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Expa // startup studio working with founders to develop new products
 
New York City, Los Angeles    Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
 
   
 
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At Expa were dedicated to being the best place for entrepreneurs to create & build companies. Expa was founded in 2013 by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to help bring great ideas to life. Were builders, founders, & operators ourselves, know the struggles that come with starting a new company, & what it takes to succeed. We support entrepreneurs with more than just funding  we offer a valuable network, office space, & our advice & expertise.

Crucial to our success, were hiring Principals based in Los Angeles & New York City who will be responsible for helping us identify the next generation of great entrepreneurs, support our existing portfolio companies, & grow our Expa network. Were searching for someone who has a strong grasp of startup investing, can take responsibility for all aspects of the deal process, & can serve as a financial & fundraising point person for our existing portfolio companies. A relationship builder, our Principals will help expand Expas network & closely follow local developments in the tech & VC world.

Expa is a tight-knit, cross-functional team that avoids politics, moves quickly & supports one another. We are growing our team of like-minded individuals who share an ethos of empathy, service, & curiosity.

Responsibilities

  • Help Expa find great entrepreneurs
    • Understand investment trends & develop a pipeline of companies for investment & partnerships
    • Identify companies & technologies of interest to Expa for early stage investments.
    • Lead & coordinate all aspects of the investment process including deal sourcing, financial modeling, market research, due diligence, negotiation & presentations for new & follow-on investments.
    • Keep up to date & have an interest in the developments & trends in tech & the VC world
  • Support existing entrepreneurs
    • Draw on your own & the teams expertise & network to support portfolio companies where possible
    • Build close working relationships with founding teams of portfolio companies
    • Manage complex situations within the portfolio including performance management, follow-on rounds, & exits
    • Monitor financial health & viability of portfolio companies & present options on addressing investment concerns and/or exit strategies, where applicable.
  • Network
    • Build & maintain strategic relationships with VCs, entrepreneurs, advisors, & the Expa community, in addition to the broader tech community
    • Be a representative & champion for Expa, deepening our network & strengthening our position in the ecosystem

Requirements

  • 2+ years previous experience, preferably financial/investment experience (e.g., venture capital, private equity, banking, consulting) and/or management/operational experience (e.g., operational startup experience, business development)
  • Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Driven, self-starter with the ability to work both independently & in a team setting
  • A strong passion for tech investing & knowledge of the VC ecosystem
 
 
 
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