BioGenerator is hiring a talented and ambitious Investment Analyst, BioGenerator Ventures to join BioGenerator’s team and help build and invest into promising new St. Louis companies. BioGenerator is the startup arm of BioSTL, which has been a leader in the long-term development of St. Louis’ bioscience startup ecosystem. BioGenerator Ventures’ current portfolio is aligned with St. Louis’ strengths, including therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, agtech, food/nutrition, and healthcare. In 2021, BioGenerator Ventures invested in 18 startup companies and the BioGenerator Ventures portfolio raised over $1B in capital. In total, these portfolio companies have raised over $2.5B. In addition to helping build and invest in companies as a member of the BioGenerator Ventures team, the role will leverage the BioGenerator Labs, which bring together technology, talent, proof of concept grants, coaching, grant training, and innovative laboratory space in a suite of tools designed to accelerate new ventures. The Investment Analyst will also work with BioGenerator’s Centers of Defense Medicine and Pandemic Resiliency to select the most promising technologies within the centers to be the basis of new BioGenerator Ventures portfolio companies.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a broad scientific background, mostly within the biological sciences. They will also have strong interest in entrepreneur and small business development and be knowledgeable about the small business startup process. Exposure to technical evaluations, due diligence, and intellectual property review are highly desirable experiences for this position. Strongly desired experience within a startup or commercial setting.
This position will report to Crystal Winkeler, Managing Director of BioGenerator Ventures. The Investment Analyst, BioGenerator Ventures will be a full-time, salaried position with BioGenerator.
BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL, creates and grows innovation companies through its two complementary approaches — investing through BioGenerator Ventures and comprehensive startup support through BioGenerator Labs.
As a member of the BioGenerator Ventures team, the Investment Analyst, utilizing scientific, finance, and business experience, will actively participate in the following responsibilities:
Must reside in the in St. Louis region or be willing to relocate.
Excellent inquiry, persuasive, collaborative, and communication skills, both with internal and external audiences; ability to excel in both a team setting and independently; excellent listener; ability to see and focus on the big picture while simultaneously keeping attention on the key details; excellent judgment and critical thinking; prioritization and project planning skills; ability to balance risk with opportunity; must be able to take a non-biased approach to evaluations, keying on objective information rather than subjective; commitment to building an inclusive, diverse team and organizational culture.
Pay is commensurate with experience and is benchmarked against market rates. Benefit package for full-time employees includes excellent health coverage, generous retirement savings match, tuition assistance, and other benefits to support employees personally and professionally.
Please upload a detailed letter of interest and resume on the BioSTL.org website under this job posting heading. Confidential inquiries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with this job posting title in the subject line. For more information, visit Biogenerator.org, and biostl.org.
Full vaccination status against Covid is required for employment. Exemptions may be granted for medical contraindications and for sincerely held religious beliefs. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
BioSTL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable ecosystem. We are committed to seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences who will bring diverse perspectives to this work. This is an equal employment opportunity.
BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL creates and grows innovative companies through its two complementary approaches — investing through BioGenerator Ventures and comprehensive startup support through BioGenerator Labs. Visit BioGenerator.org for additional information and follow us on twitter @BioGeneratorSTL.
Since 2001, St. Louis nonprofit BioSTL has laid the foundation for the region's innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including Cortex and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Find us online at biostl.org and follow us on twitter at @BioSTL.