VC Director @ Louis Dreyfus Company in Wilton, CT

This position is responsible for helping the LDC Innovations program achieve its objective of investing LDC capital in innovative and disruptive early stage companies (corporate venture capital)

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Support Head of LDC Innovations in the origination, analysis and execution of early stage equity investments in the Food and Ag Tech industries:

  • Originate new early stage preferred equity investment opportunities in accordance with the LDC Innovations investment mandate
  • Lead due diligence, negotiation, structuring, and documentation of transactions within LDC Innovations program parameters and within defined budgets
  • Identify and manage activities of internal and external experts in evaluation of deals in execution and portfolio management stages
  • As appropriate, incorporate LDC Platform experts into deal evaluation and, as appropriate portfolio management activities
  • As needed, act as board member for portfolio companies, while managing necessary LDCI follow –on approvals and keeping the Head of LDC Innovations (and LDC Management and Platforms as appropriate) informed
  • Attend industry conferences to build network and grow awareness of LDC Innovations and mandate

Key Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years’ experience working in a venture capital investment team (fund or Corporate Venture Capital Team)
  • Must have deal origination and execution experience, including execution of market research, due diligence, financial modeling/valuation, interaction with management teams, and detailed understanding of common preferred equity and convertible debt attributes
  • Established networks in VC or Food and Ag sectors
  • Food and agriculture transaction experience is highly desirable
  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to form well-educated opinions and defend them in vigorous debate
  • Willingness to regularly work in excess of normal business hours as required
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Excellent references

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in a business, economics, accounting or engineering related field

MBA and/or CFA preferred


Understanding of company/enterprise valuation principals including DCF and/or common VC valuation techniques

Must possess a basic understanding of GAAP and/or IFRS accounting principles

Must be proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Strong time management and organization skills with proven ability to multi-task under tight deadlines

Ability to complete tasks in a fast pace environment

Fluency in a written and spoken English

Equipment Used

Typical office equipment: PC, telephone,

Working Conditions

Typical climate-controlled office environment. The extensions of regular working hours are regularly necessary to complete time-sensitive projects, attend training or to respond to emergencies. Will require extensive travel (up to 50%).


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