VC Associate @ Porsche Ventures in Palo Alto, CA

Porsche Ventures

Porsche Ventures is hiring an Investment Associate to join its team in Palo Alto, California. The associate will be an integral part of the team, working closely with our global investment team to drive all aspects of the investment process including: thesis development, industry and sector analysis, deal sourcing, due diligence, portfolio management, and business unit/stakeholder development.
Porsche Digital Inc will be observing a hybrid work model that includes at-home and in-office workdays
Position Overview
At Porsche Ventures, we invest in founders who dare to build their dreams. We are a creative group with deep know-how in digital infrastructure, engineering innovation, and enabling technologies that transform industries and empower new economies. Our mission is to engage with creative entrepreneurs across the globe, including hard industries and challenged ecosystems, through our offices in Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel, and China. We partner and invest in scalable companies of the future—setting standards and pushing boundaries that no one has ever dreamt of before.
This is an exciting opportunity for an eager and curious emerging venture capitalists to think strategically and learn about business, product, and technical challenges at the forefront of innovation. This investor will have the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions and collaborate cross-functionally to partner with ambitious founders. You will build mindshare with some of the most creative entrepreneurs, savvy investors, and a wide range of stakeholders as we find new ways to create value and openly challenge the status quo.
Key Responsibilities
We are looking for an associate who is curious, hungry, tenacious and understands the challenges founders face when building a business. Every day will be different, but a successful associate will thrive with the following tasks:

  • Strategic Collaboration: Working within the venture capital arm of Porsche and collaborating with Porsche business units to invest in startups across 4 key domains (Car & Mobility, Intelligent Enterprise, Sustainability, Beyond). Promote new ideas and themes of interest relevant to Porsche and future investment
  • Due Diligence & Investment Structuring: Conducting business, technical, commercial, and financial due diligence to evaluate potential VC investment targets and its potential return profile
  • Deal Sourcing & Relationship Building: Meeting with VCs, engaging with founders, and building a high-quality network (industry experts, investment funds, co-investors, innovation hubs) that will serve as a source of future investments for Porsche Ventures
  • Thesis Development & Market Assessment: Building conviction across a landscape of segment opportunities. Researching sectors, companies, market dynamics, and KPIs/financials/economics to create a compelling thesis for future investment
  • Portfolio Engagement: Supporting portfolio companies by proactively seeking opportunities that add to their growth profile (including: go-to-market, technology roadmaps, hiring, and future fundraising)
  • Internal Strategy & Workstream Support: Creating reports and synthesizing information from your own research; crafting deal memos, venture overview briefs, and investment decks; developing and scaling exciting new initiatives to improve efforts among the ventures team

Qualifications
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master degree
  • 2+ years of experience in startup, VC/ CVC, private equity or/ and investment banking
  • Self-starter, ability and comfort working independently and as part of a small team
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to evaluate/create term sheets, side letters, cap tables and other deal documents
  • Strong project management and execution skills and ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of quality and accuracy
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Ability to integrate rapidly and to work effectively in a multicultural team of professionals
  • High proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Excel
  • Proven track record of performing beyond expectations
  • An instinct for new trends and passion for following the latest developments in startups and venture capital

At a Glance
About Porsche Ventures
Porsche Ventures is the sports car manufacturer’s venture capital (VC) division, tasked with investing in early-stage startups that further Porsche’s strategic objectives and that can generate a strong financial return. Our investment focus centers around four key areas: car and mobility, intelligent enterprise, sustainability, and a category referred to as ‘Beyond’. Porsche ventures has been particularly active around themes such as enterprise software, connected car, electrification, micromobility, vehicle services, insurtech, and IoT. We are constantly looking to identify future technology trends that will impact the automotive and mobility sector, including a growing ambition to expand our investment horizons across frontier themes and emerging technologies that create more resilient industries and sustainable processes.
Exclusive look behind the scenes
Porsche Digital is an equal opportunity employer and we take pride in our diversity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Porsche Digital will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Porsche Digital does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, family and medical leave status, military status, criminal conviction history, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
How to apply?

If interested, please apply here.

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