VC Director @ Visa Ventures in San Francisco, CA

As a Director on the Visa Ventures team, this role will encompass a broad range of corporate venture activity including: executing investments, conducting due diligence, sourcing investments, and working to establish relationships with senior Visa stakeholders as well as external ecosystem partners.



Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA and 7+ years of relevant work experience in financial services and related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in at least two of the following roles: Investment Banking, Corporate Development, Venture Capital, Private Equity, or Corporate Venture Capital.
  • Strong network of contacts in the fintech venture capital industry. Willingness to establish additional contacts thru industry networking.
  • Prior experience in the fintech, payments and/or credit card industries.
  • Experience leading deal due diligence processes and managing teams of functional contributors thru diligence processes.
  • Superior financial modeling skills and acumen.
  • Strong financial reporting and accounting background.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including preparation of investment memos and analysis
  • Deal negotiation experience.
  • Strong PowerPoint skills.
  • Team management experience.

Additional Information

Essential Functions

  • Work with the Visa Ventures team and senior Visa stakeholders to define strategic investment priority areas supporting Visa’s Product, Functional and Regional business units.
  • Cultivate relationships with fintech VCs and other ecosystem partners to help identify and source investment opportunities aligned with Visa stakeholder strategic priorities.
  • Coordinate with Partnerships teams to ensure alignment between investment and commercial partnership agreements.
  • Lead and coordinate due diligence efforts across several domains including technical, business and legal diligence.
  • Develop and prepare investment materials for the Investment Committee that outline the strategic benefits of investment, commercial partnership terms, investment terms, and other relevant information for potential investments.
  • 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.
  • Monitor operational and financial performance of assigned portfolio companies; facilitate quarterly performance analysis for individual companies and full investment portfolio.
  • Proactively work with portfolio companies and Visa stakeholders to execute on partnership and growth strategies.
  • Ensure rigorous adherence to Visa and external reporting and Compliance requirements. Support application of risk control and accounting reporting.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop skills and career trajectory of junior investment team members.

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 35% of the time.

Physical Requirements

  • This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

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