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Sr Manager, Venture Capital & Startup Public Sector

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

10+ years of relevant work experience in cross-functional technology solutions development, alliance/partnership programs, tech scouting, market analysis, IT and business strategy, product management, and business development within both Public and Private sectors.

  • 5+ years of experience working with US Public Sector clients. Working knowledge of government acquisitions, contracts, and technology certifications is a must.
  • 3+ years designing, executing, and leading a Corporate Venturing practice/strategy delivering strategic value through unique relationships with startup firms, tech vendors, academia, VCs, CVCs, and incubators/accelerators.
  • Experience managing teams of 10+ staff, including career management, technical solution delivery, business strategy, and corporate venturing activities.
  • Startup board advisory and mentorship experience specifically in technical, business, and product management guidance.
  • Existing relationships with top-tier VCs, CVCs, Academia, Incubators/Accelerators, and related membership consortiums, focused on emerging technologies applied to Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Immersive/Experiential.
  • MBA required

Would you like to own developing and managing relationships with Venture Capital firms in the Washington, DC or San Francisco startup hubs, and influencing decision making towards utilizing Amazon Web Services as the basis for their portfolio companies’ infrastructure? Do you have the business savvy, the technical insight, relationship development skills and the background necessary to mesh with the startup/VC ecosystem and to help further establish Amazon as the leader in the cloud computing space? The Worldwide Public Sector Sales (WWPS) team is looking for a VC/Startup Business Development Manager to work with the VC and Startup community who are interested in working more closely with our innovative government customers.As a business development manager within AWS WWPS, you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon’s cloud computing platform within the Venture Capital community. Your responsibilities will include identifying appropriate VCs to target for greater public sector involvement, driving the necessary business, strategic and technical relationships with the VCs and their portfolio companies to establish new business in those accounts, and to work closely with the AWS WWPS sales team to drive the day-to-day interactions with the portfolio companies in order to build long-term business opportunity.

 

The ideal candidate will possess both a business background that enables them to drive engagement and interact with senior partners at Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital, Startup Incubator/Accelerator firms,CxOs, and founders of startups, as well as enough technical background that enables them to easily interact with software developers, engineers and architects. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-organizationally to build consensus. A keen sense of ownership, drive, and grit is a must.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key member of the WWPS Venture Capital and Startups team in helping to drive overall WWPS market and technical strategy.
  • Identify key VCs with portfolio companies that have infrastructure needs, and drive engagement with those organizations.
  • Execute the strategic business development plan while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. sales teams, marketing, legal, support, etc.).
  • Work closely with the VCs and their portfolio companies to ensure they are successful using our web services, making sure they have the technical resources required.
  • Understand and exploit the use of salesforce.com and other internal Amazon systems.
  • Implement and manage reporting systems to track the effectiveness of the efforts to target the companies in the portfolios of Venture Capital firms.
  • Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and roadblocks to establishing new engagements.
  • Handle a high volume of engagements and the fast pace of the cloud computing market
  • Experienced with account management (Enterprise, SMB and startup) and solution selling ability
  • Some relevant technical knowledge is helpful, such as: database systems, core distributed computing concepts, fundamentals of cloud computing and virtualization, storage systems, content delivery networks (CDNs) etc. with ability to go deep enough on technical aspects to differentiate between varied data storage services. Some Travel required
  • Existing Public Sector R&D (or equivalent) relationships are highly desired.
  • Experience with prototyping/piloting joint solutions with startup firms and/or tech vendors/academia within corporate organizations to test new product/capability offerings or alternative business models. Specific Public Sector applications are highly desired.
  • Expertise in designing and executing alternative investment and partnering structures with startup firms (e.g., cash-for-equity, labor-for-equity, reseller, exclusive go-to-market).
  • Experience developing corporate funding strategies/methods is highly desired.
  • Experience collaborating and delivering solutions across multiple innovation hub geographies, especially the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Austin, and Washington, DC.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results.
  • Ability to effectively lead and work with a variety of organizations, management levels, cultures, and personalities
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Experience collaborating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple teams.
  • Technical background with Computer Science and Business/Economics is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of software product development highly desired.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

Associate, Corporate Venture Capital

Zoll Medical Corporation 

 

Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified business based in Tokyo focused on three primary sectors: Materials, Homes and Healthcare. Asahi Kasei Corporate Venture Capital focuses on investing in global companies in areas of strategic importance to Asahi Kasei. The company’s mission is to create new long-term business opportunities as well as a financial return for Asahi Kasei. The team, based in Menlo Park and the Boston area, consists of senior professionals with backgrounds in R&D, operations and venture capital.

