San Francisco, CA
Mid-level · Full time
Posted 2 years ago


Piva Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, investing in the teams that are tackling the world’s greatest industrial and energy problems. Our focus is early- to growth- stage companies building frontier technologies that will usher in a new industrial era, one that is more intelligent, sustainable, and resilient.  

Piva focuses on three core technology verticals:  

  1. Future of Industry & Work
  2. Future of Materials & Production
  3. Future of Energy & Mobility 

We have invested in companies pioneering innovations in additive manufacturing, low-carbon materials, energy storage, artificial intelligence & robotics, next generation computing, alternative proteins, biomanufacturing, and the circular economy.  


An exciting and varied role, the Investor will work out of Piva’s San Francisco office, supporting the investment team. This individual is expected to be:

  • Motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who works on own initiative with light supervision
  • Confident and positive, high-enthusiasm and high-ambition, capable of easily interacting with investors and C-level executives 
  • Detail-oriented with outstanding analytical and communication skills
  • Flexible, low-ego, and willing to get involved with many different aspects of the business 
  • Deeply curious and have a vision for a better world


  • Perform market research to help identify new investment trends and opportunities
  • Deal screening: call and/or meet with prospects, evaluate opportunities
  • Network with peers in other Venture Capital Funds and Corporate Venture Capital Groups
  • Perform Due Diligence:
  • Gather information from the target company and industry experts
  • Research and talk to existing references and customers
  • Research potential competitors and competitive landscape
  • Research and talk with technical and commercial experts to evaluate the target company’s technology and IP
  • Perform valuation analysis and financial modelling
  • Help preparing internal investment approval documents

Preferred Professional Background: 

  • Unique and relevant domain expertise in technology, industrial and/or energy sector
  • Broad understanding & exposure to industrial decarbonization technologies
  • Strong command of Excel, including advanced functions
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative approach to work
  • 2-5 years of relevant working experience preferred (venture capital, investment banking, private equity, strategic consulting)
  • Graduate degree preferred

That said... If everyone sees things the same way, then we’re missing something. We see differences between people as valuable assets. So, if the role is exciting to you, but you don’t feel you have the exact background for the job, we encourage you to apply anyway. 


  • Compensation: Base Salary + Bonus + Carry
  • Health/vision/dental insurance + 401(k)

To apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to before April 14th, 2022

Piva Capital
Piva is a venture capital firm that primarily invests in disruptive energy and industrial startups.
Size:  11-50 employees
Year Founded:  2019
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