VC Director @ Discover in Chicago, IL


With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

Director, Corporate Venturing leads fintech venture investments and partnerships to drive business expansion, growth, and innovation by working collaboratively with business leaders across the organization. Key leader in building a sustainable corporate venture business to support the innovation agenda and growth objectives for Payments, Card, Consumer Banking, and Operations/Technology/Data and Analytics.


  • Analyze industry trends, monitor market developments, and define investment themes and theses
  • Develop relationships across the venture and entrepreneurial community to develop and source startup opportunities
  • Interact with senior leaders on business strategy and product roadmap and synthesize investment priorities and focus areas
  • Lead the identification, evaluation, execution, and management of venture investments
  • Conduct investment economics, deal structure, and due diligence activities
  • Support startup commercialization opportunities – build business case and pursue proof-of-concept
  • Monitor financial performance and manage strategic relationships with portfolio companies

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Project Management or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in venture capital, corporate development, or investment banking
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, 10+ years of experience in venture capital, corporate development, or investment banking

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Management consulting experience

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.