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3300 Central Expy, Suite A  Santa Clara, CA 95051           

 

OUR OPENINGS

Oriza Ventures is seeking to add an associate and an investment director or principal to join our investment team and help us find the next big thing. They will be full-time positions and based in our Santa Clara office.

 

Associate

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with our investment team to source, evaluate new investment opportunities.

  • Perform due diligence work on companies we’re evaluating.

  • Explore and research sectors and markets that Oriza is interested in doing investment.

  • Assist in managing portfolio companies and help them grow by making business introductions, shaping business strategies and recruiting key personnel. 

 

Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills. MBA from a top university is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and be active in the entrepreneur communities.

  • Extremely proactive, self-directed, and have a high tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Special interest given to candidates who have previously been a founder or early employee of a venture-backed startup.

 

 

Investment Director or Principal

 

Responsibilities:

  • Source, evaluate, and close investments in startups (life science, healthcare focus) independently and together with our investment team.

  • Lead and perform due diligence work on companies we're evaluating.

  • Manage portfolio companies and help them grow by making business introductions, shaping business strategies and recruiting key personnel. 

  • Build and expand industry networks on behalf of the fund.

  • Attend and speak at conferences on behalf of the fund.

 

Requirements:

  • Science and technology-oriented degree required, such as bioinformatics, biology or life science.

  • More than five years of work experience in venture capital, private equity or previously have been a founder of a biotech startup.

  • Strong communication skills and a great team player.

  • Deeply analytical and thoughtful in analyzing a company’s financials and growth prospects.

  • Established network in the emerging technology industry (especially in the biotech space) and in the Silicon Valley VC ecosystem.

  • Proven track record of investment deal flow with startups.

  • Bilingual ability in Mandarin preferred.