Tola Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses on the once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the next wave of enterprise software companies enabled by innovations in data, cloud, and mobile platforms. Tola Capital invests in growth and early stage enterprise software companies. Tola was founded in 2010 and is based in Seattle, WA.
Tola has a unique investment strategy that includes a hands-on partnership with portfolio companies. We prioritize passion and experience in the software sector, and look for candidates with financial, technical, and operational backgrounds in software. Tola is an evergreen fund with a long-term view and we are seeking candidates who share this view and want to grow with the firm.
We are looking for smart, motivated self-starters who are comfortable wearing a range of hats and who can excel across the board, from valuation analysis to strategic hypothesis brainstorming to product roadmap evaluation to meeting and working with senior executives at target companies. We are very focused on personal development and are looking for high potential candidates with innate curiosity and a drive to learn.
Manage and run end-to-end deal processes for potential investments
Research, develop, and articulate views on Tola’s investment strategies
Proactively source potential deals for the firm
Perform thorough due diligence, including, but not limited to, product, go-to-market, and financial analysis
Drive rigorous valuation analyses to support investment decision-making
Drive deal negotiation and structuring
Engage with portfolio company CEOs and leadership teams to help create value for their businesses (in both board director and board observer capacities)
Develop presentation materials for the firm, investors, and portfolio companies
Analyze operational forecasts and business strategies for active and potential investments
7+ years of experience in the software industry, including experience in venture capital or at a software company with a focus on the enterprise software industry
Passion for software and how software is transforming business
Understanding of and developed opinions on the enterprise software landscape and trends
Technical and/or operational experience in the software sector
Proficiency in modeling company financials and performing valuation analysis
Proficiency in deal structuring and negotiation
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment with multiple teams and functions and across multiple projects
Ability to coach more junior team members on the end to end deal process
Superior work ethic, strong desire to learn, and uncompromising attention to detail
Excellent analytical, research, and organizational skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills