Ventures Analyst

Plug and Play Tech Center

Istanbul, Türkiye

Full time

Analyst

Jan 21

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform and venture capital firm. Our mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs join our vertical-specific accelerator programs to team up with our corporate members or receive a direct investment from Plug and Play. Plug and Play has over 40 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more. Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology and entrepreneurship and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. Our Plug and Play Turkey team is searching for a Ventures Analyst to be based in Istanbul. The Venture Analyst role is a key entry level position on the Ventures Team. Analysts support Associates and are responsible for sourcing relevant startups and supporting deal teams on new investments. Analysts also work with corporate partners on their technology needs and support overall program management.

Essential Job Functions:

Sourcing New Startups

  • Sourcing for startups via networking, attending events, online searches
  • Ensuring startup details are captured accurately in our database
  • Attend calls or meetings with relevant companies
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local VCs, universities, corporations, etc.
  • Actively network with startup founders at industry events and conferences

Ventures’ Program Management

  • Schedule and facilitate deal flow meetings between startups and corporate partners
  • Curate startup lists for corporate partners based on their technology interests
  • Maintain relationships with industry partners
  • Perform additional operational work as needed

Diligence/Investment Research

  • Support the deal team on investment opportunities
  • Conduct high-level research, analyze market, examine industry trends, track competitive
  • landscape, interact with financial models, etc.

Technical/Job level skills required:

  • Graduate with degree in Finance or Engineering, or related technical fields required
  • MBA/advanced degree is a plus
  • Fluent in Turkish and English
  • Consulting experience is a plus
  • Expertise in FinTech, IoT, Smart Cities, Mobility, New Materials, Energy, Logistic are desired but not required
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively
  • Highly organized, shown to meet tight deadlines along with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, MS Office, CRMs, project management tools, etc.
  • Intermediate spreadsheet experience (formulas, dashboards, charts, pivots and analysis)
  • Start-up, venture capital or corporate innovation experience is a plus

Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated and driven; proven to work independently, prioritize work, and achieve results
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with C-Suite executives
  • Collaborative, diplomatic, and can cross-functionally partner with stakeholders across multiple offices
  • Experience in/comfort with a role with a degree of ambiguity, requiring proactive analysis and action
  • Strong desire to learn continually and grow professionally, driven to master the products they are supporting/offering

* All applications must be submitted in English

** Plug and Play's global attendance policy: 3 days at the office, 2 days home

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