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VC Associate @ General Electric in Menlo, Park, CA

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
As an integral member of the GE Digital venture capital team, the Associate will assist the team leader on industry research, sourcing, leading and negotiating equity investments, and portfolio management in the fields of Industrial IoT, Big Data, AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Data Science, Cloud, and Edge Computing, Cyber Security.

Essential Responsibilities:
Participate in all aspects of a venture investment including:
analysis, development of investment themes, modeling, due diligence, structuring, documentation, negotiation, legal considerations, sensitivity analyses for negotiations, portfolio development and investment committee presentations.

Develop an “informed perspective” of assigned sectors including managing and building relationships with: VC firms, startup accelerators, founders and other members of the innovation ecosystem.

Conduct in-depth analyses of investment targets including analytics around deal structuring and projected financial and strategic returns as well as drafting high level business plans

Monitor financial and operational conditions and industry dynamics of assigned portfolio companies and understand investment capital structure and shareholder rights to analyze portfolio and assist with quarterly reviews with senior management.

Manage and help update ongoing valuation of portfolio through

Generating regular monitoring reports

Generating ad-hoc reports for top management based on specific issues/concerns

Develop knowledge sharing documents for GE Digital in assigned sectors

Proactively work with the management and board of portfolio companies (in a board observer capacity) to execute growth and operational improvement strategies in order to maximize value of investments

Perform financial analyses and modeling as needed
Qualifications/Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum 3 years of work experience in venture capital, strategy consulting at top tier firm, investment banking or portfolio management
Eligibility Requirements:
Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited to, drug testing, reference verification and background check.

Must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time.

Must be willing to work out of the Menlo Park, CA work location

Legal Authorization to work in the U.S is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
Desired Characteristics:
Experience in venture or private equity investing is required

Strong technical background

Previous experience in enterprise software or industrial IoT is strongly desired

Demonstrated ability to conduct market analysis and competitive landscaping

Strong knowledge of finance and valuation concepts

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Content marketing skills, including blogs and social media, strongly desired

Demonstrated ability as a self-starter

Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail

MBA strongly preferred

 

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

June 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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