Partner, CircleUp Growth Partners

San Francisco, CA

CircleUp harnesses the power of machine learning and predictive analytics to discover some of the fastest-growing companies in the consumer & retail sector. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the resources and capital they need. We are building a predictive data system called "Helio" to bring the data-driven revolution that has occurred in the public markets to the private markets, starting with consumer & retail. We've already caught the eye of companies such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Fast Company and the Financial Times.

CircleUp was recently honored as one of Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Data Science and has been named a CB Insights FinTech 250, a Top 5 Most Disruptive Company in Finance by CNBC, and to the Forbes FinTech 50. Founded in 2012, CircleUp is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Union Square Ventures, GV, Canaan Partners, QED Advisors, and others. Learn more at www.circleup.com

Responsibilities

  • Independently manage the process for investments in early stage consumer products companies
  • Identify potential companies/industries of interest within the CPG space and proactively source new investments
  • Lead all diligence for new investment opportunities, including investment thesis development, competitive analysis, market sizing, financial analysis and deal structuring
  • Present investment proposals to investment committee and actively participate in discussions and decisions
  • Monitor and support portfolio companies
  • Act as a strong representative in a variety of contexts, including with potential industry partners, at trade shows and conferences
  • Collaborate cross-functionally across the different teams at CircleUp, including both the credit and systematic equity funds as well as our technology platform team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Accounting/Economics/Finance Preferred)
  • 2+ years of consumer investing experience (VC, P/E, Banking/consulting)
  • Experience sourcing opportunities and developing relationships
  • Solid understanding of financial, accounting and valuation concepts
  • Very strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
  • Highly proactive and an ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Exceptional integrity, highly intelligent and strong work ethic
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