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VC Associate @ Forge Point Capital in San Mateo, CA

ForgePoint Capital is looking for a highly-motivated and talented individual to join the investment team in San Mateo, CA, offering a unique opportunity into the venture capital industry. As an important member of the investment team, Associates spend their time on market research, internal firm operations, and new investment opportunities. The firm’s industry presence and relationships will allow you to see a constant flow of potential investments in the cybersecurity market. You will get experience in evaluating new investments and learning, from the ground-up, how a sector-focused venture capital investor identifies, evaluates, and executes investments in a diverse set of companies.  You will evaluate investment opportunities, gain strong industry and business model expertise, and develop your abilities as a venture capital investor.

 

Background on ForgePoint Capital: 

ForgePoint Capital is a sector-focused, early-stage (Series A & B; select growth equity) venture capital firm.  We are a team of 7 investing professionals exclusively investing in the next generation of leading and disruptive cybersecurity companies.  Our first fund was oversubscribed at $306M; our second fund was oversubscribed and closed at $450M in late February 2020.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Market Research – Associates create thesis-driven market analysis within the cybersecurity sector by identifying incumbents, differentiators, emerging trends and disruptive companies.
  • Firm Operations – Associates will work across the firm and prepare written materials, including due diligence summaries, investment memoranda and portfolio reporting, industry and company data collection & tracking as well as manage internal deal CRM.
  • New Investments / Deal Diligence – Associates will work with deal teams to help source and evaluate investment opportunities, analyze complex data sets to identify crucial financial and business information, and support the execution of deals. Candidate needs to be very proficient in financial modeling and able to build a financial model based on particular assumptions.

 

Qualifications:

  • Superior work ethic, self-driven with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Outstanding academic achievement in a technical or quantitative field
  • 2 – 4+ years relevant industry experience, including but not limited to technology investment banking, venture capital or private equity, product management, and management consulting 
  • Advanced analytical and data synthesizing capabilities in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage, collaborate and work successfully in a lean team, fast-paced environment

 

How to apply:  

Send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@ForgePointCap.com with subject line: “Associate — application”

 

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Written by sandeepashah

March 12, 2020 at 5:16 am

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