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VC Analyst

Chicago
Full-Time
Posted on 
January 8, 2023
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Job Description

Role: Analyst
Location: Chicago, IL [in-office]
Compensation: Competitive within the VC industry
Start Date: Immediate

About Bluestein Ventures

Bluestein Ventures is a leading early-stage venture capital fund investing in the future of food. Our focus is game-changing, early-stage ventures across the food industry that redefine how consumers achieve their health and wellness. Our investments span the entire supply chain – both B2C and B2B – with a focus on four areas: high-growth consumer brands, proprietary foodtech, next-gen commerce, and digital technology. Our target stage is Seed to Series A. We’re active investors, going beyond capital to help our portfolio companies develop, iterate, and implement their go-to-market strategy to achieve product-market fit and set the foundation for scale.

Since Bluestein was founded in 2014, we have invested in over 40 companies.  Notable investments include Factor, the #1 prepared meal-subscription service that exited to HelloFresh in 2020; FourKites, a freight location intelligence platform for large shippers; Meati, a minimally processed fungi-based alternative protein; and Foxtrot, a new-age convenience store. Other investments include Mori, Vive Organic, New Culture, andProvi.

To learn more about Bluestein’s investment approach, team and portfolio, please visit https://www.bluesteinventures.com.

Role Description

Bluestein is hiring an Analyst to assist with research and data analysis to support investment decisions and our portfolio companies. The role will encompass data analytics, market research, financial analysis, database management, administration, marketing, and day-to-day operations. The Analyst is a critical part of the firm, and this individual will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of the industry. The Analyst will work closely with our small and collaborative team. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Reading/reviewing business plans and pitch decks.
  • Involvement in due diligence on new investments, including market research, business analysis, industry thesis, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modeling / deal structuring.
  • Preparing analyses and presentations to drive investment decisions and for engagement with the firm’s stakeholders.
  • Assessing market/company attractiveness to help identify compelling businesses.
  • Gathering, summarizing, and analyzing performance metrics from portfolio companies.
  • Conducting research and analysis, such as developing investment theses across key areas and ad-hoc market research.
  • Sourcing new, interesting companies and making first contact with them.
  • Managing the pipeline database.
  • Staying up to date on market and industries by regularly attending events and tracking relevant startup, VC, and food/retail news.
  • Supporting team with marketing efforts.
  • Helping team with whatever needs to be done (e.g. scheduling, emailing, event logistics, note taking, etc.).


Required Skills & Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience within management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, venture capital, or private equity preferably in food / retail industries
  • 1-3 years of data analytics, financial modeling and / or valuation experience.
  • Must have passion for the food industry.
  • Strong market research skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, creative, detail-oriented, self-motivated, high energy, and a team player.
  • Self-starter, solutions-oriented, and comfortable working with minimal oversight. Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment (including proactively seeking guidance when needed).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior work ethic, strong desire to learn, and uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Passion for entrepreneurship / business, proactive, and driven to succeed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • BA / BS degree.

To Apply

If you’re interested in this role, please fill out the application below. We’ll follow up if it’s a potential fit.

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