VC Associate @ New U Venture Partners in Salt Lake City, UT

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About New U Venture Partners (An affiliated for profit entity of Western Governors University)

New U Venture Partners (NUVP) mission contemplates the needs of non-traditional learners regardless of employment status, economic background, geographic location, or type of education. Education enables opportunity. Western Governors University (WGU) has grown to lead the nation in student outcomes, student satisfaction, and employer satisfaction by leveraging technology and a new paradigm to bring high quality, affordable education that creates opportunities for our 150,000 graduates in all 50 states. Expanding our vision to reinvigorate the promise of higher education for tens of millions more will require a transformation of all aspects of post-secondary education. Ensuring workforce relevance for a new generation of human capital is a NUVP hallmark. It begins with a commitment around the development of curriculum on competencies defined by industry employers. To ignite this new vision, NUVP was formed to catalyze global initiative to develop the innovation that will redefine a post-secondary education that supports the future of work, improves quality, expands access, and optimizes outcomes for the next century .

As An Investment Associate You Will

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Compiles, analyzes, and synthesizes financial and business information/data into clear, concise business cases and presentation materials in support of potential investments, joint ventures, strategic investments, and other strategic projects
  • Researches industries and niches to identify growth rate, size, trends and themes while incorporating best practices that are identified
  • Supports Vice President in tracking and filtering deal flow ahead of the due diligence process, including deals from intermediaries or other inbound sources
  • Analyzes financial and operating performance information, assisting in the group’s due diligence investigations of prospective targets, and models expected return profile of an opportunity
  • Analyzes company financials and builds financial models for valuation, deal structure
  • Assists in the preparation of marketing materials, including private placement memoranda, term sheets, and investor presentation materials
  • Assists in managing travel and related logistics of capital raising activities for potential investments
  • Assists in preparing responses to investor due diligence requests
  • Maintains a database of investor commentary, feedback and interest in a particular target; tracks market data to assist the group’s communications with fund managers and limited partners
  • Works with relevant internal functions, including People & Talent, Legal, Regulatory, Finance, Accounting/tax, as needed and presenting diligence findings and recommendations to Senior Investment team
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated investment track record in establishing, prioritizing and leading the origination/sourcing process, due diligence and investment transactions in a corporate venture group, independent venture fund, investment bank, or private equity fund
  • Ability to articulate and implement an investment strategy, demonstrate a creative capacity to source and select worthy deals, and orchestrate end-to-end transactional closure
  • Ability to leverage new and existing professional relationships and networks
  • Appetite for constant learning, an unrivaled work ethic, and works well in team environments
  • Proven experience with financial modeling, and running full processes in equity and debt financings, merger and acquisitions, licensing agreements, and joint ventures
  • Working grasp of basic financial accounting and tax concepts in a startup / venture capital environment
  • Strong organization skills, excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills, coupled with the presence and self-confidence to interface with the key constituents including Senior Investment team, Investment Committee members, and other Senior Leaders
  • Growth mindset and adaptable to new ideas and demonstrates an entrepreneurial work ethic and ability to work in fast paced startup companies
  • Strong business orientation and financial acumen combined with unquestionable integrity, dependability, ethics, self-awareness, and maturity. penchant for delivering the highest quality output with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation to a variety of constituencies
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including working cross-organizationally to assist with executing on business plans, with experience working in a distributed environment
  • Excellent research skills, business and financial modeling, extensive industry knowledge and experience working with media, public and government officials

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of professional relevant experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital, or private equity

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Experience operating in a fast-growing digital learning company

Working Conditions

Up to 25% travel


IF interested, please apply here.

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