Venture Capital Associate / Principal @ Mistral Venture Partners - Ottawa, ON

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MVP is a rapidly growing early stage Venture Capital firm, based in Ottawa Ontario, with offices in Palo Alto California. We are looking to add an investment associate / principal to our team, who will be based (initially) in Ottawa and will report directly to the Managing Director. The principal position offers invaluable experience in all areas of venture capital and company building.

Investment Principal

The right candidate for this position will be responsible for all facets of deal sourcing, and portfolio management in the IT sector broadly, and in particular enterprise SW leveraging Cloud, IoT, and AI technology.  Duties include thesis development, deal sourcing, market and financial modelling, company diligence, competitive analysis and formation of a viewpoint on investment opportunities. In addition, the principal will monitor and report on portfolio performance as well as support individual companies in ad-hoc projects as needed.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Strong research and analytical skills, particularly in the area of venture investing
  • Excellent work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for early-stage company formation, and experience in company research and due diligence preparation
  • Experience successfully managing multiple, complex projects at the same time
  • Strong writer and communicator, excellent listener, with sales skills and comfort interacting with strangers
  • Good networker, with an ability to grow our system and process for identifying deals
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by ability to get and communicate big picture
  • Self-starter and independent manager, but good team player
  • Smart, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative
  • A record of achievement in a relevant business or technical discipline from a top-tier university
  • A recognized level of academic achievement 
  • Strong technical capability or experience preferably in software

Personal Attributes:

  • Mature and confident with the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong ability to build relationships and trust
  • Highly motivated and passionate
  • Driven to succeed
  • Possesses the confidence, and professionalism needed to gain the respect of CEOs, management teams and other venture capitalists 
  • Team player who can consistently accomplish critical organizational objectives on time
  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity