also possess the interpersonal skills to effectively nurture new relationships in the start-up ecosystem, provide valuable advice to shape start-up product road maps, influence and manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including executives in the local, regional and corporate offices. Most importantly, the individual must be relentlessly curious, as well as passionate about championing change. The person in this position will work very closely with the senior leadership team within Ventures to help drive POC’s, pilots, and commercialization opportunities. 

Position Scope & Responsibilities: 

• Complete 1-2 potential strategic investment opportunities in relevant companies per year 
• Build a network and pipeline of leading startups that fit within the Citi Ventures focus areas
• Meet regularly with VC’s and innovation partners to maintain a pulse on market developments
• Develop market landscapes and POV’s on emerging trends 
• Work with the MD to design the due diligence plan, lead the due diligence process, write investment memos, and guide opportunities end-to-end through the Citi Ventures investment process 
• Assist MDs with portfolio company management, monitoring and reporting 
• Interface/interact with colleagues in business units to understand strategic roadmaps 
• Work with existing portfolio companies to ensure their roadmaps are aligned to address Citi’s challenges and to help them succeed in the market 
• Contribute to external communications to show Citi thought leadership and represent Citi Ventures at external events 
• Lead discussions at domain meetings/Town Halls and other internal events to effectively represent Citi Ventures' view of the market

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from a top tier program, preferably in an analytical discipline
• A total of 5+ years work experience beyond undergrad
• A demonstrated interest in Venture Capital or Entrepreneurship; preference for candidates with at least 2 years’ experience with a venture capital firm or in a corporate venture setting
• Experience in Investment Banking or Strategy Consulting or Product Management is a plus
• Ability to navigate a large financial services company, and engage senior leadership
• Strong relationship management, communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills at all levels within or outside of an organization
• MBA is a plus

Corporate Development Principal @ Loon (Google) - Mountain View, CA

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Loon, LLC is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

As a Corporate Development Principal, your mission is to help secure resources that will enable Loon progress in connecting people everywhere by inventing and integrating technologies (funds or strategic assets). You'll own fundraising strategies and execute them from end-to-end, working closely with teams from across Loon.

Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is the newest independent company within Alphabet.

Responsibilities

  • Elaborate and execute short-and mid-term fundraising strategies for Loon.

  • Establish and cultivate relationships with potential funders and the investment community.

  • Lead transaction execution, working closely with Legal, Finance and Business Development teams.

  • Secure support and report on progress at Loon executive and board level.

  • Identify possible strategic assets to accelerate Loon growth and development.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 10 years of experience in technology-focused corporate strategy, corporate development, venture capital, private equity or investment banking.

  • Experience in initiating and finalizing funding rounds, investment and divestiture transactions.
    Preferred qualifications:

  • 12 years of experience in corporate development, venture capital, private equity or investment banking in the technology industry (e.g., Internet, communications or e-commerce experience).

  • Experience with a range of transaction types, with the ability to evaluate the benefits and risks of negotiation structures.

  • Experience in planning and managing at both the strategic and operational level, with the ability to be successful in a complex, globally scaled product, sales and engineering environment.

  • Relevant relationships in the telecommunications, airspace, aviation, sovereign funds, development funds and other long-term investor communities.

  • Ability to influence without authority. Organized, detail-oriented and strategically focused.

  • Developed presentation and communication skills.

Professional @ Homebrew - San Francisco, CA

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Homebrew was founded in 2013 to resurrect the original model of small-batch venture capital investing in early stage companies: we make a handful of investments each year and concentrate our capital, sweat and reputation behind those founders. We’re two partners (Satya and Hunter), a Head of Talent and an Operations Manager, based in SF’s South Park neighborhood. Our interests are varied, as you can tell from our portfolio – spanning consumer and enterprise, hardware and software, transforming legacy industries and building new ones. But our approach is focused, as Satya outlines about our “how” and Hunter writes about our “why”.

As we approach our six year anniversary, we want to add another team member with the two points below in mind.

  • Our goal is to be very inclusive in this search, truly welcoming people from different backgrounds and perspectives into the process. We do have a notion of the experience set we want this team member to bring to the firm, and understand that this itself is narrowing, but we’re open to hearing from folks who don’t “pattern match” for VC.

  • We don’t have a job title for this role because we believe, especially as an early stage fund with a close-knit team, this would be limiting in how candidates perceive the opportunity, which we regard as having very few boundaries. Analyst? Principal? Director of Platform? Head of Network? You’ll see that part of the application is telling us what you think the position should be called. We also want you to care more about the impact you’re going to have here and our commitment to you than screening first by title. We care deeply about the ethics and values of anyone we add to our team.

Responsibilities and Opportunities

  • You’ll be working with Hunter and Satya in and around the investment process. This will include assisting on market research, company diligence and special projects to identify founders we’d love to support. You won’t be a pre-partner meeting filter (i.e., we’re not tossing you into the haystack to look for needles).

  • Post-investment we’ll ask you to participate or lead a variety of activities in helping us support the founders we’ve backed. This includes facilitating introductions, completing data analyses, community building and so on. You’ll develop direct relationships with the founders we’ve backed.

