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VC Principal @ Okta Ventures in San Francisco, CA

Okta is in the midst of becoming a fully enabled platform company and must continue to nurture its ecosystem. The Okta Ventures fund will play a critical role in seeding the new crop of innovative, identity centric startups. This fund will invest into visionary, early-stage startups that can leverage Okta’s platform for identity, security, and privacy related areas.

https://www.okta.com/okta-ventures/

The Okta Ventures Principal will source, identify, evaluate, and build the case for investments in the most innovative early-stage enterprise software startups. This position reports to the Head of Corporate Development.

This role is full time and located in our San Francisco headquarters.

Job Duties And Responsibilities

    • Generate and manage sourcing and investment deal flow
    • Drive partnerships and awareness of Okta Ventures within the startup and investment ecosystems, including venture capitalists, investment bankers, external accelerators, event planners, meet up organizers, etc.
    • Conduct due diligence on companies, industries, products, customers, and competitors by evaluating market sizing, technology walk throughs, industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial modelling
    • Analyze financial and operational information relating to potential investments and portfolio companies, e.g. company results, profit and loss, growth rates, market share
    • Keep up to date with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets
    • Participate in periodic updates to appropriate executive management groups

 

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

    • MBA or higher-level business degree preferred
    • 5+ years of professional work experience at a top-tier venture capital firm or equivalent experience in a high-growth technology company, a startup, or accelerator
    • 3+ years of overall experience working in enterprise software preferred
    • Effective communicator, ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing; comfortable in business and technical discussions
    • Experience in building trusting relationships and influencing others (incl. executive audiences)
    • Ability to build and expand professional networks on behalf of Okta Ventures
    • Collaborative team player who is also an independent thinker
    • Self-starter who thrives and can multitask in fast-paced and often ambiguous environments
    • Passion for technology, startups, learning new things, and investing
    • Experience with cloud software vendors and their strategies/business models

 

 

 

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

May 25, 2019 at 4:24 pm

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