Category: Los Angeles

SF Bay Area or LA – Powerplant Ventures – Associate (MBA only)

Overview:

Powerplant Ventures is a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food & beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies. We provide capital, strategic guidance, and operating expertise to visionary entrepreneurs building businesses that are transforming how food is manufactured, distributed and consumed. Our mission is to re-architect our global food system by advancing world changing companies that deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.

In 2015, we raised $42MM for PPV Fund I and have 15 current portfolio companies. Within the consumer packaged food & beverage sector, we have made investments in breakout brands such as Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods, and REBBL Beverages. We have also backed several innovative tech-enabled foodservice companies such as Farmers Fridge and Oh My Greens. And last, within our tech vertical, we are invested in world changing companies such as Apeel Sciences and Thrive Market.

With Fund I fully deployed and showing early success, we have currently raised $100MM for PPV Fund II, and anticipate raising $150MM to close out the fund.

Investment Strategy:

PPV Fund II is looking to make 10-12 investments in companies generating sales between $2-$20MM and looking to raise Series A/B rounds. Ideally, we are the lead or co-lead investor writing a first check between $4-$8MM and supporting our companies in subsequent rounds up to $15MM in each portfolio company.

Opportunity:

Position: Sr. Associate
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Mill Valley) or LA (Hermosa Beach) Start Date: TBD

Description

PPV seeks an Associate to join its four Managing Partners. As a firm, we have identified 6 broad functions that serve as value drivers to ensure success of our fund: (1) LP Management, (2) Deal Sourcing, (3) Diligence and Deal Structuring, (4) Portfolio Company Operations, (5) Deal Realization, and (6) GP Management. The successful candidate will support the firm in all aspects of our business, but key focus areas will be: (1) Deal Sourcing (2) Investment Diligence and Deal Structuring and (3) Portfolio Company value-add operations/guidance/analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Senior Partners to develop and research investment theses. Examples of work include deep industry and category reports and sector mapping projects.
  • Attending industry conferences and developing relationships with companies and intermediaries (e.g., bankers, industry players, consultants) to source investments.
  • Take an active and hands-on role with the review, analysis and modeling of prospective investment opportunities
  • Assisting in deal diligence and deal execution (including market, customer and competitive analysis; financial modeling; and, deal structuring)
  • Working with portfolio companies and supporting Senior Partners as necessary for board level work and strategic operations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will ideally have at least 3 years of work experience in VC or Private Equity with a focus on the consumer sector, specifically consumer food & beverage. Investment Banking, Equity Research or CEO/CFO backgrounds also viewed favorably. The candidate will have demonstrated an ability to source, review, model and perform due diligence on prospective investments. This person will have superior analytical skills (required expertise in modeling earnings, building cap tables and waterfall models), excellent writing and research skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of accounting and finance principles. It is important that the person have both the willingness and capability to assist in the investment process at every stage, including all analytics and screening of potential investments, in addition to sourcing.

The successful candidate’s prior experience will include increasing responsibilities with external constituents, such that he/she will have experience interacting with portfolio company management teams,negotiating,marketing,andperformingexternalduediligence. Thepersonwillhaveoutstanding interpersonal skills and the charisma, presence and maturity to establish credibility and inspire confidence both inside and outside the firm. Ideally the candidate will also have an established, growing and active professional network in the industry.

The candidate is expected to have an exceptional work ethic and a background evidencing a high level of achievement. He/she must be energetic and highly motivated in addition to being comfortable in a small firm environment. Furthermore, he or she must be committed to a healthy lifestyle consistent with Powerplant’s mission and values. The candidate must be a self-starter with a positive, “can do” attitude as no task should be too big or too small for him/her. The candidate should be able to discharge his/her responsibilities with minimal supervision or oversight while maintaining a sense of urgency. This person should be detail-oriented with superior communication and organization skills and have the ability to effectively manage large quantities of information and multiple projects.

Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to dgluck@powerplantvc.com. In the subject title, please type “Sr. Associate Applicant”

 

Hollywood – Ticketmaster – Product Manager Internship

Who we are.
We’re fans who help fans everywhere get in to the live events they love.  A proud division of Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster has changed the way the world connects with their favorite artists, teams, and shows, and we continue to shape innovation every day. We’re not just selling tickets (though we do that better than anyone else), we’re enriching lives one amazing experience at a time. And we think that’s pretty amazing. If you’re passionate about the magic of live entertainment like we are, and you want to work at a company dedicated to helping millions of fans experience it, we want to hear from you.

