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Principal - Ventures - Menlo Park, CA

UnitedHealth Group

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739996 Principal Ventures Melno Park CA

Principal - Ventures - Menlo Park, CA (739996)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Principal will work out of Optum’s Sand Hill Road office, supporting the Partners of Optum Ventures. Motivated and enthusiastic, s / he is currently (or within the past 6 months) serving as a principal or senior analyst for a VC firm in Silicon Valley and has an established network of entrepreneurs and other investors in the Bay Area.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform market research to identify digital health investment trends and opportunities in coordination with the Principals in the Optum Ventures Boston office
  • Deal sourcing
  • Deal screening. Call and meet with prospects, evaluate opportunities
  • Network with peers in other VC firms
  • Document in CRM call summaries, notes and deals
  • Deal support  /  analysis  /  quant  /  legal for deals under consideration
  • Participate in digital health meet - ups, alumni and community events with start - ups such as Rock Health, VLAB, Startup Grind, SV Forum, SV Entrepreneurs etc.
  • Perform Due Diligence
  • Gather information from the target company and industry experts
  • Research and speak with existing references and customers of the target company
  • Research potential competitors to the target company
  • Identify Optum business lines that may have interest
  • Conduct background checks on current management of target company
  • Performa valuation analysis via modeling
  • Help prepare internal investment memos
  • Support for Portfolio companies support & analysis
  • Portfolio company community building
  • With the Boston Principals, develop the OV Benefit Bundle that distinguishes Optum from other CVC’s and oversee access to those benefits once a company is signed
  • Industry reviews
  • VC firm policy or fund analysis
  • Represent Optum Ventures at key events on the west coast
  • Alumni activities
  • Serve in Board Observer role(s) as appropriate


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of investment experience in SV (VC / PE)
  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail oriented, pro - active, self - motivated
  • Strong knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Ability to produce well - designed professional PowerPoint presentations
  • Strong written and verbal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA from a top business school

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: Venture Capital; Private equity; Principal, Melno Park, CA, California

Job Details

  • Contest Number739996
  • Job TitlePrincipal - Ventures - Menlo Park, CA
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Palo Alto, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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