The Corporate Venture Capital group is expanding its activities and is seeking an Associate to join the healthcare team based in the Boston area. The Associate will be an integral part of the team to make strategic investments in the medical device, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic and digital health sectors. The Associate will support the entire investment process, including sourcing, due diligence, deal execution and project management and portfolio support. The position will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other senior business development staff within Asahi Kasei’s Healthcare Business Unit. A successful candidate will have a scientific and/or clinical background and have a good understanding of business principles and market dynamics in the healthcare sector. The position has long-term potential for advancement within Asahi Kasei.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform due diligence activities including scientific/clinical assessments, market analysis, financial modeling and conducting primary and secondary research
  • Generate new investment ideas and keep current on major developments through networking with the investment community and attending medical and industry conferences
  • Prepare and maintain internal documentation, including investment memos and presentations as well as internal databases
  • Assist with board level management of portfolio companies and support potential collaborations between the portfolio and Asahi Kasei
  • Support other Asahi Kasei healthcare business development initiatives, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in healthcare consulting, investment banking, venture capital or business/corporate development in life sciences required
  • Proficiency in financial analysis and modeling
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly self motivated with strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • Interest in working in cross cultural environment

Sr. Analyst, Venture Capital

Standard Life Aberdeen

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) manages over $600 billion of assets, making it one of the largest active management firms in the world. Within private markets, ASI offers institutional investors a wide array of capabilities including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, private credit and real assets. The firm’s scale, breadth of expertise and geographic reach enable it to deliver market-leading private-market solutions globally, with a strong presence in the United States.

We are currently seeking candidates for the role of Global Venture Capital Sr. Analyst to join our Boston-based venture capital team. In this role, the successful candidate will gain access to a multitude of venture capital strategies and investment types, including primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct equity co-investments. The Global Venture Capital analyst role offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop their knowledge of venture capital and pursue a long term career in the industry.

Core Responsibilities

The main focus of the analyst role is to provide investment and business support to the private equity team by:

  • Screening new investment opportunities
  • Assisting in the due diligence process and preparation of investment recommendation papers for funds and companies that represent attractive investment opportunities
  • Carrying out portfolio data analysis and financial modelling
  • Monitoring of existing investments and portfolios

Core Skills

  • Highly analytical with experience conducting financial analysis, with a strong knowledge of Excel
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong accounting and finance skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to build and nurture personal relationships with a diverse range of people/personalities at a variety of different levels
  • An undergraduate degree in finance, economics, accounting, or other such relevant discipline
  • Familiarity with investing concepts advantageous
  • Prior involvement with private markets investments a plus
  • 2 to 3 years of post-undergraduate work experience

Talents

  • Teamwork – is supportive of colleagues and is willing to share ideas and listen to others
  • Information gathering – knows where to get relevant information and will make use of all available sources
  • Focus – plans work to achieve outputs within agreed and often strict timescales; schedules daily work and does not rely on others to prioritize activities
  • Communicating & influencing – explains things clearly whether verbally or in writing and can present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Preference for action – takes ownership for work and will see things through; can work under minimal supervision and can use own initiative
  • Responsibility – demonstrates strong work ethic and takes initiative to meet client needs; looks for opportunities to create value for the client
  • Tenacity – copes well with high volumes of work and thrives in a fast paced work environment
  • Networking – builds a range of contacts internally and uses their knowledge to gain business advantage

Venture Capital Analyst

Ad Ventures

Ad Ventures is a venture and seed stage investment fund driving above-market, risk-adjusted portfolio returns by funding innovative, high-growth Consumer Goods companies in the US. Ad Ventures has teamed up with the Harmon Brothers, the masterminds behind advertising campaigns for Squatty Potty, Purple Mattress, FiberFix, Chatbooks, and more. The Ad Ventures team screens over 1,500 unique investment opportunities across the US each year to find the most innovative and groundbreaking new Consumer Goods companies.

As an analyst you will be involved in all aspects of the fundraising and investment process including sourcing, screening, due diligence, and monitoring investments. In addition, you will also perform industry and market research, competitive analysis, business model analysis, and assist the investment committee in the formation of investment theses for investments in the fund. We are looking for someone that is passionate about entrepreneurship/VC investing and that is self-motivated.

Qualifications

  • Strong Analytical thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Passionate about consumer goods, technology, entrepreneurship and the venture capital industry
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and eager to learn
  • Team player who possesses intellectual curiosity, sound judgment, and attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs experience
  • Strong academic performance

Preferred

  • 1-3+ years of experience in venture capital, technology, management consulting, investment banking or other relevant fields
  • Data Analytics and programing experience
  • Spanish, Portugese or other second languages

Experience:

  • Investment Banking: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Management Consulting: 1 year (Preferred)