VC Principal @ Mach49 in Menlo Park, CA

Mach49 seeks an outstanding Venture Principal to help our Global 1000 clients establish their corporate venture practices.  Working with our network of General Partners, he/she will help drive establishment of corporate venture strategy and be a key player in all phases of a venture investment.  The role is ideally suited for a high energy individual with intellectual curiosity for diverse technologies and business models.



  • Research, develop, and help articulate views on a client’s investment strategies
  • Analyze investment areas and drive investment theses in areas of interest for our clients
  • Collaborate, manage and run end-to-end deal processes for potential investments
  • Define and lead due diligence process priorities on prospective startups, driving technology analysis, product analysis, business model and financial valuation; identify key questions to be addressed
  • Proactively network with the broader venture and corporate ecosystem building relationships to drive deal flow, diligence and buy-in
  • Contribute to ongoing market reports with analysis of trends and insights at times requiring in depth analysis
  • Help drive rigorous valuation analyses to support investment decision-making
  • Understand the strategy and requirements of the various businesses within the client company and support activities strategic to the business
  • Help supported startups leverage resources, expertise and channels of the corporate venture network
  • Analyze operational forecasts and business strategies of active investments



  • 4+ years venture investment experience (Senior Associate or Principal)
  • Intellectual curiosity for diverse technologies with ability to recognize and grasp critical technology capabilities
  • Experience working with startup ecosystems as well as business interactions with large corporate entities.    
  • Self-starter comfortable wearing a range of hats; Ability to contribute at a high level in less-defined roles
  • Broad ability to perform valuation analysis, to strategic hypothesis brainstorming, to product roadmap evaluation, to meeting and working with senior executives
  • Proficiency in modeling company financials and performing valuation analysis
  • Proficiency in deal structuring and negotiation
  • Experience in New Product/Business Development & Strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment with multiple teams and functions and across multiple projects
  • Ability to coach clients on the end to end deal process
  • Superior work ethic, strong desire to learn, and uncompromising attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, research, and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Technology background and start-up experience preferred
  • Management consulting experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a technical/engineering degree highly preferred

If interested, please apply here.

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