  • You’ll also get involved in a host of activities related to the operations of Homebrew and our funds. You’ll learn the ins and outs of not just investing, but also managing a fund.

  • Assume these responsibilities represent the floor, not the ceiling. We’re interested in your ideas once you’re on board.

Compared to the “Average Venture Capital Job,” you’ll generally get more of some things and less of others:

More

  • Seat at the Table: You’ll participate in our twice-weekly Partner meetings. Not just for portions or when “your deal” is being discussed. You’ll meet and interact with our Limited Partners, the institutions that provide us with capital to invest.  

  • Skin in the Game: You’ll earn carry in Homebrew III as part of your compensation. We believe that a sense of ownership is essential and all employees at Homebrew directly share in the upside of the work we do.

  • Prep for the Future: We believe in open conversations about career development. As this role isn’t meant to be longer than three years, we’ll honestly engage you in professional development over time to ensure that you’re using your time with us to develop skills, experiences and a network relevant to what you might want to do next. We’ve managed organizations of hundreds of people during our operating careers. Many of those people have gone on to be founders, technology executives and venture capitalists.

Less

We want to give you the freedom to develop and run your own playbook to succeed in this role. But we also feel it’s important to make our standard practices clear enough to help you decide if Homebrew is the right firm for you.

  • Conferences and Events: We tend to focus on smaller gatherings that serve a specific purpose, such as sharing lessons, talking honestly about the entrepreneurial journey or fostering community and mentorship amongst the companies we back. We don’t attend many of the large conferences but will support your participation in what we’d call “nook and cranny” events – places where different groups of thinkers, explorers, underrepresented segments and so on, collaborate together.

  • Check Writing: This isn’t explicitly a sourcing and investing role. While you’ll be involved in all aspects of the investment lifecycle, this isn’t a Partner track role where we give you a small amount of money to invest and then reward you with more investment authority over time.

  • International Exposure: While we believe there’s lots to learn from the way international communities are creating and adopting technology, this isn’t a role where you’ll be abroad substantially. If you want to propose a project which requires this sort of travel, we’re happy to consider it, but if you’re really looking for in-depth exposure to non-US/Canada territories, our firm likely isn’t the right one for you.

This is the Right Opportunity For:  

  • Someone with 3-6 years of relevant work experiences/exposure to tech startups or high-performing companies of any industry (we believe in cross-pollination). We’re open to folks who started their careers in management consulting or investment banking, but it’s important to us that you have a demonstrated love for technology and entrepreneurship that has been expressed in ways outside of your day job.

  • Someone who thrives in an independent working environment, using your best judgment, high ethical standards, strong communication skills, passion and adeptness with technology (with or without formal training) to execute the Homebrew model.

  • Someone who wants exposure to venture capital (or at least our style of it) through an apprenticeship-type role but isn’t necessarily committed to the industry long term.

  • Someone who colors outside of the lines drawn above but still has a deep desire to learn the venture capital business.

Senior Manager of Corporate Development @ Adobe - San Francisco, CA

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As one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our broad portfolio of products and solutions enables our customers to create, deliver, and measure personalized experiences that their users can access from virtually any device. Our solutions include: Adobe Creative Cloud, which offers the most innovative tools and cloud-based services for creating digital media; Adobe Document Cloud, which provides a modern way to manage documents at home, in the office and across devices; and Adobe Experience Cloud, which delivers groundbreaking solutions for data-driven marketing, advertising and commerce experiences. Our innovation and leadership provides our customers with a real competitive advantage, positioning Adobe for continued growth well into the future.

The Adobe Corporate Development team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and executing M&A and investment opportunities. As a member of the Corporate Development team, you will collaborate with Adobe’s senior executives and business unit leaders on Adobe’s inorganic growth strategy. You will develop investment themes on new markets, propose investment ideas, and work with product teams to evaluate potential targets. As a deal lead, you will quarterback the investment/M&A process, working closely with functional leaders across finance, legal, sales, tax, HR, and integration to build financial/valuation models, drive due diligence, develop post-acquisition KPIs, and help define a robust integration/operating plan. This position provides unparalleled senior executive exposure, and is often the avenue to unique operational and general management roles throughout the company.
Responsibilities

  • Partner with business unit leaders on strategy development, including identifying product gaps, evaluating build/buy/partner options, and collaborating on target selection criteria

  • Research new markets, identify key trends, and translate data into actionable insights

  • Source investment/M&A opportunities, and manage relationships with potential targets

  • Evaluate inbound investment/M&A opportunities, working with business unit leaders to evaluate potential targets

  • Support investment/M&A opportunities through execution, negotiation, and due diligence, including financial modeling and valuation

  • Guide and support post acquisition integration efforts

  • Develop network of industry contacts, venture capital firms, and investment banking/advisory executives to bring knowledge of market trends and opportunities to bear on strategic discussions

Qualifications / Experience

  • Top-tier undergraduate degree and MBA preferred

  • Experience in a digital/consumer internet or SaaS environment; prior understanding of digital marketing or digital advertising highly desired

  • Experience in a mix of investment banking, private equity/venture capital, and/or corporate development

  • Demonstrated track record of leading investments/M&A

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Driven, self-starter with a passion for excellence

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

Location: San Francisco or San Jose

About Adobe

At Adobe, we’re changing the world. How? We give people the tools to bring their ideas to life and create content that makes life more fun and work more meaningful. We give businesses and organizations the power to truly engage their customers. We're the ones behind the gorgeously designed content that streams across your laptop, TV, phone, and tablet every day—and we’re the ones who harness the massive power of big data to help companies move from data to insight and insight to action by delivering content that people crave most.

