VC Associate @ Perot Jain in Dallas, TX

Perot Jain

Perot Jain L.P. is a Dallas-based early-stage venture capital firm founded in 2014  by Ross Perot Jr. and Anurag Jain. The firm provides early-stage capital and business expertise to companies developing transformative technologies. Perot Jain targets early-stage companies (Pre-Seed to Series A) with substantial growth opportunities. Geographically, the firm’s primary focus is the United States, with select investments in Estonia, Israel, India, and Portugal. To date, Perot Jain has made investments in over 80 companies and funds.

Anurag Jain is the Chairman and CEO of Access Healthcare Services, a healthcare IT and business process outsourcing provider. Earlier in his career, Jain was a Senior Executive with Dell Services and Perot Systems. Previously, he established multiple successful businesses, including Vision Healthsource, which he sold to Perot Systems in 2003.

Ross Perot Jr. is Chairman of The Perot Companies, which manages the various Perot family businesses and investments. He also is Chairman of Hillwood, one of the top real estate developers in the US. In addition, he was a Founder of Perot Systems Corporation, where he served as CEO from 2000 to 2004 and as Chairman from 2004 until Dell Inc. acquired the company in 2009.

Perot Jain L.P. is a venture capital investment firm led by an entrepreneurial management team. Employees are held to high-performance standards and are comfortable with vigorous debate and challenge, managing by results, applying analytical rigor to their decisions, and striving for excellence.

Position Summary:

Perot Jain is seeking to hire an Associate to join our team in Dallas, TX. The Associate will assist with Perot Jain’s investment diligence and portfolio management processes, evaluating new opportunities, supporting entrepreneurs, and engaging in activities that enhance the firm’s operational capabilities. This individual will also lead various initiatives related to the firm’s role as a professional sports team owner in a new, emerging league.


  • Establish, maintain, and grow a robust deal flow pipeline by leveraging personal relationships, as well as the networks of the broader team
  • Coordinate sourcing and screening activities, as well as prioritizing deal flow based on the financial and strategic objectives of the Perot Jain investment platform
  • Evaluate different technology companies for investment opportunities
  • Oversee the development and execution of transactions and ensure compliance with Perot Jain’s investment process
  • Monitor the Perot Jain portfolio to ensure we are a good strategic partner and leveraging our resources to support the growth of our portfolio companies
  • Create new or utilize existing systems to track the financial performance of portfolio companies, external fund managers and Perot Jain itself
  • Work closely with outside advisors, including legal counsel, CPAs and other consultants, to assess business opportunities and risks
  • Build robust, flexible financial models to support deal underwriting and deal structuring efforts
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses to support transaction negotiations
  • Manage the firm’s day-to-day responsibilities as the owner of a professional sports team

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven track record of leadership skills and a strong desire to work closely with entrepreneurs
  • Superior financial modeling skills, comfortable with accounting and very analytical
  • Excels working in a highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Focuses on logical/rational analysis vs. intuition
  • Seeks immediate and practical solutions
  • Works with team to solve problems
  • Strong work ethic (achievement oriented)
  • Comfortable with challenging discussions
  • Receives and encourages feedback
  • High-energy and proactive
  • Outgoing personality, confident and self-assured
  • Team player/builder – open and relates well to others
  • Pragmatic, but involves others
  • Sensitive to social issues/others
  • Enthusiastic – shares content and emotions
  • Sophisticated – understands context and how ideas are presented and framed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable in defending views
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Leads by example with executive presence and maturity
  • Trains and develops others
  • Likes to “run lean” and is dedicated to achieving financial goals
  • High level of integrity and credibility with demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 – 6 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, corporate development, consulting, investment banking, start-up leadership or related fields
  • Sports management experience preferred but not required