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VC Analyst @ Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA

Plug and Play Tech Center is the largest global technology startup accelerator. With 14 industry specific programs ran annually, we match make startups with corporate leaders, such as Panasonic, Deutsche Bank, Maersk and Mercedes. With over 28 global locations, Plug and Play is searching for new team members to join our growing team.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology and entrepreneurship and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively seeking a Ventures Analyst to support Plug and Play’s Investment team under our Insurtech vertical. An ideal candidate has a keen interest in Venture Capital, a curiosity and excitement about the Insurtech space, and is able to bring tenacity and energy to a fast paced, high-growth environment.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with team of Analysts and Associates in Plug & Play’s Verticals to investigate finances, business models, and technologies of start-up companies. Examine the market and funding environments of these companies.
  • Based on findings from investigations, source high quality new investment opportunities that fit our investment criteria.
  • Based on the investigations, evaluate opportunities for investment, assess investment risks, analyze financial data, and perform business and investment valuation. Perform analyses of Investment Instruments and Startups’ financial profiles.
  • Perform deal analysis and recommendations for follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies.
  • Conduct due diligence process, by drafting Investment Memos and Due Diligence Reports.
  • Review and screen entrepreneurs’ pitch decks, conduct interviews with entrepreneurs, conduct due diligence with the support of the investment and legal staff.
  • Understand and assist in the full investment life-cycle from due diligence, close process, pre and post funding support to follow-on funding.
  • Support portfolio companies on various management, business development, strategy and funding issues.
  • Support Ventures Associates with sourcing, outreach, and screening of new and relevant startups for investments and business development with our corporate partners
  • Assist with the biannual sourcing of companies for business development (accelerator) programs
  • Independently develop an outreach strategy as well as identify relevant events and leads
  • Support the investment process from origination to execution for new and pro rata opportunities
  • Assist with portfolio support, strategy, and sections of the Investment Memorandum to ultimately present to an internal investment committee
  • Provide account management support on engagements with PnP corporate partners
  • Interface with our corporate partners to solve for specific tech interests and pain points
  • Provide event production and logistical support for demo days, mentor sessions and other events as part of the accelerator
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • 2+ years of marketing, community management or other relevant work experience at a startup, accelerator, or venture fund
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects and industry contacts
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a proficiency in public speaking
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A passion for entrepreneurship is a must and startup experience a plus

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

October 11, 2019 at 4:50 am

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