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Investment associate – Rockaway Ventures

Rockaway

We are looking for a self-contained Investment Associate for the Rockaway Ventures division of Rockaway Capital.

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year at a Venture Capital or Private Equity firm, alternatively minimum 2 years at a top investment bank or a top management consulting firm.
  • Excel proficiency.
  • Familiarity with Venture Capital investment vehicles (equity, convertible note) and standard investment documentation (term sheet, shareholders agreement, cap table, ESOP programs).
  • Full understanding of financial concepts and analysis (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow) and typical P&L business drivers (revenue, variable costs, margin, fixed costs, customer acquisition costs, customer lifetime value).
  • Experience in entrepreneurship is a plus, alternatively experience in building a business
  • English fluent business proficiency; German and Polish language a plus.
  • Experience / interest in cryptoassets and blockchain a plus.

Profile

  • Motivated self-starter who works on own initiative and light supervision.
  • Flexible and capable of running multiple workstreams (portfolio management) but at the same time disciplined in prioritization and focus.
  • Confident, positive, persuasive, capable of easily interacting with senior management and business owners.
  • Sociable and balanced in respect of non-work-related activities.

Role

  • Track and improve current Rockaway Ventures portfolio (i.e. board meetings, defining deep-dives where to help, bringing-in experts, helping to fill advisory and key management positions, putting in contact with corporate partners).
  • Screen and actively source new deals within the investment strategy and independently meet with business owners / founders to evaluate the investment potential and fit.
  • Prepare investment committee-ready documents for decision making purposes (i.e. team, product, competitive landscape, key customers, value proposition, go-to-market strategy, Excel business plan and ROI/valuation model, synergies with other Rockaway portfolio companies, exit strategies, investment thesis, deal terms negotiation, oversight and input into legal documentation, selection of advisors and full DD process oversight)
  • Establish network of co-investor VCs (the ideal profile is a fund already deeply connected to the VC ecosystem).
  • Positively propagate Rockaway brand within the region (e.g. speaker at conferences).

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