Principal (Venture Capital)

  • Full Time
  • Palo Alto, CA

Our client is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto with $1B under management and investing out of its fifth fund. The fund’s mission is to partner with US entrepreneurs and add value by leveraging the firm’s proprietary insights and connections to strategic Asian partners. The team is led by investors and operators, all of whom have managed successful US venture practices for large Asian strategics such as Foxconn, Mitsubishi, SoftBank, and UMC.

The Opportunity
The venture team is looking to add an ambitious and high-energy member. You will have the opportunity to work closely with all members of the firm, as well as our strategic partners in Asia. You will be given tremendous responsibilities and be actively involved in the entire spectrum of the venture capital practice. We are flexible in terms of sectors. Examples of areas we have invested in include SaaS, cloud, carbon-neutral, mobility, digital health, robotics, and interactive media.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Identify and source emerging investment opportunities by developing investment theses and leveraging the platform to build your own network
  • Lead due diligence efforts and execute investments, become an expert in those fields
  • Draft investment memos with data and analysis to support your investment decision
  • Collaborate with portfolio companies on key strategic and operational projects
  • Network and collaborate with strategic LPs on innovation initiatives
  • Share thought leadership by creating blog posts and hosting events

Core Qualifications

  • Passionate about technology and supporting founders who are solving bold, important, and complex problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communicational skills to build relationships with entrepreneurs of all backgrounds
  • Positive attitude, team spirit, and desire to thrive in a multi-cultural setting
  • 5-10 years of venture capital and/or investment-related experience (e.g. investment banking, strategy consulting, corporate development/strategy, bizops, or strategic finance at a tech company)

Bonus Qualifications

  • MBA from a top educational institution
  • Technical background (computer science, engineering, math, physics, etc.)
  • Experience in an operational role at a startup and/or tech company
  • Strong existing network in the startup ecosystem
  • Conversational fluency in either Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese