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MassMutual Managing Director - MassMutual Ventures Climate Technology Fund in Boston, Massachusetts

The Managing Director Co-Head of MassMutual Ventures (MMV) Climate Technology Fund (CTF) will be one of two senior members of a newly established $100 million fund seeking compelling risk adjusted investment returns by investing in early and growth stage companies focused on climate technology. He/she may also identify venture capital firms in which MMV may selectively invest, and will be an active, positive member in an environment that encourages innovation and new thinking. The successful candidate will collaborate internally with leaders of MMV and MassMutual and build networks externally with venture capital and angel investors in the broader climate tech ecosystem.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Managing Director and Head of MMV

Partners with: Co-Head of MMV CTF

Additional relationships: Leaders within MassMutual, the MMV CTF investment committee, and climate tech investors and founders

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading and managing a new $100 million MMV Climate Technology fund.

  • Developing MMV CTV’s business strategy by collaborating on an investment roadmap that enables MMV CTV to make investments in commercially viable and promising emerging companies and technologies in the Climate Tech ecosystem.

  • Origination, structuring, execution, and portfolio management of investment opportunities.

  • Mentoring and developing junior investment team members.

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with the broader venture capital community in developing and articulating the MMV proposition across strategies and geographies.

  • Working closely with the MMV CTV Investment Committee to further develop and refine the CTV investment thesis, guidelines and target sub-strategies.

  • Representing MMV CTV at appropriate forums and conferences.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • An experienced senior level venture capital investment executive, possessing the independence and experience in driving investment and portfolio management activities.

  • Relevant years of experience operating in the Climate Tech venture capital community with a proven track record of investing, managing, nurturing and successful promotion of investee companies.

  • Ability to exhibit understanding of the Climate Tech sector (and subsectors) and startup investing ecosystem.

  • Strong partnership skills and traits that align with the culture of MMV and MassMutual.

  • Solid and effective communicator with the ability to successfully manage within the C- suite level.

  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders of all levels.

  • A top-tier academic background, including a graduate degree.

COMPETENCIES/CHARACTERISTICS

  • Demonstrated success investing in early-stage climate technology companies

  • Strong reputation in VC climate technology ecosystem; respected investor

  • Operating experience in a VC-backed business preferred but not required

  • Appreciates and understands the perceived benefits and challenges of corporate venture

  • Comfortable working with an Investment Committee without being a voting member.

  • Brings a diverse perspective to the investment process: experience, background, skill set and investment approach complementary to current Co-Head

  • Established views on climate tech opportunities but can balance with MMV’s objectives

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WORK LOCATION:

Incumbent will need to maintain high visibility in our Boston Fan Pier location.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us (talentacquisition@massmutual.com) and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

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