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Corporate Development Manager @ Ellie Mae - Pleasanton, California

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Summary of Responsibilities

The Corporate Development Associate will support the identification, evaluation and execution of Ellie Mae’s investment and acquisition transactions. This role is a direct report to the SVP of Corporate Development. Throughout the lifecycle of a transaction, he or she will also work closely with senior leadership and functional leads across our company. The corporate development team is responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy through the execution and integration of compelling acquisition and investment opportunities in our core, adjacent and potentially new market sectors

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the end-to-end transaction process from idea to business case to deal execution and integration.
  • Identify and qualify new ideas and potential targets for Ellie Mae from internal and external sources.
  • Coordinate a cross-functional deal team within Ellie Mae and serve as a point of contact to target company management and advisors.
  • Perform extensive financial modeling and valuation analyses.
  • Prepare presentations which will be reviewed with the M&A Committee on a regular basis.
  • Assist in refining playbooks that incorporate prior experience and industry best practices across all key work streams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Undergraduate degree from a top-rated university.
  • Experience: 2-4 years in corporate development, private equity, venture capital, investment banking or similar level of experience and skills; experience with the technology sector / SaaS preferred.
  • Finance / analytical skills: Fluency in creating detailed, operationally focused financial models and performing rigorous valuation analyses; strong accounting skills and understanding of key operational metrics.
  • Critical thinking skills: Ability to distill target diligence findings into key value drivers; identify and assess key issues and model / value opportunities and risks.
  • Project management and team-oriented leadership skills: Mature personality and experience working with senior leadership; ability to build relationships quickly and foster trust at all organizational levels.
  • Communication skills: Strong writing skills and exceptional communicator with the ability to craft clear, succinct presentations for top level company executives.
  • Strong attention to detail, pro-active, highly accountable with demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through.

 

Corporate Development Associate @ Ebay - San Jose, California

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eBay's Corporate Development Team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing the company's strategic acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and divestitures. This responsibility is company-wide and global. Since 2011, eBay has announced more than 20 M&A transactions with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $3.5 billion. In this role you will report to a Director or Senior Director of Corporate Development, you will play an important role in supporting the Corporate Development Team's projects and activities.

This will include:

  • Developing and implementing decision-making frameworks for evaluation of acquisition and investment opportunities
  • Support senior leaders driving consensus on complex strategic questions with engagement from senior management, cross-functional and cross-regional teams
  • Prepare executive-ready presentations with strategic framing, analysis, and recommendations.
  • Develop insightful analysis of key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and inform the organization of their strategic implications
  • Identifying and evaluating (both independently and in collaboration with eBay's business units) potential candidates for acquisition or investment
  • Conducting rigorous valuation analyses (using multiple methodologies) and business/integration case modeling in order to provide detailed guidance regarding potential acquisitions or investments
  • Coordinating due diligence reviews of potential candidates, and evaluating the due diligence results
  • Facilitating and managing acquisition and investment processes with cross-functional groups involving persons from our business units and our Corporate Strategy, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Site Operations, Product Management, and Product Development teams

Candidates for the position should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant work experience. Work experience at a top-tier investment bank, strategy consulting firm, private equity or venture capital firm is preferred
  • Experience in settings that require critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work well in a team and with people in other functions, to multi-task and to thrive in an unstructured environment
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to drive multiple end-to-end projects simultaneously
  • Interest in e-commerce & web-based businesses
  • Fun, outgoing, and easy to work with

Principal @ CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer - Walnut Creek, CA

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Imagine a career where you deliver breakthrough impact to scale innovation and open new pathways to growth through venture investing.
CSAA Insurance Group (CSAA IG), a AAA insurer, has a mission to innovate our future by building new products, services and ventures that generate $1B in new revenue in the next decade. Towards this aim, the Strategy & Innovation Division (SI) is developing growth initiatives through a combination of strategic partnerships, innovation, incubation and venture investing.
The Corporate Venture Capital & Labs (CVC & Labs) team will shift CSAA IG from systems of records to systems of intelligence in areas such as insurtech, autonomous vehicle / connected car, analytics and artificial intelligence, and applications of blockchain.
The CVC & Labs team is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to help build intelligence on focus areas and themes, identify startups and entrepreneurs, perform due diligence on potential investment opportunities and assist in portfolio company management and reporting. The Principal will play a critical role in developing and advancing thought leadership and domain strategy to expand CSAA IG’s business, foster new idea generation, synthesize the market landscape, and translate new innovative ideas into successful commercial outcomes.
This position, located in Silicon Valley, CA, reports to the Managing Partner of CVC & Labs and calls for a broad business acumen and venture ecosystem credibility to effectively nurture relationships in the start-up ecosystem, evaluate startup product road maps and foster relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including internal and external senior executives. Collaborates on investment opportunities. Drives POCs, pilots and commercialization opportunities. The Principal must be relentlessly curious, as well as passionate about championing change.

