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Venture Capital Associate

Denver
Full-Time
Posted on 
August 22, 2021
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Job Description

Sopris Capital is a venture capital and growth equity firm focused on healthcare, tech-enabled business services, SaaS, and AI/ML sectors and is seeking a 1st Year Associate to join the firm's investment team. The candidate will be expected to analyze numerous transactions, participate in portfolio management, actively conduct due diligence and industry research, and build financial models. The Associate will be given a significant amount of responsibility as a typical task would be to review an offering memorandum, participate in calls with company management teams, review diligence materials, and then report back to the Sopris principals with recommendations. The Associate will be a key member of the deal team and will have significant involvement in all aspects of the investment process.


Desired Skills and Experience

- 1-4 years of experience at a venture capital, growth equity, or private equity firm; no post-MBA’s

- Strong background in finance, with solid grounding in financial theory and valuation, accounting, financial statement analysis, and business strategy

- Financial modeling and excel skills should be well developed

- Strong undergraduate track record

- Tech experience a plus


About Sopris Capital

Sopris Capital invests opportunistically in fast growing, emerging companies. We generally initially invest between $3 million and $6 million in the equity of companies that have proven products, market acceptance, and a management team that can capitalize on the opportunity. Sopris supports its portfolio companies over time with financial analysis, business strategy, human capital management, and through introductions to potential customers. In addition, Sopris supports its portfolio companies through follow-on investments up to $15 million of total capital. The profile of a typical opportunity is a company with revenues between $1 million and $10 million, growing 50%+ per year, and has a need for additional capital to continue or accelerate growth.


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