VC Principal @ ETS in Princeton, NJ

The Principal, Corporate Venture Capital and Equity Investments, will provide support for investing activities across the business enterprise, with activities including investment strategy, competitive analysis, financial planning and investment management. The position will be part of the Corporate Development team and will work with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) leadership and Finance to develop, support and execute strategies and actions that enhance growth opportunities and ensure long-term sustainable competitive advantage for the company and its business units via equity investments and strategic partnerships. The successful individual will have a key role in all aspects of Equity Investing including deal sourcing, due-diligence, structuring, negotiations, legal documentation, transaction closing, Board of Director representation and financial exits/liquidations. Activities will include both domestic USA for direct investing and international/global regions for Fund (limited partner) investing.


  • Source deal flow & generate new investment leads based on corporate strategy or identified new markets
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties (investor syndicates, industry consultants, potential financial and strategic co-investors, customers, channel partners and distributors etc.)
  • Evaluate strategic opportunities and make recommendations to senior management concerning tactical plans/strategies (including risks) to implement new business growth activities
  • Lead and manage the investment deal processes (market analysis, prospecting, deal sourcing, due diligence negotiations, legal documentation, financial modeling, financial advisory and valuation of strategic alternatives, risk assessment, scenario analyses, etc.), including deal execution, transaction closing and post-transaction portfolio company monitoring
  • Track business trends & market research, track key industry players, identify new market opportunities and lead thesis/strategy definition, help develop/track metrics for assessment of growth opportunities
  • Mentor, supervise, lead and manage team of associates and junior staff

Position can be located in our Princeton, NJ (East Coast Office) or San Francisco, CA (West Coast Office) locations
Required Experience:

Education, Certifications, or Special Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering or Science or any relevant quantitative subject
  • MBA or graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office business applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)

Relevant Years of Experience Required:

  • At least 5 to 8 years of professional work experience
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following: Private Equity, or Venture Capital, Strategic Consulting, Corporate Development/Business-Development or Strategic Marketing, is required

Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and networking skills; ability to write and present effectively, instill trust and drive engagement
  • Knowledge of EdTech ecosystem/Education market strongly preferred but not required

If interested, please apply here.

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