Platform Associate: Business Analyst - Data & Insights

Platform Associate: Business Analyst - Data & Insights

Full Time

The role

We are looking for a highly-motivated and talented individual to join one of the leading investment firms in the food and agriculture industry. S2G Ventures is looking for a Business Analyst focused on Data & Insights to play a key role in our venture capital fund. S2G’s Platform Team offers a unique entry into the venture capital industry. As a member of the platform team, the associate will spend their time on enabling our data strategy, developing actionable insights for our business and unlocking upside opportunities for our partners and portfolio companies. As an associate you will get experience in managing data and implementing the firm’s data strategy, from the ground-up. The associate will have the opportunity to work closely across the entire firm, including senior leadership.

Desired experience and skills

The position is designed for an individual interested in analyzing data and developing actionable insights for our business. Responsibilities include:

Business Insights
Independently mine, transform, analyze data in order to develop creative visualizations that drive actionable insights across the firm.

  • Work across teams and use data to answer key business questions, building specifications for relevant data sets as required.

  • Analyze and visualize data (metrics, trends, insights, opportunities, and risks) via reports and dashboards to inform S2G strategic decision making and support portfolio companies

  • Develop business insights to support our portfolio companies and S2G’s value-add activity.

  • Develop business insights to support our ecosystem engagement efforts and enable more robust ecosystem development.

  • Develop integrated marketing insights across multiple data sources to drive decisions on marketing spend and creative investment

Data Operations
Maintain data hygiene and work collaboratively to support the development of S2G’s Insights Platform.

  • Clean, mine and prepare data for analysis

  • Design, implement, and maintain Tableau & Google Sheets dashboards

  • Develop standard operating procedures for collecting and updating data on a consistent basis

  • Keep team accountable for data collection and data hygiene

  • Create, coordinate, update and deliver internal training and materials relevant to business intelligence

  • Maintain familiarity with S2G Ventures Salesforce configuration, technical/functional capabilities as well as related IT system/business application capabilities

  • Maintain, update and integrate new systems as applicable

Expansion Opportunities
Actively identify opportunities to enhance the platform

  • Proactively identify enhancements and new data sources to answer critical business questions

  • Develop and prioritize use cases based on S2G’s strategic priorities and maintain a roadmap to enable business intelligence to support broader S2G technical expertise and capabilities

  • Identify areas for continuous improvement in data collection, analytics and reporting, including enhancements with Salesforce and other technical systems.


  • Curiosity.

  • Independent thinker and self-starter with ability to run ad hoc queries and analysis

  • A track record of going above and beyond what is asked and not afraid of failure.  Actively learns from mistakes and consistently improves

  • 3-6 years of business analysis experience using business intelligence tools

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work independently and cross-functionally

  • Expertise in creating visualizations that provide business insights; proficiency with Salesforce and data visualization tools (Tableau strongly preferred)

  • Experience with various types of data repositories (e.g., data warehouses, data lakes, data marts) and data ingestion (ETL/ELT) a plus

  • Experience with analytics tools and programming languages (SQL, SAS, R, Python, Java, Spark, Hadoop, Alteryx) a plus

  • Experience developing presentations (ppt) and presenting a “story” based on data a plus

  • Experience in financial services, food / ag, marketing nice to have but not necessary

You will report to the Platform Team and work closely with the entire S2G team. This is a salaried position working out of our Chicago office.


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.


S2G Ventures is investing in a humane and healthy planet. We back trailblazing entrepreneurs across the food supply chain from soil to shelf and bring together diverse perspectives to bring positive change on a scalable level.

We have identified sectors across the food system that are ripe for change, and are building a multi-stage portfolio including seed, venture and growth stage investments. Our core areas of interest for S2G are agriculture, oceans, ingredients, infrastructure and logistics, IT and hardware, food safety and technology, retail and restaurants, and consumer brands. 


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