We’re a company that understands that product innovation comes from people innovation, and that’s why we invest in cultivating leaders throughout the organization. If you’re passionate about leading from where you sit, join us.

Discover More About Working At Adobe

  • Adobe Life (video): http://bit.ly/1Zpn8JB

  • Those “best places to work” lists love us: http://www.adobe.com/careers/awards.html

  • Glassdoor Names Adobe Top 20 Best Places To Work: http://adobe.ly/1OMPO8f

  • Skip “performance reviews”(video): http://bit.ly/1SLvIwN

  • Adobe Life Magazine: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobelife/adobe-life-magazine/

  • Adobe Digital Index: http://www.cmo.com/adobe-digital-index.html

  • Adobe Woo Woo Commercial (video): http://adobe.ly/SMEXBb

  • 25 Years of Photoshop (video): http://bit.ly/1AWPehF

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Principal @ ZZ Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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ZZ Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco. We focus on investing in highly compelling and emerging technology companies in both venture and growth stages that are involved in the development of innovative next-generation technologies and solutions for the global market. We seek to add value to our invested companies by helping them successfully penetrate the Chinese market through our cross-border resources.

Position Overview

The Principal will be a seasoned investment professional who has significant work experience in early stage venture capital space. He/she will assist with the team leader on sourcing, leading, negotiating, and managing the firm’s investments in Vertically-Focused Technologies, Enterprise Software and IT, IoT, and Emerging Technology.

Specific Responsibilities

Quarterbacking all stages of a private capital investment including product-specific diligence, market analysis, and conducting primary and secondary research, development of investment themes, modeling, due diligence, structuring, legal documentation, negotiation, and investment committee presentations

Monitor financial and operational conditions and industry dynamics of assigned portfolio companies and understand investment capital structure and shareholder rights to analyze portfolio and assist with quarterly reviews with senior venture team

Supporting existing portfolio company investments through ongoing analysis and review with other investment professionals in the firm

Proactively work with the management and board of portfolio companies (in a board observer capacity) to execute growth and operational improvement strategies

Develop an “informed perspective” of assigned sectors, including managing and building brand and relationships with: VC firms, startup accelerators, founders, and other members of the venture ecosystem

Qualifications

Over 10 years of work experience including significant experience at a top-tier venture capital firm or major corporation venture capital group. Work experience in Silicon Valley/San Francisco preferred

MBA or other advanced degree from a top-tier graduate program

Highly developed analytical skills with ability to define issues, collect and analyze pertinent data, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, draw valid conclusions, propose sound recommendations, and implement approved solutions in support of specified goals; “big picture” view with attention to detail is critical

China-related industry or venture investment experience strongly preferred (not required)

Please send resume to careers@zzventures.com

Managing Director @ ZZ Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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ZZ Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco. We focus on investing in highly compelling and emerging technology companies in both venture and growth stages that are involved in the development of innovative next-generation technologies and solutions for the global market. We seek to add value to our invested companies by helping them successfully penetrate the Chinese market through our cross-border resources.
Position Overview 


The Managing Director will be a senior and experienced investment professional who has worked in the early stage venture capital space. This role will be responsible for sourcing deal flow from his/her network that will lead to early stage investments. This person will be responsible for building an investment team comprised of other Managing Directors, Principals, and Associates with a sector focus on financial services, technology, education, and healthcare. The role will be responsible for building and managing portfolio and realizing attractive exit opportunities.  

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Provide hands-on leadership for all aspects of investment activity—from origination to exit—with the goal of investing a significant amount of capital annually into high-quality opportunities

  • Source proprietary investment opportunities and create an investment deal flow pipeline

  • Validate the business opportunity, establish an investment case, and structure and negotiate terms for potential investments

  • Maintain great relationships with entrepreneurs and other venture capital funds.

  • Develop a complete understanding of an emerging company by evaluating its market opportunity, competition, product, sales and growth, operations, financial statements and projections, management strength, equity needs, and capital structure

  • Work with and support portfolio companies, including attending board meetings and monitoring performance to ensure returns and strategic objectives are achieved

Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience including significant experience at a top-tier venture capital firm, or major corporation venture capital group, with a deep understanding of the early stage venture capital space. Work experience in San Francisco Bay Area preferred

  • Proven experience from sourcing to exiting investments, including deal analysis, due diligence, reviewing and negotiating all documentation, serving as deal interface, and driving deal processes to completion

  • Highly developed analytical skills with ability to define issues, collect and analyze pertinent data, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, draw valid conclusions, propose sound recommendations, and implement approved solutions in support of specified goals; attention to detail is critical

  • China-related industry or venture investment experience strongly preferred (not required)

Please send resume to careers@zzventures.com 


Lead @ Johnson & Johnson - San Francisco, CA

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The J&J Innovation Centers, a part of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a New Venture Transactions Lead, to be located in South San Francisco, CA.  

