Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 17, 2022
Playground Global is run by successful entrepreneurs who
conceived, built and scaled successful technology companies before
becoming venture capitalists. Playground invests in early-stage,
deep tech startups - our portfolio companies make secure cloud
computing viable, streamline farming operations to increase food
production efficiency, create a shipping network for e-commerce
delivery powered by intelligence and data, and much more. Our team
has the technical skills and passion for digging in deep with
entrepreneurs, helping them solve technical challenges to execute
their visions. We are seeking an Investment Associate to join our
team and help support our partners investing in Automation & AI
(including AgTech and OceanTech), enterprise infrastructure
software, logistics and cyber-security startups. Our ideal
candidate is someone who loves technology, is a deep thinker and an
enthusiastic self-starter. You don't need to have investment
experience, but you do need to have a strong interest in learning
to be a venture investor. Responsibilities
- Work with Playground's partners to help develop an investment
thesis in Automation & AI, Logistics, and Enterprise Infrastructure
Software, including cyber security.
- Source investment opportunities and evaluate inbound
- Perform technical and business due diligence.
- Build relationships with portfolio companies and provide advice
and assistance as they grow.
- Prepare briefing documents, financial returns and other
analyses to support important meetings and
- 1+ year(s) of experience at a startup, investment bank, venture
firm, or an MBA.
- Demonstrated interest in technology; Technical Undergraduate
- Possess exceptional decision making instincts, strong
analytical skills, and highly self-motivated.
- You work hard, smart and with a sense of urgency, in order
words - you have hustle!
- Excel in written and verbal communication.
- Able to work from Playground's office in Palo Alto 3+ days a
- Identify with Playground Values
- Intellectually curious and practical
- Collaborative and ambitious
- Thrive on building something worthwhile regardless of the
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