“Growing startup, fast growing market, strong growth opportunities, compelling mission”
The Launch Place Portfolio Manager (PM) is primarily responsible for monitoring the performance of The Launch Place (TLP) Pre-Seed and Seed Fund portfolio companies. The Portfolio Manager also assures compliance with the terms of The Launch Place’s investment criteria to include adherence to reporting, Danville impact, and other terms and conditions of investment.
The Portfolio Manager reports to The Launch Place’s President and CEO and serves as the primary liaison between the portfolio companies and other members of The Launch Place’s staff. The PM will work proactively with the management team members of portfolio companies to determine how The Launch Place can support them in areas such as market research, business planning, financing, personnel recruitment, business development, research support, outsource partners, economic development grants, etc. The PM will be responsible for defining the scope of any support project, determining a timeline for delivery of the project, and internally managing the project in concert with the Launch Place’s consulting staff members.
The PM shall participate in all The Launch Place Pre-Seed and Seed Fund Advisory Board (SFAB) meetings assisting in preparing and providing update reports on portfolio company activities, Launch Place support activities, and investment term compliance. The PM will also participate in The Launch Place Board of Directors meetings as directed by the Launch Place President and CEO.
The PM shall fulfill other such duties as may be specified by the President and CEO from time to time.
In addition, on an as needed basis:
The Portfolio Manager will work with the client (either internal or external) on both consulting and seed fund and pre-seed fund related projects. Research work will include market research (industry, company, and competitor analysis), document collection, and collecting client company’s background information. The PM will apply both qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret the data, present the findings, and produce substantiated recommendations.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Location of Job:
The Launch Place, Danville, VA and RTP, NC offices. (Approximately 25% travel depending on portfolio company and project requirements.)
The Launch Place offers a competitive compensation package which includes an annual cost of living adjustment. Employee benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurances and a matching 401(k) plan.
Some jobs posted are for The Launch Place investment portfolio companies - http://www.thelaunchplace.org/portfolio-companies
The Launch Place is an independent 501(c) (3) organization that energizes and diversifies our regional economy through entrepreneurship development and business consulting services. Headquartered in Danville, VA, and a branch office in the Research Triangle Park, NC has been in existence since 2005.
The Launch Place works with entrepreneurs who want to start and/or grow their business. We offer a full range of services, from business consulting, training, office space to funding, all of which are designed to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to navigate the challenging start-up stages and successfully launch their company. The Launch Place also invests in start-up companies through The Launch Place Fund and The Launch Place Pre-Seed Fund.
The Launch Place also offers consulting services to local and regional private businesses, economic development organizations, non-profit institutions and local governments and in so doing contributes to the economic transformation of the Dan River region of Virginia and North Carolina. It has a proven track record in helping businesses to grow and remain competitive both domestically and in global markets.