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is the world's most comprehensive and broad-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the pharmaceutical, consumer health, and medical device markets. The more than 260 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ over 130,000 people worldwide.  

Part of Johnson & Johnson’s Global External Innovation organization, Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJI) has established Innovation Centers (ICs) in California (South San Francisco), Cambridge/Boston, London, and Shanghai (www.jnjinnovation.com). The ICs constitute a platform from which Johnson & Johnson identifies, catalyzes, contributes to, and accesses the most promising medical innovations at the leading life sciences companies and universities across the globe. J&J’s goal is to build a pipeline of innovative products that will benefit patients and will augment long-term corporate growth. Operating within major hubs of innovation allows J&J the opportunity to access technologies earlier and to help translate them into products for patients by contributing financial, intellectual, and human capital. The leading diversified healthcare company in the world, J&J seeks external innovation across a broad range of sectors, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer healthcare, diagnostics, and digital health.

The New Venture Transactions Lead will be an integral part of the New Venture Transactions team in the California Innovation Center (CA IC). The New Venture Transactions team is responsible for the identification and evaluation of innovations of potentially high interest to J&J’s operating companies based on J&J’s defined strategies, in strategic adjacencies, and in new areas. For opportunities that continue to be of high interest after due diligence, the New Venture Transactions team is responsible for working with teammates in the scientific, finance, legal (and, in some cases, venture capital) groups to identify the optimal partnership deal structure and then shepherding the deal through to deal closure. In some cases, the New Venture Transactions team also contributes to the management and optimization of partnerships after deal closure.

The New Venture Transactions Lead will focus on external innovation opportunities in Eye Health, including both biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.  The chosen candidate will work closely with other scientific experts in the CA IC to source, screen, evaluate, and optimally capture opportunities of high strategic value. She or he will identify target opportunities and build business relationships with relevant emerging healthcare companies and with top academic institutions across Western North America. This individual will leverage her or his existing network of relationships with entrepreneurs, venture investors, and key scientific opinion leaders in California and across Western North America to generate a flow of innovative opportunities aligned with J&J business strategies.

The New Venture Transactions Lead will work with IC and venture investor teammates, with teammates in Johnson & Johnson Vision, and with key internal and external scientific and marketing experts, to coordinate due diligence reviews of collaboration, licensing, and investment opportunities. Working collaboratively with scientific, technical, legal, and finance colleagues, she or he will recommend collaboration models, structure deals (including new company creation, where indicated), and lead deal negotiations. She or he will be responsible for tracking target innovation companies and opportunities using CRM software. She or he will assist in the onboarding and ongoing partnership management of collaborations to maximize the chances of collaborative success. She or he may be called upon to research and create points of view on potential new areas of ground-breaking healthcare innovation. And she or he must be able to serve as an ambassador for JJI, both internally and externally.

The New Venture Transactions Lead will also help to source, screen, and mentor companies with game-changing science for JLABS. JLABS is the world’s premier life science incubator, empowering and enabling innovators to deliver life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to people around the globe.  
Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in science, preferably from a top-tier university, is required. 

  • An advanced degree in Vision science, Optometry or Ophthalmology (preferably a PhD, an MD, or both) is required.

  • A minimum of five years of work experience is required.

  • Previous work experience in the field of Medical Devices is required (previous work experience in the field of Biopharmaceuticals, in addition, is a plus); this work experience can have been acquired through work directly in a Medical Device company (whether large or small) or through work experience in venture investing, management consulting, or investment banking.

  • Business development deal sourcing and transactional experience, including familiarity with Medical Device research collaboration and license negotiations, is strongly preferred, as is a general understanding of equity investing.

  • Access to, or familiarity with, an existing network of life science innovators and venture investors in the Bay Area is preferred.

  • Experience in an entrepreneurial company is a plus. 

  • A demonstrated track record of high performance, academically and professionally, is preferred.

  • A demonstrated record of having played an integral role in the sourcing, negotiation, internal championship, and closure is preferred. The ability to communicate well, both in oral and written form, is strongly preferred.

  • Preferred personality traits include leadership, industriousness, flexibility, and a high capacity for teamwork.

  • This position is located in South San Francisco, CA, and requires willingness to travel (including internationally) up to 30% of the time.


