VC Analyst @ University of Colorado in Aurora, CO

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
CU Innovations has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Venture Analyst position.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
Principal Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed at an advanced or expert level. Principal Professionals are either work leads over others or are considered a subject matter expert in a particular area.
The Venture Analyst will evaluate, advance and partner a portfolio of healthcare technologies, and will execute on the plans for reshaping the innovation ecosystem at the AMC. The Venture Analyst will support in the evaluation of venture capital investment opportunities for the CU Healthcare Innovation Fund.
Examples of Work Performed:
  • Generating primary content and performing due diligence on external innovation partnership opportunities
  • Interview external startup teams management
  • Assess market opportunity and risks, product risks, execution risks, competitive landscape, exit opportunities, legal landscape, and next steps required for development
  • Provide well written documentation and/or executive summaries that succinctly describes research/analysis findings (e.g. company profile, competitive landscape analyses, due diligence reports, investment memorandums) for internal/external stakeholders
  • Generating primary content and performing due diligence on internal innovation opportunities;
  • Meet and interview internal innovators to better understand proposals
  • Assess market opportunity and risks, product risks, execution risks, competitive landscape, exit opportunities, legal landscape, and next steps required for development
  • Provide well written documentation and/or executive summaries that succinctly describes research/analysis findings (e.g. target product profiles, product/market fit, competitive landscape analyses) for internal stakeholders
  • Prepare a variety of documents and presentations including memos, proposals, and presentation in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Perform in-depth industry research
  • Assist in the development and analysis of financial models
  • Serve as a liaison between CU Innovations and the entrepreneurial ecosystem (startups, angel investors, accelerators, incubators, integrators) to foster new partnerships or support development projects
  • Lead and manage special projects through to completion
  • Participate in industry and entrepreneurship events
  • Stay informed on latest market trends/opportunities
  • Assist in the development of new university spinouts
  • Search for new, interesting companies and make first contact with them
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in biological/life sciences or MBA
  • 3+ years’ experience in venture analysis, entrepreneurship or business development
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in biological/life sciences, or MBA
  • Experience conducting market/company research in a venture role setting
  • Business experience in a high-technology entrepreneurial setting, venture development
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital health technology commercialization process.
  • Knowledge of biotechnology (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics) commercialization process a plus
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts
  • Ability to work independently and to manage a large, diverse set of tasks and projects with an attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated professional with exceptional analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to values and strong business ethics
  • Strong knowledge of Excel including advanced functions.
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Ability to produce well designed professional looking PowerPoint presentations


Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: Jillian Rittersbacher

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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