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Atento Capital’s name is derived from three universal themes that shape our philosophy: vision, innovation, and talent. We are an investment firm dedicated to a two-pronged mission: generating excellent risk-adjusted returns and making a lasting economic impact through the stimulation of entrepreneurial activity in the Tulsa community. We are a small team that is incredibly passionate about what we do and the community we call home.

 

At Atento Capital, we wear two different hats. On one hand, we are an early stage investor with a geographic focus in Tulsa, looking to make investments in hard working entrepreneurs and help them build their business here in town. At the same time, we are a venture fund-of-funds (close partner) seeking to invest in a carefully chosen group of fund managers each year. Our portfolio is constructed to provide exposure to the most exciting venture opportunities in New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and other high profile markets, funds with sector-specific or geographic expertise, and funds that invest in traditionally underserved corners of the venture market.

 

We are striving to transform Tulsa by focusing on economic development through job creation. By leveraging our relationships with venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, we are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses in Tulsa. As start-ups grow, we encourage them to consider expanding in Tulsa to take advantage of lower costs and higher standards of living. This allows firms to operate more efficiently while bringing dynamic, high-paying jobs to our community.

 

We are a fund with a single LP, the George Kaiser Family Foundation. This relationship allows us to draw on a deep network of fund managers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and thought leaders who share a similar mission of cultivating a more vibrant and inclusive Tulsa. As such, we are at the center of a coordinated effort to recruit jobs, talent, and new economic opportunities right here at home.

 

We live by the philosophy “doing well by doing good”, and seek to maximize our impact without sacrificing returns. By applying the highest industry standards of rigor to the research, diligence, and investment process, we are able to create tremendous value for our investment partner that will be reinvested in the community through initiatives that are at the heart of our collective mission.

 

WHO YOU ARE

You should have incredible interpersonal skills and thrive in a collaborative environment where everybody is expected to contribute to the investment process. At Atento we are generalists, and you should possess a solid mix of both quantitative and qualitative capabilities to perform rigorous, disciplined investment analysis while also building connections with entrepreneurs, thinking critically about entrepreneurial challenges, and brainstorming creative solutions. This job is relational, so it’s important that you have high levels of emotional intelligence and can interact with a variety of key stakeholders, from baristas at local coffee shops to CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. Most importantly though, you should love to hustle and be incredibly passionate about your work. We are looking for people who love what they do and have fun doing it. 

 

Role Description: Entrepreneur in Residence

Qualifications:

The Entrepreneur in Residence program is for entrepreneurs with an idea they want to work on that has the ability to meet significant milestones and receive seed funding in 12-18 months. The program provides focused and driven individuals the opportunity to build a company in partnership with Atento Capital. Entrepreneurs in Residence will be given the autonomy to work on and validate their own ideas but will have access to all of the support and resources that Atento Capital and its partners can provide.

 

Our ideal candidate will have a unique vantage point into the problem or industry they seek to disrupt which can be shaped by either work or personal experience. You don’t have to be a technologist or experienced founder to be the perfect candidate, but your passion, commitment, work ethic, and overall grit should be unmatched. You might be someone with an idea that has been keeping you up at night, but no funding to launch the company, or someone with a product currently in development but in need of support to quit your day job and build your business full time. While we are open to all potential candidates, those with ideas that effectively balance generating profits with creating social change and impact will be prioritized.

 

Function within the Organization:

Our Entrepreneur in Residence will primarily be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Working to launch a business surrounding a product or idea identified by the Entrepreneur in Residence or the Atento Capital team
  • Helping the Atento Capital team with various fund related activities including but not limited to:
    • Due diligence on investment opportunities
    • Work with Atento Capital portfolio companies
    • Special projects

 

Day to Day:

Each day as an Entrepreneur in Residence will look different. A minimum of 50% of your time will be dedicated to developing your business. A typical week will include the following:

  • Company dedicated work
  • Planning for upcoming events
  • Content creation
  • Working with other Atento founders

 

Working with/Reporting to:

As this role has a variety of functions, the intern will be working closely with a number of different parties including, but not limited to:

  • Atento Capital Managing Partner
  • Atento Capital Director of Entrepreneurial Development
  • Atento Capital Advisors

 

Benefits:

There are numerous benefits to joining the Atento Capital team including but not limited to:

  • Ability to work full time on a startup with the full support of Atento Capital
  • Opportunity to learn from and be mentored by both successful entrepreneurs and investors
  • Flexibility in schedule and working style
  • Exposure to economic development and philanthropic work alongside one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world
  • Opportunity to own your own project and see it to completion
  • Compensation needed to build company full time

 

Other:

This role is based in Tulsa, OK.

 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to chandler@atentocapital.com.

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Written by sandeepashah

February 13, 2020 at 4:25 am

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