VC Principal @ Initiate in San Francisco, CA


Initiate Studios, Principal, New Ventures

About Initiate: Initiate Studios partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to create innovative companies at the intersection of technology, life sciences and healthcare. We work hand in hand with entrepreneurs to identify areas of opportunity; develop business models to validate product-market fit; source and license intellectual property; design and build MVPs; and raise follow-on capital for the companies we create.

Job Description:

Initiate is looking for someone to help us in all aspects of company creation. You are curious, passionate about innovation and healthcare, and earn trust quickly because you are accountable, transparent and constructive. You take initiative, produce high quality work, and enjoy being part of a team.

In this role you will:

  • Continuously identify and explore emerging trends in healthcare and life sciences to align with potential company creation opportunities
  • Leverage networks and expertise to drive in-depth industry analysis including evolving landscape of solutions and innovation
  • Build financial models and conduct business model analysis
  • Source founders/Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), investors, and advisors
  • Engage with potential customers to observe patterns/trends for individual products and develop partnership and go-to-market strategies
  • Collaborate and build relationships with important stakeholders in the ecosystem; attend conferences and industry events representing Initiate

Profile Desired:

  • A deep passion for finding solutions and founders to advance human health, and ready to get in the trenches and build market-defining companies with us
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (e.g. biology, engineering, finance, business or math)
  • MBA preferred but not required
  • 4 – 6 years experience in investment banking, venture capital, management consulting or high-growth startup in life sciences or healthcare
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to develop effective business relationships
  • Demonstrated passion for life sciences, healthcare and startups
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and comfort with ambiguity
  • Trustworthiness, integrity and unquestionable ethics

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