Job Description

  • Refine investment theses; develop focus areas to identify opportunities.
  • Identify and source potential strategic investment opportunities in relevant and compelling startups.
  • Build a network and pipeline of leading startups that fit with the strategic investment themes.
  • Maintain a pulse on market developments and the startup ecosystem.
  • Develop market landscapes, points of views (POVs) on emerging trends and analyze value chains.
  • Track portfolio company monitoring, reporting and feedback to Managing Partner, may include Board Observer positions.
  • Collaborate with existing portfolio companies to assist in aligning their roadmaps to address CSAA IG’s challenges and to help them succeed in the market.

  • Evangelize CSAA IG externally and demonstrate thought leadership; contribute meaningfully to CSAA IG startup ecosystem events.

  • Represent CSAA IG at external events, conferences, Silicon Valley meetups, forums, etc.
  • Help with discussions at internal Town Halls and other internal events to effectively represent view of the startup ecosystem.
  • Foster collaborative relationships within the CSAA IG ecosystem.
  • Maintain pipeline and portfolio management processes, tools and deal tracking.
  • Recommend operational and financial metrics and help monitor the investment portfolio against those metrics.
  • Develop due diligence plans, drive the due diligence process, write investment memos, presentations and guide opportunities end-to-end through the investment process.
  • Advise in negotiating, structuring and executing investments, working with the Managing Partner.
  • Prepare and review investment presentations to Managing Partner and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer.
  • May include people management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bring existing high quality, senior relationships in the venture capital ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
  • Use your relationship management, communication, and interpersonal skills at all levels within or outside our organization.
  • Create compelling presentations, write (narrative prose and slides), evangelize, influence, negotiate, and able to think quickly on your feet.
  • Support and maintain KPIs across the entire team.
  • Provide solutions, recommendations and answers; you can hit the ground running.
  • Recruit other highly credible, self-motivated, top-talent, working with the Managing Partner.

  • Thorough understanding of the high-tech startup and venture capital environment with trusted relationships across the ecosystem.

  • Curious with an open-mind for disruptive technology trends, products and business models, across multiple different domains and areas.
  • Structure business development partnerships and develop value proposition, positioning and fit
  • Trusted executive presence, maturity and discretion.
  • Team player with an extraordinary collaborative working style, adaptable and flexible.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • MBA from prestigious school or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of relevant high-tech industry experience
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in venture capital with a leading venture capital firm, or in a corporate venture setting
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience with people responsibility in a VC backed startup

Preferred

  • BS in engineering/technical disciplines from prestigious school
  • Successful previous investment track record of sourcing, negotiating and managing a portfolio of venture investments with demonstrable strategic and financial return on investment
  • Additional experience in corporate strategy, strategy consulting, or investment banking with a focus on technology, is a plus

Managing Director @ HELLA - Sunnyvale, California

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In this position, you will be responsible for:

Leading HELLA Ventures in Silicon Valley with responsibility to identify auto-related technologies and business models that will change the future of the automobile industry. Working with Silicon Valley start-ups to develop the next generation of these world-changing technologies and business models. This individual will lead activities regarding sourcing new deals, negotiating and structuring investments, and managing the due diligence process.

Business Management External:

Monitor and control operational and capital expenditure and the effective use of existing capital equipment, materials and labor in order to provide an acceptable ongoing return on capital employed and stability of employment. Serve as the primary management interface of prospective technology companies and partners in the Silicon Valley ecosystem, coordinating events to spread awareness of HELLA Ventures technology and leadership, and identifying important industry trends and opportunities for HELLA.

Business Management Internal:

Fulfil the needs of external customers by consistently meeting agreed requirements while adhering to corporate strategic objectives which are acceptable to all business stakeholders in order to develop opportunities for growth and stability. Develop and execute investment strategy through qualification of external partners, managing engagement risk and project economics including planning & budgeting, and leading internal approvals for investments through HELLA top Management.

Customer Satisfaction:

Ensure long-term satisfaction of external and internal partners through understanding requirements of customers and configuring the company to fulfil these requirements to improve the opportunities for the Company and Group.

Staff Management:

Supervise, lead, and mentor a team of Associates and Analysts to build comprehensive market analyses and due diligence on auto related start-ups. Encourage and support an open culture capable to adapt to the dynamic venture capital and technology environment while achieving corporate targets consistently.

Your Qualifications

Education, Experience And Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Sales or related subject area, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in strategy roles within Technology or Automotive Industry.
  • Knowledge of automotive technologies.
  • Knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
  • Experience working with Start-ups.
  • Project Management experience having project managed one or more automotive based projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong team player, independent, organized and able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication skills – written, speaking, presentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to influence and persuade to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Willingness for occasional domestic and international travel.

 

Director Corporate Development, Venture Capital @ Intuit - Mountain View, CA

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Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers, financial institutions and accounting professionals. You probably know us by our flagship products, QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint, but that's just the start. We're taking on exciting challenges, such as SaaS and mobile apps. Over 50 million users and seven million small businesses depend on Intuit because we innovate at the crossroads of real customer problems and breakthrough technology. 

Come join Intuit as part of the Corporate Strategy & Development team as a Director responsible for managing global mergers & acquisitions across the company.

