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CLIENT

Our client is a growth equity / private equity fund in San Francisco that invests in both secondary and special situation opportunities in high-growth software and internet companies. The team joined a well established Private Equity fund from a previous fund not affiliated with them where they generated top decile returns with investments such as Spotify, AppDynamics, and Anaplan.

ROLE

Our client is looking to hire one investment team member for a highly entrepreneurial role comprising both sourcing and execution. This team member will work directly with the Managing Partner and Vice President and offer candidates a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding private equity fund on the ground floor. The career-track role is best suited for candidates with a strong self-starting work ethic and deep network in the startup and VC ecosystem. The candidate should have a track record of thriving in unstructured entrepreneurial environments and a strong interest in technology and growth equity / private equity.

Candidates with backgrounds in venture capital, growth equity, private equity, investment banking, or management consulting are highly preferred. Ideal candidates should have prior experience sourcing and performing diligence in an investment role, exhibit fundamental knowledge of the technology space, and be comfortable in a lean team environment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young, hungry, and entrepreneurial team with tremendous upside.

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Analyst

The core expectations for this role are quality and turnaround. Analysts will be tasked with projects by the investment partners and expected to deliver a high-quality work product in an efficient time frame in the form of thoughtful, concise, and organized write-ups and/or presentations.

JOB SPEC

The core expectations for this role are quality and turnaround. Analysts will be tasked with projects by the investment partners and expected to deliver a high quality work product in an efficient time frame in the form of thoughtful, concise, and organized write-ups and/or presentations.

In the course of fulfilling that expectation, analysts should expect to:

  • Develop and maintain financial models
  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence on potential investment opportunities
  • Summarize and communicate investment assumptions, risks, and opportunities in a concise and thoughtful way to the investment team
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of multiple industries and business models
  • Expand his “circle of competence” to new areas and to master those areas
  • Interact with investor relations and senior management at companies of interest
  • Interact with sell-side analysts and other industry experts on companies of interest
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the economy and financial markets

Analysts will report directly to a partner, who will provide mentoring, feedback on job performance, and help prioritizing various assignments.

Geo: Virginia

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Boston-based Venture Analyst
Our client is a Boston-based venture capital fund with a focus on investing in great B2B technology companies. The firm invests in the Series A rounds of high-potential companies. Co-founded and led by two General Partners with a combined 45+ years of investing experience in B2B enterprise tech and venture capital.
Position:

Our client is looking to add an Analyst to the Investment team. The Analyst will work alongside the senior investment professionals to support all aspects of investment evaluation and the deal process including:

  • Identifying new investment opportunities sourced from traditional channels (e.g., conferences, demo days, events) and informal networks (e.g. VCs, Entrepreneurs, etc.)
  • Conducting investment due-diligence in the form of financial modeling, customer interviews, market analysis and competitive benchmarking
  • Working with portfolio companies as needed
  • Participation in and contribution to the firm’s investment decisions
  • Assisting with fund administration, reporting, and ad-hoc projects
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to conduct primary research and deal sourcing, and show the aptitude to assess B2B technology market opportunities. The Analyst will have the opportunity to take on increasing responsibility as he/she demonstrates capability.
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Healthcare Analyst
Our client is a life sciences and healthcare investment firm based in Boston and San Francisco with a sizable and committed capital base that is seeking a highly-motivated analyst to be part of a lean and entrepreneurial team. The firm makes significant investments in healthcare companies and works collaboratively with management teams in order to grow those businesses both organically and through business development activities. The firm has a strong track record of successful growth investing in a blend of private equity and venture capital strategies, complemented with deep operational expertise. For an Analyst who excels in this role, there will be opportunities for career progression within the firm.
HEALTHCARE ANALYST
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Market analysis, forecasting and modeling of investment opportunities
  • Business, technical and scientific diligence from both secondary and primary sources, including coordination of external domain experts
  • Information aggregation, synthesis and dissemination to team
  • Due diligence support
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated passion for life sciences and healthcare
  • 4-year bachelor's degree from a top university with outstanding academic performance. Science degree a plus but not required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience at a consulting firm, investment bank, or operational company focused in life sciences and / or healthcare
  • Strong market research, Excel modeling and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to function at a high level as part of a small team and with intermittent direction
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and exude professionalism as a representative of our firm

COMP: Competitive salary and bonus for similar opportunities

LOCATION: Boston
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Junior Financials/ Banks Analyst

Our client is a long/short equity hedge fund is seeking an analyst to cover financial services companies, with a focus on community and regional banks in the United States.

The fund employs extensive fundamental research and analysis, including use of proprietary DCF models, to identify investments that are mis-valued by the market.

ROLE
In this role the junior analyst who will work closely with analysts and portfolio managers to update and build out DCF models for current and prospective positions.
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Analyst/Associate, Listed Real Estate Investments
Global $b+ AUM institutional investor seeks Analyst/Associate to assist in the identification, evaluation and analysis of public real estate investment opportunities.
FIRM
Our client is a $b+ institutional investor that invests globally in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments.
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Pre-MBA Growth Equity Associate

CLIENT: Our client is a leading venture capital firm formed in 2006 that specializes in software, consumer internet and fintech companies. They are investing from two funds, an early stage and a growth stage fund, so can be flexible to invest in companies from seed through growth stage. The firm has over $1Bn in AUM and has made over 200 investments since inception. They are active, hands-on assistance investors and leverage an extensive network of technology connections to help portfolio companies gain visibility, build strategic partnerships, and successfully exit.

