Job Opening

Deal & Research Analyst

The analyst reports to the partner who leads the firm’s deal & research team. The research team’s primary goal is to help the firm find and invest in the best software companies. The analyst will identify companies we should be meeting based on both signals (“what’s trending?”) and theses (“what do we believe will happen in a specific market?”).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Find companies. Build and continuously update a set of companies to meet based on quantitative signals, market theses, and a network of key relationships. The analyst will work with a set of deal partners to identify what signals are relevant, develop predictions about how specific markets are evolving, and what set of investors, entrepreneurs, and professors are active. The analyst will build and maintain a software-driven dashboard to constantly surface new companies.
  • Evaluate companies. The analyst will assist a lead deal partner on the overall diligence on a specific company that we are considering investing in. Specific tasks might include calling customers, checking references, building financial models, finding the investing history in space, and other related tasks.
  • Co-author “thought pieces” (in the form of blog posts, podcasts, presentations, etc.). The analyst will work with a team to co-author thought pieces for general consumption as well as for more specific audiences (e.g., corporations visiting the firm to visit startups).
  • Cultivate a network of subject matter experts. The analyst will maintain a set of “pick up the phone” relationships with the most influential people in space (e.g. university professors, executives at established companies, industry analysts, etc.)
  • Ad hoc research. Perform business and technology research on markets, companies, and themes that the firm is interested in.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or a hard science with strong quantitative skills
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in consulting, investment banking or technology
  • Have a “super power” of some sort—ability to build financial models, ability to dissect a business model, ability to write software, ability to evaluate whether a company is using the best machine learning algorithms available, etc.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate it in a relevant way to different audiences (both written and verbal)
  • High emotional intelligence such that people both inside and outside the firm really want to work with you
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to juggle multiple items and work on tight deadlines
  • Desire and ability to learn new domains and technologies quickly.

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Do you think you are the right fit? Send your CV to jobs@enablingfuture.com