(Senior) Investment Associate (m/f/d)

New York, Full time

Company Description

Picus Capital invests in early-stage technology ventures with a focus on PropTech, Construction Tech, FinTech, InsurTech, broader Financial Services, Human Resources, Renewable Energy, Mobility, E-Commerce, Marketplaces, and Health. The company makes initial investments in pre-seed, seed and series A ventures and works alongside entrepreneurs in various stages of their companies ranging from ideation phase to initial traction. Picus is privately financed and follows a very long-term investment approach, investing significant amounts throughout the lifecycle of the companies.

 

Your Responsibilities

  • Identification and evaluation of attractive investment opportunities for Picus
  • Independent execution of market and company analyses (due diligence)
  • Active role in meetings with CEOs and founders of start-up ventures
  • Support in negotiation and structuring of investments made by Picus
  • Ongoing dialogue with Picus' portfolio companies, acting as a strategic and operational sparring partner
  • Analysis of individual target markets as well as development and strategic refinement of business models for potential pre-seed investments by Picus

Your Profile

  • 1-3 years of work experience in top-tier private equity, strategy consulting, investment banking, or in a leadership position at an early-stage technology venture
  • High academic success (top 15% of graduating class)
  • Strong interest in start-ups, investments, and venture capital
  • Entrepreneurial personality with a high degree of self-initiative
  • Strong financial analytical skills (financial modeling, accounting, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to explain complex ideas clearly
  • Very strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
We Offer You
  • Insights into the most exciting new technologies and business models
  • Global perspective on the venture capital sector
  • Collaboration with extraordinary and visionary founders
  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial company culture with very high standards

General Conditions

  • Please include your current/ predicted grade in your CV
  • Period: full-time position starting now
  • Location: New York City
  • Flexible, supportive working environment
  • Occasional travel for events or meetings with start-ups
  • Competitive compensation in line with market standards and highly competitive benefits package
  • Employer: Picus Capital Americas Corporation (US-based subsidiary of Picus acting as the exclusive advisor for investments in North and South America region)
  • No visa sponsorship currently possible
 
Our Values
Passionate Ownership - Entrepreneurial Pragmatism - Long Term Ambition and Commitment - Unconform Thinking - Caring Meritocracy - Honesty and Integrity - Reliability by Thoroughness - Continuous Growth - Sustainable High Performance - Loyal Family
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