Corporate Development Summer Associate

R3

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
  • Website: r3.com
  • Company Address: 11 W 42nd St, 8 Floor, New York, NY, 10036

About R3

R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a broad ecosystem of more than 300 members and partners across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.

Job Description

R3 is an enterprise software firm that is pioneering digital industry transformation. We deliver purpose-built distributed ledger technology for all types of businesses in all industries. Developed in collaboration with our ecosystem of more than 350 institutions, our enterprise blockchain platform Corda is transforming entire industries by digitalizing the processes and systems that firms rely on to connect and transact with each other.
 
R3 has over 375 employees across 8 global offices, with headquarters in both London and New York City. Our vibrant and centrally located offices are filled with collaborative spaces, healthy (and some not so healthy!) snacks and state-of-the-art workspaces and equipment.
 
R3 is seeking an In-Semester Associate to work with the Corporate Development team through the summer 2021. This nimble team is responsible for traditional M&A activity (e.g. intellectual property acquisitions, licensing, and joint ventures), early-stage venture investing, and strategic corporate finance analysis.
 
As part of the venture investing activity, the team runs R3’s Corda Development Fund (CDF) with a dedicated balance sheet for pre-seed and seed stage investments in startups building Corda-based applications (CorDapps). 

Responsibilities

    • Assist in conducting due diligence for new investment opportunities and preparing relevant internal documents to support the investment decision-making process
    • Conduct market sizing, financial analysis, and general quantitative modeling as needed
    • Conduct research in nascent commercial opportunities, analyze established industries for disruption and formulate opinion / presentations
    • Assist in monitoring and supporting the portfolio companies
    • Support the corporate development team with other ad-hoc projects and deliverables 

Key Qualifications

    • Currently enrolled in a top MBA program and able to dedicate up to 20-40 hours per week from June to August. Dates are flexible
    • 2-4 years’ experience required in investment banking, corporate development, private equity, venture capital & entrepreneurship or management consulting, ideally with a focus on technology
    • Excellent financial modeling skills, including the ability to value illiquid (private) assets and nascent businesses
    • Exceptional analytical and writing skills
    • Familiarity with enterprise software and B2B technology is preferred
    • Familiarity with and interest in enterprise blockchain technology is preferred
    • Keen focus on details, accuracy, and professionalism
    • Strong understanding of accounting, corporate finance, and enterprise valuation 
How We’re Handling Covid-19
We are extremely grateful to continue to grow as a company during these unprecedented times. Our #1 priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our current and future R3’ers. We want to share with you what we’re doing and what you can expect throughout our interview and on-boarding processes.
 
Since March, most R3’ers have been working remotely, although we have opened some key office locations global, with limited capacity for those that cannot work from home or need to come into the office.
As you go through the virtual interview process with us, please don't worry if children or pets make a guest appearance. We understand these things happen- it’s real life after all! If we are fortunate enough to welcome you to the team, we’ll get a laptop couriered to you and get you set up virtually on your first day.  We also provide you with a “Work From Home” allowance to enable you to purchase some equipment to be more comfortable and productive.
 
We Have And Will Continue To Take Steps To Ease Some Of The Burden For Our R3’ers
We understand that Work From Home (WFH) life can be challenging in many ways, so some of the additional support measures we have in place include;
·     New Starter WFH allowance (as mentioned above) to get you setup to work productively at home
·     Additional access to wellbeing resources (as well as the support provided as part of your Vitality Private Medical) including a year’s free subscription to the Headspace app and modules on our Lessonly training platform from MindGym (including Goal getting, Stress Busters and Virtual Work)
·     We also have additional health and wellbeing resources available on our wiki pages when you join.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.