Corporate Venture Capital Analyst

Hewlett Packard Pathfinder

San Jose, CA, USA

Full time



Nov 23

This role has been designated as ‘’Onsite’ with an expectation that you will primarily work from an HPE partner/customer office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

About Pathfinder

Hewlett Packard Pathfinder is the venture capital arm of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. We are a small, agile, Bay Area-based team focused on identifying and investing in category-leading technology startups. Our mission of engaging with innovators and investors across the startup ecosystem enables us to provide advanced strategic insights to HPE, make key investments on behalf of HPE, and nurture solutions relevant to HPE's customers.

Areas of recent investment interest span the enterprise stack and include (but are not limited to): software, hardware, infrastructure, DevOps, cloud, edge, data, AI/ML, networking, storage, compute, quantum, silicon, cybersecurity, and sustainability.

Position Summary

We're seeking an Investment Analyst to help us evaluate investment opportunities, investigate areas of potential investment interest, develop or maintain strategic points of view critical to the firm's investment theses, and support our internal investment operations. As a key member of our team, the Investment Analyst will report to the (Managing) Director and will be a full member of the Pathfinder investment team.

Depending on familiarity and experience, the Investment Analyst can look forward to collaborating and working alongside Pathfinder's Principals and Directors through each stage of the investment process, including: brainstorming new investment theses , identifying new opportunities, joining initial meetings with entrepreneurs, conducting thorough due diligence evaluations, and crafting our formal investment recommendations.

In addition to the above, the Investment Analyst will also have an opportunity to engage with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s executive leaders, help inform high-level strategic decisions, and assist with some of our internal operations such as fund management and portfolio support.

This is a full-time role based out of our San Jose/Santa Clara offices.


  • Work and collaborate with Principals and Directors and assist with all stages of the investment process.
  • Support investment activities with primary and secondary research (e.g. theme development, market sizing, competitive landscapes, market maps, etc.).
  • Create and analyze financial models for specific investment opportunities.
  • Develop and present materials that translate complicated analyses into concise and clear narratives that support a thought or point of view.
  • Gather and distil market data on new trends, behaviours, and developments within the venture capital industry.
  • Own important internal fund management processes (e.g. curating investment pipelines, working with non-investment staff to report on portfolio performance).


Highly qualified candidates will have many of the following traits:

  • A bachelor's degree complemented by a background in science, technology, engineering, math, finance, economics, or other analytical fields, preferably from a top-tier academic institution.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in investment banking, consulting, private equity/venture capital, corporate development, or a technology startup.
  • A desire and drive to learn about the venture capital industry, tech startups, and entrepreneurship.
  • A strong intellectual curiosity and passion for tech investing, especially in sectors of interest to the firm.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, social, and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfort presenting to internal and external audiences, especially ones containing multiple levels of seniority.
  • Ability to evaluate, collaborate, understand, filter, organize, and summarize information.
  • Impressive analytical abilities and financial modelling skills.
  • An intimate familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment while simultaneously handling multiple projects involving a variety of different teams and functional groups.

What we can offer you:

Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and participation in the shared values and purpose that make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world’s most attractive employers! At HPE, our goal is to provide equal opportunities, flexible work-life balance, and constantly evolving career growth. If you are looking for challenges in an exciting, supportive and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Continue the conversation by clicking apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at

Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Active Learning, Active Listening, Bias, Business Decisions, Business Development, Business Metrics, Business Performance, Business Strategies, Calendar Management, Coaching, Computer Literacy, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, Leadership, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity, Policy and procedures {+ 5 more}What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together. Please click here: Equal Employment Opportunity.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.

HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to employer use of arrest and conviction records, including laws requiring employers to consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories. .

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