Why you should become an intern with us.
An internship at Ticketmaster is anything but ordinary. The pace is fast, the atmosphere is fun, and we’ll push and challenge you to learn and grow beyond anything you’d expect. It’s truly is a unique and rewarding environment. While intern projects vary, you’ll support work that’s meaningful and has real-world impact from day one for an industry leading brand with global recognition. Our summer internships are typically a 12-week experience focused on both functional and professional growth, including executive lead weekly learning sessions, individual peer mentoring, an exclusive industry summit, intern Hackathon, and more special events.

The Role: 

Live Nation Entertainment is looking for a hard-working and well rounded student to become a Product Management Intern. You will learn the inner workings of an organization that has a critical mission to make the fan experience better. This role will be responsible for key areas and execution within the Fan Experience

product family. This includes the ideation and day-to-day oversight and insights of how fans experience our app and web experiences. The role necessitates a leader with a strong bias for action, deep intellectual curiosity, desire to quickly test and learn and unflappable positivity and tenacity. This position would include significant interaction with our development teams, design and UX team, and many vertical product teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the strategy, vision, prioritization and execution of product features and tests relating to our Ticketmaster Fan Experience across desktop and mobile web
  • Work cross functionally to define product requirements, Key Performance Idicators, use cases, specifications, and user flows
  • Clearly articulate product concepts to other product teams, engineering, executive, UX/UI, legal, finance, client, and customer service teams alike
  • Jump into the data surrounding the fan experience to look for product optimizations and broader market opportunities

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be a Sophomore or Junior completing a BA/BS in Business, Marketing, Computer Science, or related field
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills with the ability to influence others and build strong relationships
  • Work effectively with in-house and offshore development resources and many vertical product owners across the company
  • Solution and team oriented while demonstrating the ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal guidance or unclear requirements
  • Passion for live events essential, understanding of the ticketing or live event industry a plus

Here is the link to the Ticketmaster Product Management Internship (Summer 2019): https://jobs.ticketmaster.com/ShowJob/Id/1949952/Intern

 

Los Angeles – StackCommerce – Account Coordinator

The Role:

We are looking for an Account Coordinator to provide day-to-day administrative support to our Sales and Media Team to ensure smooth sales procedures.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong understanding of StackMedia products
  • Work in partnership with the Sales team to understand client objectives and needs
  • Help take a signed IO and turn it into a live, successful campaign
  • Continually be in the know on our top buyer campaigns and analyze for opportunities for improvement alongside sales representatives
  • Monitor all live campaigns for proper serving, click through action, and conversion events
  • Liaise between the customer and internal teams
  • Responsible for keeping current clients satisfied and delivering exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist advertisers with their reporting needs, and support the Sales Team with reporting requests
  • Obtain creative/3rd party tags and assist in delivery and creation

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is excited at the opportunity to help marketers achieve complex goals
  • Proven account management or other relevant experience
  • Has some experience in the advertising industry (1-2 years)
  • Ability to prioritize among competing tasks
  • Obsessively checks emails and replies at an alarming rate
  • Is organized and structured but is not fazed by an out of the box request
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Has the ability to work independently, consistently producing meaningful results
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a proactive “can-do” attitude
  • Client-focused mindset with a passion for using data and analytics to drive business results
  • Familiarity with different online advertising pricing structures (CPC, CPM, CPA, etc.)

Benefits + Perks:

  • Salary, Equity, 401(k) & Health Insurance
  • Dream Setup: MacBook + 27” thunderbolt display with any bells and whistles you need.
  • Vacation: “Unlimited” Paid Vacation
  • Allowances: Stack Coupons, Learning allowances, Monthly Books, and Parking+Uber Dollars.
  • Free Food/Drinks: Stocked cabinets and fridge at your disposal.
  • Rad Location: Our office is literally on the beach in Venice – Surf everyday!
  • Amazing Events: Annual Company Cruise to Mexico, Yoga on the Beach, Bi-Annual Hackathons

Los Angeles – PillarHealth – Internship

All – my name is Alex and I am an alumni who graduated from Duke University with a degree in Computer Science in 2015.

The company I am looking to hire an intern for (remote is okay) is called PillarHealth (in stealth mode currently) – a healthcare focused software start-up based in Los Angeles looking to completely disrupt the way addiction treatment facilities treat and interact with both prospective, current, and past addiction patients.

We’re looking to hire an intern to to start anytime between now and February 2018 that has some level of front-end / UX experience with languages such as Vue.js, Apollo, and Phoenix. This position will be paid and you will be working directly with the CTO.

How to apply: Send an email to aadler92@gmail.com with subject: ‘PillarHealth Internship’.  Include a copy of your resume and the best way to reach you and we will follow up in short order.

Regards,

Alex