Investment Analyst

Contrarian Thinking

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on August 21, 2023

Company Overview:

Our portfolio is dedicated to investing in tech solutions that target the persistent problems faced by “boring businesses” within the small and medium business (SMB) sector. We believe in the transformative power of audience and seek to support visionary entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing traditional industries. Our passionate team is driven by the potential to bring about positive change and empower SMBs to overcome longstanding challenges. Join us in shaping the future of SMBs by investing in disruptive technology that propels businesses toward extraordinary success. We bring Main Street businesses back.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and analytically inclined individual to join our team as an Investment Analyst. In this role, you will work closely with the investment leadership team to identify, evaluate, and execute investment opportunities in the SMB sector. You will assist in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, due diligence, financial modeling, market research, and portfolio management.


  1. Deal Sourcing and Evaluation:
    • Proactively identify potential investment opportunities within the SMB sector through market research, industry analysis, and networking.
    • Screen and evaluate incoming investment proposals, conducting initial assessments and presenting findings to the investment team.
    • Assist in the development of investment theses and contribute to investment strategy discussions.
  2. Due Diligence and Financial Analysis:
    • Conduct comprehensive due diligence on potential investment targets, including market analysis, competitive landscape assessment, and financial modeling.
    • Analyze financial statements, business plans, and investment memoranda to assess the viability and potential returns of investment opportunities.
    • Prepare detailed investment reports and presentations for the investment committee, highlighting key findings, risks, and opportunities.
  3. Portfolio Management:
    • Collaborate with portfolio companies, monitoring their financial and operational performance and providing ongoing support.
    • Create our investment memos in preparation for analysis. Assist in preparing regular reports and updates on portfolio companies for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contribute to portfolio optimization initiatives, including assessing exit strategies and participating in portfolio reviews.
  4. Industry Research and Market Intelligence:
    • Stay up to date with industry trends, market dynamics, and emerging technologies within the SMB sector.
    • Conduct research on specific industries and market segments to identify potential investment opportunities and risks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field. MBA or CFA designation is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, with the ability to evaluate investment opportunities and conduct comprehensive due diligence.
  • Solid understanding of the venture landscape, including market dynamics, business models, and growth drivers.
  • Excellent research and market analysis abilities, with the capacity to synthesize complex information into actionable insights.
  • Proficiency in using financial analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, financial databases).
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present findings and recommendations effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship, startups, and the SMB ecosystem.
  • Previous experience in investment banking, private equity, or venture capital is required.

Joining our venture capital fund will provide you with a unique opportunity to work closely with dynamic SMBs, gain exposure to the investment process, and contribute to the growth of promising businesses. If you are a driven and analytical individual eager to make a meaningful impact in the venture capital industry, we invite you to apply and be part of our team.

About Contrarian Thinking:

Contrarian Thinking is a digital media company, education business and an investment firm. We are one of the fastest growing business focused media companies with 100 million views a month and 4+ million social followers. We have numerous businesses that comprise our enterprise and are launching several new channels and businesses. We are led by Codie Sanchez as a creator-driven company.

The Perks, Why Work On our Team

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible vacation policy and paid company holidays
  • Company-provided technology package
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