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VC Analyst @ Innovation Endeavors in San Francisco, CA

Innovation Endeavors is a global venture capital firm co-founded and solely backed by Eric Schmidt. We believe the next wave of $1B-$100B venture opportunities will be driven by ambitious founders using emerging technologies as levers to transform a wide range of industries, from life sciences, food/agriculture, and logistics to financial services, manufacturing, and everything in between. Innovation Endeavors has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel-Aviv.

Some of the companies in our portfolio include Planet Labs, SoFi, Plenty, Zymergen, and Blue River Technology. 

Role Description: We are looking for a sharp individual who is passionate about finding, researching, and supporting companies that are transforming large industries.

The role includes:

  • Sourcing:
    • Building new investment theses by analyzing and assessing new markets
    • Proactively finding and meeting interesting companies and exceptional teams
    • Conducting market research through interviews, conferences, and other sources
    • Creating content, events, and more to build the firm’s brand in spaces of interest
  • Diligence:
    • Conduct research, customer calls, expert interviews, investor conversations, etc.
    • Synthesize findings and make recommendation to investment team
  • Portfolio company support:
    • Support companies with strategy, hiring, business development, and planning for future financing
  • Supporting and managing the firm’s investment process, including:
    •  Ensure pipeline management and efficiency across the team
    • Support the investment process once the decision to invest has been made
    • Manage portfolio performance analytics

Desired Skills and Experience: We are looking for someone with 2-4 years of previous work experience, ideally with a background in management consulting or banking. Technical background or technical experience is preferred but not required. Previous investing experience is also not required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Extremely passionate and excited by the intersection of large markets and emerging technologies
  • Graduated from a top university
  • 2-4 years of work experience at a top-tier firm in a related field, preferably management consulting
  • Strong business toolkit and critical thinking skills; good grasp on technology and tech business models
  • Able to develop perspective on companies in an analytical way with limited information
  • Comfortable leading and participating in team discussions, sharing own opinion
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a creative problem-solving style, and exceptional work ethic
  • Super power is execution; self-starter and able to initiate work or projects
  • Enjoys working in a small team environment
  • Based in the Bay Area (or is willing to relocate to the Bay Area)

If interested, please send our resume and a cover letter to: jobs@innovationendeavors.com

 

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Written by sandeepashah

June 28, 2017 at 11:48 pm

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