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

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. Western Governors University (WGU), its largest LP, 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 initiatives 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.

Position Summary
This position plays a critical role in supporting NUVP and WGU to achieve their strategic objectives by supporting the investment team with analysis of future investment areas and companies that provide the greatest opportunity and strategic fit within the emerging digital learning space. This person will work closely with the investment team in order to source, analyze, and execute investments in digital learning companies. This role is involved in aiding the Investment team; conducting due diligence of potential opportunities; and aiding the associate to work with venture partners to coordinate analysis and information of the digital learning space.

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
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
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

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a Masters Program
2+ years of professional relevant experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital, or private equity

Preferred Qualifications:
Enrolled in MBA Program
Experience operating in a fast-growing digital learning company

 

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

June 4, 2020 at 7:25 pm

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