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Investment Manager for LEGO Ventures (America)

Ort

USA, San Francisco

Veröffentlicht am

10.03.2019

Stellen-ID

US9335

Stellenkategorie

Unlisted

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Investment Manager for LEGO Ventures (America)

Founded in 2018, LEGO Ventures is the newly formed unit within the LEGO Brand Group and invests at the intersection of Creativity, Play, and Learning. LEGO Ventures is tasked with helping to deliver future growth and mission-driven impact for the LEGO Brand Group.

This will happen through strategic investments, acquisitions and incubation of new companies – all focused within distinct strategic verticals. Role & Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to support the execution of the LEGO Ventures investment strategy and be a driver of the identification and execution of deals across all maturity stages, including supporting portfolio companies and helping them succeed. The position reports to the Partner for US.


Sourcing & Origination:
Spearhead new education investments to feed and grow our venture pipeline

Deeply understand LEGO organization, business units, priorities to understand which investments will best fit in with the LEGO mission and investment strategy

Tap into your extensive education space network to identify and source hot investment opportunities that are strategically relevant to the core investment areas of LEGO Ventures

Review and analyze market maps and understand the basic technical underpinnings of start-ups operating within sub-sectors of the LEGO

Ventures Opportunity Spaces
Attend industry events and conferences to build top of funnel and network with relevant entrepreneurs and partners that would be of strategic value to LEGO



Due Diligence & Portfolio Management:
Apply your education space knowledge to benchmark the startup with the competition

Ability to understand and interpret LEGO principles and long-term strategy to assess alignment of potential investees.

Identity and analyze target start-ups in the education space with a view to both financial viability and alignment to LEGO core values and principles

Build robust financial models for potential opportunities

Develop investment insights and hypotheses by conducting market, product, customer, and financial due diligence

Provide optimization in tracking portfolio company KPIs, including defining and tracking portfolio company KPIs

Maintain qualitative and quantitative assessment information of follow-on investments


Value-add & Strategy:
Shape the on-going development and understanding of LEGO

Ventures Opportunity Spaces and the fund’s core investment thesis in the education space

Cultivate strong relationships with network of education entrepreneurs, academics, and investors

Foster internal network across the existing LEGO branded entities so you can champion investments internally

Education and Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree is necessary

Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred

CFA or ACA designation is preferred

Experience and Skills:

5 + years of related work experience in the education space with proven track record of performance

Entrepreneurial, start-up, or operational experience highly regarded

Demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills

Foster a good working relationship across all teams to facilitate flawless execution of plans

Comfortable working in a team-oriented & collaborative structure

Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills

Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and detail oriented

Outstanding stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to drive results and influence outcomes.

Details

Title: Investment Manager
Department: LEGO Ventures
Team: Investment team
Location: San Francisco-based, with frequent travel around US and Europe
Reporting: Partner, America
Hours: Full time
Benefits: Standard LEGO Group benefits including pension and perks


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