VC Director @ Mach49 in San Francisco, CA


Mach49 is the Growth Incubator for Global Businesses.

We are 100% focused on execution helping companies disrupt to drive meaningful, sustainable growth. Together with our clients we….

  • Launch Ventures leveraging the client’s talent, customers, assets, core competencies to ideate, incubate, accelerate, and scale disruptive new ventures
  • Build Incubators that develop client team capability (not dependency) and enable our customers to drive growth for years to come
  • Do Corporate Venture Investing and Partnering with the discipline embraced by top-tier Venture Capitalists
  • Bring Silicon Valley Inside building an internal ecosystem equipped to seize the Mothership advantage and beat the startups at their own game

Our client, Hines Global Venture Lab is seeking an experienced Investment Director to lead its newly launched team. The Investment Director will report to the Hines Global Venture Lab Head and play a critical role in setting venture investment strategy and driving new deals. Our target locations to hire this role in includes New York, Los Angeles/San Francisco, or Houston.

The Role

As an Investment Director, you will play a leadership role with our venturing leadership team and play a key role in building our portfolio through market research, critical analysis, thought leadership, junior team management, and building/maintaining our internal knowledge infrastructure. Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy development: Develop and refine investment theses via discovery and analysis of emerging themes, as well as strong networking across the venture ecosystem.
  • Investment process management: Lead and develop all stages of venture capital investments from deal sourcing and pipeline development to due diligence, deal structuring, negotiation, closing, and execution.
  • Thought leadership: Help develop Hines’s brand in relevant startup and venture capital audiences through frequent thought leadership, including speaking at industry events, writing blogs, LinkedIn/Twitter postings and appearing on podcasts.
  • Network development: Build and nurture a relevance network to identify top deal flow as well as maintain relationships with trusted, top-tier co-investors, including VCs and other CVCs.
  • Portfolio management: Work with portfolio companies to help grow their businesses both within Hines and beyond, including serving in board director and/or observer seats as required.
  • Industry expertise: Maintain high depth of knowledge regarding Hines’s core businesses, as well as relevant industry, competitor, and other trends to maximize resulting opportunities.
  • Mentorship: Provide management and coaching for junior team members as Hines’s formalizes its investment approach.
  • Corporate engagement: Regularly interface with top executives at Hines to present industry analysis, portfolio updates, and other insights from the venturing ecosystem. In addition, work closely with business and technical leaders to develop collaboration plans that provide value to the corporation and portfolio companies.
  • Internal operations: Grow and maintain our internal tools and knowledge database and create standardized operational processes to enable our team’s growth.


  • Willingness to be based in New York, Los Angeles/San Francisco, or Houston
  • Undergraduate or higher degree in engineering or technical field. MBA is a plus.
  • 8+ years of experience in CVC/VC/banking with track record in deal making, partnering, corporate development, and/or business development roles.
  • Background in the real estate/proptech sector along with connections and domain knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and present to global internal and external audiences from various levels and backgrounds.
  • Strong competence in quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive highly considered investment decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish key contacts to network effectively with external organizations, venture firms, and other sources of deal flow.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with superior presentation skills. Existing thought leadership presence is a major plus.
  • Ability to travel for deals, as needed.

We require background and reference checks, and when and where allowable that new hires be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that all associates, clients, and guests who choose to attend in-person Mach49 events provide proof of vaccination and follow local requirements and mask mandates. Working together, we can protect our global community.