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Venture Analyst Palmerston North

Sprout Agritech

Sprout Agritech Palmerston North New Zealand

2 months ago

You will help us find great people and technologies to invest in, complete investment analysis and due diligence, and support Sprout portfolio companies post-investment.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Leading due diligence of investment opportunities – target market size, technical & competitor analysis, etc.
• Assisting with investment activity and reporting, including preparation of documents for investment processes.
• Supporting portfolio companies with investment related activities (acting as Board Observer, market assessments, supporting capital raise)
• Lead the screening process for applicants to the Sprout Accelerator, as well as support other Accelerator related activities.
• Identify and support agri- and food-tech start-ups looking to raise capital and scale.
• Engage and build relationships with players across the agrifood ecosystem, such as industry leaders, universities/CRIs, and investors.
• Participate in networking and industry events
• Be an advocate... for Sprout Agritech. You will effectively communicate the value of Sprout’s investment, Accelerator programme, industry knowledge, local and international network.
• Contributing to a positive organisational culture, characterised by a high level of employee engagement, innovation, collaboration and performance.

About You:

We are looking for an ambitious and driven person who is passionate about taking NZ’s technologies to the world. You’ll ideally be degree qualified in engineering, science, agriculture, or a related field. You understand the importance of commercialisation as a pathway to create impact with novel technologies, and have an interest in developing a skill set in this area. You do not need previous analysis experience to be superb in this role. What you do need are serious smarts - meaning that you learn fast - and a strong curiosity to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the agrifood space. Any experience or knowledge of start-ups is a bonus.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your career in venture investment with a team committed to transforming food and agriculture for the better. Feel free to reach out to the Sprout Team for more information.

About Sprout Agritech:

Sprout is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading agrifood technology investor and accelerator, building world class companies by supporting great entrepreneurs with innovative technologies. With a changing climate and growing global population the agrifood industry is facing numerous challenges. Within these challenges are significant opportunities for NZ’s homegrown technologies to have global impact. Sprout is supporting the people and organisations developing these technologies with capital, deep sector expertise, and connections to major global and local agrifood businesses.

Sprout has strong relationships across the agrifood sector, from leading corporates to top research organisations and international investors
Palmerston North New Zealand

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