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VC Associate @ Blue Haven Initiative in Cambridge, MA

The Associate is a unique opportunity to support the Ventures investment portfolio, focused on scaling for-profit solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems (and opportunities). As a member of the Ventures team reporting to the Managing Director, the Associate will play a substantial role in the full spectrum of deal activities, from pipeline-building, to due diligence and ongoing portfolio management. The position is full-time and based in Cambridge, MA with periodic travel. A detailed description of the position is included below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review inbound investment proposals and prioritize high quality opportunities
  • Meet with management teams to assess potential investments
  • Analyze market opportunities and investment themes to source proprietary deal flow  
  • Write investment memos and present findings to investment committee
  • Build financial models to value early stage venture opportunities
  • Engage in post-investment support projects with portfolio companies
  • Support quarterly reporting activities
  • Draft term sheets and other legal documents that incorporate social and financial deal terms
  • Contribute to ecosystem-building through attendance at conferences, speaking engagements and relationship management with key stakeholders
  • Opportunities for growth including serving in board director roles, leading portfolio engagement projects and leading discovery of new industry verticals for investment


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Drive to take ownership of processes and take tasks to completion
  • Team-oriented mindset
  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of private markets and social impact
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to manage to deadlines and deliver timely work product
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy in all materials
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting financial statements and projections

Education and Experience

  • Work experience in either private equity/venture capital, management consulting, investment banking or entrepreneurship
  • Experience working in emerging and frontier markets preferred
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with investment analysis, accounting and/or corporate finance
  • Demonstrated interest in or commitment to the impact investment industry via work experience or volunteer positions

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

April 15, 2020 at 10:38 pm

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