Investment Manager, Enterprise Software

Amex Ventures

Posted on February 26, 2024

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With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

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

About American Express Ventures

American Express Ventures (“Amex Ventures”) is the corporate venture capital arm of American Express focused on early-stage (primarily Seed – Series B) investments across fintech, commerce and enterprise software. With a global mandate, Amex Ventures plays a key role in investing in game-changing startups with strategic relevance to American Express.  The team also helps portfolio companies and startups to commercialize partnerships with American Express business units.

Amex Ventures has backed more than 100 category-defining founders in its 10+ year history. Notable investments include Biocatch, Blackbird Labs, Firework, Melio, Menlo Security, Plaid, Stripe, Toast and Wonder among others.

The Amex Ventures team is seeking a highly motivated individual to help develop investment theses, source and execute investments for their enterprise software team. The enterprise team focuses on investments across AI/ML, security, data infrastructure, identity, fraud/risk, and banking/payment infrastructure.

The role is based in San Francisco, California or New York, NY.

Job Scope & Responsibilities

In this exciting opportunity, the Investment Manager will be an integral part of Amex Ventures’ enterprise team, 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 Manager will also assist in driving strategic engagement between American Express and its portfolio companies.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing investment thesis around strategic areas, conducting market and industry analysis
  • Active involvement in the full lifecycle of venture investing, including sourcing, evaluating, transacting, and managing investments
  • Proactively identifying potential investments, meeting and qualifying startups; will have extensive exposure to and be expected to develop strong relations with the venture and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Managing and reporting on the active pipeline
  • Evaluating potential target company’s and business cases from strategic, operational and financial valuation perspectives
  • Providing key analysis and support for transactions and working closely with internal and external partners to execute investments
  • Manage due diligence and financial analysis for transaction opportunities, including preparation of investment memos, oversight of legal negotiations, and management of deal execution processes
  • Preparing and communicating recommendations to investment team
  • Responsible for ongoing monitoring and managing relationships with investment companies and the investment portfolio review process
  • Collaborate with various teams at American Express business units to identify opportunity areas to partner with startups from within and outside our portfolio


  • At least 4-6 years of previous experience in relevant sectors (i.e. investing, banking, consulting, strategy, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest of software & tech sectors with relevance to enterprise investing team, interest in startup ecosystem
  • Proven financial, analytical and valuation skills
  • Self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and autonomy
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Salary Range: $80,000.00 to $165,000.00 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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