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Investment Analysis Director - Ventures

Location: 

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA

Req ID:  25578
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Financial
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

 

Make strategic decisions that will shape the future

 

Our team and what we’ll accomplish together

 

TELUS Ventures® strives to seamlessly connect millions of people, companies, and communities by strategically investing in the most advanced and innovative solutions that have the potential to drive significant growth, impact and scale and are strategically aligned to the broader TELUS mandate. We are one of Canada’s most active corporate venture capital funds. Since 2001, we’ve invested and helped more than 90 market transforming companies tackle some of today's biggest challenges by enhancing their visibility, expanding their business relationships, and driving new business opportunities. 

 

As part of this smart, dynamic, high performing team, you will lead the full lifecycle of investment deal activities, from identifying and sourcing potential investments, through due diligence and deal execution. You are equally thrilled by researching future technologies, the prospect of finding and engaging with optimistic entrepreneurs who want to change the world, and engaging with TELUS executives to understand their strategic goals. Post investment, you will also support portfolio companies as necessary to help them deliver above-average financial returns and engage TELUS executives to ensure integration with their strategic objectives. Additionally, you may be called upon to sit on these respective Company’s board of directors as the TELUS representative.

What you’ll do

 

  • Develop thematic investment thesis aligned with TELUS’ strategic objectives, and generate deal flow for top tier opportunities by proactively identifying, assessing and meeting with companies and ecosystem partners and develop financial models for the evaluation of investment opportunities
  • Leverage your network of industry connections to drive deal sourcing and cultivating executive relationships in startup and venture ecosystems to ensure high volume of sourcing opportunities
  • Lead the negotiation of financings in potential portfolio companies, including valuation and key business terms 
  • Track financial and impact KPIs and provide quarterly updates, flagging risks/issues and opportunities including follow on / secondary opportunities and exit opportunities
  • Collaborate with TELUS executives for assessment and approval of investment opportunities
  • Build shareholder value of the TELUS Ventures' portfolio companies through active management at the board level which includes: building company maturity with respect to product development, go-to-market and finance; reviewing and approving portfolio company budgets; negotiating salaries of portfolio company executives; and participating in audit and compensation committees of the board
  • Mentor and develop more junior Ventures team members

 

 

 

What you bring

 

  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives in the portfolio and work within an environment of rapid change and evolving priorities
  • Extensive investment and venture capital experience and a track record of generating strong returns including experience in technical, financial and management evaluation as part of investment due diligence
  • Entrepreneurial spirit which will drive passionate ownership, process improvement and responsibility for the portfolio of investments
  • Superior Emotional Intelligence (EQ), relationship management and collaboration skills including the ability to collaborate effectively in situations without formal influence & across geographies
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (with experience interacting with senior leaders in both large and small organizations)
  • Bachelor's degree from top tier program, preferably in Economics, Finance or a related field
  • 8+ years experience in leading transactions in private company investments and/or deal execution management, preferably in the venture capital, investment banking, telecommunications and/or technology industries

 

Great to haves

 

  • CPA, CFA, and/or MBA is a preferred
  • Experience as a Board Director/Observer

 

 

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

84%
2021 engagement score

130,000+
Team members worldwide

10
# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens

Accessibility

TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.