Title Venture Capital Investment Analyst
Location Bay Area, CA (preferred)
Experience ~2 years experience in investment banking, management consulting or an operational role
Start Date Summer 2021
Comp Competitive base and bonus
Conductive Ventures funds software, hardware and tech-enabled services startups to grow efficiently in industries primed to innovate. We have $250M AUM from two funds to achieve this mission, and we are deploying it into post-product companies with early revenue traction. Over the past few years startups have been “building war chests” to expand without positive unit economics. These were the first to struggle during COVID. Our startup CEOs are scrappy, understand the importance of a faster customer payback period, and stronger unit economics to build a sustainable business.
Our portfolio companies’ success is paramount, and we help accelerate growth by sharing our networks and guiding strategy. More importantly we support entrepreneurs when the path ahead looks particularly challenging. A true test of character is seen in the face of adversity — which stems from our DNA as 1st and 2nd generation immigrants. In the era of volatility from COVID-19 we support our entrepreneurs as a top priority.
The team is led by institutional venture investors and operators with prior experience from IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital and a range of startups. We live in awe of the entrepreneurs we meet, and believe in being humble in both success and failure. We have 19 portfolio companies that include Gen.G Esports, CSC Generation, Desktop Metal, Jackpocket, Sprinklr, Self Financial and many more. We are thrilled to announce that we have had 4 companies announce public exits.
What will you be doing?
The venture capitalist’s job can be simplified into 4 F’s Find, Finance, Fix, Firm. As a valuable member of the team, you will be working on all four
FIND Sourcing the next gen of smart and scalable entrepreneurs — You’ll go deep into emerging industries and build investment theses. Then, using our collective network, we will reach out to entrepreneurs and other investors together to set up meetings to learn more about their team, technologies, products, and company. In addition, you’ll be our first line of defense and filter our inbound opportunities. To do this, you’ll need to always expand your network. Meet and catch up with entrepreneurs, co-investors, and company executives frequently and build long-term relationships.
FINANCE Leading diligence efforts and proposing deal terms — As you build investment theses around certain industries and companies, you will undoubtedly become an expert for those fields through researching industry dynamics, and analyzing complex data sets to identify crucial financial and business information. You will draft investment memos with data and your analysis to support prospective investment decisions.
FIX Ensuring our CEOs’ success — You’ll work with portfolio companies on key strategic and operational projects — this will be critical to the success of the company during growth periods as well as challenging periods. Think organizational structure, employee compensation, financial reporting, sales execution, and product road mapping.
FIRM Helping us scale our own business — remember we are a startup You’ll create key external pieces of thought leadership, such as blog posts and whitepapers. You’ll help with hosting events and marketing our firm. You’ll own our internal CRM for deal tracking and intelligence building, and manage LP reporting.
What is in it for you?
We will trust and empower you as we do with our CEOs Our entire team gets involved in all parts of the investment process, and we run on communal trust. You’ll be encouraged to speak up, attend external meetings and own a workstream the way we trust our CEOs to run their businesses. We are a lean team, and we do not have the time nor the desire to handhold and micro-manage. You are expected to be proactive.
You will get more exposure to ALL parts of venture capital This is not a role where you’ll be working in a windowless basement simply crunching numbers. We provide autonomy and will give you every opportunity to learn all parts of the venture capital business.
Our network is your network, and you’ll build your own We don’t hide our network, and believe it is our communal asset. The firm’s networks will become yours. As you build and strengthen that network, all we ask is for you to leverage it to find new investments. Remember, this network will be yours forever.
Our ideal candidate is someone who is
Genuine, likeable and with high EQ Most of all it means that you should be a pleasure to work and travel alongside.
Efficiently analytical with high IQ You can build financial models, problem solve and go deep into emerging sectors as we evaluate investments. You will likely have built this skill at an investment bank, or consulting firm.
Always treating the firm as if it were your own We are a scrappy startup VC fund — situated above a dry cleaner and barber shop — with a small investment team. You should treat the firm as if it were your own business and be a self-starter, not wait for instructions. You’ll work smart and hard, be proactive, and not be afraid to ask questions.
If interested, please apply here.