Senior Analyst – Venture Capital

HighVista Strategies

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on May 6, 2024

HighVista Strategies is a Boston-based investment firm with approximately $10 billion in assets under management and 70 employees. We were founded in 2004 and have been managing funds since 2005 for a variety of institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and pension funds, as well as family offices and private investors. HighVista is fully employee-owned and led by a seasoned team that combines diverse investment experience and operational depth to provide the firm with robust capabilities in pursuing our investment mandates.

HighVista strives to be a premier specialty alternatives firm and is focused on differentiated alternative investment areas. Our team combines a multi-disciplinary approach with principled risk management to deliver high alpha across each of our investment strategies. HighVista has successfully invested across a wide array of market cycles and regimes. Our investment team is organized into asset class verticals, investing across public and private markets. Today, our platform includes unique capabilities in venture capital, private credit, private equity, biotechnology and other hedge fund and multi-asset strategies.

We believe that exceptional businesses are predicated on having great people. Our culture emphasizes respect, integrity, rigorous thinking, hard work, and a continuous drive for excellence in process and results. We value diversity in terms of skills, backgrounds, and opinions. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience, and an entrepreneurial work environment centered around team-based achievement.

Job Description – Senior Analyst

We are actively seeking an entrepreneurial individual to support our venture capital practice as a Senior Analyst. HighVista has a deep history of investing in venture capital, having raised more than a dozen previous funds focused predominantly on early-stage and select venture growth fund investing. In this role, the senior analyst will perform a wide variety of tasks and analysis in direct support of the firm’s venture capital strategy. The successful candidate will gain exposure to a multitude of venture capital strategies and investment types, including primary fund investments, direct co-investments, and secondary investments. The senior analyst role offers an excellent opportunity to develop a knowledge of venture capital and private markets.

Requirements

Core responsibilities of the senior analyst role include:

  • Screening new investment opportunities
  • Portfolio data analysis
  • Monitoring existing investments and portfolios
  • Due diligence of investment opportunities
  • Researching specific investment themes
  • Financial modeling
  • Preparation of investment presentations
  • Staying up to date with venture capital market trends

HighVista has an entrepreneurial and team-oriented culture. A successful candidate will need to work closely with team members on multiple opportunities across both our existing portfolio and investment pipeline. The senior analyst will be expected to be able to work independently while benefiting from the mentorship of the broader venture capital investment team.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of investment or financial experience with a strong interest in venture capital / investment management
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and team-player with the ability to work under the guidance of senior professionals, but also self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, specifically in finance and/or accounting
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to build and nurture personal relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Bachelor’s degree or further education with a strong academic track record
  • Robust work-ethic and time management skills with a desire to learn
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