About Corporate Strategy and Development:

Intuit's Corporate Strategy & Development team works on highly visible, direction-setting strategy and acquisition initiatives at the corporate level and across all of Intuit’s businesses. As part of the management team in Corporate Strategy and Development, the Director is responsible for leading acquisition and divestiture activity, from pipeline development through all phases of deal execution.  It is essential that the Director be able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization at all levels and with external parties, and be viewed as a team player. 

The Director position offers significant exposure to senior leaders across the company as well as great responsibility, career momentum and ability to drive long-term value.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP - Head of Corporate Development, the Director develops business recommendations that will have a substantive impact on Intuit’s top and bottom line. The individual leads teams that consist of high-caliber CS&D Principals and Managers with resources from Intuit’s business unit partners/clients. As the CS&D team is viewed as a source of leaders within Intuit, the individual will have exceptional leadership abilities and potential. 

  • Lead CS&D, business unit and functional group teams on inorganic strategies, market scans, target valuation, detailed due diligence, and deal execution
  • Influence and drive decision-making with Intuit executive management in close collaboration with product and business leaders
  • Present recommendations and leading discussions with all levels of management including C-level executives
  • Demonstrate strong judgment on M&A execution to ensure long-term success for Intuit
  • Be a strategic and M&A thought leader, applying a thorough understanding of Intuit’s strategy, financials and competitive landscape
  • Understand and stay current with the competitive landscape and bring strategic thinking and external insights back for our M&A landscape
  • Manage the activities of external advisory firms that support the deal process
  • Contribute to making CS&D an outstanding place for team members to accelerate career growth and develop into leaders
  • Have M&A domain expertise in leading transaction teams in-house through the various stages of an investment process from acquisition strategy to deal execution
  • Have keen business judgment, creativity in problem solving and strong influencing skills
  • Have superior executive communication skills. Candidate should possess the ability to quickly synthesize complex information, structure a concise, clear presentation, and drive acquisition strategy and deal execution
  • Have excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills in order to drive the M&A transaction process with internal stakeholders, acquisition target management and external partners
  • Build the Corporate Strategy & Development team’s brand within Intuit
  • 10+ years of experience in in-house corporate development, venture capital/private equity, investment banking and/or strategy consulting
  • Undergraduate and MBA or JD degrees from leading academic institutions, with a track record of strong academic performance

Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel BIG innovation. Year-over-year, Intuit has been recognized as a best employer and is consistently ranked on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" and Fortune World's "Most Admired Software Companies" lists. Immerse yourself in our award winning culture while creating breakthrough solutions that simplify the lives of consumers and small businesses and their customers worldwide.

Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry. Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market – from QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, to GoPayment, Mint.com, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps. The breadth and depth of these customer-driven innovations mean limitless opportunities for you to turn your ingenious ideas into reality at Intuit.

Discover what it's like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It's time to love what you do! Check out all of our career opportunities at: careers.intuit.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Intuit will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements of local law.

Associate Director @ Verus - San Francisco, California

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Verus Investments is looking to hire an Associate Director in its Private Markets Group in San Francisco. The new team member will assist in the evaluation and recommendation of private market investments to a primarily institutional client base that comprises over $425 billion of assets under advisement.

Essential Functions

Manager/Fund Diligence

  • Source and diligence potential investments and lead research coverage on designated private market asset classes. Asset classes include venture capital, growth equity, buyout, special situations / distressed, direct lending, private credit, infrastructure and real assets.

  • Evaluate investment opportunities including direct investments, co-investments and secondaries.

  • Perform financial modeling including value creation and relative value analysis.

  • Review investment opportunities with private markets team and propose recommended investments to the Alternative Investments Committee (AIC).

  • Monitor existing client allocations to private investments.

Client Relationship Management & Portfolio Strategy

  • Assist Consultants with private markets strategy for clients including pacing models as needed.

  • Create presentations and tools to educate clients on private markets.

  • Serve as an industry expert in one or more private markets asset classes.

  • Contribute to research pieces, quarterly private market reports and white papers.

  • Coordinate research efforts with Hedge Fund and OCIO functions and Strategic Research and Manager Research teams.

Verus is an investment advisory firm, serving clients on both non-discretionary and discretionary basis. Our corporate mission recognizes that by helping our clients succeed, we can help improve people’s lives – whether it’s securing the future of retirees and their families, providing the best healthcare people can afford, educating our youth, promoting the welfare of workers, building development programs for communities, or sustaining charities.

Prerequisites:

  • Five or more years of relevant investment experience with private markets at an Investment Bank, Private Equity Firm, Fund of Funds, Limited Partner, Advisory Firm or related role

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field

  • Master’s degree and designations are preferred (MBA, CFA, CAIA)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and Bloomberg

Ventures Associate @ Plug&Play Tech Center - Sunnyvale, CA

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Plug and Play Ventures Team creates a win-win solution that connects VCs and Angels to the most exciting startup community. We invest in startups from a variety of stages, which gives us a wide field to look at. We spend countless hours analyzing thousands of startups every year. With over 50 years of combined entrepreneurial and investment experience, as well as our established network of strategic partners, we deliver focused resources and attention to each of our portfolio companies to make them the best in the industry. Simply put, we are in the business of finding the best opportunities.

