Senior VC Associate @ WIND Ventures in San Francisco, CA

WIND Ventures

WIND Ventures is located in San Francisco, CA and is the strategic venture capital arm for COPEC, a leading energy and retail corporation and one of the most valued brands throughout Latin America (LatAm). This is an opportunity to join the first professional strategic venture capital program with strong ties to the appealing LatAm growth markets. Since 2019, WIND Ventures has achieved top tier financial and strategic results and is looking to add a Senior Associate or Manager (depending on experience) to the team. The role will work closely with the Head of WIND Ventures.

COPEC is part of the second largest corporation in Chile with an extensive network of fueling stations, convenience retail stores and related B2B and B2C services throughout LatAm and the US. WIND Ventures aims to continue building a sizeable investment portfolio of strategic startups and scaleups where COPEC’s significant resources accelerate the exploration or realization of new growth via its ‘unfair access’ to Latin America value proposition to global Founders.


The role will help lead the firm’s mobility strategic venture capital efforts, including investment strategy input, sourcing, evaluation, development of investment recommendations, negotiation, execution, portfolio management, performance reporting, and exits of deals. Depending on experience, this will include holding multiple Board Observer or Board positions in WIND Ventures portfolio companies and actively contributing to portfolio company governance, strategy and performance, and managing relationships with co-investors and company management. The role will also be responsible for advocating WIND Ventures’ unique value proposition of ‘unfair access’ to the Latin American growth markets to the global innovation eco-systems as well as working to realize this value working with WIND’s Latin America-based teams and WIND Venture portfolio CEOs.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Continually expand WIND Ventures’ ecosystem and network (VCs, CVCs, accelerators, incubators, CxOs, innovation hubs, Universities, Subject Matter Experts, etc)
  • Develop investment theses, market maps and deep dives on specific market opportunities or technology areas with subject matter experts
  • Prioritize deal flow based on quality, strategic value considerations, economic attractiveness and against the WIND Ventures’ investment strategy and mandate
  • Ensure compliance with WIND Ventures’ investment process guidelines
  • Represent WIND Ventures at industry events and via speaking engagements
  • Lead in conceptualizing and executing WIND Ventures’ events (e.g. Immersion Days)
  • Drive effective partnerships between startups / scaleups and COPEC
  • Provide regular updates on the overall health of the portfolio
  • Mentor more junior members on the team

Core Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in venture capital or strategic / corporate venture capital
  • Ability to effectively engage and influence various stakeholders
  • Top tier MBA preferred
  • Strong experience, network and interest in ‘mobility’ or ‘cleantech / energy’ preferred
  • Prior top tier management consulting experience a plus

Other responsibilities include:

  • Fluency with financial models (NPV, IRR, ROI), cap tables and creating high quality PowerPoint presentations
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working with minimal oversight, taking on new tasks on-demand / as needed with strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • International experience or ability to work across international cultures
  • Requires 30-35% travel, majority domestic with some international
  • Located in San Francisco, CA