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Investment Director
Position Open

Investment Director

London

TDK Ventures is seeking an exceptional Investment Director to join its elite investing team.  This is an exceptional opportunity to work with an industry recognized, top-tier Corporate Venture Capital fund. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and operate in Boston, Bengaluru, India and planned global expansions. Our core focus areas span Renewable Energy, Materials Technologies, Cleantech, Industry 5.0, Mobility, Computing & Connectivity and Healthtech. At TDK Ventures, we are pioneering the future of corporate venturing with a commitment to deliver ‘TDK Goodness’ to entrepreneurs in the deep-tech sector.

Responsibilities

In this role you will deep-dive into world-changing technologies and solutions. TDK Ventures is focused on building unique and deep insights, and this relentless quest of quality insights is inspired by our commitment to making better bets on the future. From enabling sustainable energy solutions, to accelerating advanced materials breakthrough, to ensuring wider availability of sophisticated healthcare technologies, our guiding investment principle is supporting entrepreneurs who are dedicated to making the world a better place. This position’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Research, develop, help articulate and present views on a corporate technology investment strategy in close alignment with strategies and requirements of the various TDK business groups, ultimately building non-obvious insights and compelling investment theses for TDK Ventures and documenting relevant learnings and insights captured during the due diligences.
  • Proactively expand network in global venture and start-up ecosystem on worldwide basis, building premium relationships to drive high-quality incoming startup projects flow, and ensure highest quality due diligence of potential investments, together with high caliber co-investing partners relevant to each investment
  • Define and lead due diligence process priorities in TDK’s long-term strategic spaces, driving technology analysis, product value proposition analysis, business model and strategic/financial valuation, quality intellectual property analysis, and welcoming team reviews and red-team review sessions, ultimately building high-quality investment proposals for TDK Ventures Investment Committee
  • Analyze operational forecasts and business strategies of active investments and suggest value-add actions (“TDK Goodness”) when possible and valued by our portfolio companies. Facilitate business partnering arrangements and provide ongoing operational support ultimately helping TDK Ventures Portfolio Companies to succeed.
  • Present at relevant industry events and write articles or blogs on topics around TDK’s Strategic Space, Entrepreneurship & Corporate Venturing

Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The qualifications and working conditions listed below are representative of those required for the position.

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s Degree (preferred) in Business Administration and/or in accounting.
  • 5-10 years management experience in Accounting or Finance
  • Passion for numbers and data analysis a must; ability to discover and reveal non-obvious insights from a set of complex numbers
  • Hands-on expertise with various Financial Models; Leveraged Buyout Model (LBO), Discounted Cash Flow Model (DCF), Three Statement Model, Startup Valuation Model, Merger Model, etc.
  • GAAP, IFRS and financial reporting technical skills
  • Accounting management systems experience; HFM/SmartView experience a plus
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and its functions, and proficient with Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong work ethic, accountability, and team mentality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with ability to articulate insights, concepts and recommendations clearly and concisely
  • Able to work effectively and adapt quickly in an entrepreneurial, ever-changing, fast paced environment; handling multiple tasks with high professionalism, sometimes with very short notice
  • Experience in private accounting sectors is preferred
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Benefits

TDK Ventures offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package.