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Investment Associate @ PeakSpan Capital in New York and/or San Francisco

Note: Only candidates with 1-2 Years of Investment Banking (M&A) Experience will be considered for this position 

Firm Description: 

As an emerging growth-stage investment firm with a simple, focused mission of partnering with innovative business software entrepreneurs to help them achieve excellent risk-adjusted outcomes, PeakSpan looks to partner with companies that have removed the binary risk levers typically associated with early stage venture capital.

PeakSpan further refines its lens by taking a deeply thematic approach to investing. Their team of investment professionals focuses on no more than 3-4 segments or themes per member within the B2B software landscape – (PeakSpan’s “BluePrint Market Themes”) – which are aligned around dynamic segments of the software universe such as Customer Experience Management, Next-Gen Security, Human Capital Management, Hospitality Technology, etc. that the firm has conviction will be attractive areas to evaluate for years to come.

The firm itself was founded in 2015 and has two offices; one in New York City and one in Burlingame, CA. PeakSpan’s first fund was closed at $150M and currently consists of 10 portfolio companies. The firm takes an active role with its portfolio companies and seeks to lead the rounds it invests in with an initial investment size of $7-15M.

PeakSpan is one of the first technology-enabled investment firms and leverages proprietary technology throughout the investment process to uncover insights into company and market performance. The firm’s technology assets inject efficiency into the workflow of PeakSpan’s investment professionals, enabling team members to focus attention on high-value strategic initiatives across the investment lifecycle.​

Responsibilities: 

  • Thematic industry research and “BluePrint” theme evolution
  • Deal Origination
  • Investment Due Diligence
  • Deal Sourcing
  • Term Sheet Negotiation
  • Portfolio Company Initiatives

The position is long-term in nature and successful Associates will have the opportunity to advance on a partner track. PeakSpan provides a unique opportunity to join a growing firm early on in its evolution, with outsized autonomy and exposure to senior investment professionals.​

Qualifications & Characteristics: 

  • Passion for technology
  • Direct investment experience in technology / software is a plus but not required
  • Low-ego and team-oriented mindset
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Presentation capabilities
  • Proficiency with business writing
  • Ability to interact with senior professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Strong critical thinking skills and creativity
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Comfortable managing numerous projects, timelines, and deliverables simultaneously

Interested candidates should email admin@peakspancapital.com

Prospective Associates are encouraged to attach their resume and include a brief intro detailing why they are interested in the role.

Please ONLY apply if you have 1-4 years of work experience, 1-2 years of which must be in Investment Banking

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Written by Anthony Bellafiore

October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm