Venture Capital Job – Associate/Senior Associate (Investments) – Chiratae Ventures

Website Chiratae Ventures

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Job Description

Role to be Hired:  Associate/Senior Associate

Location:              Bangalore

Role:                     Full time

Education:            Engineering degree from premier institution is mandatory. MBAs with Engineering background from premier institutions is also preferred.  Non-Engineers may not fit the bill for this role.

Who we are
Chiratae Ventures is a 16-year-old venture capital firm, with an ambition to carve out a prosperous future for young aspiring minds is keen to have “conversations” with you for an exciting and challenging role in the SaaS Sector (Investment Team). We are driven by our values of trust, transparency, honesty, integrity, excellence, agility, ownership and responsibility as some of our core values.
Chiratae Ventures has been one of the leading investors in SaaS, with some of the notable investments in Uniphore, Pixis, Hevo Data amongst others. On offer here is an exciting, well-rounded journey touching all aspects of VC including active portfolio management, fund-raising, and much more.

Who fits the bill
Education background required: Engineers (Mandatory) and/or MBA – Premier Institutes
Experience : 4-6 years
SaaS experience – Exposure to SaaS investing and / or working experience with a high growth SaaS company is mandatory.
VC experience is mandatory.
Location: Bangalore

Behavioural attributes

  • High degree of ownership and accountability with a can-do attitude
  • Passion for excellence; Data-driven approach to analysis
  • Intellectual curiosity/learning mindset; Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, unstructured environment, deal with Ambiguity
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and execute in a time-bound manner.
  • Outstanding Interpersonal skills 

Job Description:

An Associate/ Senior Associate in a venture capital (VC) firm plays a crucial role in identifying, evaluating, and managing potential investment opportunities. The job description of a Associate/Sr. Associate in a VC firm includes certain categories supporting deals and eventually lead it with a deep focus on

  1. Sourcing
  2. Due Diligence
  3. Investments
  4. Portfolio Management
  5. Industry Research and Thought Leadership
  6. Team Collaboration

Sector: SaaS

  1. Working with Sector head, build and shape fund’s investment thesis in SaaS and related sub sectors.
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of India’s SaaS industry across demographics.
  3. Build relevant networks with founders and investors in the sector.
  4. Other Activities: Organization-wide initiatives working closely with Fund leadership across thought leadership, industry events, LP discussions.
  • Deal sourcing and support: The role holder is responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities by actively searching for promising startups in their respective industries. This involves attending industry conferences and events, reviewing business plans and pitch decks, and monitoring industry news and trends.
  • Due diligence: Expected to conduct thorough due diligence to evaluate the viability and potential of the portfolio companies. This includes researching the industry, analysing the startup’s financials, and assessing the team’s capabilities.
  • Investment evaluation: Based on the due diligence, the role holder shall make recommendations to the senior team regarding whether to invest in the startup. This involves creating financial models and preparing investment memos to present to the investment committee, in due course leading the deals and take full ownership of the deals.
  • Portfolio management: The role holder also plays a key role in managing the firm’s existing portfolio of investments and lead them eventually. This involves working closely with portfolio companies to provide strategic guidance and support, and tracking their progress against key metrics, eventually manage the respective portfolio leads.
  • Reporting: The role holder is also responsible for preparing regular reports and updates for senior management and investors on the performance of the portfolio companies and the overall investment strategy of the firm.
  • Networking: The role Holder is expected to build and maintain relationships with entrepreneurs, other investors, and key industry players to stay informed on the latest trends and opportunities.
  • Industry Research and Thought Leadership: Stay updated on the latest trends, innovations, and disruptions within the SaaS sector, and share insights with the investment team and the wider community through thought leadership pieces, presentations, and participation in industry events.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with other members of the investment team to collectively drive the firm’s investment strategy, share insights, and contribute to the growth of the overall VC ecosystem.

Overall, this role holder plays a critical role in sourcing, evaluating, and managing potential investment opportunities, and eventually lead the deals independently. May also involve fund raising role contributions support along with the deal lead/fund raising leads, if required. The role requires a combination of financial, analytical, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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