Communications Coordinator

Merced Venture Capital is looking for a bright, enthusiastic Manager who is full of ideas and contacts to help us with public relations, commercial and strategic relationships with our limited partners and portfolio companies and work with our investment team to identify potential investments. This investment professional will focus on supporting the fund’s fundraising and investment activities. They will work closely with and as an integral part of our small and collaborative team of venture professionals. ResponsibilitiesInvolvement in all aspects of fundraising for the investment fundsInvolvement with due diligence on new investments (business analysis, industry thesis, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modeling / deal structuring)Reading/reviewing business plans and pitch decksAssessing market/company attractiveness to help identify compelling businessesWorking in a strategic capacity with Commerce Ventures’ existing portfolio companies as neededPreparing market analyses and presentations to drive investment decisions and for engagement with the firm’s extensive network of corporate relationshipsInvestment professional will participate in and be asked to contribute to weekly internal meetings in which new investments and portfolio companies are discussedQualifications+1 year of related full-time work experience+1 year of full-time work experience in fundraising, strategy, business development, partnerships or corporate development Any work experience that demonstrates the drive, skills and character required to be successful in a demanding, entrepreneurial and dynamic work environment.Self-starter with superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrityHighly analytical with an interest in sifting through, and identifying trends within, large volumes of data Basic understanding of financial modeling and accountingDemonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with limited supervision (including proactively seeking guidance when needed)Passionate about personal development and career mentorshipWants to be part of a highly collaborative team, where we all strive to win togetherExcellent interpersonal and networking skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective business relationshipsBachelors degree and a demonstrated track record of both academic and professional success

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