Primary Location
United States-California-South San Francisco
Organization
J&J Innovation LLC (6205)
Job Function
Business Development
Requisition ID
2046180914

Vice President @ ZZ Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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ZZ Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco. We focus on investing in highly compelling and emerging technology companies in both venture and growth stages that are involved in the development of innovative next-generation technologies and solutions for the global market. We seek to add value to our invested companies by helping them successfully penetrate the Chinese market through our cross-border resources.
Position Overview 

The Vice President / Associate (title commensurate with relevant, direct experience) will be a seasoned investment professional who has work experience in early stage venture capital space. He/she will work directly with the senior members of the firm, assisting in all aspects of the firm’s investments in Vertically-Focused Technologies, Enterprise Software and IT, IoT, and Emerging Technology.
Specific Responsibilities 

  • Deal Screening: Review investment opportunities, including analysis of company overview decks and meetings with entrepreneurs

  • Investment Analysis: Conduct initial research on investment opportunities, including financial and strategic analyses

  • Due Diligence: Assist deal teams on due diligence (external and internal) for potential investments and create compelling, detailed investment recommendation

  • New Markets Analysis: Periodically create presentations outlining new technology areas that may be attractive for investment

Qualifications 

  • At least 2-5 years significant experience at a top-tier venture capital firm or major corporation venture capital group. Work experience in Silicon Valley/San Francisco preferred

  • MBA or other advanced degree from a top-tier graduate program

  • Outstanding financial modeling and analytical skills, and excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deal workflow processes simultaneously without constant supervision

  • China-related industry or venture investment experience strongly preferred (not required)

Please send resume to careers@zzventures.com


Associate @ Silicon Foundry - San Francisco, CA

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Our team is growing rapidly and we are seeking to bring aboard an Associate to support our Coverage Partners and help scale the Foundry platform. Associates will be involved across all areas of our business, including researching key trends and assessing new markets, proactively sourcing and qualifying startups, creating landscape reports and market maps, organizing private events, and supporting our general operations. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about technology and venture capital, building authentic and lasting relationships, connecting the dots between startups and corporates, and who can operate in an environment with significant flexibility, freedom, and responsibility.

This role targets a start date in late Q4 2018 or Q1 2019.

Opportunity

  • Unique platform for someone seeking career experience that spans venture capital, corporate development, business development, innovation, and strategic advisory

  • Access to and relationship building with C-level executives from forward thinking global corporates, top startup founders, and their venture investor backers

  • Daily insight and exposure to a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, beauty, financial services, retail, industrial, etc.

  • Experience with internal operations and contributing to the vision of a rapidly growing team and company

  • High degree of autonomy and flexibility in managing personal time and schedule

  • Travel as appropriate, both domestically and internationally

  • Competitive compensation, perks, and equity upside

Role & Responsibilities

  • Direct support to our Coverage Partners and CEO across a broad range of initiatives / deliverables for Member corporates / organizations

  • Identify startups with the most compelling teams, technology, business models, and traction; create target lists, determine relevant recommendations, and make direct connections between startups and Members

  • Develop sector maps, monitor and have points of view on industry trends, attend demo days, track top VC portfolios; regularly summarize insights and compile/distribute intelligence reports

  • Orchestrate private events, craft agendas, and coordinate end-to-end experiences for visiting senior executives

  • Manage internal operations such as weekly roundup meetings, CRM system, research databases, etc.

Skills & Requirements

  • 2 - 3+ years of proven performance in investment banking, venture capital, management consulting, corporate/business development, or relevant startup experience. Client-facing experience preferred

  • Fundamental passion for and broad knowledge of the technology industry with exceptional intellect, drive, integrity, ownership, and attention to detail

  • Ability to think critically, develop trust, and operate autonomously on a fast-paced team

  • Born to network; astute at building relationships and connecting the dots between players

  • Exceedingly positive attitude, humility, and willingness to roll up sleeves in a startup environment

  • Strong cultural fit tantamount; we are a tight-knit, cross-functional team that avoids politics, moves quickly, and creatively leverages limited resources

About the company

Silicon Foundry is a membership-based corporate innovation advisory platform. Through a curated flow of targeted insights, deal sourcing, senior personal introductions, and private events, Silicon Foundry connects select corporations with top startups and investors to unlock actionable business opportunities, ranging from strategic customer relationships and partnerships to investments, spin outs, and acquisitions. Silicon Foundry’s member base includes a diverse spectrum of corporations from across the globe, including Barrick, British Petroleum, Deutsche Telekom, Estee Lauder, EY, Ford Motor Company, Majid Al Futtaim, MEDC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Salesforce, and more.

Business Development Lead @ Scale AI - San Francisco, CA

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Scale is a rapidly growing post-Series B startup. Our mission is to accelerate the development of AI applications. Our first product is a suite of APIs that allow AI teams to generate high-quality ground truth data. Our customers include Alphabet (Google), Zoox, Lyft, Pinterest, Airbnb, nuTonomy, and many more, and we've become an industry standard for the self-driving car market.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Business Development Lead to spearhead the identification, investigation, and evaluation of new use cases for Scale's labeling products & services across multiple industry verticals and geographies. We already have strong traction in the autonomous vehicle space, but are also gaining momentum in a variety of other computer vision industry verticals (robotics, drones, etc.).

