VC Associate @ Moderne Ventures in Chicago, IL

Moderne is seeking an Investment Associate to join the team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Source and assess new deals, expand our Venture Network and help portfolio companies be successful
    • Help build deal pipeline by generating company target lists from thematic research of compelling investment themes
    • Build relationships with VC peers and operating companies to identify high potential investment opportunities
    • Screen investment pitches
    • Due diligence and analysis
  • Vet and build sensitized detailed financial operating and returns models
    • Analyze target companies and their industries by understanding competitive dynamics, market drivers, business models, opportunities and risks
    • Run comparable company analyses
    • Speak with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders of target investments
    • Help prepare detailed investment memoranda alongside Principals/Partners for approval by the investment committee
  • Work with companies, partners and investors to help grow value of the underlying portfolio and create opportunities for our industry and venture network
    • Monitor and record financial and qualitative performance of portfolio companies on a quarterly basis
    • Track fund returns in conjunction with fund administrator
    • Improve the firm’s data management capabilities

Qualifications and Qualities of an Ideal Candidate:

  • Two to four years of work experience at a leading investment bank, management consulting firm or private investment firm with in-depth financial modeling and presentation writing experience
  • Excellent financial modeling, analytical skills and ability to understand business models
  • Sophisticated, fact-based understanding of SaaS metrics, web-based analytics and business growth strategies
  • Personal interests in technology and investing
  • Exemplary interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Chicago-based or willingness to relocate

Instructions to Apply

If interested, please apply here.

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