VC Director @ Empire State Development in Rochester, NY

The Director is responsible for providing support to the NYSIVC Fund’s Managing Director and senior staff in all aspects of the venture capital investment process and is integrally involved in all aspects of the NYSIVC Fund, including the identification of potential investments, due diligence related to those investments, and post-investment activities related to the investment portfolio.

Work Performed

  • Participating in all aspects of the investment due diligence process including market sizing and mapping, competitive market identification, and industry research.
  • Developing and maintaining financial models related to VC financings, investment deal and company restructurings, valuation analyses, and liquidity events.
  • Preparing new investment deal review and presentation materials for the NYSIVC Fund Investment Advisory Committee and the ESD Board of Directors.
  • Supporting active deal flow by sourcing new investments including participating in meetings with founders and entrepreneurs, attending relevant conferences and networking events, and maintaining deal pipeline records.
  • Maintaining the NYSIVC company portfolio–This includes collecting and reviewing quarterly financial information, maintaining investment data, preparing company updates, and constructing professional presentation materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS

Education Level required: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Graduate degree in finance, accounting, public administration, public policy, urban planning, business administration, or related field strongly preferred.
Equivalent Experience required: 5+ years’ experience working in finance, venture, venture law, angel investment, investment, contract law, economic development, small business support, community development, or public policy.
Knowledge required: Excellent program management, writing, researching, and presentation skills.
Strong understanding of small business support programs, community finance, policy, and public/ private/nonprofit stakeholders. Understanding of economic development issues and policy. Understanding of common small business challenges.


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