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Corporate Development Associate, Palo Alto

 

Agroecology Capital, a high technology venture capital firm, has an immediate opening for an Associate-level role.


Agroecology Capital is a venture capital firm focused on agroecological Land and AgTech investments. The firm backs startups of all stages.
 

The Associate will be responsible for: (i) team and cross-functional operations; (ii) deal execution assistance for our portfolio companies including capital raising and strategic transactions; and (iii) market analysis.
 

The primary function of this role is to provide real and sustained value to: (i) immediate peers; and (ii) the Firm’s portfolio companies.

Responsibilities:

 

1. Team and Cross-Functional Operations

 

  • Assist in coordinating and maintaining relationships with external service providers (legal, accounting, investment banking, consulting, value added services, etc.)

  • Conduct primary research 

  • Create and manage models/dashboards that deliver key insights on industry developments and trends

  • Support ad-hoc projects related to the Firm’s priorities and initiatives

 

2. Deal Execution
 

  • Perform valuation analyses for investment and M&A execution

  • Assist the Firm's portfolio companies with equity and debt capital raising

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of strategic processes and portfolio analysis

  • Create presentation materials for internal and external audiences the Firm’s portfolio companies

 

3. Market Analysis
 

  • Perform comprehensive and in-depth company and industry research

  • Create and maintain market maps for strategic and financial targets


Ideal Candidate Background:
 

  • Demonstrated personal, professional and educational achievement

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or a technical field from a top undergraduate institution

  • 2+ years of experience in a technology coverage group or M&A at a top investment bank

  • Experience in modeling and data and analytics tools

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and apply initiative and creativity on challenging projects

  • Positive attitude, good instincts and sharp focus

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