Venture Capital Jobs Blog

Curated by John Gannon and Team

VC Associate @ S3 Ventures in Austin, TX

S3 Ventures is the largest venture capital firm focused on Texas. Backed by a philanthropic, multi-billion-dollar family for over a decade, we empower great entrepreneurs with the patient capital and true resources required to grow extraordinary, high-impact companies in Business Technology, Consumer Digital Experiences, and Healthcare Technology. With more than half-a-billion dollars in assets under management, we lead Seed, Series A, and Series B investments with the capacity to follow-on for the life of a company.

We are seeking an Associate to diligence new investment opportunities, support deal execution, and execute special projects for our portfolio companies. The Associate will play a significant role in investment decisions and be relied upon by our portfolio companies to support them as they grow.

Opportunity

Associate will add value throughout the lifecycle of our investments by:

  • Reviewing pitch decks and assessing markets/companies to identify compelling businesses
  • Executing and supporting due diligence on new investments (diligence meetings, market/data analytics, investment memo, financial model, cap table, legal work)
  • Working in an operational and strategic capacity with S3’s existing portfolio companies — including executing projects for our portfolio and observing board meetings
  • Providing analytical and transaction support when S3’s portfolio companies are acquired

Additionally, Associate will:

  • Attend and contribute to S3’s weekly partner meetings, where new investments and portfolio companies are discussed
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks, such as the development/maintenance of internal tools and creation of marketing content

After 2-3 years, the Associate is expected to join a portfolio company, attend a top business school, or pursue another job opportunity. In the case of both exceptional performance and organizational need, there may be a longer-term opportunity at S3, but this should not be the expectation.

Qualifications

Candidates should have 3-6 years of total prior work experience:

  • A minimum of two years of full-time work experience at an investment bank, venture capital firm, private equity firm, hedge fund, or strategy consultancy
  • Additional years of work experience in one of the aforementioned roles, at a larger technology company, at a technology start-up, or in another type of operational role
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of technology markets, business operations, and start-ups

Qualified candidates will also meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to quickly understand and analyze new business models, technologies, and medical devices
  • Operational mindset and knowledge base that enables the identification of a business’s key value drivers
  • Exceptional modeling skills, a strong understanding of finance and accounting
  • Strong verbal and written business communication skills
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to develop effective business relationships
  • Superior work ethic with an ownership mentality and uncompromising personal integrity
  • College degree with a track record of academic and professional success

Application Process

S3 Ventures will be accepting applications for this position on a rolling basis until filled. In addition to your LinkedIn profile, it is highly recommended that you include a detailed resume when applying. Cover letters are welcome.

If interested, please apply here.

to be alerted

Written by sandeepashah

October 9, 2020 at 3:49 am

%d bloggers like this: