Global Portfolio Director

Unreasonable Group

Location Boulder, London, or New York
Team Investment Team
  • Closing: 7:00pm, 22nd Apr 2019 MDT

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 these entrepreneurs tackling BFPs 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 160 CEO’s in the Unreasonable Fellowship have raised more than $2.5B in financing, generated more than $1.8B in revenue, and are measurably impacting the lives of more than 200 million individuals in nearly every country and territory worldwide.

We’re now on the search for a Global Portfolio Director (the “Director”) who will report to our Managing Director (the “MD”) of Investment Strategy and work collaboratively alongside of the MD and our CEO. The Director will be charged with managing relations with more than 500 investment funds, foundations, and individual investors already in the Unreasonable network as well as executing the venture selection process in conjunction with the MD. This role will be led by an individual who has investment experience, understands private equity, and is eager to join us in identifying and recruiting the most impactful growth-equity companies of our time. The Director should expect at least one week of travel each month (oftentimes international).


  • Design and implement a comprehensive investor relations strategy that establishes and develops one of the most powerful funder communities in the world - one that investors, philanthropists, top tier funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds world-wide are keen to be a part of.

  • Work with the MD to execute on a streamlined venture selection process.

  • Ensure that funds, investors, family offices, and select foundations are seen as “Capital Partners” to Unreasonable. These “Capital Partners” will become Unreasonable’s primary sourcing engine for trusted introductions and referrals as we select new Unreasonable Fellows and we, in return, will serve as a “pipeline” for deal-flow into Capital Partners when Unreasonable Fellows are raising financing aligned with their interests.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with investors and prospective Unreasonable Fellows.

  • Utilizing our proprietary digital platform, keep Unreasonable’s private funder network up-to-date, logging investment interests of the over 500 investors in our network and building out each funder’s profile to the highest level of detail to ensure Unreasonable Fellows are able to find targeted sources of capital that match their financing needs.

  • Track, manage, and update relevant data in regards to our investor relations CRM on a regular and continuous basis.

  • In conjunction with the Program’s team, curate invitations for and ensure that the “right funders” are in the room for all Unreasonable Private Investor Gatherings. Although The Director may not need to send out all invitations, s/he will oversee what invitations are sent out based on the preferences of investors in our network.

  • Collaborate with the Programs & Alumni teams to execute high level investor gatherings as part of all Unreasonable programs and occasionally as stand alone events.

  • Ensure the development of press releases, Q&A documents, messaging and other relevant materials specifically for all investor related gatherings and for the venture selection team.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • You have a minimum of five years working experience in private equity or financial services. We are looking for experience in investor relations, equity research, and/or finance.

  • You likely dislike and may even despise the label of being a “great networker” but because you hold so many genuine relationships, though those closest to you constantly say you are.

  • You have experience in analyzing and vetting private equity and venture investment opportunities and are excited to bring that lens of experience to Unreasonable.

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • You have the ability to juggle multiple tasks and demonstrate initiative.

  • You are what we would refer to as a GyShiDo Master.

  • As you read the Unreasonable Manifesto, you get more and more excited with each value you come across as you find that the company’s values deeply resonate with your own.

  • You believe deeply in the importance of transparent and honest communication with yourself and with the teams you are a part of.

  • You are equally able to work alongside a partner or team as you are able to take full ownership of a project from start to finish.

  • You are never the type of person who says, “That’s not my job."

  • You believe that the best way to solve the pressing challenges of the 21st century is to break down barriers for and drive resources to entrepreneurs positioned to bend history in the right direction.

  • Although you may have significant investment experience, you consider your relationships of support to the entrepreneur's you have backed as primary importance above investment returns.


  • March 19th​: Application goes live.

  • April 5th: Your application is due.

  • April 10th - 12th: If you are invited to the next round of the process, we will schedule a 20 minute phone call with you.

  • April 12th - 17th: We will give select applicants a small “trial project” representative of the type of work associated with this position. Though we will give you 6 days to finish your "trial project," it should only take a few hours to complete.

  • April 22nd - 26th: Assuming both of us want to continue exploring the potential of working together, we'll fly you out to Boulder to meet the team and interview in person. Simultaneously we’ll be conducting background checks and reference checks on the two to three most compelling applicants for this position.

  • April 30th: Assuming you made it through the reference checks, you will be notified whether or not the position is yours.

  • May 15th: Ideally, those accepted will be able to join the company full time no later than May 15th.

“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

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 of driving resources to and breaking down barriers for entrepreneurs solving BFPs.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 23rd Apr 2019


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 Tue 23rd Apr 2019