Business Development Associate

Arrowroot Capital is seeking a Business Development Associate for our Santa Monica Office. This is a 2-year program with the potential opportunity to continue growing with the company thereafter. Arrowroot Business Development Associates identify, contact and build relationships with key industry contacts such as investment bankers, industry experts and executives at software companies in order to discover successful private software companies that would be potential acquisition and merger opportunities for Arrowroot Capital’s portfolio companies as well as stand-alone, platform investments.

Transaction, Sourcing and Evaluation:

  • Identifying, contacting and building relationships with key industry contacts such as investment bankers, CEOs / management teams, and industry experts
  • Managing and expanding Arrowroot’s network with these industry contacts
  • Discovering M&A, consolidation and strategic opportunities for Arrowroot’s existing portfolio companies, as well as finding potential standalone, platform investments
  • Researching various sectors of enterprise software and developing industry landscapes and investment theses within these sectors
  • Performing other ad-hoc duties as needed

Necessary skill set:

  • Undergraduate degree from a top university with a high GPA (3.5+)
  • Strong interest in enterprise software investing
  • 1-2 years of business development or sourcing experience, particularly at other private investment firms
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Sound finance knowledge and business judgment
  • Self-motivated with high degree of intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, and proactive mentality with the desire to work in an unstructured, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • High level of integrity with strong references
  • Superior Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills required
  • Applicants must either live in the Los Angeles area or have strong ties to the area

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