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Investment Associate

Company: SquarePeg
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

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 leads.
  • 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 communications.Requirements
    • 1+ year(s) of experience at a startup, investment bank, venture firm, or an MBA.
    • Demonstrated interest in technology; Technical Undergraduate degree preferred.
    • 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 week.
    • Identify with Playground Values
    • Intellectually curious and practical
    • Collaborative and ambitious
    • Thrive on building something worthwhile regardless of the challenge

Keywords: SquarePeg, Palo Alto , Investment Associate, Other , Palo Alto, California

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