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VC Analyst @ Village Capital in Washington DC

Are you passionate about how entrepreneurship can solve important problems in the world? At Village Capital, we find, train and support entrepreneurs solving problems important to society, help build equitable entrepreneurship ecosystems, and share what we’re learning about emerging innovation to help guide leaders in business, finance and policy.

Opportunity:

Village Capital is seeking an Investment Analyst to find, support, and invest in the best entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You are a self-starter and an insatiable learner. You stay ahead of industry trends. You find yourself reading, thinking, and talking about entrepreneurship and early-stage investing. You will have a lot of freedom to shape this role but that will require a high level of energy and interest in the work.
  • You have an investment thesis. You’re obsessed with emerging startups, ways of forecasting founder success, and scenarios that might yield a positive return for investors. You are particularly interested in how entrepreneurs can solve some of the most important problems of our day.
  • You’re interested in working with the next generation of entrepreneurs: You look at a startup and think of ways that it might succeed, why it might fail, and how you could plug in a provide support.
  • You are a natural connector: You will spend a lot of your time talking with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial support organizations, and investors. One of your greatest value adds to entrepreneurs will be the people you can connect them with – investors, stakeholders, potential customers.

Role Overview

You’ll report to the VP/ Head of US Ventures at Village Capital. You’ll have three specific responsibilities:

1. Find the best entrepreneurs solving real-world problems

  • You’ll help our team develop an investment thesis within your target sector, specifically looking at people, places, and ideas that the market under-values.
  • We talk to hundreds of entrepreneurs, and you’ll help our team develop and curate this pipeline to a small group of the highest-potential companies
  • You’ll personally develop relationships with the most promising entrepreneurs as a relationship lead on behalf of Village Capital.

2. Improve entrepreneurs’ ability to succeed

  • You’ll play a leading role in developing entrepreneurial potential, serving as a strategic advisor on investment-readiness to a small group of companies.
  • You’ll advise on Village Capital’s programming with an eye towards what investors are looking to back.
  • You’ll work with our team to recruit a community of investors that will find value in meeting entrepreneurs, and can help these businesses reach scale faster.
  • You’ll help companies prepare their investment offering for Village Capital’s fund and other investors.

3. Program Operations Support

  • Recruiting external stakeholders, mentors and investors
  • Supporting accelerator program logistics and execution
  • Support Sector lead with program management and deliverables

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Business, or other relevant field
  • 1-2 years of professional experience
  • Experience with Financial Analysis, ideally with early stage companies.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications
  • Comfort with cold external outreach with entrepreneurs and other external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other tools to both analyze and promote companies

If interested,please apply here

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Written by sandeepashah

May 25, 2019 at 4:25 pm

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