The Business Development Lead will have an opportunity to engage both emerging startups and established companies in these sectors, and will need to formulate connections and build lasting relationships with the pioneering ML / AI talent (founders, engineers, etc.) in the space. If you enjoy exploring new markets, learning about new technologies, and building strong teams / relationships, we'd love to hear from you!

You will

    • Keep a pulse on macro AI market trends, and be the subject matter expert on the ecosystem and players

    • Identify target companies in attractive AI verticals with relevant Scale use cases

    • Help define the required GTM capabilities (product, marketing, sales) needed to broadly serve these verticals

    • Establish relationships with the current / emerging entrepreneurs & developers driving AI disruption in their sectors

    • Identify, structure, and execute strategic partnerships between Scale and other important players in the AI ecosystem

Ideally you'd have

    • A curious mind and interest in learning & becoming fluent in new technologies

    • An affinity for meeting & engaging engineers / entrepreneurs, and geeking out on all things technical

    • A strong orientation towards outcomes, and a history of being scrappy when it counts

    • An easygoing interpersonal style and ability to work and build relationships with a wide range of people

    • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

    • 2-4+ years experience in VC, BD / Partnerships, or Corp Dev covering the AI market

Nice-to-haves

    • Fluency in Mandarin, German, Japanese or Korean

    • A CS background or an similar technical degree (in math, engineering, or applied sciences)

Scale is an equal opportunity employer. We aim for every person at Scale to feel like they matter, belong, and can be their authentic selves so they can do their best work. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Analyst @ Hyundai CRADLE - Menlo Park, CA

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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATC) is looking for an Analyst (Business / Investment) with business or investment experience to join the Hyundai CRADLE Investment Group in Menlo Park, CA.

The CRADLE Investment Group is looking to add talented team members who are eager to learn more about future automotive, mobility, and other key strategic areas for Hyundai Motor Company (HMC).  You have experience working in strategy, investments and / or startups.  You will be part of the team making strategic investments into promising startups and working in collaboration with our colleagues across the company.

  • Supports Investment Group throughout the strategic investment process:

    • Actively sources new deals for the team by attending industry events, meeting startups, and/or leveraging tech and investor networks

    • Can quickly provide relevant research materials to the team

    • Conducts due diligence of investment targets

      • Due diligence could include product-market fit and competitiveness, business (revenue) model, valuation, potential co-investors, business risks, strategic fit, and post-investment development plan

    • Collaborates with colleagues to write reports for investments and other related opportunities

    • Monitors designated portfolio companies post-investment and writes update reports to communicate with internal stakeholders

  • Creates and presents business analysis reports about market trends or new strategic opportunities for Hyundai

  • Must be intellectually curious, able to digest lots of new information quickly and formulate and iterate on a point of view

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to represent Hyundai CRADLE professionally

  • Must have prior experience working in teams and be a team player, but also individually motivated to work hard and get things done in a timely manner

  • Must have a growth mindset, can quickly adapt to changes, and able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Travel 20% domestic and international

Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Science, Design, or Economics

2 years of experience in venture capital (VC), corporate venture capital (CVC), investment banking (IB), management consulting, or in a business analyst role at a tech company or startup

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor

Associate @ Signalfire - San Francisco, CA

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SignalFire is the first venture capital firm built as a technology company by a hybrid team of operators, investors, and engineers trained at General Catalyst, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz, Dropbox, and Google. We run our firm on a proprietary software stack that enables us to track over 6 million companies and more than a 100 million individuals, the largest data set of its kind in the startup ecosystem. We also have developed unique software-enabled systems & infrastructure for recruiting exceptional talent, business development, customer acquisition as well as educational & community events.  We combine that with a distributed network approach provides expert advice from some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, product & engineering leaders in virtually every key discipline and industry (see: angel.co/signalfire). We recently came out of stealth to announce a $330m fund  

Role description
We’re looking for an Associate to join our growth stage investment team, which focuses on companies with early product-market fit and are entering the hyper growth stage. You must be passionate about working with the most ambitious entrepreneurs to build and scale companies that change their industries.  In addition, you also love working in fast-paced startup environments and energized by the chance to build the next premier venture capital firm.

Our Associate role provides a combination available nowhere else: you’ll learn venture from VCs trained at the top institutions on Sand Hill, while simultaneously being at the bleeding edge of our technology startup disrupting the venture capital industry. The position is not limited to a specific “up or out” tenure, and will advance based on merit.

Responsibilities

  • Sourcing new investments by building strong relationships with founders, using quantitative strategies, and being creative.

  • Driving all aspects of due diligence, including through customer references, assessing competitive positioning, modeling finances, and unit economics, understanding macro trends, and more.

  • Researching and distilling insights through data from our platform, our advisor network, and independent research to develop investment theses

  • Work with SignalFire’s community of founders on strategic and operational projects.

  • Requirements

  • 1-2 years of investment experience in venture capital, growth equity, or private equity. 

