VC Associate @ Northwestern Mutual Ventures in Milwaukee, WI

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they’re just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We’re strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We’re strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they’re passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


What’s the role?

Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures (NMFV) is Northwestern Mutual’s corporate venture capital fund. NMFV’s mission is to generate both financial returns and strategic insights by investing in strategically relevant early-stage businesses across financial technology, digital health and enterprise software. NMFV focuses on identifying and investing in entrepreneurs that are developing high growth, innovative businesses that have the opportunity to define the future of the financial security. In addition to managing the portfolio, the team serves as a key resource for senior leadership by sharing insights on the evolving startup landscape and also facilitating partnership opportunities between portfolio companies and the Northwestern Mutual business.
NMFV is seeking a highly motivated, intellectually curious self-starter to help build intelligence on areas of investment focus, identify and source leading startups, represent NMFV at industry conferences and events, perform due diligence on potential investment opportunities, and assist in portfolio monitoring.
The ideal candidate will need to have strong business acumen and the ability to quickly assess new technologies. The candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively nurture new relationships in the startup ecosystem, provide valuable advice to entrepreneurs, and influence and manage relationships with key stakeholders across Northwestern Mutual. The position will support the lead Venture Partner responsible for managing the fund.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading undergraduate institution. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2-5 years of financial and/or business analysis experience; ideal candidates will come from an investment banking, management consulting, or venture capital background
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with early stage startups
  • Domain expertise in financial services, healthcare and/or enterprise software
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and innovative mindset


If interested, please apply here.

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