Connecticut Innovations , a strategic venture capital firm investing in emerging technology companies, is seeking a Director of Investments to join our team. The director will source, conduct due diligence and then assist high growth companies as they scale here in Connecticut.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree plus five years’ leadership experience in a high-growth company, management consulting, venture capital or other relevant business discipline. Familiarity with IT/clean tech/digital health and/or IoT (Internet of Things) and the ability to successfully evaluate prospective investments in these areas is critical. Hands-on operating experience is a must as the director will represent CI on the board of our portfolio companies. A technical background is strongly preferred, a passion for technology is essential. An MBA or other master’s degree can be substituted for up to one year of the above described experience.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and team player, with exceptionally high EQ (emotional intelligence). The candidate will also have knowledge of financial statements and business plans, polished communication skills, and demonstrated leadership skills.