  • Self-starter, able to work independently and take initiative

  • Outstanding communication skills – ability to form deep relationships with a wide range of founders; ability to synthesize information and distill insights clearly

  • Team player who is more interested in team-based, collaborative venture capital, not in building a solo portfolio

  • Strong opinions, weakly held – ability to thrive in an environment with lively debate, but low ego — and willing to change perspectives to drive towards a better collective understanding

To apply, please email apply@signalfire.com with:

1.) Your resume/LinkedIn profile 2.) A short write up (max 1 page) describing a company you are bullish on and would love to invest in. The company needs to have raised less than $30m in venture capital. We’d love to hear your thesis on the product/company/market/team and why this company is poised to be a lasting, durable company in its category.

Think of this as a short introductory memo for a company you would propose in an investment meeting.

Internship @ HEDA Ventures in San Jose, CA

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About HEDA Ventures: HEDA Ventures is a high-tech venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. HEDA backs early-stage companies building breakthroughs in biotech, healthcare and TMT industries. Leveraging our global network and local expertise, HEDA Ventures help entrepreneurs to achieve their business expansion by supporting global market opportunities.

We are currently seeking interns in our venture capital practice. The intern will work closely with our investment team, assisting in identifying high-quality investment targets, and performing due diligence of high-tech startups. The ideal candidate will gain a deep understanding of venture capital practice and work closely with our high-tech portfolio companies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Research industry trends and market, and source high-tech startups for potential investment opportunities

  • Assist with due diligence activities

  • Assist team in preparing documents, blogs, and presentations in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, including meeting memos, investment proposals and memorandums.

  • Attend Demo Day and startup events, and generate reports

  • Gather and track portfolio performance and financials on a quarterly basis

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Engineering and Science degree preferred

  • Have passion for VC industry and startups

  • 0-2 years of investment experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, and self-motivated

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, and Mandarin is a plus.

Job Type:

Full-time

Experience:

  • Chinese: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Microsoft Powerpoint: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Language:

  • Mandarin (Preferred)

Corporate Development Associate @ Lyft - San Francisco, CA

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At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft is looking to add an Associate to its Corporate Development team to play a critical role in helping Lyft identify and assess acquisition opportunities as well as support the executive team in other key strategic initiatives. The Corporate Development Associate will also lead all financial analyses that will form the basis for recommendations to the executive team.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with company leaders to understand the strategic objectives and needs

  • Identify and assess strategic and talent acquisition opportunities that address these objectives

  • Collaborate cross functionally to gather input on key assumptions and drivers for models (including buy vs. build analysis) that will form the basis for recommendations to the executive team

  • Work closely with management teams of acquisition candidates to evaluate business model attractiveness and help conduct detailed financial due diligence

  • Build close relationships with leaders at emerging and established companies in the startup community as well as with investment banking and venture capital firms

  • Monitor M&A landscape and key corporate announcements to develop view on key industry activities and overall market trends

  • Support the executive team in other key strategic initiatives

 Experience & Skills:

  • BA/BS with 2+ years of experience in investment banking, consulting, private equity, corporate development or venture capital

  • Extremely proficient in financial modeling and PowerPoint; some SQL preferred

  • Quick learner with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Creative thinker and very detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across various departments

  • Passion for consumer technology, especially the sharing economy

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

Professional @ LG Ventures - Santa Clara, CA

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At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make “Life Good” – from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.

We offer an environment that enables colleagues to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work and create value.  At LG, you're encouraged to take a creative and individual approach to challenges with strong emphasis placed on performance and skill—and equal, merit-based opportunities across the board. We want our colleagues to grow with our global business. That's why we deliver sure rewards for exceptional performance and offer industry-leading benefits. Come join the team!

LG Technology Ventures, a venture investment arm of LG Group established in May 2018, is looking for a dynamic, experienced investment professional in Bay Area to lead early-stage venture investments.  It is an exciting opportunity to influence strategy and directions at a newly established firm within the global conglomerate.

We are currently seeking an Investment Officer  to join our Team  in San Jose, CA  as part of  the new  LG Electronics Technology Venture Capital business.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the entire investment process from sourcing deals to screening / due diligence / writing memos for investment committee

  • Synchronize investment strategy by regularly communicating with R&D Labs /Business Units in Korea

  • Proactively manage portfolio companies post-investment” as bellow 

  • Develop thesis on investment opportunities, based on financial and strategic analysis

  • Actively network with top-tier VCs and CVC to source premium deals

  • Lead due diligence and present deal opportunity on deal committee

  • Negotiate and structure investment deals

  • Work with external counsel for legal due diligence

  • Project a positive image of LG Group.  Create synergistic relationship between LG Group and local venture ecosystem

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemical, Material Science or Computer Science.

  • Master's degree in Engineering or MBA is strongly preferred

  • Minimum 8 years substantive work experience, preferably from a major Consulting firm, Investment Bank or Venture Capital

  • Broad network in venture capital and entrepreneur community in the Bay Area

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.  Ability to juggle multiple priorities independently or as part of a team in tight timeline.  

  • Bilingual (Korean/English) skill is desired, but not a must.

  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed ( 2~5 times a year)

Senior Associate @ Applied Ventures - Santa Clara, CA

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Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality, across many markets and applications. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., invests in early-stage technology companies that promise to deliver high growth and exceptional returns. We are actively investing in deep tech startups in AI, AR/ VR, 3D Printing, Life Sciences, Autonomous Driving, Batteries, Advanced Displays and New Materials Engineering Innovations.

