Senior VC Analyst @ PIVA in San Francisco, CA

PIVA, based in San Francisco, California, is a newly formed $250mm Venture Capital Fund (Fund I) focused on making investments in breakthrough energy and industrial technology companies. PIVA will invest in 15-20 technology companies based in North America and Western Europe.


An exciting and varied position, the Sr. Analyst will work out of the firm’s San Francisco office, supporting the investment team at PIVA. This individual is expected to be:

  • Motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who works on own initiative with light supervision
  • Confident and positive, high-energy, cultured, capable of easily interacting with senior management
  • Flexible and willing to get involved in many different aspects of the business as required


Perform market research to help identify new investment trends and opportunities:

  • Deal screening: conduct market analysis through desktop research and cold call of select companies of the segment within the investment thesis
  • Call and/or meet with prospects, evaluate opportunities
  • Documentation: summarize call notes, enter deals into database
  • Assist the investment team to frame investment opportunities and segment analysis
  • Network with peers in other Venture Capital Funds and Corporate Venture Capital Groups

Perform Due Diligence:

  • Gather information from the target company and industry experts
  • Research and talk to existing references and customers of the target company
  • Research potential competitors and competitive landscape of the target company
  • Research and talk with technical and commercial experts to evaluate the target company’s technology and IPs
  • Conduct background checks on the management team of the target company
  • Assist investment team in developing financial modelling
  • Help preparing internal investment approval documents


  • Bachelor degree from top university
  • 2-3 years consulting, investment banking, or any other investment related job
  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated
  • Strong knowledge of Excel including advanced functions
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Ability to produce well designed professional looking PowerPoint presentations
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Broad understanding of energy and industrial technology space is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, and collaborative approach to work is a must
  • Deep intellectual curiosity coupled with a vision for a better world


  • Compensation: Base Salary + Bonus
  • Health/vision/dental insurance + 401(k)

If interested, please apply here.

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