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Vice President, Investments, Oceans Fund

Vice President, Investments, Oceans Fund

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. S2G Oceans and Seafood Fund is looking for a Vice President to play a key role in the continued development of our inaugural fund launched in 2020 and the development of future funds. As a key member of the team, the Vice President will manage the investment team; lead investment sourcing, diligence and execution; and oversee portfolio management. The Vice President will work with senior members of the firm across our funds and have extensive interaction with company management teams, boards, and external advisors.

S2G is looking for a senior professional who is looking to grow with the firm as it looks to develop the strategy for future ocean-focused funds supporting climate resilience. This role will be essential in scaling the fund’s investment platform and team capacity. Therefore, we are looking for someone who has extensive investment experience and has managed investment processes and teams. The Vice President is responsible for leading the due diligence and research efforts of the investment team and will work with portfolio company executives to employ S2G’s investment and operating model to drive investor returns and impact.

Desired Experience and Skills

Key Responsibilities

The position is designed for an individual with extensive investment and management experience who is interested in applying their skills toward early stage investing, the various industries within the blue economy, and business operations. Responsibilities include:


  • Working as part of the investment team to evaluate and execute investments, including managing the diligence process, financial, technology, and valuation analyses, memo preparation, investment closings and documents, and post-investment management

  • Diving into new markets, developing theses around industry trends and market opportunities, and constructing competitive analyses

  • Sourcing investments by identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities and constructing frameworks to surface new opportunities

  • Building and maintaining internal systems, models, and portfolio performance tracking worksheets

  • Organizing internal and external reporting with a focus on quarterly LP reports and CEO summits

  • Assisting with the coordination and management of external contractors and consultants

  • Training and managing the Associate investment team

  • Drive cross-office collaboration with other S2G funds and Builders Vision platforms


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 investment background having completed numerous transactions while at a venture, private equity firm

  • Experience managing capitalization tables, term sheet structuring, and waterfall analysis

  • Has led legal documentation and closing processes, preferably for venture capital investments

  • Solid understanding of entrepreneurship and emerging companies, and experience with multiple business models, financial modeling, due diligence processes, technology trends and a genuine interest in Oceans and Seafood 

  • High intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial, analytical, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative

  • Good networker, with an ability to grow our network and process for identifying investment opportunities

  • Excellent writer, communicator, and listener with superior relationship skills and comfort regularly interacting with strangers

  • High level of maturity and ability to work in a team setting or independently

  • MBA or Advanced Degree strongly preferred

  • Experience in the seafood industry or related Oceans industries preferred

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


To apply, please email a resume to our recruiting partner CarterPierce – info@carterpierce.com – with “S2G Ventures Oceans VP” 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, the direct investment team of Builders Vision, partners with entrepreneurs who are working on 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 companies 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.

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