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Associate/Senior Associate VC Job at ASV Capital in San Francisco

Requirements:

  • Strong academic performance at a top university
  • MBA is not required
  • 2-3 years of consulting or investment banking experience at top firms
  • 1-2 years of technology growth equity investment experience (for Sr Associate role)
  • Understanding of and excitement about technology (e.g. engineering degree, technology
  • investment experience, working with TMT clients as consultant or i-banker), ideally including knowledge of enterprise software and financial technology

Skills:

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
    • Build financial models
    • Perform valuation & comparable analysis
    • Conduct market and competitive research
    • Evaluate key business drivers (e.g. unit economics)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Author investment memoranda
    • Present deal opportunities to General Partners and AXA executives
  • Aptitude for sourcing deals
    • Drive and perseverance to identify investment opportunities and engage CEOs
    • Sell the ASV value proposition to CEOs and other investors
    • Interpersonal skills required to build and cultivate relationships with CEOs
  • Strategic thinker
    • Analyze investment opportunities and make recommendations to General Partners
    • Formulate investment theses and create market maps to drive sourcing efforts
  • Mature, professional personality
    • Can effectively represent ASV in the marketplace and within AXA
  • Self-starter
    • Can work independently in an unstructured environment o Bias for action
  • Robust work ethic
    • Willingness to work nights/weekends as necessary

Opportunity:

  • Ground-floor opportunity to join first time fund backed by global $100B revenue insurance and asset management corporation
  • Partner-track career opportunity
  • Participation in carry from day 1
  • Opportunity to work directly with, and get mentored by, experienced General Partners
  • Opportunity to travel domestically for deals and internationally for team meetings

Please contact Trista Van Tine (trista@axastrategicventures.com) if interested.

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Written by John Gannon

May 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm

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