We have over 180 VC partners and an even wider network of angels who we work with to fund great ideas. We love to see startups succeed!

The Ventures Associate is a key member of our Ventures team, assiting in evaluating investments by analyzing market trends, tracking competitive landscapes, and performing company related due diligence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

New Business Development

  • Source Seed and Series A startups for investment as well as corporate partners.
  • Evangelizing Plug and Play to all potential network partners including startups, investors, corporate members within all verticals.
  • Indentify business development, licensing and strategic investment opportunities for corporate members within the Plug and Play ecosystem.

Client Retention

  • Provide event production and logistical support for demo days, mentor sessions and other events as part of the accelerator.
  • Collaborate with corporate executives in deal flow sessions several times per week
  • Analyze start-up team strengths, market size, technology and business model

Relationship Management and Research

  • Mentor start-ups in the program on taking product to market, raising money, scaling, and all other ad hoc business needs.
  • Work with corporations to identify areas for mentoring
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and industry sectors, conducting in-depth business analysis to identifying new competitive opportunities.
  • Diligently participate and perform various ad-hoc projects and tasks as required.

Qualifications:

Skills

  • Communication - Must possess communication skills (verbal, oral, and written) Must be proficient with public speaking.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Must be able to use logical reasoning to reach solutions

Abilities

  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects and industry contacts and contribute high-impact results.
  • Career driven individual with passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investments and high tech start-ups
  • Project Management - ability to manage several projects with VC partners and startups
  • Self-Starter - ability to start projects or plan events with minimal to no supervision

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Experience working in a startup environment

Investment Director, Venture Capital @ SAIC Innovation Center - Menlo Park, CA

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Responsibilities

  • Perform financial modeling analysis to detect various investment and valuation outcomes
  • Conduct extensive company and industry due diligence
  • Coordinate technical evaluations and third party studies
  • Manage the transaction process and lead interactions with accounting and legal teams
  • Maintain and operate dashboards and other periodic reporting of investment process status and other investment operations activities
  • Ensure compliance with procedures for all investment operations policies and procedures
  • Analyze a wide variety of technologies
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative research to select investments
  • Coordinate efficient and effective investment processes and procedures
  • Serve as a representative of SAIC to the community (VC’s, entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, academics, etc.)
  • Monitor portfolio companies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5 – 10 years of relevant experience in venture capital or private equity
  • Bachelor degree in related field
  • Demonstrated experience in investment operations processes
  • Ability to work autonomously and build relationships
  • Analytical skills, problem solving, good critical thinking and decision making skills
  • A high level of attention to detail and quality assurance
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present information in differing degrees of detail and form depending on the audience

Preferred

  • MBA or equivalent degree, and undergraduate technical degree

Work Conditions
Employee will work in an office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. Lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed in an office environment, with standard office equipment. On occasion, the employee may be required to lift office products and other miscellaneous items up to 20 pounds. This job may require travel. Employee may occasionally be required to work overtime.
Benefits
Competitive Salary, Medical Benefits, FSA, 401K, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance.

Investment Manager, Venture Capital @ Samsung - Menlo Park, CA

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Samsung Ventures America (SVA) is the US office for Samsung's venture investment activities. The primary responsibilities of the group are to source, qualify, and invest in various technology related companies. Our major investment areas include semiconductors, materials, mobile service, internet, software, security, enterprise solutions, bio engineering & medical, film/video, while potential investment subjects range from early-stage startups to pre-IPO companies. Currently, the group has over $1.8B under management and invests $200M annually.

Position

The investment manager for this role will mainly focus on investments in startups outside of Samsung’s major investment areas listed above. Investment areas will include Fintech, Insurtech, social platforms, auto tech and all other emerging technologies & business models.

 Responsibilities

  • Develop themes and investment theses in emerging areas of technology
  • Lead negotiation, structuring, and execution of investments
  • Prepare investment memos and reports for investment committee
  • Manage on-going relationship with portfolio companies and support business growth
  • Actively participate in industry events to network with VCs and startups

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience, including 3+ years in a VC or CVC
  • MBA or Master’s degree in EE/CS preferred
  • Knowledge in emerging technologies and business models in various industries
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a startup or technology related company is a plus

Senior Associate, Venture Capital @ Samsung - Menlo Park, CA

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Samsung Ventures America (SVA) is the US office for Samsung's venture investment activities. The primary responsibilities of the group are to source, qualify, and invest in various technology related companies. Our major investment areas include semiconductors, materials, mobile service, internet, software, security, enterprise solutions, bio engineering & medical, while potential investment subjects range from early-stage startups to pre-IPO companies. Currently, the group has over $1.8B under management and invests $250M annually.

Position

Responsible for performing market research and generating investment theses with a focus on areas related to Investment Division 1 in Device Solutions, which includes and not limited to, semiconductors, equipment, fabrication, datacenter, storage, smart machines , etc.

Responsibilities

Identify emerging technologies and companies of interest to Samsung Ventures for early, mid, and late stage investments

  • Prepare investment theses and research reports
  • Assist in preparing investment reports for the investment committee
  • Participate in industry events to network with VCs and startups to support deal flow

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience, including experience in venture capital or a semiconductor related company
  • MBA or Master’s degree in EE/CS
  • Previous exposure to market research
  • Knowledge in emerging technologies and business models
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual in Korean/English highly preferred

VC Associate, Venture Capital @ CSC Upshot Ventures - Palo Alto, CA

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CSC Upshot is an $115 million early stage venture fund dedicated to investing and support high growth technology companies in their earliest phase of financing needs. In close partnership with AngelList, Upshot defines a new model of venture investing online, combining large-scale intelligent data analysis with unique deal access to deliver superior risk-adjusted early stage returns. For more information see www.csc-upshot.vc.

Position

We are seeking a highly self-motivated Associate who will help manage our portfolio of early stage technology companies, drive due diligence process, and assist in communications and reporting needs. As part of this role, the Associate will gain experience in early stage venture investing and portfolio construction through market research, portfolio valuation, investment due diligence and execution. We are a small team. The Associate needs to be a go-getter who is willing to wear different hats across various tasks while taking leadership in the following:

Responsibilities

  • Analyze and support existing portfolio, including financial and return analyses
  • Conduct in-depth due diligence for potential investments
  • Actively engage with partners in our ecosystem for deal sourcing and evaluation
  • Prepare investment committee memos and the process leading to decisions
  • Drive regular communications with LP reporting
  • Maintain and improve on internal portfolio tracking and analytics tools

Qualifications

The Associate should be of entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, driven with an ability to work independently and also excel in a team-oriented environment. She/he should have a passion for entrepreneurship, embrace the startup community and desire to be a key part of the team’s growth as we expand into future funds.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading institution. Major in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance is preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in banking, consulting, private equity or venture firms
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and SQL
  • Data-driven, intellectually curious, and numerically inclined
  • Strong interpersonal skills and exceptional work ethics
  • Excellent Excel skills and experience with financial reporting and statistical modeling
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail with ability to multi-task

Senior Director, Venture Capital @ Flex LabIX - San Jose, CA

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The Flex LabIX team is the emerging technologies investment arm of Flex with a portfolio of over 25 early stage investments. The mission of LabIX is to identify and invest in small companies with emerging technologies that offer cutting edge innovation to benefit the Flex ecosystem. By investing in these promising technologies our team enables Flex and its customers with expanded innovation.
 

Flex is seeking a Sr. Director to manage and grow the current LabIX portfolio and to develop the long term strategy for LabIX as it aligns with Innovation Initiatives guided by the Flex SVP Innovation & CTOs’ technology roadmaps.

The candidate will be located in San Jose, CA reporting directly to the SVP of Innovation and Technology Integration.  We will only be considering candidates currently located in the Silicon Valley area and actively engaged in the venture and start-up ecosystem

The candidate should have global experience in technical investments and portfolio strategy. The candidate must be networked into the current VC and corporate venture capital communities and have a pulse on small emerging technology companies.

The candidate will be responsible for growing the LabIX team globally, representing the key regions where Flex Design Centers are located.  The responsibilities for the role include alignment with internal stakeholders on investment priorities, sourcing of potential investments, leading the evaluation and diligence of investment, proposing investment structures, investment proposals, and post-closing engagement with portfolio companies to ensure investment success.  Additionally, developing the global LabIX strategy will be a key initiative of this candidate in FY19. 

Besides the expanded portfolio strategy, the candidate will have responsibility for managing of the current LabIX portfolio of companies in conjunction with the Flex Innovation and Finance teams.  The candidate must build a strong network within Flex to gateway technology and utilize Flex’ global resource pool in our design centers, supply chain, innovation centers and global operations to provide In-Kind-Services to the LabIX company.  

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration
  • Passionate customer focus
  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
  • Relentless drive to win

Responsibilities

  • Develop the deal sourcing, flow and investment strategy with key stakeholders within Flex (Innovation SVP, CTO, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Legal)
  • Manage the current LabIX program to align with the Flex Technology/Application Roadmaps.
  • Create a cohesive and collaborative LabIX investment team driving performance value investments globally. 
  • Provide Leadership, participate and coordinate due diligence activities required in making investment decisions, including the following:
  • Screen business plans and investment proposals
  • Completing market, product, technology, management team, financial and investment/valuation of potential investment and partnership candidates
  • Generate and analyze financial models. Prepare documentation and drive the internal review process which will result in financing decisions
  • Responsible for developing and managing the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the LabIX Investment team
  • Responsible for the monthly & quarterly updates regarding the LabIX portfolio health (investments, IKS (in kind services), customer satisfaction (CSMP), etc)
  • Responsible for developing a LabIX outreach events initiative specific to Flex internal awareness as well as activities targeting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of VCs and Start-ups.
  • Develop the FY19 LabIX Global Strategy (including entry points & VC alignment; Headcount, budget and marketing) in collaboration w/ Flex Finance, Legal, Corporate Strategy & Innovation.
  • Responsible for developing potential partnerships – end-to-end assessment of issues (attractiveness, strategy, go-to-market, risks, criteria for decision, economic modeling and business planning).
  • Responsible for the LabIX P&L and investment return analysis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology/Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship or Business with emphasis on Finance & Investment (MBA a plus)
  • 10 + years relevant work experience in one or more of the following environments: Venture capital consulting, venture capital company or Corporate Innovation investment.
  • Established Network in the Silicon Valley VC ecosystem at a minimum (broader Global VC ecosystem preferred) with a track recording of working and/or investing in companies in Silicon Valley.
  • Proven track record of investment deal flow with small companies and start-ups
  • Managerial experience, running an investment team.
  • Strong team player with excellent relationship and leadership capabilities
  • Highest personal and professional values
  • Superior written and oral communications
  • Ability to work across multiple industries/markets and on a variety of business problems
  • Management of direct and cross functional teams.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-directed work style; flexible, high initiative and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong understanding of business software, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
  • Background in P&L ownership and Investment return analysis algorithms

