Principal , Venture Investments
Company: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Location: San Jose
Posted on: February 17, 2020
Principal , Venture Investments
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, storage, compute,
quantum, silicon, and cybersecurity.
We're seeking an Investment Principal to help source, diligence,
invest in, and champion the next cohort of innovative startups.
As a key member of our team, the Investment Principal will report
to the Managing Director and will be expected to balance their
day-to-day investment activities with more strategic long-term
duties such as proactively formulating new investment theses in
areas such as the new cloud stack, DevOps, storage, cybersecurity,
AI, and other enterprise technologies.
In addition to the above, the Investment Principal will also be
expected to engage with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's executive
leaders, help inform high-level strategic decisions, and be
responsible for some of our internal operations such as portfolio
company performance reporting and support.
This is a full-time role based out of our San Jose/Santa Clara
- Work with MD and quarterback all stages of the investment
process, including: thesis development, deal sourcing, due
diligence, deal negotiation, and investment memo construction.
- Assisting with the firm's post-investment relationships,
including: providing portfolio support, fulfilling governance
duties as a Board Observer, supporting business development
projects, executing on portfolio growth and operational improvement
strategies, and when appropriate, managing exit scenarios such as
IPOs and acquisitions.
- Proactively developing new investment theses and informed
points of view in areas relevant to the firm.
- Building relationships with and promulgating the Pathfinder
brand among founders, VC firms, accelerators, and other members of
the venture capital ecosystem.
- Enhancing the professional development of more junior members
on the team.
Highly qualified candidates will have many of the following
- 5-7 years of experience in venture capital, consulting,
banking, or a field related to our areas of investment interest.
- 3-4 years of direct investing experience at a venture capital
firm or corporate venture capital group.
- Strong understanding of technical sectors.
- MBA or other advanced degree from a top-tier graduate program.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast
paced environment while simultaneously handling multiple projects
involving a variety of different teams and functional groups.
- Significant comfort around building models in MS Excel,
including experience with intermediate to advanced analytical
- Understanding of advanced financial modeling and investment
evaluation approaches (NPV, IRR, ROI) and their importance to
measuring overall fund performance.
- Ability to coach more junior members of the team throughout the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual
HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of
arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair
Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment
qualified applicants with criminal histories.
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