Scrum Ventures is an early stage venture firm based in San Francisco. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Through our Scrum Studios platform, we connect global corporations with startups to partner in innovation.
We are looking for an Associate to join our Investment Team.
As an Associate you will be a key member of Scrum’s investment team and will be expected to source potential investments, screen companies, perform due diligence, support portfolio companies, develop thesis reports on markets of interest, and be involved in marketing and brand building projects. The role will have a high degree of both autonomy and responsibility.
Identify high potential investment opportunities through various channels.
Screen initial investments to determine if resources should be allocated
Conduct diligence to analyze operational, technical, and financial aspects of companies
Support portfolio companies with strategy and various projects
Build strong relationships within the technology community with aim to support Scrum portfolio companies
Take comprehensive notes on companies under review and meetings
Attend events, conferences, networking functions to stay up to date on industry trends and build network
Help plan and execute on marketing initiatives to build Scrum brand
1-3 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, investment banking, or strategy consulting
3-5 years total work experience
Outstanding academic track record, pre and post MBA candidates will be considered
Operational experience at a startup particularly relevant although not a requirement
Strong and demonstrated interest in technology, entrepreneurship, and venture capital
Strong interpersonal and quantitative skills
High attention to detail
Preference for working in a team environment and ability to self start
Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment
PowerPoint and Excel capabilities