VC Associate @ Paladin Capital Group in Washington DC

Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group is a leading global venture capital firm with a multi-stage investment strategy focused on cyber security and digital resilience. Paladin was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York, Silicon Valley, London, and Luxembourg, with over $1.5 billion of committed capital across multiple funds.

Paladin is growing its team by creating a new role for an Associate to support the activities of the firm’s investment team and investment processes. This individual will interface with senior members of the investment team, and operations/finance teams to support all phases of Paladin’s investment process including preparing presentation materials, creation of financial models and analyses, business and market research, participating in due diligence, preparing weekly management reports and maintaining tools and databases associated with tracking investments and investment opportunities.

This role is full time, based in Paladin’s Washington DC office and reports to Chris Steed.

Key Responsibilities

§ Prepare presentation materials and detailed information memorandums (slide decks, etc.) on portfolio companies for new and follow-on investments for direct fund

§ Support the preparation of presentation and marketing materials for the firm’s new fund vehicles or other products

§ Conduct in depth market research as directed by portfolio managers and investment leaders

§ Utilize Excel for building financial models, pro forma cap tables based on various financing scenarios, financial return profiles, scenario analyses, and other Excel-based business/financial analyses to support all phases of the investment process

§ Build analytic reports of Paladin’s portfolios under the direction of the investment teams senior leaders

§ Collaborating with the investment team, capital development, and others, support the preparation of materials such as diligence questionnaires and similar requests during the investment and fundraising process

§ Develop a strong understanding of the market, business, metrics, and prospects of key portfolio companies to communicate effectively both internally and externally

§ Interface with portfolio companies or other external parties to gather performance information for quarterly reporting and compile information to support various steps of the investment process

§ Prepare and communicate quarterly updates on Paladin’s funds and its portfolio companies

§ Support the investment team and interface with the firm’s back office during the legal documentation and closing process

§ Support the firm’s Investment Committee processes including preparation of agendas and minutes

§ Travel to relevant conferences (RSA, BlackHat, etc) and attend industry events.

§ Independently source deals and companies for the deal team by cold calling/emailing start-up management executives, networking with relevant members within the VC and cybersecurity community and attending conferences and events.

§ Attend and take notes in potential investable company pitch meetings each year attended by the deal team or individually.

§ Build relationships within the Venture Capital and Cybersecurity community through industry events, cold outreach, developing rapport with portfolio company employees and executives, etc.

§ Traveling with the team in support of existing portfolio companies as well as deal sourcing

§ Consistently demonstrate initiative to take on tasks above and beyond immediate role

§ 4 days a week in the office required, 1 remote day

Key Qualifications

§ 2 – 4 years of experience in relevant fields such as corporate financial planning/analysis, investment banking, private equity/venture capital, or a related field

§ Four-year degree in finance, economics, or a related field

§ Strong business and financial comprehension and analytical capabilities, preferably with prior experience exposure to technology/software

§ Intermediate to advanced skills in creating effective visuals and presentation materials with PowerPoint

§ Intermediate analysis and financial modeling skills with Excel. Understanding of other analytics tools, e.g., Tableau, SAS a plus

§ Must have experience with Pitchbook, Crunchbase, Salesforce, and other industry software tools

§ Highly organized with attention to detail, and highly collaborative.

§ Must be creative in preparing new reports and analyses based on guidance from management

§ Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Additional Information

Paladin Capital Group is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in hiring, promotion, or other employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, religion, nationality, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.