Who We Are:
Atento Capital is a Tulsa-based investment fund focused on returns, quality job creation, and being helpful. We are an investment firm dedicated to a two-pronged mission: generating excellent risk-adjusted returns and making a lasting economic impact through the stimulation of entrepreneurial activity in the Tulsa community. We are a small team that is incredibly passionate about what we do and the community we call home. At Atento Capital, we wear two different hats. On one hand, we are an early stage investor with a geographic focus in Tulsa, looking to make investments in hard working entrepreneurs and help them build their business here in town. At the same time, we are a venture fund-of-funds (close partner) seeking to invest in a carefully chosen group of fund managers each year. Our portfolio is constructed to provide exposure to the most exciting venture opportunities in New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and other high profile markets, funds with sector-specific or geographic expertise, and funds that invest in traditionally underserved corners of the venture market. We are striving to transform Tulsa by focusing on economic development through job creation. By leveraging our relationships with venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, we are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses in Tulsa. As start-ups grow, we encourage them to consider expanding in Tulsa to take advantage of lower costs and higher standards of living. This allows firms to operate more efficiently while bringing dynamic, high-paying jobs to our community. We are a fund with a single LP, the George Kaiser Family Foundation. This relationship allows us to draw on a deep network of fund managers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and thought leaders who share a similar mission of cultivating a more vibrant and inclusive Tulsa. As such, we are at the center of a coordinated effort to recruit jobs, talent, and new economic opportunities right here at home. We live by the philosophy “doing well by doing good”, and seek to maximize our impact without sacrificing returns. By applying the highest industry standards of rigor to the research, diligence, and investment process, we are able to create tremendous value for our investment partner that will be reinvested in the community through initiatives that are at the heart of our collective mission.
Who You Are:
You should have incredible interpersonal skills and thrive in a collaborative environment where everybody is expected to contribute to the investment process. At Atento we are generalists, and you should possess a solid mix of both quantitative and qualitative capabilities to perform rigorous, disciplined investment analysis while also building connections with entrepreneurs, thinking critically about entrepreneurial challenges, and brainstorming creative solutions. This job is relational, so it’s important that you have high levels of emotional intelligence and can interact with a variety of key stakeholders, from baristas at local coffee shops to CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. Most importantly though, you should love to hustle and be incredibly passionate about your work. We are looking for people who love what they do and have fun doing it. Currently, we are looking to hire an investment associate.
Role Description: Investment Associate
We are looking for an individual who thrives with independence and autonomy and loves to go deep into research about a variety of relevant topics. Our team values diversity and is passionate about economic development and creating representation for women and minority founders. We are seeking a candidate who is excited about creating an impact in Tulsa and could see themselves becoming an integral part of the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is a career track position with opportunities for promotion.
Candidates should have a degree in business, economics, or engineering from a top tier university, although exceptions will be made in the right situation. Our ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years experience working in startups, technology, finance or consulting. This role requires a “get it done” attitude and willingness to research to learn and accomplish any task handed to her or him. Strong Excel skills along with communication, writing, and analytical abilities are required.
Function within the Organization:
Our investment associate will primarily be responsible for the following tasks:
- Researching particular industries and theses of interest to the Atento Capital team
- Complete deep due diligence into prospective fund of fund and direct investment opportunities
- Assist team in researching statistics for content to be shared in our newsletter, podcast, and social content
Day to Day:
Each day with Atento will look different. A typical week will include the following:
- Team meetings
- Researching macro and micro trends within the technology and startup spaces
- Reviewing startup and venture capital fund data alongside our Head of Investments and Partnerships to understand how attractive prospective opportunities will be
- Sharing research insights with the greater Atento Capital team to inform our knowledge base and decision making
Working with/Reporting to:
As this role has a variety of functions, the investment associate will be working closely with a number of different parties including, but not limited to:
- Atento Capital Managing Partner
- Atento Capital Head of Investments and Partnerships
There are numerous benefits to joining the Atento Capital team including but not limited to:
- Opportunity to gain expertise in live venture capital deals
- Exposure to fund-of-fund venture capital deals
- Opportunity to learn from and be mentored by both successful entrepreneurs and investors
- Flexibility in schedule and working style
- Exposure to economic development and philanthropic work alongside one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world
- Highly competitive compensation
This role is based in Tulsa, OK.