Principal, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

This VC and Private Equity Principals Firm is on a mission to build a company that creates great companies to positively impact our society and planet, and they are looking for a Principal to join their team.

The Principal will be a key contributor to the team, driving the first phases of their repeatable process. They will be responsible for evaluating new ideas, working alongside partners to quickly build a perspective on their size and fit with brand approach. They will contribute deeply to the hard work of researching prioritized concepts and building go/no-go investment cases for them. They will also contribute to the development of the brand's commercialization methodologies - building on existing startup and venture frameworks and their unique perspective gained from the dozens of startup experiences of their leadership team.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for driving initial ideas through to vetted and investable business concepts
  • Conduct diligence evaluations on investment verticals and new business ideas
  • Quarterback a pod of members of their platform team including Researchers, Designers, and Product/Eng that are dedicated to a specific exploration
  • Explore potential technical and business model solutions to consumer frictions within target verticals through expert interviews, consumer research, prototyping, and other discovery and testing techniques
  • Develop the investment case for business concepts and deliver to their Internal Investment Committee
  • Partner closely with portfolio companies on projects to support their ability to rapidly scale, especially on topics of commercialization and business strategy
  • Support the development and documentation of their venturing process - especially market diligence, idea formation, and portfolio management methodologies
  • Work in parallel across multiple projects concurrently - hitting commitments while responding to urgent needs

What are you like?

  • 8-10 years professional experience combining investment strategy background (VC/PE investing, management consulting, or related) alongside practical operating experience (startups, technology companies, or related)
  • Practical problem solving mindset - uses a structured approach to identify, correctly frame and analyze to the essential, actionable insights
  • Proven track record of success with demonstrated world-class outcomes
  • Effective communicator (both verbal and written); comfortable in executive-level business discussions and decision-making forums.
  • Willing to take appropriate risk (have done so and can show it, have experienced failure)
  • Agile - have shown impact in high growth environments with rapidly changing direction
  • Humble and hungry in the face of ambiguity - able to create your own context
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and do the hard work
  • Scrappy and creative in pursuit of a solution
  • Be fun to work with

This position is based in Boston or San Francisco with in-office of 1-3 days per week, varying based on project needs.

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