Associate (m/f/d) for Investment Team

Sao Paolo, Full time

// YOUR MISSION AT PICUS

Sourcing: Generate continuous, high-quality deal-flow in the region and drive local pre-seed efforts. Building and maintaining relationships, cold-calling founders, attending and hosting events, analyzing market opportunities.

Diligence and deals: Identification, assessment, negotiation and closing of competitive early stage investments (Pre-seed to Series A) in the region . Support the full Americas team to ensure deals are executed well and quickly.

Portfolio Operations: Regular discussions with portfolio founding teams,, support in our governance responsibilities, and provide holistic hands-on support to our portfolio companies (branding, recruiting, fundraising).

Firm-building: Proactively lead initiatives and projects that make Picus smarter, faster, and better investors in the local market.

New perspectives: We expect that you will bring new perspectives to Picus and constantly challenge the status quo and how we operate.

 

// ABOUT PICUS 

Picus Capital is a leading early-stage technology investor operating globally. We partner with ambitious & daring founding teams on their quest to build category-defining technology firms. We aim to be an entrepreneurial sparring partner for visionary founders from ideation to IPO and beyond. A privately financed structure enables us to invest permanent, flexible and long-term capital in a multitude of sectors.

Our young & hungry team has big ambitions and is unique in how we mirror the founders we work with, constantly reimagining the status quo. We strive to provide the best possible support to positively impact a venture's long-term success. Our perspective is global and diverse as we operate as a single aligned team across offices in Munich, New York, Berlin, London, Bangalore, Beijing and Stockholm. We believe in technological disruption across all geographies and industries and are guided by our own continuously-challenged hypotheses. At Picus, we share the mindset of an entrepreneur and actively drive the change we envision to see in the world.

Latin America has been a core focus region for Picus with a quickly growing regional portfolio of >20 companies across Brazil, Mexico and broader LatAm. Concurrent with our office opening in Sao Paulo in April 2022, we are now looking for highly motivated Associates to further expand our footprint in LatAm and support our portfolio companies on their exciting journeys ahead.

 

// ABOUT PICUS 

Personality:

  • You have an entrepreneurial personality and mindset with a high degree of self-initiative

  • Superior communication and organizational skills

  • Eager to learn about new things, including jurisdictions, industries and markets outside of your core focus

  • Team player with an exceptional work ethic and have the ability to balance a number of transactions at the same time and prioritize matters in order to ensure that Picus closes transactions quickly

Analytical:

  • Strong academic track record (top 15% of class) at a leading educational institution in the US or South America

  • 2-3+ years experience in a fast-paced environment; preferably in high-growth startups, leading technology firms, strategy consulting, investment banking or venture capital

  • Exceptional analytical skills with strong attention to detail, as well as a deep understanding of business models

  • Very strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Fluency in business English and Portuguese, both in writing and speaking

Mindset & Passion:

  • We believe in passionate ownership and seek people who thrive in a dynamic environment with maximum ownership & responsibility. Each member of the team is excited by our mission and those who thrive in this environment have a hunger for technology investing and exploring real entrepreneurship

  • We are seeking new team members who are genuinely excited to fulfill our mission in supporting daring founders to reimagine the way we live and work

 

// YOUR BENEFITS AT PICUS

Global network: Engage in conversations with exceptional founders, experts and other stakeholders in the tech ecosystem. As part of these efforts, you will build and maintain a valuable personal network across the globe.

Culture: We have an ambitious, entrepreneurial & caring company culture with very high standards, enabling you to take full responsibility early on. You will continuously interact with a global team, collaborate with colleagues across 7 offices and learn about each region’s ecosystems.

Personal mentor: During the onboarding process you will receive a personal mentor at Picus who will provide guidance and support as part of regular mentoring sessions.

Educational leave program: You want to do a master‘s degree or MBA after a few years of work experience? No problem - our educational leave program will financially support you on your way.

Learning & Development: Regular formal 360° feedback processes and a training budget of $3,000 per year will be provided to support your personal development at Picus.

 

// EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Picus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), national, social or ethnic origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, competence and merit. 

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