Benefits

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • PTO
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee discounts at local retailers

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2018 MBA Venture Capital Internship, Venture Capital @ Growth Technology Partners - San Francisco, CA

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We're looking for an exceptional MBA intern to work at Growth Technology Partners Summer 2018 for the second half. As part of the GTP team, you'll help diligence investment potential investment opportunities. This is a rare opportunity for a candidate with a finance background (investment banking, private equity, etc.) to break into the highly competitive space of Venture Capital. 

Responsibilities

  • Act as the initial filter on diligencing potential investment opportunities. 
  • Create a due diligence checklist and present initial recommendations to firm General Partners. 
  • Create Investment Memorandums together with a recommendation for every investment.
  • Contribute to other team members and the prolonged success of the fund. 

Qualifications

  • TOP 25 MBA + 3 years of finance experience or Bachelors + 5 years of finance experience required.
  • Previously held Associate or VP/Principal at an investment bank, private equity, or venture capital fund.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in writing Investment Memorandum (with 5 work samples available).
  • Thrives in an environment of continuous change and complexity.
  • 3.7 Undergraduate GPA.

Instructions:

Please send resume alongside 5 work samples of previous investment memorandums to Careers@GrowthTechnologyPartners.com. Candidates that do not satisfy requirements above will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

About Growth Technology Partners: 

Growth Technology Partners is a late stage venture capital & growth equity fund. GTP has conducted over $500MM+ in primary and secondary investments on behalf of organizations such as Ballie Gifford, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, and Point 72 and invested as principals alongside Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Fidelity, Baseline Ventures, Maveron Capital, Thiel Capital, Aleph and Norwest Ventures.

GTP is an investor in companies ranging from 23andMe, Cointopia, Couchsurfing, HoneyBook, Mode.AI, and many others.

Corporate Development Strategy and Scouting Principal, Venture Capital @ Google - Mountain View, CA

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The Corporate Development team holds the reins to much of our worldwide growth. As a member of the Corporate Development team, you work collaboratively across functions (including Legal, Finance and People Operations) to identify and evaluate both acquisition and investment opportunities. You provide the management team with the needed insight to drive intelligent, sound decision-making. You understand the industry landscape and harness it to manage our negotiations and integration. With an air of humility, you bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking and sound business judgment, along with the ability to think about what is -- and what could be.

The Corporate Development team guarantees Google's worldwide growth by identifying the appropriate acquisitions and investments -- and then working to make them happen. Consisting of experienced merger-and-acquisition leaders and integration experts, we're dedicated to identifying the business opportunities of tomorrow. We find and evaluate acquisition opportunities across existing and future markets, drive management team decisions, lead negotiations, and help manage post-acquisition integration and performance evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Structure complex problems, gather and analyze massive amounts of information expeditiously, and deliver insights and recommendations to Google and Alphabet’s executive teams.
  • Understand and stay current on various regional markets, industry trends, the competitive landscape, and internal product development efforts. Leverage this knowledge to help educate product teams and evaluate business opportunities.
  • Identify and engage potential M&A or investment opportunities via personal and event networking, technology meet-ups, cold outreach, and industry research. Build connections with investor and start-up ecosystems, and industry experts.
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams, influence decision making within senior-level audiences, and drive management team decisions.
  • Lead execution against recommendations quickly and with flawless accuracy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience in management consulting, technology-focused corporate strategy function, corporate development, venture capital, private equity or investment banking in the technology industry.
  • Experience exhibiting quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Internet, communications or e-commerce experience.
  • Relevant relationships and contacts in the technology industry and community.
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, to manage long-term projects, to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to manage teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Corporate Development Strategy and Scouting Manager, Venture Capital @ Google - Mountain View, CA

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The Corporate Development team holds the reins to much of our worldwide growth. As a member of the Corporate Development team, you work collaboratively across functions (including Legal, Finance and People Operations) to identify and evaluate both acquisition and investment opportunities. You provide the management team with the needed insight to drive intelligent, sound decision-making. You understand the industry landscape and harness it to manage our negotiations and integration. With an air of humility, you bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking and sound business judgment, along with the ability to think about what is -- and what could be.