ROLE:

The firm is looking to bring on Pre-MBA Associates on their growth team. The Associate role is an investor apprenticeship, with primary responsibilities in deal execution, origination and portfolio company support. Deal teams are lean, with Associates expected to assume integral roles alongside senior investment professionals through all phases of the investment lifecycle.

Responsibilities include:

-Market research and competitive analysis

-Detailed financial analysis

-Investment due diligence

-Meeting with entrepreneurs

-Proactive deal sourcing

-Participating in partner meetings

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Growth Equity Associate - Boston

Our client, a leading growth equity firm with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Boston, is looking to add an Associate to their team in Boston. The Boston office focuses on investments in North America and Europe, with an emphasis on cross-border opportunities with China.

Role & Responsibilities:

The Associate will be a critical member of the investment team, responsible for supporting all aspects of deal identification and execution, as well as conducting high-impact market and industry research that will help shape the fund’s investment strategy in the U.S. This is an opportunity to join the core deal team in a high-growth investment firm, where the candidate will be expected to display strong leadership both in shaping the company's strategy and delivering results.

Responsibilities will include:

-Support all aspects of due diligence and deal execution, including market research, financial projections, valuation opinions, and strategic assessment

-Communicate research findings and recommendations to senior members of the deal team and the investment committee

-Collaborate with US and China teams to define and conduct high-impact industry research projects, relying on both primary and secondary sources, in order to help shape investment strategy and identify attractive investment targets

-Work closely with portfolio management teams on an ongoing basis to provide strategic and IR support

-May require up to 25% travel time, including ~6 trips to China per year

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Pre-MBA VC Associate, London

Our client is offering a a 2–3 year education in venture capital, based in London. As an Associate Partner there, you should expect to travel across Europe, and will be exposed to a huge range of technology markets and startups. You will become an integral part of their investment team. What happens after that will be down to you: maybe you’ll join one of their portfolio companies, work on your own startup or, if you discover you love investing, continue as a venture capitalist.

Your primary role will be to help find and evaluate startups for investment by our client. Each month they intersect with a huge number of businesses, many of which approach them, and the first challenge is to figure out which they should spend time considering. It’s essential to prioritize, filter and assess quickly and thoroughly.

They don’t wait for the pitches to roll in, however. More important is the outbound work, thematic research, and building relationships with the most ambitious founders across Europe before they’re necessarily planning a fundraise. They're a small team with a lot of ground to cover, and they don’t often miss something great but they all take it personally if we do.

As for the people, you’ll be joining co-founders with decades of experience as investors and operators in Europe and Silicon Valley and a talented group of Associate Partners. The Fund was founded in 2014 as a small, collegiate partnership by design, and you can expect an open and straightforward culture. Also important, their values drive their behaviour and the same goes for everyone on the team. Their style is socratic, no-nonsense and collegiate, so being able to challenge others and defend your opinions is essential. Everyone at the firm looks out for each other, and they laugh a lot too.

Day-to-day as an Associate Partner you can expect to:

  • Meet with entrepreneurs and businesses.
  • Research potential investments, that will likely require testing products and services, or scenario brainstorming (e.g. what does the firm have to believe for this to become an important, valuable business; what are the biggest risks?)
  • Support due diligence through the investment process, including market work, reference calls, analysis of unit economics, etc.
  • Support portfolio companies as they grow their business. This could include analysing competitors, market opportunities or attending board meetings.

There’s also an internal element:

  • Their own investors are central to what they do, and you’ll take part in keeping them informed, helping to prepare materials for quarterly updates and their annual meeting.
  • Designing and executing projects such as thematic events to help the firm and/or portfolio companies.
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HC Venture Associate

The investment associate will support the fund’s mission and vision by fostering commercial innovations that can transform healthcare at the fund and beyond. This position will support the investment team, with a focus on market research, due diligence and data management. This is an enterprise-wide role – supporting the investment team and its related activities, and coordinating with counterparties and key stakeholders throughout the firm as well as external entities (e.g., venture capital firms, private equity firms, technology firms, corporations, investment banks, investors and other asset management firms, academic organizations, corporations, investors, strategic partners, subject matter experts, etc.) The role reports to managing directors and partners, with additional work supervision provided by venture principal and investment associate

Job Essentials
  • Source and screen deals, conduct research, and perform due diligence
  • New Business Development Opportunities:
    • Perform industry and competitive research
    • Draft opportunity memos
    • Collaborate with evaluation team to recommend potential pilots as appropriate, and evaluate financial opportunity for potential pilots
    • Identify potential new investment opportunities, under direction of senior investment team
  • Due Diligence and Documentation:
    • Conduct research and interviews with company management, financial sponsors, industry participants, and company customers/clients
    • Perform valuation analysis using comparable company data, proprietary financial models and, if applicable, discounted cash flow analysis
    • Construct detailed financial models, including optimal capital structure, purchase price, adjustments and sensitivities to economic conditions
    • Collaborate with implementation team and internal Fund stakeholders as needed to assess potential risks and synergy opportunities
    • Work with legal counsel on legal due diligence and other transactional related close items Draft investment memos and ongoing portfolio company updates
  • Assist in the management of portfolio companies post-investment
    • Conduct risk assessments on potential and ongoing portfolio investments
    • Escalate any identified risks to leadership
    • Support additional funding decisions and exit strategy analyses
  • Ensure high quality data and reporting
  • Consistently enter and update activities into Salesforce, Workfront, and other databases as needed. Ensure all data is up to date in time for weekly reporting
  • Support maintenance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and data systems
  • Generate weekly and monthly performance reports, coordinating additional inputs as needed
  • Support additional Fund Ventures projects as needed
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