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Venture Capital Technical Analyst

Job Title
Venture Capital Technical Analyst
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Warrenville,  IL 60555
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Venture Capital Technical Analyst
Volta Energy Technologies, LLC (“Volta”) is looking for a technical analyst to join its growing team in its office located in west-suburban Chicago (although Volta is open to hiring a candidate that would prefer to work remotely). Volta is a venture capital investment firm focused on seeking out investment opportunities in companies with cutting-edge, disruptive energy storage and related technologies. Our immediate need is for a technical analyst to work alongside business counterparts to perform technical diligence on prospective portfolio companies. 

  • Conduct initial review of investment prospects and gather foundational information through interviews and discussions with personnel from the candidate companies
  • Perform technical analysis for venture capital stage investments, including verification and analysis of the prospective portfolio company’s underlying technology, performance data, and other information gathered during diligence
  • Assist financial diligence team with verification and analysis of business models, market data, and other information gathered during diligence; participate in building proprietary financial models that are used to assess financial risk, support candidate company valuations, and project potential financial returns
  • Create investment presentations and memoranda that thoroughly describe investment rationale, competition analyses, key risks and potential mitigations
  • Post-investment, monitor and assess technical information provided by portfolio companies and add value by helping the companies as they mature and grow

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly desirable
  • Strong technical analysis capabilities, including a thorough understanding of one or more energy related technology categories (e.g., power systems, power electronics, power conversion, chemistry, materials science, fabrication and manufacturing processes, etc.); Modeling skills (Excel) highly desirable
  • Highly quantitative; data-driven approach to decision making, methodical and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and able to interface at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to translate highly technical information into presentations and memoranda suitable for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to execute and manage multiple projects or tasks in a time critical, transaction-oriented environment
  • Self-starter that requires limited oversight, equally comfortable working individually and on teams, including with scientists and engineers
  • Business travel expected to be around 25%.
  • Permanent residents or US citizens only

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