Associate, Leading Venture Capital Fund, Paris, France
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location: Paris, France
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 19529650
About our client
We're working with a highly regarded global tech venture capital investor with an international heritage and impressive track record. They have significant capital to deploy and, as such, are looking to hire an Associate to their Paris-based team.
You will predominantly be investing across Europe or in US companies with significant European footprints.
The fund has an exceptionally strong culture and prides itself on being fair, honest, respectful, and ambitious for itself, its employees, and its portfolio companies. They are looking for exceptional people who will be encouraged to take on significant responsibility quickly. This is a highly entrepreneurial firm, and this role would suit someone who is looking to make an impact in a fund with a genuine long-term route to progression.
The team typically invest at Series A and B, is an active investor taking board seats and working 'hands on' with founders. They are unique in Europe with their senior team being comprised of former operators which has helped create strong relationships with the portfolio and increased their reputation in the community as an investor of choice for founder/CEOs. The profile of the fund has increased significantly over the past several years and this is the opportunity to join a platform that is growing rapidly but has existing success and track record to draw upon as well as a global footprint. What the job involves
Build a broad investment sourcing network with industry experts, entrepreneurs, venture capital peers and advisors
Triangulate data and analysis to construct robust perspectives on valuation and potential
Support aspects of due diligence processes required to support investment decisions
Assist on various facets of deal execution: from due diligence and negotiation, to documentation and workstream co-ordination
Analyse possible exit scenarios and support aspects of exit processes for portfolio companies
Who we are looking for
An exceptional record of academic achievement from a highly regarded institution
Rigorous training from banking on consulting is essential
Operational experience from a startup or scaleup is highly desirable
A genuine passion for the technology space
Detail-orientated personality with exceptional analytical skills