The Corporate Development team guarantees Google's worldwide growth by identifying the appropriate acquisitions and investments -- and then working to make them happen. Consisting of experienced merger-and-acquisition leaders and integration experts, we're dedicated to identifying the business opportunities of tomorrow. We find and evaluate acquisition opportunities across existing and future markets, drive management team decisions, lead negotiations, and help manage post-acquisition integration and performance evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Structure complex problems, gather and analyze massive amounts of information expeditiously, and deliver insights and recommendations to Google and Alphabet’s executive teams.
  • Understand and stay current on various regional markets, industry trends, the competitive landscape, and internal product development efforts. Leverage this knowledge to help educate product teams and evaluate business opportunities.
  • Identify and engage potential M&A or investment opportunities via personal and event networking, technology meet-ups, cold outreach, and industry research. Build connections with investor and start-up ecosystems, and industry experts.
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams, influence decision making within senior-level audiences, and drive management team decisions.
  • Lead execution against recommendations quickly and with flawless accuracy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience in management consulting, technology-focused corporate strategy function, corporate development, venture capital, private equity or investment banking in the technology industry.
  • Experience exhibiting quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Internet, communications or e-commerce experience.
  • Relevant relationships and contacts in the technology industry and community.
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, to manage long-term projects, to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to manage teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Corporate Development Strategy and Scouting Analyst, Venture Capital @ Google - Mountain View, CA

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The Corporate Development team holds the reins to much of our worldwide growth. As a member of the Corporate Development Strategy and Scouting team, you will work collaboratively across internal functions (i.e., Product, Legal, Finance and People Operations) and external networks (i.e., investors, accelerators, incubators, service providers, and industry experts) to identify and evaluate both acquisition and strategic investment opportunities globally. You will provide the management team with the needed insight into markets, sectors and individual companies to drive intelligent, sound decision-making. You understand the industry landscape and trends, and harness them to enable product and deal teams to effectively formulate their Merger and Acquisition (M&A) strategic investing approach. With an air of humility, you bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking, and sound business judgment, along with the ability to think about what is -- and what could be.

The Corporate Development team guarantees Google's worldwide growth by identifying the appropriate acquisitions and investments -- and then working to make them happen. Consisting of experienced merger-and-acquisition leaders and integration experts, we're dedicated to identifying the business opportunities of tomorrow. We find and evaluate acquisition opportunities across existing and future markets, drive management team decisions, lead deal negotiations, and help manage post-acquisition integration and performance evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Structure complex problems, gather and analyze massive amounts of information expeditiously, and deliver insights and recommendations to Google and Alphabet’s executive teams.
  • Understand and stay current on various regional markets, industry trends, competitive landscape, and internal product development efforts; leverage this knowledge to help educate product teams and evaluate deal opportunities.
  • Identify and engage potential M&A or investment opportunities via personal and event networking, technology meet-ups, cold outreach and industry research. Build connections with investors and start-up ecosystems and industry experts.
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams, influence decision making within senior-level audiences, and drive management team decisions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in management consulting, technology-focused corporate strategy function, corporate development, venture capital, private equity or investment banking in the technology industry.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative analytics.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA.
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, manage multiple long-term projects simultaneously and manage teams.
  • Experience in Internet, communications or e-commerce.
  • Relevant relationships and contacts in the technology industry and community.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

VC Analyst, Venture Capital @ Bolt Ventures - San Francisco, CA

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Bolt is a venture capital firm forging a new model of investing focused on startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Each investment we make is propelled by expert day-to-day support that helps bring hardware products to market faster and with less capital. Bolt’s full-stack product engineering team and multi-million dollar prototyping shops provide the framework for our value-added investment platform that enables entrepreneurs to succeed.

Position

Bolt is seeking to increase the number of founders we invest in and support. We are excited for an analyst to join our investment team and help us find the next generation of hardware startups. Candidates must thrive in the fast-moving venture community and, like the rest of our team, be highly autonomous. We’re looking for someone who is humble and has a high degree of empathy for the founders we back and the risks they take.

This is a full time role at our facility in SoMa San Francisco and would include occasional travel to Boston and New York.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with senior team members to source, evaluate, and close investments in new startups.
  • Research, track, and manage databases of startups in the startup ecosystem.
  • Design and manage systems that automate lead generation within Bolt’s investment focus.
  • Meet with entrepreneurs that Bolt may be interested in investing in and assist in due diligence on companies we’re evaluating.
  • Explore, research, and document sectors that Bolt is seeking to learn more about, including: direct to consumer products, enterprise SaaS, digital health, aerospace, and other emerging categories.

Qualifications

  • We are open to recent college graduates as well as candidates with a graduate degree and/or several years of work experience.
  • Strong analytical skills. Physics, engineering or computer science degree(s) are preferred but not required
  • Excitement to become a key member of the investment team. We intend for this role to be a long term growth opportunity and are committed to investing in the development of your career.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. You will often be talking to entrepreneurs and other investors on behalf of Bolt.
  • Extremely proactive and self-directed. You will have a lot of autonomy in this role
  • Familiarity with the language of the hardware startup and venture capital ecosystems.
  • Special interest given to candidates who have previously been a founder or early employee of a venture backed startup.

