Associate Position

Salt Lake City based Signal Peak Ventures is hiring an Associate to be an integral member of the investment team.  This position involves working directly with the Managing Directors to support the investment process including sourcing, due diligence, deal closing, and portfolio management.  Candidates who apply should have a strong interest and passion for early-stage technology and startups.  This is a 2 to 3 year position.

Responsibilities:

  • Deal sourcing: Proactively network and build relationships with entrepreneurs in local and other geographic ecosystems, identify possible investments, proactively seek out early, growing technology companies, represent the firm in a professional, intelligent and thoughtful manner
  • Due diligence: Assist in the due diligence process, drive operational metrics assessments, perform competitive analysis, evaluate product and technology risks, make customer and management reference calls, develop financial and cap table modeling, write investment memos, and assist in closing deals
  • Fund management: Support the partnership in monitoring and managing portfolio company and fund performance, help nurture and develop companies through recruiting in addition to operational and strategic guidance, provide analysis for follow-on investment decisions,
  • Ongoing fund operating activities: Support and participate in weekly partner meetings, assist in generating quarterly Limited Partner reports, help ensure success of annual investor meetings, assist with fund-sponsored events in the community

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience, preferably in management consulting, venture capital, I-banking, private equity or a strong tech startup/company
  • Strong analytical capabilities with solid business acumen and intuition
  • Ability to proactively develop and drive next steps in analysis and due diligence to quickly get to the right answers without much oversight
  • Solid interpersonal skills, ability to engender professional respect, confidence and trust
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely both oral and written
  • High proficiency with Excel, including cap table and financial modeling
  • Can-do, team oriented, winning attitude with low-ego and enjoyable/likeable personality

How to apply:

  • Send resume/Linkedin and brief professional statement to emma@spv.com