Senior Associate, Investment

Unreasonable Group

  • Team: Venture Selection, Investment Team
  • Salary: Starting base salary range: $80,000 - $120,000
  • Location: Remote, but ideally located in a U.S. Eastern time zone or UK/Europe time zone
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 24th Nov 2021 EST

Job Description

At Unreasonable, we believe entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses are our best bet for solving the most significant social and environmental challenges of our time. Every day, our team strives to give the entrepreneurs we work with an unfair advantage. We do this by connecting entrepreneurs with the networks of mentors, investors, business leaders, and policy makers they need to scale their businesses. Today, the over 200 CEO’s in the Unreasonable Fellowship have raised more than $4.5B in financing, generated more than $3.5B in revenue, and are measurably impacting the lives of more than 530 million individuals in nearly every country and territory worldwide.

We are now searching for an Investment Associate to join the Unreasonable Collective Deal Team. Unreasonable Collective is Unreasonable’s Group’s co-investment platform that employs a pledge fund model to invest in companies that are creating innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. As a member of the Unreasonable Collective Deal Team, you will be focused on early to growth stage investments (Series A and B).

The Investment Associate will play a key role in all parts of the deal execution process, including: sourcing and evaluating prospective opportunities, conducting industry research, writing investment memos, securing financing, and supporting post-close operational initiatives. This individual will also work collaboratively with management teams at portfolio companies to build value on behalf of the broader Unreasonable network. This hire should be comfortable working directly with the Head of Investment at Unreasonable and with C-Suite executives at portfolio companies. 

Responsibilities

  • Thesis building and deal sourcing

    • Study markets and identify new trends that can lead to high-impact investments.

    • Meet founders and key stakeholders in relevant industries to build an in-depth understanding of their business models and market dynamics.

    • Network with other investment firms and accelerators to help build Unreasonable’s sourcing pipeline.

  • Due diligence and deal execution

    • Lead the due diligence for investment opportunities. This includes market research, company-specific data analysis, customer interviews, financial modeling and valuation analysis.

    • Create and present investment memos to the Unreasonable Collective member base.

    • Serve as a key point of contact for Collective members to support their diligence requests of investment opportunities.

  • Portfolio support

    • Build strong relationships with founders and become their thought partner for deal participation.

    • Monitor portfolio company metrics and industry dynamics.

    • Actively consider and connect LPs to deal opportunities 

  • Platform building and execution

    • Manage end-to-end deal syndicate process for Collective members. This includes facilitation of capital raising, deal execution, and legal processes.

    • Host monthly Collective membership programs, including brain trusts, venture showcases, and masterclasses alongside Collective’s Investment Manager.

    • Spearhead development of processes and systems for Collective deals.

  • Investor gathering coordination

    • In conjunction with the Experience team, curate invitations for and ensure that the “right funders” are in the room for all Unreasonable Private Investor Gatherings (potentially 6-8 per year all around the world).

    • Collaborate with the Global Portfolio team to execute high-level investor gatherings as part of all Unreasonable programs and occasionally as stand-alone events.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • You are someone who is truly passionate about supporting entrepreneurs who are applying wildly scalable business solutions to solving the world’s greatest challenges.

  • You see entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth and an agent of global social and environmental change. 

  • You have strong analytical skills for modeling data and processing information 

  • You are comfortable with valuation modeling and venture due diligence 

  • You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills along with strong presentation skills

  • Proven track record of performing commercial and operational due diligence in a venture or general deal environment

  • Prior venture capital, investment banking, or management consulting experience is nice but is not required 

  • You love creating systems and implementing them across work streams. 

  • You are extremely detail-oriented, especially when it comes to managing extensive data and information sets. 

  • You work best on a fast-moving team that is collaborative, and when needed, you are also able to take full ownership of a project from start to finish without direct management or supervision.

  • When given clear direction, you are always a top performer on any task. If you haven’t done it before, you teach yourself rather than get deterred by the ambiguity. 

  • You love research and take pride in deriving insights from arduous amounts of data 

  • You think and operate strategically. You recognize what’s most important to tackle, in what order, and are prepared to make informed, independent decisions.

  • You approach problem-solving with an open mind and are willing to take a leadership position with your peers to ensure best practices become standard.

  • You believe deeply in the importance of transparent and honest communication in what you write and how you interact with your team.

  • You always follow up and follow through. 

  • As you read about ​Unreasonable’s core values​, you get more and more excited with each value you come across.

Required Education and Experience

  • Experience is gained in many different ways across a multitude of avenues. Here at Unreasonable, we are committed to building a diverse team and fostering an inclusive environment. As guidance, a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or equivalent is preferred. Strong financial modeling and venture valuation capabilities are required.

APPLICATION TIMELINE 

  • November 12th: Application goes live 

  • November 24th: Your application is due.  

  • December 1st - 2nd: If you are invited to the next round of the process, we will schedule a 20 minute phone call with you.

  • December 3rd - 8th: We will give select applicants a small “trial project” representative of the type of work associated with this position. Though it should only take a few hours to complete, we will give you 5 business days.

  • December 13th - 16th: Assuming both of us want to continue exploring the potential of working together, we'll invite you to a longer interview with our team.

  • December 16th - 17th: We will conduct reference checks on the two to three most compelling applicants for this position.

  • December 20th: Assuming you made it through the reference checks, you will be notified whether or not the position is yours.

  • January 10th: Ideally, those accepted will be able to join the company no later than Monday, January 17th.

“The object of life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, ‘Holy Sh*t, What a Ride!'”—Mavis Leyrer

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The Unreasonable team is made up of passionate souls dedicated to the idea that entrepreneurs are our best bet at solving the greatest challenges of our time. We’re thinkers and doers, writers and makers, engineers and firefighters =) Though we’re headquartered in Boulder, CO we have teammates from London to New York and a community that spans from Sao Paulo to Hong Kong.

We offer all full-time employees at Unreasonable Group comprehensive benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance with company contributions for yourself and your dependents, a Simple IRA retirement plan with 3% company match, unlimited paid vacation with a mandatory minimum aggregate of 2-weeks off per employee per year, 12-weeks paid parental leave, and up to $6000 per year to continue your education and personal and professional growth through our employer sponsored Learning Fund. We want to encourage our teammates to be the best versions of themselves in both work and life and hope our benefits, inspired by our values, reflect this.

To support an international team, we have partnered with Employer of Record services all over the world. All international positions will be employed via our EoR partners. We do our best to ensure that our international teammates receive comparable benefits and enjoy a comparable employee experience as our US based team in accordance and in compliance with local laws and regulations.

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At Unreasonable, our goal is to become a global brand with a diverse team that is representative of the community we serve. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other non-job-related factors. We value diversity and are committed to building a team and an inclusive culture that represents a global perspective of experiences, skills, backgrounds, and expertise. The more inclusive we are, the better we can deliver our mission.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 24th Nov 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application