Principal, Salesforce Ventures

51 days ago
  • Location

    London, England, United Kingdom

  • Role

    Other

  • Contract

    Permanent

  • Salary

    n/a

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Job Category

Corporate Development

Job Details

SUMMARY:

Salesforce Ventures is a global, multi-stage investment firm focused on partnering with the best enterprise technology companies. Since 2009, we have invested in and partnered with more than 400 of the world’s most tenacious enterprise software and fintech companies leading and participating in rounds from Series A to IPO. We have invested over $5 billion to date and over 50% of our deals are outside the US. Some of the great companies we have been fortunate to partner with are: Airbyte, Airtable, Aiven, Ownbackup, Gong, Snyk, Contentful, Miro, Vercel, Wheel, monday.com, Databricks, Modern Treasury, Wiz, Razorpay, Drata, Snowflake, Zoom, Vivun and BetterUp.

Our diverse team is global and we pride ourselves on having a highly collaborative and inclusive culture. We are currently over 40 people on our team with offices in San Francisco, London, New York, Tokyo, San Diego, and Sydney.

Salesforce Ventures is now looking for a Principal to join the Salesforce Ventures team in London to further expand our efforts in the EMEA Region.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the investment process from sourcing investments through to screening and final diligence

  • Communicate recommendations to the partnership in a clear, concise and impactful way

  • Monitor, research, and develop intelligence and investment themes on emerging trends and disruptive companies in the enterprise ecosystem

  • Actively monitor the investment portfolio and work with portfolio companies as activities such as new rounds of financing and exit events arise

  • Develop and nurture relationships with founders, companies, venture capital firms for potential investment opportunities across the EMEA region

  • Represent Salesforce Ventures in a board capacity

  • Support the development of programs and events to promote and market Salesforce Ventures, our portfolio companies and our core values of integrated philanthropy and equality

  • Support the investment team to conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses for strategic planning and deal evaluation efforts for investments

It is essential that the individual selected for this position be able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization at all levels, and be viewed as a team player with exceptional communication, analytical, and leadership skills. Intellectual curiosity and true passion for technology impacting both consumers and businesses is critical for success in this role.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 5+ years of experience, including experience at a top-tier venture capital firm, consulting firm or technology company

  • Proven ability to maintain conviction in high-pressure situations, and to work effectively across all disciplines of a rapidly evolving organization

  • Ability to attract and partner with exceptional founders

  • Inspirational communication skills; experience in presenting and speaking before the partnership, C-level executives, large diverse teams and partners

  • An understanding of and demonstrated interest in cloud computing and emerging business technology trends

  • Ability to motivate, collaborate, and work successfully in a team environment

  • Strong business judgment and attention to detail, along with organization and follow-through skills

  • Strong quantitative and presentation design skills

  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to success; utmost respect for confidentiality

  • Ability to work cross-functionally within a dynamic, high growth organization

  • Enterprise software expertise (business and/or investing) strongly preferred

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