Senior VC Associate @ TELUS Ventures in Toronto, Canada

As Canada’s most active corporate venture capital fund, TELUS Ventures has invested in more than 70 leading venture backed companies that are tackling some of today’s biggest challenges in areas such as digital health, AI, IOT, Consumer Services and Security.

TELUS Ventures is a creative and catalytic investor, where we help entrepreneurs by combining our 70,000 employees across the globe, our leading technological expertise, our millions of customers and an extensive partner ecosystem for the benefits of our portfolio companies. Recent investments include companies such as League (Digital Health), Integrate.AI (Privacy by Design AI for Customer Insights), Miovision (Smart Cities) and Hummingbird (AgTech).

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

The Senior Associate will support our investment deal team by researching, screening, and analyzing top tier venture capital opportunities in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. As part of a small and high performing team you will defend your thinking, your research and your recommendations to the TELUS and Ventures Leadership teams. By building a structured approach and tools to facilitate the tracking, evaluation and improvement of early stage technology companies you will be on top of the most high performing growth stage companies in our focus areas. As part of our change focused organization you will have access to senior leadership across TELUS and other leading global partner organizations as our industry undergoes seismic changes related to AI, 5G, changing consumer profiles in a broader trend to innovation away from core telecom legacy services.

The opportunity to join TELUS Ventures represents a dynamic opportunity with one of Canada’s most active venture capital groups to launch and/or accelerate your career in either the PE or VC industries.

Here’s how

  • Conduct thesis design sessions in which we align with our partners across financial and operational units as to “where the puck is going”
  • Conduct financial and operational Due Diligence
  • Manage the current portfolio of investee companies with a Private Equity view to value optimisation and realisation
  • Develop, track and positively influence the ongoing investment by developing key business metrics in conjunction with our investee companies
  • Manage the software solutions to support the portfolio
  • Stay up to date on current trends in the technology industry and key operational and financial metrics to assess companies

You’re the missing piece of the puzzle

  • Required minimum of 2+ Years prior experience as part of a Venture Capital or M&A deal team, either as Associate or Analyst or in Advisory in tech focused consulting or investment banking
  • Knowledge of operational and financial drivers and best practices affecting technology companies
  • Demonstrated depth of financial analytics experience and advanced excel modelling using a driver-based methodology
  • Experience using CRM and other deal flow and portfolio management tools
  • MBA degree, CFA or CPA designation(s) 

You will be Successful If you Have the Following:

  • Superior financial modelling, research and presentation skills with the ability to present strategic options in a clear concise manner
  • Entrepreneurial spirit which will drive passionate ownership, process improvement and responsibility for the portfolio of investments
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives in the portfolio and work within an environment of rapid change and evolving priorities
  • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills including the ability to collaborate effectively in situations without formal influence & across geographies
  • Continuous improvement mentality – challenging the status quo
  • Strong communication skills (with experience interacting with senior leaders in both large and small organizations)
  • Strong bias to action with the ability to work independently to achieve the required goals
  • A competitive but collaborative personality
  • Team players only
Who is TELUS?
We’re a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.
Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.
Do you share our passion?
If interested, please apply here.
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