Senior VC Associate @ Brand Capital in Redwood City, CA

Brand Capital International (BCI) is the strategic investment arm of The Times Group – India’s largest multimedia conglomerate – that invests in startups looking to expand to India. BCI leverages brand-led growth and value creation via unique and pioneering investment models and brings branding expertise as well as intellectual capital to help entrepreneurs understand the intricacies of the Indian business ecosystem. BCI also helps entrepreneurs plan and build with their expansion by offering effective corporate branding strategies that lead to growth and enterprise value creation. Since our inception in 2004, we have made over 900+ investments across diverse sectors such as: Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Retail, Consumer Durables, Real Estate, Mobile, and more.

Key Job Activities:

  • Work closely with the Senior Business Development Manager to develop overall business development strategies.
  • Contribute to all aspects of deal flow: from sourcing, screening and evaluating new investment opportunities to assisting with due diligence, deal execution and closing.
  • Qualify potential client partnerships through excellent rapport and a consultative approach.
  • Leverage existing network, ongoing network development and online research, and stay current on ventures across geographies to identify new business resources.
  • Conduct industry intelligence gathering, including tracking of news, highlights, financing and M&A to build a more data-driven approach to deal flow and portfolio hiring.
  • Build and maintain financial projections and valuation models for companies under investment consideration.
  • Draft investment memorandum incorporating market research, due diligence outcomes and return analysis and develop customized.
  • Actively support the existing portfolio companies.
  • Develop customized, client-focused presentations and present to key decision makers.
  • Engage the VP in a timely manner to ensure consistent, professional outreach efforts.
  • Contribute to the overall strategy and direction of the company.

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, Finance or Marketing preferably MBA
  • Previous three to four years work or consulting experience in lead generation or business development.
  • Previous experience within a venture capital or private equity firm preferred.
  • Demonstrated success winning new business.
  • A proven track record of meeting/exceeding business objectives.
  • Experience working with senior level management.
  • Previous experience creating customized, creative presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote) and financial modelling
  • Ability to discern applicable business needs and form strategic partnerships.
  • Extremely professional, polished, communication style both verbal and written
  • Understanding and interest in overall strategic business operations and how all the pieces come together.
  • Sense of urgency, initiative and motivation – thrives in an entrepreneurial environment.

*The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

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