VC Director @ Yara Ventures in Raleigh, NC

Yara Growth Ventures is the corporate venture capital team for Yara International ASA – a world-leading crop nutrition and agriculture company.

Our team invests in startups and in venture capital funds which sit at the intersection of science and technology in the food and agriculture industry as well as green hydrogen.

Please check out to learn more about Yara Growth Ventures.


​​​​​​As a key member of the Yara Growth Ventures team you will provide the needed insight to drive intelligent, sound decision-making. You understand the venture capital industry and bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking and sound business judgment, along with the ability to think about what is — and what could be.

  • Develop investment strategies, target identification, source deals and build pipeline, develop investment thesis, present investments to investment committee (IC), and manage portfolio of investments
  • Lead negotiations with target companies and potential co-investors, include negotiation of terms sheet; Prepare all necessary documents for the Investment Committee for an investment decision
  • Provide hands-on leadership for all aspects of investment activity—from origination to exit
  • Support, engage, and mentor portfolio companies’ founders to maximize each venture success. Represent Yara in the venture capital and entrepreneurial community
  • Proactively network to identify new opportunities as well as build network of trusted, top tier co-investors.
  • Sit on Boards at portfolio companies and provide them with guidance to help them succeed in the market, as appropriate
  • Conduct internal business development to deliver collaborations and partnerships between Yara and portfolio companies
  • Establish and maintain strong professional networks inside and outside Yara


  • Master, MBA or advanced technical degree preferred
  • Must have recent agritech related venture capital experience
  • 5 – 10 years of work experience in venture capital, preferably in agtech or related industries
  • 15+ years of total work experience
  • Having founded a startup, a huge bonus
  • Proven experience creating and maintaining entrepreneurial relationships in venture capital ecosystem
  • Strong knowledge of Agritech markets, experience with startup companies, venture capitalists, commercial partnerships, and incubators required in US and preferably in Latin Americas
  • Successful track record of sourcing sound investments with strategic and financial return desired

Additional Information

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • For the right candidate, the location can be flexible.

If interested, please apply here.

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