As a Sr. Associate, you will be supporting investment managers and principals in deal sourcing, market assessments and financial analysis, while working closely with senior members of the investment team and business units to provide support for our portfolio companies. Strong understanding of materials science and prior investment banking, business development or VC experience in deep tech is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Perform analysis of identified venture opportunities including: Capitalization Tables, Cash Flow, revenue projections.

  2. Initiate Market and Competitive Analysis.

  3. Review & Understand Term Sheets, MOU.

  4. Coordinate: IP analysis, compensation, other legal.  

  5. Develop and propose investment scenarios and determine their impact to the venture company and AMAT and make recommendations.

  6. Early lead discovery and screening.

  7. Own dynamic landscape analysis for one or more of the focus areas.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services

Leadership

  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions

Impact

  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Qualifications

Education

  • MBA and MS degrees are required; PhD preferred

  • 4 - 7 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location

:   Americas-United States of America-California-CA,Santa Clara

Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality, across many markets and applications. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., invests in early-stage technology companies that promise to deliver high growth and exceptional returns. We are actively investing in deep tech startups in AI, AR/ VR, 3D Printing, Life Sciences, Autonomous Driving, Batteries, Advanced Displays and New Materials Engineering Innovations.

As a Sr. Associate, you will be supporting investment managers and principals in deal sourcing, market assessments and financial analysis, while working closely with senior members of the investment team and business units to provide support for our portfolio companies. Strong understanding of materials science and prior investment banking, business development or VC experience in deep tech is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Perform analysis of identified venture opportunities including: Capitalization Tables, Cash Flow, revenue projections.

  2. Initiate Market and Competitive Analysis.

  3. Review & Understand Term Sheets, MOU.

  4. Coordinate: IP analysis, compensation, other legal.  

  5. Develop and propose investment scenarios and determine their impact to the venture company and AMAT and make recommendations.

  6. Early lead discovery and screening.

  7. Own dynamic landscape analysis for one or more of the focus areas.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services

Leadership

  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions

Impact

  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Qualifications

Education

  • MBA and MS degrees are required; PhD preferred

  • 4 - 7 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location

:   Americas-United States of America-California-CA,Santa Clara

Job

:   Corporate Development

:   Corporate Development

Associate @ HEDA Ventures - San Jose, CA

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About Heda Ventures: HEDA Ventures is a high-tech venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. HEDA backs early-stage companies building breakthroughs in biotech, healthcare and TMT industries. Leveraging our global network and local expertise, HEDA Ventures help entrepreneurs to achieve their business expansion by supporting global market opportunities.

We are currently seeking a Business Development Associate in our venture capital firm. The Associate will work closely with our investment team, out-sourcing new opportunities for the investment team, identifying high-quality investment candidates, and developing relationships with venture partners in industry and venture capital firms. The ideal candidate will gain a deep understanding of venture capital practice and work closely with our portfolio companies and venture partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Out-source potential investment opportunities by attending industry and startup events and meeting companies;

  • Identify new and promising technology and products in the area of the Firm's investment interests;

  • Develop relationships with venture partners in industry and startups;

  • Escalate strong business relationship with venture capitals and business partners in US and China.

  • Possess good analytical skills to perform basic analyses on startups

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher with technical or engineering background;

  • Previous experience in Investment/VC practice, or previous experience in evaluating startups;

  • Hard-working and self-motivated

  • Strong networking skills are required

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, and Mandarin is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • investment/VC: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Associate @ Thomvest Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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Thomvest Ventures is a cross-stage venture capital firm with more than $300 million under management. We focus on opportunities in the fields of financial technology, cybersecurity and real estate. The capital we invest is our own, enabling us to be more creative, flexible and patient with entrepreneurs. We operate our fund with a small core group, meaning as an Associate you will be key in driving investment efforts and decision making.

About the Role

We are looking for an Associate to join our investment team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, thrive with light supervision, and be willing to get involved across all aspects of the firm’s operations, including:

  • Working with our investment team to identify and develop investment theses, and to proactively conduct research within our key verticals of focus.

  • Participate in and support the investment process from opportunity identification through due diligence and deal closing.

  • Prepare summary materials for potential new investment opportunities, including an investment memorandum, financial model & other supporting research.

  • Deliver high-touch support to our portfolio companies across a number of operating areas.

  • Manage internal tools & processes, including deal pipeline, customer relationship management, financial tracking & internal reporting.

Qualifications

  • Have 2 to 5 years of professional experience in management consulting, investment banking, and / or a technology startup in the areas of product management, business development or finance.

  • Possess strong communication skills with the ability to structure and present complex ideas and information in a simple and persuasive manner, both written and orally, across a wide-variety of audiences.

  • Foster an entrepreneurial spirit to help us shape new portfolio investments and our own company.

  • Be a natural team player, with a self-starter attitude, who enjoys working in a non-hierarchical, collaborative firm culture.