Associate Job Summary
As an Associate you will be a key part of a lean, growing and entrepreneurial team based in NYC that is seeking to build the next great consumer/consumer-tech investment franchise. We have a flat organization where all investment professionals have a seat at the table and can play an active role. We are collaborative by nature but operate with a high level of autonomy.
Vanterra is an SEC registered global private equity and advisory firm founded in 2008. The Firm operates in a number of industries and strategies including private equity, credit, venture capital, and fund anchoring. The Associate will mainly be focused on Vanterra Ventures – a Consumer and consumer tech focused venture fund that Vanterra launched in late 2018. The Fund was established to capitalize on the unprecedented market disruption taking place within consumer and consumer-tech. The Fund has a flexible investment mandate that invests $500k to +$10mm checks in “series seed to series c” companies, initially writing smaller checks and scaling more capital into the best performers over time.
Focus sectors within consumer primarily focus on the “better for the environment, better for society, and better for you” space. This includes functional food & beverage, vitamins/minerals/supplements, sustainable apparel, natural personal care, and general CPG (e.g., Daily Harvest, Hu Products, Naadam, cleancult, Quip, Dose)
Focus sectors within consumer tech include i) “picks and shovels” technologies that are helping fuel the digital revolution, ii) unique digital technologies that improve the customer experience, and iii) companies utilizing unique technologies to scale revenue. The candidate has the opportunity to also be involved in other Vanterra platforms and opportunistic co-investments outside of the Consumer Fund.
Ideal Candidate Qualities
320 Park Avenue (51st and Park Avenue)
New York, NY
Candidate will be required to be in Miami 1-2 visits per quarter to liaise with Miami office