Intern, Value Creation – SoftBank Opportunity Fund

Posted on 
May 1, 2021
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Job Description

SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Tokyo. The company owns stakes in Softbank Corp., Alibaba, Yahoo Japan, T-Mobile, Nvidia, and many more companies. It also advises the SoftBank Vision Fund, the world's largest technology-focused venture capital fund, with over $100 billion in capital, through its subsidiary SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited.

SoftBank Group International (SBGI) is wholly owned by SoftBank Group and manages global investments for SoftBank Group outside of the SoftBank Vision Fund. SBGI investments include some of the world’s most ground-breaking growth-stage companies across all sectors. SBGI partners with portfolio companies to disrupt businesses, drive growth and create value. SBGI investments include companies like Cybereason, InMobi, Fortress Investment Group, WeWork, SoFi, Lemonade, and others.

SBGI also oversees the SoftBank Latin America Fund, a $5 billion fund dedicated to the Latin American region - SoftBank Latin American Fund has invested to date in more than 20 exciting tech-enabled and fast-growing companies across the region- and the Softbank Opportunity Fund, a new $100 million venture fund for outstanding Black, Latinx, and Native American founders.

This year, we also launched the $100M Miami Initiative, a $100M funding commitment dedicated to supporting and building the community of technology start-ups based in or relocating to The Magic City.

We are centered around our four Ethos: Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Excellence, and Team which we live by through all parts of our business.

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The Role

The Opportunity Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial intern to join the new Value Creation team. The Value Creation team aims to quickly leverage the SoftBank network and our portfolio company’s expertise to create local unicorns. We expect to manage 60 companies by the end of 2021 and help them get to their next levels

As part of this new venture, you will be expected to independently perform various functions that lead up to a deal or partnership, including engaging portfolio companies, developing business plans, running market research, partnership selection, due diligence, modelling and preparing investment memos. Project management skills are extremely important. You will also be expected to help in the development of new partnerships and deals that aim to support our portfolio company’s growth. You will work in a very entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with frequent opportunities to interact with the firm’s senior leadership and portfolio companies.

A Day in the Life

  • Lead the project management status of current companies and growth opportunities
  • Lead projects by quickly understanding a portfolio company’s business model and developing structured analysis
  • Organize roadshows to present to the region and explore our network to possible partners
  • Present conclusions, perform due diligence, financial modeling, and communicate results and executive-level insights with senior leaders
  • Proactively look for new opportunities and propose new projects for SBOF
  • Identify and educate team on new, innovative technology trends and markets

To be successful in this role:

  • You embody our Ethos:
  • You take initiative and generate momentum. You eliminate problems by creating solutions. You act as an owner.
  • You take responsibility—especially when it’s difficult. You take thoughtful risks. You are a steward of the company’s reputation.
  • You are thorough and methodological. You reward the best ideas. You lead by example.
  • Collaboration is your standard way of working. You proactively seek diverse perspectives. You give and ask for feedback/advice.
  • You have experience in venture capital, private equity, investment banking, management consulting at tier 1 firms or operation experience at a technology company, either as an intern or full-time employee
  • You have strong ties to or a demonstrated interest in diverse founders and ecosystem
  • You are a self-starter, able to work independently and with a team, driving initiatives to completion with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • You thrive in an unstructured, fast-paced and high-volume work environment, where the business is constantly evolving
  • You have strong project management and execution capabilities, with an emphasis on attention to detail, and discipline to organize and prioritize
  • You have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • You posses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are a critical thinker, resourceful and a creative problem solver
  • You are energetic and dependable, as well as motivated to positively impact the lives of our team members

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