VC Investor @ WIND Ventures in San Francisco, CA

WIND Ventures

WIND Ventures is located in San Francisco, CA and is the strategic venture capital arm for COPEC, a leading energy and retail corporation and one of the most valued brands throughout Latin America (LatAm). This is an opportunity to join the first professional strategic venture capital program with strong ties to the appealing LatAm growth markets. Since 2019, WIND Ventures has achieved top tier financial and strategic results and is looking to add a Manager or Senior Associate (depending on experience) to the team in San Francisco, CA. The role will work closely with the Head of WIND Ventures and will focus specifically on WIND Ventures’ mobility or energy efforts.

COPEC is part of the second largest corporation in Chile with an extensive network of fueling stations, convenience retail stores and related B2B and B2C services throughout LatAm and the US. WIND Ventures aims to continue building a sizeable investment portfolio of strategic startups and scaleups where COPEC’s significant resources accelerate the exploration or realization of new growth via its ‘unfair access’ to Latin America value proposition to global Founders.

In short, a good fit for the role will include:

  1. 1. 2+ years of corporate venture capital (CVC) experience
  2. 2. Demonstrated ability to engage, align and influence various stakeholders;
  3. 3. Direct mobility innovation or energy innovation experience
  4. 4. A passion for finding and delivering impact via external innovation
  5. 5. Proficient in PowerPoint slide making


The role will lead the firm’s mobility or energy strategic venture capital efforts in collaboration with the Head. This will include investment strategy input, sourcing, evaluation, development of investment memoranda, negotiation, execution, portfolio management, performance reporting, and exits of deals. Depending on experience, this will include holding multiple Board Observer or Board positions in WIND Ventures portfolio companies and actively contributing to portfolio company governance, strategy, and managing relationships with co-investors and company management. The role will be responsible for advocating WIND Ventures’ unique value proposition of ‘unfair access’ to the Latin American growth markets to the innovation eco-systems as well as working to realize this value working with WIND’s Latin America-based teams and WIND Venture portfolio CEOs.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Continually expand WIND Ventures’ ecosystem and network (VCs, CVCs, accelerators, incubators, CxOs, innovation hubs, Universities, Subject Matter Experts, etc)
  • Develop investment theses, market maps and deep dives on specific market opportunities or technology areas with subject matter experts
  • Prioritize deal flow based on quality, strategic value considerations, economic attractiveness and against the WIND Ventures’ investment strategy and mandate
  • Ensure compliance with WIND Ventures’ investment process guidelines
  • Represent WIND Ventures at industry events and via speaking engagements
  • Lead in conceptualizing and executing WIND Ventures’ events (e.g. Immersion Days)
  • Drive effective partnerships between startups / scaleups and COPEC
  • Provide regular updates on the overall health of the portfolio
  • Mentor more junior members on the team

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in venture capital, strategic / corporate venture capital, start-up leadership or related fields
  • Strong experience, network and interest in ‘mobility’ or ‘energy’ innovation trends
  • Fluency with financial models (NPV, IRR, ROI), cap tables and creating high quality PowerPoint presentations
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working with minimal oversight, taking on new tasks on-demand / as needed with strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • International experience or ability to work across international cultures
  • MBA or other advanced degree from a top-tier graduate program
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or business field
  • Requires 30-35% travel, majority domestic with some international
  • Located in San Francisco, CA