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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Salary: $53K - $89K

Tulane University, officially the Tulane University of Louisiana, is a private research university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded as the Medical College of Louisiana in 1834 by seven young medical doctors, it was turned into a comprehensive public university as the University of Louisiana by the state legislature in 1847.[7] The institution became private under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884 and 1887. The Tulane University Law School and Tulane University Medical School are, respectively, the 12th oldest law school and 15th oldest medical school in the United States.

Summary

The Venture Capital Analyst is a member of the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII) team and serves in the Vitalize community pillar, reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Community and Industry Partnerships. TUII is designed to bridge the gap between university research and industry, catalyzing the conversion of Tulane’s world-class research into technologies, products, and university spinouts with real-world impact as well as supports the broader community in innovation and entrepreneurship programming.

The Venture Capital Analyst will be integrally involved in all aspects of developing, creating, and managing the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Seed Fund Program for the Tulane Ventures team.

The Venture Capital Analyst will be provide support in all aspects of executing the seed fund’s investment strategy. The Tulane Ventures Seed Fund will invest in seed stage innovation businesses across Louisiana. The focus is fostering a start-up ecosystem that creates new opportunities for under represented and women entrepreneurs to build and scale meaningful businesses in Louisiana. Job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

● Analysis of market and technology trends

● Research, identify, and source new deal flow
● Preparation of due diligence on new investments opportunities including market research, competitive analysis, and financial modeling
● Preparing presentations and investment memos
● Supporting / preparing documentation for financial reporting and external audits
● Consulting / supporting portfolio companies
● Assist the investment team as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Strong knowledge and passion for technology and entrepreneurship

● Solid writing and financial analysis background
● Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships
● Analytical skill and ability to interpret data and provide relevant conclusions/recommendations
● Excellent computer and organizational skills
● Ability to work with limited supervision
● Ability to articulate ideas in a group setting
Required Education and/or Experience
● Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science, business, finance or related fields and 2+ years work experience in one or more of these sectors required.
Preferred Qualifications

● Advanced Degree in Business, Law, Economics.

● Startup Investment Fund experience
● Prior SSBCI investments and programs, preferred
● Experience/registered in investing, managing, mentoring and exits of early stage and startup businesses.
● Knowledge in finance and fund accounting systems.
● Knowledge and use of tax-credit and tax advantage programs relating to early-stage investment and State-sponsored or Federal small business and disadvantaged business incentives.
● Technology, Bio-Tech, energy, and complex IP systems analysis, preferred
● Knowledge of fund management platform (such as Carta/Angel List)
Compensation Information
This position is classified as “exempt, salaried” and is assigned to pay grade 26 ($53k – $89k). Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.
How to Apply
This position will close on the date it is filled
Please Note: Depending on your role and the department in which you work, you may be expected to adhere to COVID-19 requirements, such as vaccinations and booster shots.
Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.
Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email hr@tulane.edu.