Associate VC Partner @ Circulate Capital in Mumbai, India

Circulate Capital

Job Description

Job Description: Partner, India


Company: Circulate Capital is an emerging market investment management firm that finances innovations, companies, and infrastructure that scale solutions to the plastic waste and climate change crises. The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund is the firm’s flagship fund, which focuses on the prevention of mismanaged plastic waste in countries located in South Asia and Southeast Asia, regions that contribute disproportionately to ocean plastic pollution. Founding investors include PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Danone, CHANEL, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. To learn more, visit the website at


Title: Associate Partner, India

Report To: CEO & Founder

Location: India (Remote)


Opportunity: Circulate Capital is looking to hire an accomplished private equity or venture capital partner to direct the further deployment and development of the first Ocean Fund (CCOF I & IB), as well as prepare, deploy, and manage future subsequent investment strategies. The India Associate Partner will be responsible for guiding high-quality deal flow, performing due diligence, completing investments, and managing the portfolio to support the effective growth of companies and eventual exits. The Associate Partner will also supervise an existing team of investment professionals in India and create synergies with the Circulate Capital teams in SEA and LATAM. You will report to the CEO & Founder, Rob Kaplan. This is a full-time position based in India or Singapore with travel required for the effective execution of responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and development of investment opportunities for CCOF I & IB
  • Directing due diligence, negotiations, and closing for investments
  • Working with portfolio company management teams regularly to guide the growth of their business in achieving both financial and impact targets, serving as Board member for some companies
  • Managing the investment team through solid behavior modeling, coaching, and mentoring to achieve the above and to further develop team members
  • Coordinate with the Impact and ESG team to ensure targets are set, achieved, and reported
  • Contribute to LP engagement and PR/Comms strategy as needed
  • Suggest improvements to our approach, process, products, and services
  • Be a great partner for the fund, our sister funds, and colleagues around the world


Key Competencies:

  • At least 15 years of growth capital or private equity investment experience (Series B/C) with at least 10 years of experience working in India; preference for sector experience in waste and recycling or similar sectors such as manufacturing or supply chain
  • Proven interest in solving complex environmental issues
  • Solid history and experience through a full fund lifecycle and/or strong investment track record
  • Proven ability to support and guide management teams in building their businesses, implementing systems, processes, and governance at an international level
  • Expertise in deal structuring, due diligence, and closing processes
  • Proven ability to coach and develop team members to their potential
  • A significant network of peers and related ecosystem stakeholders in the region
  • Solid fundraising skills including effective management of fundraising pipeline and working with development finance institutions, FOs and institutional investors
  • Adept at coaching and engaging with remote, multicultural teams using collaboration tools, such as Google Suite, Microsoft, and CRMs

We are actively creating a workplace where authentic communication, collaboration, and inclusion enable people to become their best selves both personally and professionally while having a career with purpose and impact. Circulate Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To Apply: Please apply online

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