Identified below are our Core Values that we hold in high regard and believe are critical for high-performing teams and individuals at Sands Capital:
Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.
Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.
Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.
Sands Capital Ventures is seeking a motivated Sr. Associate / Associate to support the technology sector investment team. Candidate should be a motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who works on their own initiative with light supervision, positive, high-energy and capable of easily interacting with colleagues and senior management.
This individual will function as an integral member of the Sands Capital Ventures team and will support an experienced team of investment professionals in finding, assessing, and investing in leading startups in the tech industry. The Sr. Associate / Associate should be flexible and willing to get involved in many different aspects of the business as required.
Specific duties will include:
Perform market research to help identify new investment trends and opportunities
Deal screening, including calls and meets with prospects
Summarize call notes, enter deals into CRM
Build financial and market models
Perform due diligence
Gather information from the target company and industry experts
Research and talk to existing references and customers of the target company
Research potential competitors to the target company
Research and talk with technical/business consultants to evaluate the target company's technology including IPs
Conduct background checks on the current management of the target company
Perform valuation analysis via modelling
Prepare internal investment memos
Network with peers in other venture capital firms
As part of the investment process, this position will have the opportunity to meet with executives from leading companies, interview industry experts, attend industry conferences, and visit portfolio companies. The Sr. Associate / Associate will, based on performance, have the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities over time. Salary and title will be dependent upon level of experience.
Skills and Qualifications
B.S. or B.A. degree; MBA or technical degree or in computer science/engineering preferred but not required
2-5 years of relevant working experience
Financial modeling skills; proficient in analyzing financial statements
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
Personal qualities include:
a genuine and demonstrable interest in venture capital and technology
a team player with high energy and exceptional work ethic
the ability to work proactively and independently to drive tasks to conclusion
the ability to work professionally with portfolio company CEOs and other senior stakeholders/investors
Ideal candidates will have previous experience in venture capital or in investment banking / consulting with a focus on technology. Candidates with experience at a startup or in a product management role are also encouraged to apply.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position and why you want to work at Sands Capital Ventures.
If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management's Careers page at: http://sandscapital.com/careers/.
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Sands Capital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 5482523
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