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VC Senior Associate @ IrishAngels in Chicago, IL

IrishAngels Ventures (LinkedIn) seeks a Senior Associate/Vice President (SA/VP) to join the organization. IrishAngels Ventures is a first-time fund so flexibility and an entrepreneurial mindset are essential. This is a high-risk, high-reward opportunity for the right individual. As a key contributor to the team, the SA/VP will focus on internal firm operations, new investment opportunities, and portfolio company management and reporting.

This individual must have a strong background in startup operations, banking, private equity, or venture capital. Five years of work experience is required, and an MBA is strongly preferred. Please note that a Notre Dame degree is not required for this role.

The skills essential to success in this position include project management, data analysis, financial modeling, business writing, and sales/networking. Candidates must have attention to detail and the ability to execute quickly and effectively. Comfort with ambiguity and a collaborative approach are critical to success.

Key Responsibilities

Internal Operations

  • Manage IrishAngels technology and software platforms, including the website.
  • Ensure compliance with IA’s security policy.
  • Execute the social media and blogging strategy.
  • Coordinate and distribute press releases for all new investments.
  • Manage the internship program.
  • Plan events for LPs and portfolio company CEOs as needed.

Investments

  • Assist in deal sourcing.
  • Conduct initial interviews with companies.
  • Maintain the IrishAngels deal database.
  • Conduct industry research to stay on top of trends that are relevant for IA’s investment thesis.
  • Own the due diligence process and memo creation, incorporating improvements and updating templates and resources periodically.
  • Manage the deal close process (i.e., documentation and reporting).

Portfolio Company Management & Reporting

  • Work with fund administrator to manage quarterly and annual portfolio company reporting.
  • Assist accountant with audit, taxes, etc. as needed.
  • Collect, record, analyze, and report on all IA data and metrics (i.e., KPI dashboard, unrealized return analysis, anti-portfolio, etc.)
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of all limited partner communications.
  • Make connections and provide assistance to portfolio companies, largely through networking.

Qualifications

  • Strong investment background having completed numerous transactions at an investment bank, private equity firm, or venture capital fund ORrelevant experience operating a startup at the executive level.
  • High interest in and acute understanding of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur.
  • High risk tolerance.
  • Self starter and comfort with executing when there is limited information and/or guidance available.
  • Intellectually curious and a fast learner.
  • Effective networker and high comfort interacting with senior level executives on a regular basis.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of maturity; strong executive presence.
  • Able to work independently or in a team setting.
  • MBA or other advanced degree is strongly preferred.

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

January 9, 2018 at 2:13 am