Associate Job in Portage Ventures

We are currently looking for an individual who is highly analytical and deeply passionate about fintech to join our team in New York or San Francisco as an Associate. This person will play a pivotal role in supporting our team of portfolio and fund analysis to find and support transformative, breakthrough companies in financial services.
Responsibilities:

Supporting portfolio and fund analysis including tracking our pipeline and consolidating KPIs across portfolios;
Working with our portfolio companies to support them on strategic initiatives;
Conducting ad-hoc analysis (e.g., market sizing, analyzing survey data, pricing analysis, web analytics data);
Deeply understanding the metrics of our portfolio companies and how they trend over time;
Supporting fund operations including writing quarterly LP reports on new investments and our pipeline; and
Conducting financial, market and company diligence on new potential investments; desk research on industries and trends;
Supporting portfolio and fund analysis including tracking our pipeline and consolidating KPIs across portfolios;
Working with our portfolio companies to support them on strategic initiatives;
Conducting ad-hoc analysis (e.g., market sizing, analyzing survey data, pricing analysis, web analytics data);
Deeply understanding the metrics of our portfolio companies and how they trend over time; and
Supporting fund operations including writing quarterly LP reports on new investments and our pipeline;

Experience & Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or other related field;
2 + years of experience in banking, investment, data analytics, or consulting within a top venture capital or growth equity firm preferred.
A strong passion and /or interest in financial services and technology;
Self-starter – able to take initiative, prioritize and run on own with limited guidance;
Comfortable with ambiguity and in an entrepreneurial environment where things change constantly;
Organized with a high attention to detail;
Objective-driven and multi tasker
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Team player – happy to do whatever is required to support team and proven problem-solving skills
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to synthesize and articulate thoughts about companies and markets concisely.

About Portage Ventures
Portage Ventures, the venture capital arm of multi-asset class alternative investment platform Sagard Holdings, is an early-stage investor dedicated to backing the next generation of innovative, global financial services companies working to benefit all consumers. With its longer-term commitments combined with its industry intelligence and operational expertise, Portage is the ideal partner for the bold and ambitious entrepreneur. Initially formed in 2016 as part of the Power Financial Corporation ecosystem in affiliation with Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial Inc., Portage has since welcomed external investors to establish a leading, interconnected fintech ecosystem that successfully scales portfolio companies, shares key market insights, and leverages collective distribution power to drive financial services innovation across the globe. In addition to venture investing, Portage also seeks to help found global champions in financial services in partnership with fintech incubator Diagram Ventures. Portage today has a presence in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, New York, Europe and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit https://portagevc.com/.

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