Investment Analyst, Enterprise Software – AMEX Ventures

American Express

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on June 3, 2024

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Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together.

About American Express Ventures

American Express Ventures (“Amex Ventures”) seeks to identify and invest in category leading startups shaping the future of financial services, consumer commerce and enterprise software. As a value-added investor, Amex Ventures plays a key role in developing and executing long-term corporate strategic initiatives which contribute to American Express’ market leadership and growth. Team members work with senior management, C-level executives and business leaders across the company to execute venture investments, both domestically and internationally. The team also initiates and executes non-organic business development and strategic initiatives.

The Amex Ventures team is seeking a highly motivated individual to help develop investment theses, source and execute investments, monitor and support portfolio companies, and drive partnership opportunities.

This role is based in San Francisco, California.

Job Scope & Responsibilities

In this exciting opportunity, the Investment Analyst will be an integral part of the Enterprise Software investing team at Amex Ventures, playing a key role in the day-to-day evaluation and execution of transactions including strategic rationale analysis, due diligence, valuation, structuring, and negotiations through to closing. The Investment Analyst will be responsible for sourcing, market map/thesis generation, and driving strategic engagement between American Express and its portfolio companies.

Responsibilities

  • Engage across the full lifecycle of venture investing, including sourcing, evaluating, transacting, and managing investments
  • Conduct market and industry analysis to support investment thesis development around strategic focus areas
  • Build strong relationships with the venture capital and startup ecosystem to proactively identify and qualify relevant companies
  • Evaluate business cases and assess investment opportunities from a strategic, operational and financial perspective
  • Provide key analysis and support for transactions, working closely with internal and external partners to execute investments
  • Manage due diligence and investment decision-making process including preparation of investment memos, financial modeling and analysis, oversight of legal negotiations, and management of deal execution workstreams
  • Monitor portfolio company performance on an ongoing basis, working with internal and external stakeholders to drive strategic partnership value

Qualifications

  • 2+ years previous professional experience in a finance, strategy, or tech role; examples may include VC or PE investing, investment banking, management consulting, or a high-impact role at a technology company (product management, business operations, strategic finance, etc.)
  • Ability to operate autonomously in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed strategic thinking capabilities to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations on a first-principles basis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of driving effective collaboration across internal and external stakeholders
  • Analytical mindset and deep understanding of finance and valuation fundamentals
  • Strong interest in enterprise software and motivation to engage with the startup ecosystem
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Salary Range: $55,000 to $105,000 annually + bonus + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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