VC Analyst @ Energy Capital Ventures in Chicago, IL

Analyst / Junior Associate

About Energy Capital Ventures (ECV)

Energy Capital Ventures is the only early-stage venture capital fund focused on the ESG imperatives and digital transformation of the natural gas industry.  In particular, ECV focuses on the strategic innovation needs of natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs) as they deal with massive paradigm shifts in their industry.  The fund has received an ESG designation from the State of California.  ECV’s model is based on highly integrated approach with its core gas-oriented utility company LPs.  The fund is designed to be the innovation platform for the natural gas industry and help reset the narrative on the importance of the LDC industry in the country achieving net-zero emissions (E) as well as the social (S) policies on energy. 

ECV is led by a team of top-performing VCs and career long investment bankers from the utility industry.  Having just completed the first close on fund one, this is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow with the Firm.  The Firm will concentrate on leading Series A investments with some flexibility on round entry.  It is expected that 70% of the investment portfolio will be in North America, with an ability to invest up to 30% Internationally.  At least 75% of investments will meet defined gas LDC strategic investment parameters and 25% of investments to include broader utility/energy technology investments that have ancillary benefits to gas LDC’s.

About the Role

General entry level VC firm role, responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Deal sourcing
  • Research and analysis
  • Drafting of reports and memorandum
  • Portfolio company support
  • Financial modeling 
  • Cap table management 
  • Fund administration
  • LP support
  • Due diligence
  • Assisting the other investment professionals in deal execution, firm management and operational responsibilities 

Location: Chicago, IL


  • 1 to 3 years of work experience in venture capital, investment banking, strategy, consulting, finance, start-ups or similar experience  
  • Utility company experience a plus
  • Corporate venture capital experience a plus
  • College degree
  • MBA not required
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