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Investment Associate

Investment Associate

Full Time
Chicago

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual to join one of the leading venture capital investment firms committed to sustainability and climate action. As a member of the investment team, Associates spend their time on new investment opportunities, portfolio company management, and internal firm operations. As an Associate you will get experience in evaluating new investments and learning, from the ground-up, how a sector-specific venture capital investor identifies, evaluates, and executes investments in a diverse set of companies. Associates will have the opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm and interact with management teams and external advisors.

Associates are responsible for supporting the due diligence and research efforts of a deal team and will work with portfolio company executives (CEOs, COOs, etc.) to employ S2G’s investment and operating model to drive investor returns and impact. You will evaluate hundreds of investment opportunities, gain strong industry and business model expertise, and develop your abilities as a venture capital investor. In addition to these roles, Associates will contribute to industry research and white papers.

This individual will have the unique opportunity to join a fund in its early days and influence the long-term trajectory of the fund while benefiting from the infrastructure and expertise of the S2G and Builders Vision platforms.

Desired Experience and Skills

Key Responsibilities

The position is up to a three-year commitment with an option to extend, designed for an individual who is interested in expanding their knowledge of early-stage investing, a variety of industries across the sustainable economy, and unique business operations and models. Responsibilities will revolve around three primary types of work:

  • New Investments – Associates will work with deal teams to help source and evaluate investment opportunities, research industry dynamics, analyze complex data sets to identify crucial financial and business information, and support the execution of deals. Candidate needs to be proficient in financial modeling and able to build a financial model based on particular assumptions. Candidates will have a significant role in authorship investment memorandums and must be comfortable with their writing skills.

  • Portfolio Management – Associates will work with deal teams to help manage portfolio company reporting, oversight, and operations. Associates will work directly with management teams to help implement industry best practices in a variety of areas (examples include financial reporting, capital raising, exit planning, etc.)

  • Firm Operations – Associates will work across the firm and have responsibility around reporting and valuation modeling, industry and company data collection and tracking, CEO summits and working with external service providers.


Qualifications

  • S2G as an organization is focused first on culture – engaging with humility and kindness is as important as the skills that you bring to the role

  • Strong analytical and financial abilities with well-developed Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills. High degree of comfort writing detailed reports and explaining complex topics succinctly.

  • Approximately 3 - 4 years of experience. Experience with financial or strategic analysis through a private equity firm, investment bank, startups, corporate or consulting strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and proven ability to learn new concepts and industries quickly

  • Self-starter with a track record of going above and beyond what is asked

  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues, partners, and entrepreneurs


To apply, please email a resume and a short cover letter (not exceed 800 characters) describing your interest in and ability to contribute to the mission of S2G to our recruiting partner CarterPierce – info@carterpierce.com – with “S2G Ventures Investment Associate” in the email subject line.



All offers of employment are contingent on verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and a background check.

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S2G Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

ABOUT S2G
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S2G Ventures is a direct investor in solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets. We provide capital, mentorship, and value-added resources to entrepreneurs pursuing innovative market-based solutions that generate positive social, environmental, and financial returns. We provide our partners with flexible capital solutions that can range from seed and venture funding through growth equity to debt and infrastructure financing. S2G Ventures is the direct investment team of Builders Vision, an impact platform dedicated to building a more humane and healthy planet.

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