Corporate Development Associate

Job Title

Corporate Development Associate

Job Description

We are looking for highly-motivated and talented individuals to join one of the leading investment firms in the impact investing industry. S2G Ventures / Builders Private Capital is looking for an Associate to play a key role in our venture capital fund. As a member of the platform team, this Associate will spend their time supporting our ecosystem and portfolio engagement efforts. This role will be critical to scaling the platform function as we look for opportunities to improve processes and workflows around firm operations and account management. As an Associate you will gain experience in evaluating strategic partnership opportunities, leveraging new tools and data to improve processes and developing materials to support our ecosystem engagement efforts. Associates will report to the Vice President and will have the opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm, ecosystem partners and external advisors.

 

Background on S2G Ventures:

Builders Private Capital is the direct investment team of Builders Vision. It includes S2G Ventures and strategies focused on addressing climate change, including real assets and energy. The fund’s mission is to invest in trailblazing entrepreneurs across the food supply chain, Oceans, Energy and Real Assets, to build a humane and healthy planet. BPC / S2G will identify sectors that are ripe for change, and form a multi-stage portfolio including seed, venture, and growth stage investments. Core areas of interest for S2G are agriculture, ingredients, logistics, IT / hardware, food safety / technology, retail / restaurants, and consumer brands. For more information about S2G, visit www.s2gventures.com.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are at the core of our mission to shift markets and minds for good.  We believe the change we want to see toward a humane and healthy planet starts with us.  We understand that diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are long-term commitments, and while we aspire to be a catalyst for change, our journey starts from within.  We are committed to learning from others and doing the work to become a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just organization, and will seek to promote those same values in the world around us.  We know that a diverse workforce allows everyone to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to achieve the organization’s mission.  We actively seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  We are an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome people from all experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

 

Key responsibilities Include:

The position is designed for an individual who is interested in expanding their knowledge of venture capital, opportunities in sustainability and climate action, and business operations. Responsibilities will revolve around three primary types of work:

Market Intelligence & Firm Operations

Conduct research on activities across S2G / BPC target sectors in order to identify early adopters and opportunities to engage strategically with our ecosystem to catalyze more capital and/or accelerate the adoption of new technologies that can enable a more humane and healthy planet.

Ecosystem Management

Work across the team to support ecosystem engagement efforts with Corporates, Investors and other influencers in target industries.

Portfolio Management

Support portfolio company growth through go-to-market initiatives by implementing workflows to capture needs and connect to relevant resources.

 

Qualifications

 

You will report to and work closely with the Vice President of S2G Ventures. This is a salaried position working out of our Chicago office.

 

S2G Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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