Food & Agriculture Associate, Investments

S2G Ventures

S2G Ventures

People & HR
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
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Food & Agriculture Associate, Investments

Food & Agriculture Associate, Investments


The Role

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to join one of the leading private investment firms committed to human and planetary health. S2G Ventures is looking for an Associate to play a key role on the food & agriculture investment team. As a member of the investment team, Associates spend their time on new investment opportunities, portfolio company management, and internal firm operations. As an Associate you will get experience in evaluating new investments and learning, from the ground-up, how a food & agriculture-focused investor identifies, evaluates, and executes investments in a diverse set of companies. Associates will have the opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm and to have extensive interaction with management teams and external advisors.

Associates are responsible for supporting the due diligence and research efforts of a deal team and will work with portfolio company executives (CEOs, COOs, etc.) to employ S2G’s investment and operating model to drive investor returns and impact. Over the course of a two-year period, you will evaluate hundreds of investment opportunities, gain strong industry and business model expertise, and develop your abilities as a private markets investor.

This Associate role will support the efforts of S2G’s Food & Agriculture Fund, a $1.5 billion commitment to invest holistically in innovative solutions across the food & agriculture value chain. The Food & Agriculture team invests in structured equity with a focus across the entire food supply chain, from how products are grown to the ingredients in our food to how consumer behavior is changing. This approach allows us to construct a portfolio that sees the bigger picture environmental and financial system impact and synergies. This individual will have the unique opportunity to influence the long-term trajectory of the fund while benefiting from the infrastructure and expertise of the S2G platform.

Desired Experience and Skills

Key Responsibilities

The position is designed for an individual who is interested in expanding their knowledge of asset- based investing, project finance, credit, and broader structured solutions within the climate arena. Responsibilities will revolve around three primary types of work:

  • New Investment Evaluation and Underwriting – Associates will work with deal teams to help source and evaluate investment opportunities, research industry dynamics, develop sectoral theses, analyze complex data sets to identify crucial financial and business information, and support the execution of transactions. Candidate needs to be proficient in financial modeling and able to build a financial model based on particular assumptions.

  • Portfolio Management – Associates will work with deal teams to help manage portfolio company reporting, oversight, and operations. Associates will work directly with management teams to help implement industry best practices in a variety of areas (examples include constructing pitch materials, financial reporting, capital raising, organizational structure, sales execution, product road mapping, exit planning, etc.).

  • Firm Operations – Associates will work across the firm and have responsibility around reporting and valuation modeling, industry and company data collection and tracking, CEO summits and working with external service providers.


  • S2G as an organization is focused first on culture – how you engage is as important as the skills that you bring to the role

  • Strong analytical and financial abilities with well-developed Excel and PowerPoint skills – growth equity and valuation modeling skills are a particular focus with this role

  • Detail orientation and meticulousness with an appreciation for timeliness, accuracy of data, and ability to synthesize and clearly communicate findings and analyses

  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and proven ability to quickly learn new concepts and understand key drivers of new industries, sectors, and trends

  • Approximately 3 years of experience with exposure to investing, for instance, investment banking, management consulting, private/growth equity, equity research, or asset management

  • Self-starter with a track record of going above and beyond what is asked

  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues, partners and entrepreneurs

  • Identifies as a team player, believing fundamentally that “we” is greater than “I”

  • Exhibits comfort with ambiguity and an ability to be flexible, which includes aptitude for managing multiple work streams, team priorities, and projects concurrently in a dynamic environment

  • Possesses a high level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges

To apply, please send your resume to our recruiting partner CarterPierce, at


S2G Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


S2G Ventures, the direct investment team of Builders Vision, partners with entrepreneurs who are working on solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets. We provide capital, mentorship, and value-added resources to companies pursuing innovative market-based solutions that generate positive social, environmental, and financial returns. We provide our partners with flexible capital solutions that can range from seed and venture funding through growth equity to debt and infrastructure financing.

Want to learn more? Read our perspectives on the future of food.

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