Principal for Alumni Ventures Group: Green D Ventures

Green D Ventures is a part of Alumni Ventures Group, a fast-growing organization of approximately 100 employees across the country and a widespread, engaged community of over 550K entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. We are disrupting venture capital with our smart, simple product offerings: alumni and focused funds that provide individual, accredited investors access to venture investing. Our corporate headquarters in Manchester, NH provides back-office support and resources to our fund teams in Boston, New York, Chicago, Austin and San Francisco. On an annual basis, these teams raise funds from their respective communities to invest in diverse, promising startups and growing businesses. AVG has successfully launched 25 venture funds to date and will build another dozen or so funds over the next few years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

Green D Ventures, AVG’s fund for Dartmouth Alumni, is seeking an experienced, full-time Principal who will initiate, develop and grow relationships with entrepreneurs at premier private companies. The successful Principal at Green D Ventures will source, evaluate, conduct due diligence and ultimately execute venture investments that drive investing capabilities for Green D Ventures & AVG. You'll be joining a fast-paced, professional, and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have significant input into the creation of a unique, diversified, fast-growing portfolio. You will leverage a well vetted playbook, back office support, and processes created by the parent company Alumni Ventures Group to help in executing your role and collaborate with a talented team of marketing and investing professionals.  This is a full-time position based out of one of AVG’s offices in San Francisco, New York City or Boston, MA.  You will be a salaried employee of AVG, with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a degree from Dartmouth University, an MBA from Tuck School of Business is preferred
  • Venture Capital or direct investing experience is a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in technology, venture capital, private equity, finance, or a leadership / business development role in an entrepreneurial organization.
  • Experience working simultaneously on multiple projects and managing a high-volume of investment opportunities and entrepreneur relationships

Requirements for an ideal candidate

  • Desire to build a career in venture and enthusiastic about venture investing and AVG’s model
  • Has been part of a successful small team or start-up organization and/or has led new projects or built initiatives from the ground up
  • Communication skills:
    • leverages a direct communication style to raise questions and name concerns early
    • mastery of professional written and verbal communication
    • is able to engage a mature business audience
  • Ability to quickly comprehend, evaluate and critique a venture’s business model, market opportunity and team
  • Awareness of the venture capital community including leading investment funds and partners, historical successes and failures
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in emerging companies, and experience in company research and due diligence preparation
  • Curious and eager to learn, willing to take on new responsibilities at all levels with enthusiasm
  • Experience successfully managing multiple, complex projects at the same time
  • Good networker, with an ability to help grow our system and process for identifying investment opportunities
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by ability to get and communicate big picture
  • Self-starter and independent manager, but great team player, preferably with personnel management experience
  • Smart, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative
  • Database management and strong technical and social media experience a big plus

Role/ Responsibilities

  • Network with Dartmouth alums in the venture community
  • Participate in the identification of deal sourcing targets (typically Series A, B or C stage)
  • Support construction and evaluation of fund portfolio:
    • Conduct outreach to VCs, entrepreneurs, incubators, and more to help fill our deal pipeline with prospects:
    • Educate deal sources and companies/entrepreneurs about our process and effectively manage relationships in a professional, courteous manner
    • Evaluate ~25 companies per week resulting in deep-dives on 3-5 per month and investment into ~25 per year to create a balanced portfolio across industry/sector, stage and geography
    • Research and evaluate each company and industry as a potential investment, including interviewing company teams, competitors, and customers
    • Work closely with sibling funds to identify mutual interesting investment opportunities
    • Manage deal flow and related database inputs
  • Develop and maintain proprietary deal and market intelligence
  • Recruit, train, and manage interns/fellows to help support the fund
  • Orchestrate and execute Investment Committee meetings
  • Prep and distribute due diligence packages for the Investment Committee
    (IC) and Alumni Venture Group sibling funds to review
  • Present companies and respond to Managing Partner and LP questions
  • As requested, assist with investor relations and potential investor outreach
  • Help supervise back-end functions as needed
  • Contribute positively to AVG's culture

Alumni Ventures Group is an equal opportunity employer and our team is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse workforce through fair and equitable Talent and people management practices. We consider applicants for all positions given the needs of our business and the relevant team, and the skills, experience and competencies each candidate brings. If you are excited about the work AVG and Yard Ventures are doing and believe your skills, experience and competencies can create impact for our team, our Limited Partners and our portfolio companies, we encourage you to apply.  Your candidacy will be considered based on your ability to add value, regardless of your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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