VC Principal @ City Light Capital in New York City, NY

City Light Capital is a Venture Capital firm that invests early in impactful companies. They partner with experienced teams building category-defining solutions in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment – where more revenue equals better lives at scale, every time. As one of the earliest and most successful impact investing firms, City Light has a track record of identifying and scaling impact in ways that build better companies. Some key portfolio investments are 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), ShotSpotter (Nasdaq: SSTI), Trilogy Education, Omnidian, and Ginger.

The Position

City Light Capital is seeking an energetic, passionate, and intellectually curious Principal to join our team. This position is ideal for a seasoned investment professional with significant experience in the early-stage venture capital space and someone who is passionate about impact investing. The position will be based out of our office in New York City. 

The Principal will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead or co-lead all aspects of equity investment transactions including sourcing, due diligence, strategic analysis, financial analysis and modeling, deal structuring, deal negotiation, and deal documentation review
  • Develop and prepare investment materials for the Investment Committee that outline the strategic benefits of investment, investment terms, and other relevant information for potential investments
  • Monitor operational and financial performance of portfolio companies; facilitate quarterly performance analysis for individual companies and full investment portfolio
  • Assist portfolio companies with ongoing needs including business development, financial modeling, operational strategy, and investor introductions
  • Cultivate relationships with industry VCs and other ecosystem partners to help identify and source investment opportunities aligned with City Light mandate
  • Develop an “informed perspective” of City Light sectors, including managing and building brand and relationships with: external companies in the marketplace, industry leaders and members of the broader ecosystem
  • Maintain deal flow database and proactively develop process improvements
  • Conduct deep-dive research and market maps on thematic topics of interest

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Extensive relevant professional experience; likely but not necessarily including originating, leading, and executing investments in VC or growth capital
  • Being a key contributor in making and executing investment recommendations
  • Working with and monitoring portfolio companies
  • Demonstrable experience leading and coaching junior team members
  • A strong passion for tech investing and knowledge of the VC ecosystem
  • Board experience (advantageous, but not crucial)
  • Healthcare experience a plus
  • Experience working in heavily data-driven and analytic settings

Ideal Personal Attributes:

  • Mature and confident with the ability to work autonomously
  • Team player and quick learner
  • Strong ability to build relationships and trust
  • Impeccable work ethic
  • Passionate about our vision 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Courageous in contributing ideas and willing to ask questions
  • Ability to multi-task and quickly establish credibility in new areas of work
  • Willingness to be flexible and have a “do any job” attitude 
  • Service mindset

If interested, please apply here.

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