How to apply

  • Warm introductions to a member of our investment team OR
  • In lieu of an introduction, candidates may submit a link to their resume and a brief pitch deck communicating why they would be a great fit for the team via www.bolt.io/pitch. As an analyst you will be looking at hundreds of pitch decks a month - we think they're a great tool for communicating.

Executive Assistant, Venture Capital @ (unknown) through Recruiting firm - Redwood City, CA

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Leading Venture Capital Firm in Redwood City is seeking a bright and organized Executive Assistant to support a team of Partners.

In this role, your ability to take initiative and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment will be essential to your success. You will oversee busy calendars and schedules, process expense reports, coordinate domestic and international travel plans, and liaise with a variety of internal and external teams. Our ideal candidate is a dedicated professional who can easily stay ten steps ahead of Executive needs.

Qualifications

  • At least 10+ years of Executive support experience
  • Professionalism and discretion regarding confidential material
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Deadline-driven working style
  • Collaborative, team-centered approach
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs

This is an amazing opportunity to work with a firm that offers flexible hours, work from home options, unlimited vacation time, and a hardworking but laid-back environment. This position also includes a competitive salary, great benefits, and a generous bonus!

We will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Career Group (CareerGroup.com) is a boutique recruiting firm that specializes in temporary and full-time administrative placements. We work with leading businesses, constantly raising the bar to provide a premium approach to search that others can't reach. We take the time to get to know our clients and candidates, so we're in a better position to make well-informed matches that we know are going to work.

VC Assistant Controller, Venture Capital @ San Francisco, CA

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Our client is a highly successful Venture Capital firm in San Francisco that invests across a wide range of industries and geographies. The Firm is headquartered in San Francisco, financial district, and manages about $2 Billion in AUM across 30+ entities. They are interested in companies that make products that customers love and that are run by founders who want to build enduring franchises. They are strong supporters of the founders they work with, and help catalyze growth, attract talent, and are long-term thought partners in helping build a business that is durable over time. 
 
As the Assistant Controller, you will work on a team of 4 and will have a lot of autonomy and influence in how the team manages the firms Accounting, Valuation, Financial Reporting and processes for all investments. This individual will have the opportunity to learn tremendously from the other members of the team and will be expected to share their best practices as well. This is an exciting opportunity to join a firm in development and active investment mode!

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of public audit experience with Private Equity or Venture Capital Clients (ideally Big 4) OR a mix and currently working for a VC or PE Fund or Administrator.
  • CPA – nice to have but not required
  • Excellent attention to detail, sense of urgency, and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.  

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Submit your CV to jeff.abrams@roberthalffs.com.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844.539.2523 for additional information.

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Senior Associate, Venture Capital @ Salesforce - San Francisco, CA

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Salesforce.com, the leading enterprise cloud computing company, is looking for a Senior Associate to join the Salesforce Ventures team in San Francisco. The Salesforce Ventures Team is the third most active corporate venture arm with a portfolio of over 215 companies globally. The ventures team is tasked with creating long-term value, helping maintain the company’s competitive advantage, and advancing its strategic objectives by (i) identifying growth opportunities within new markets and new technology segments (ii) evaluating investments that leverage these opportunities (iii) managing investments from deal sourcing through to execution and post investment including portfolio management (iv) supporting companies with operational advice and resources and (iv) providing Salesforce customers insight into the innovation in enterprise technology and SI valley via the ventures program.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the investment process from sourcing investments through to screening and final diligence
  • Actively monitor the investment portfolio and work with portfolio companies as activities such as new rounds of financing and exit events arise
  • Monitor, research, and develop intelligence and investment themes on emerging trends and disruptive companies in the enterprise SaaS ecosystem
  • Develop relationships with salesforce ISVs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and entrepreneurs for potential investment opportunities
  • Add value to portfolio companies by providing them access to Salesforce executives’ operating and product expertise as well as access to our customer base
  • Build presentations for senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses for strategic planning and deal evaluation efforts for investments

It is essential that the individual selected for this position be able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization at all levels, and be viewed as a team player with exceptional communication, analytical, and leadership skills. Intellectual curiosity and true passion for technology impacting both consumers and businesses is critical for success in this role.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree from a top institution; MBA is a plus
  • +5 year’s experience, including substantive experience at a top-tier venture capital firm, consulting firm or technology company. Prior experience in an investment role with extensive due diligence experience is a must. 
  • Solid business judgment and strategic thinking skills
  • An understanding of and demonstrated interest in cloud computing and emerging consumer and business technology trends
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work well under time pressure and juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to motivate, collaborate, and work successfully in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail along with organization and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally within a dynamic, high growth organization
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to success
  • Salesforce product and technology knowledge is strongly preferred
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesforce.com or Salesforce.org.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Salesforce will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.