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Investment Analyst
Village Capital
US United States
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Application deadline 05/20/2022
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelor

About Village Capital

Are you passionate about how entrepreneurship can solve important problems in the world? Village Capital, a grant-supported 501(c)(3), is the largest organization in the world supporting seed-stage, impact-driven startups. Since 2009, we’ve supported more than 1,200 entrepreneurs by tailoring programs to their needs and connecting them with investors that match their vision.

Candidate Profile 

Village Capital is seeking an Investment Analyst, US 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 impact and 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 to 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 be a key member of the Global Ventures team at Village Capital and 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 to develop and curate this pipeline to a small group of the highest-potential companies across sectors.
  • You will manage our sourcing and selection efforts by identifying top potential applicants, scoring applications and interviewing candidates
  • 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 work one-on-one with cohort companies as a strategic advisor on their financial management and projects and other areas to gear entrepreneurs for investment-readiness and achieve scalability
  • 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.

3. Program Operations Support

  • You will network with and recruit industry experts, investors, and entrepreneurs to join as program mentors and advisors
  • You will support the accelerator program logistics, facilitation and execution.
  • You’ll support the Program Manager with program management and deliverables.
  • Advise Village Capital’s programming strategy and recruitment with an eye towards market opportunities, corporate innovation trends and investment trends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, or other relevant field.
  • 1-3 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.