Investment Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy

Munich Re Ventures

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on May 20, 2024

The Group: Munich Re Ventures

Munich Re Ventures (MRV) is the venture capital group of Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company and a leading global provider of primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. MRV is a $1B+ platform that is financially focused while covering the strategic interests of Munich Re and the broader insurance industry. MRV covers and invests in a broad set of sectors including Insurtech, Cybersecurity & Privacy, ClimateTech, Industrial & Equipment Technologies, and the Future of Transportation.

MRV Website here.

The Role: Investment Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy

The Investment Associate will be a member of the investment team primarily focusing on the Cybersecurity & Privacy sector. The core part of the role is to participate in the end-to-end sourcing and execution of deals. In addition, there will be exposure to some post-close engagements in ongoing relationships and the ongoing processes of the venture group. As a member of Munich Re Ventures, this role will also help develop investment perspectives, market landscaping, and other research. The position is in San Francisco with frequent travel within the US and internationally.

The Investment Associate will:

  • Source companies through many avenues, including conferences, market research, investor networks, cold outreach, etc. to generate deal flow and relationships.
  • Drive preliminary due diligence on specific opportunities to assess attractiveness.
  • Assist in the preparation of review materials, updates, and investment memos for MRV’s governing bodies and the Investment Committee.
  • Research industry sectors, specific companies, and venture activity.
  • Assist in the development of investment thesis in areas of strategic relevance.
  • Communicate successfully with entrepreneurs, management teams, syndicate partners, and other stakeholders, including attorneys, advisors, consultants, and Board Members.
  • Partner internally with the businesses to understand and inform their strategy, evaluate specific opportunities, and help drive strategic value in collaboration with the Portfolio Development team.
  • Represent Munich Re Ventures at various venture capital, investment, sector-specific conferences, and topical industry events.
  • Manage deal tracking and reporting.

The Person: Successful Candidate

  • Strategic Vision & Passion for Creating the Future: To be effective in this role requires gaining an understanding of Munich Re’s global insurance and reinsurance businesses, including business models, drivers of economic value, the insurance value chain, competition, risk transfer mechanisms and products, and the regulatory environment. Individuals must be able to then build upon this knowledge to envision alternative futures, growth strategies, and specific tactical paths to getting there based on emerging trends, market dynamics, evolving customer needs, and partner opportunities.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Innate and insatiable intellectual curiosity about business, technology, and business models. Active and constant monitoring and engagement with the innovation ecosystem is essential.
  • Strong Analytical Skills: Candidates must have requisite financial and investment analysis and research skills.
  • Superior Visual & Written Communication Skills: Ability to sift through large quantities of information, both quantitative and qualitative, identify the salient points, and communicate them in the appropriate form in a succinct and elegant story or case.
  • Superb Communicator & Relentless Networker: High level of communication, influence, and interpersonal skills to network, navigate and execute internally with cross-functional teams and externally with multiple stakeholders and partners.
  • Disciplined Adaptable Tactician: Strong execution and follow-through in emergent and uncertain situations. The ability to be adaptable and problem-solve in the face of evolving internal and external stakeholder agendas and changing priorities is critical.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of total work experience with at least 3 months of venture capital experience preferred.
  • A professional background in Cybersecurity venture capital, corporate development, and/or product management
  • Knowledge and fluency in emerging technology and business models in sectors relevant to Munich Re
  • Familiarity with VC financial instruments: preferred equity, convertible notes, cap tables, ESOP, etc.
  • Experience with financial modeling and statements preferred.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Willingness to travel 15-20% of the time, including internationally.

The base salary range anticipated for this position is $134,900 – $175,000, plus the opportunity for a company bonus based upon a percentage of eligible pay. In addition, the company makes available a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, 401k match, retirement savings plan, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

The salary estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for candidates hired in this position in San Francisco. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have, and comparison to other employees already in this role. Most candidates will start in the bottom half of the range.

At Munich Re Ventures, we see Diversity and Inclusion as a solution to the challenges and opportunities all around us. Our goal is to foster an inclusive culture and build a team that reflects the entrepreneurs and companies we work with and the communities in which we live and work. We strive to provide a workplace where all our colleagues feel respected, valued, and empowered to achieve their very best every day. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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