VC Principal @ Moderne Ventures in Chicago, IL

Moderne is seeking an experienced Investment Principal to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Source and assess new deals
    • Build deal pipeline by generating company target lists from thematic research of compelling investment themes
    • Develop deal flow channels by (1) contributing personal venture capital and startup network and (2) building new relationships with VC peers and operating companies to identify high potential investment opportunities
  • Evaluate and structure investment opportunities
    • Analyze 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 Investment Associates/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
    • Track fund returns in conjunction with fund administrator
    • Improve the firm’s data management capabilities
    • Use the performance data to drive go-forward investment strategy and targets

Qualifications and Qualities of an Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous senior-level experience sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities at a top-tier Venture Capital fund or Growth Equity firm
  • Proven track record of sourcing, structuring, evaluating, and closing successful investments
  • Meaningful and broad existing connections within the venture capital and early-stage startup ecosystem
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand business models
  • Exemplary interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Deep passion for technology, investing, startups, and entrepreneurship
  • Chicago-based or willingness to relocate

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