Blue Haven Initiative is currently seeking to fill the following position:
Founded in 2012, Blue Haven Initiative (BHI) is a single-family office headquartered in Cambridge, MA, managing a diversified international investment portfolio. One of the first family offices created with impact investing as its mission and focus, Blue Haven seeks market rates of financial return on its investments as well as maximum social and environmental impact. With this approach, Blue Haven considers the nuanced ramifications of its investment choices while pursuing financial returns appropriate to each asset class or venture.
A signature focus of BHI is its in-house, private investment portfolio, investing upwards of $50 million in early stage ventures. The team invests in innovative for-profit business models that improve standards of living, create economic opportunity and better the environment for people and businesses by delivering products and services more efficiently at a higher quality and/or a lower cost than existing solutions. In particular, we are building an expertise in businesses that leapfrog traditional infrastructure to bring these services to communities that are historically underserved or out of reach.
The Private Investment strategy is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build their businesses by partnering on a long-term basis, particularly in markets with nascent and evolving venture capital ecosystems. The team focuses on investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa with an opportunistic view on other markets around the world. Target sectors include education, energy, financial services, and select business services. Currently, the BHI Private Investment team manages a portfolio of more than 15 investments in early stage companies in the US, Latin America and Africa. BHI is a fast moving, dynamic work place that requires a high level of enthusiasm for both financial and operational due diligence as well as the impact intended with each investment.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role building an investment portfolio focused on scaling for-profit solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems (and opportunities). Reporting to the Director of Private Investments, the Associate plays a substantial role in the investment strategy and portfolio management processes. The Associate is expected to contribute to the entire investment process from sourcing and due diligence prior to an investment as well as to ongoing portfolio management and short-term special projects on an as-needed basis. The role will provide exposure across sectors and structures including private debt and equity across seed to later stage investment rounds, as well as general portfolio management support.
The position is full-time and based in Cambridge, MA with periodic international travel.
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BHI will provide compensation that is commensurate with related work experience.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Associate Application in the subject. Please provide a resume and a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills and work experience are a good fit for the role. No phone inquiries, please.