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Investment Analyst - AMEX Ventures

San Francisco
Posted on 
January 8, 2024
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Job Description

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

***Please note, this is not an active requisition for an open position.  This is to pipeline for future potential openings in 2024.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

About American Express Ventures

American Express Ventures (“Amex Ventures”) seeks to identify and invest in category leading startups shaping the future of financial services, consumer commerce and enterprise software. As a value-added investor, Amex Ventures plays a key role in developing and executing long-term corporate strategic initiatives which contribute to American Express’ market leadership and growth.  Team members work with senior management, C-level executives and business leaders across the company to execute venture investments, both domestically and internationally. The team also initiates and executes non-organic business development and strategic initiatives.

The Amex Ventures team is seeking a highly motivated individual to help develop investment theses, source and execute investments, monitor and support portfolio companies, and drive partnership opportunities.

The role is based in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY.

Job Scope & Responsibilities

In this exciting opportunity, the Investment Analyst will be an integral part of Amex Ventures, playing a key role in the day-to-day evaluation and execution of transactions including strategic rationale analysis, due diligence, valuation, structuring, and negotiations through to closing. The Investment Analyst will be responsible for sourcing, market map/thesis generation, and driving strategic engagement between American Express and its portfolio companies.

  • Support the development of investment thesis around strategic areas, conducting market and industry analysis
  • Active involvement in the full lifecycle of venture investing, including sourcing, evaluating, transacting, and managing investments
  • Proactively identifying potential investments, meeting and qualifying startups; will have extensive exposure to and be expected to develop strong relations with the venture and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Managing and reporting on the active pipeline
  • Assisting in evaluation of potential target company’s and business cases from strategic, operational and financial valuation perspectives
  • Providing key analysis and support for transactions and working closely with internal and external partners to execute investments
  • Manage due diligence and financial analysis for transaction opportunities, including preparation of investment memos, oversight of legal negotiations, and management of deal execution processes
  • Aiding in development of investment recommendations to Investment Committee

Responsible for ongoing monitoring and managing relationships with portfolio companies


  • The role is a multi-faceted one and requires both analytical, strategic, and interpersonal skill sets
  • At least 2+ years previous experience in fields requiring in-depth financial analysis, deal execution and/or business development
  • Track record of being self-reliant, and the ability to operate in a highly ambiguous and fast-paced environment
  • Strategic skills, with the ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations and to provide thought leadership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong financial, analytical and valuation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders and to collaborate with others to drive results
  • Interest in the startup ecosystem
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $105,000.00 annually + bonus + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

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