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Investment Director

Company: LG Electronics
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier, and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make Life Good from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components, and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar, and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership, and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.

We offer an environment that enables colleagues to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work, and create value. At LG, you're encouraged to take a creative and individual approach to challenges with strong emphasis placed on performance and skilland equal, merit-based opportunities across the board. We want our colleagues to grow with our global business. That's why we deliver sure rewards for exceptional performance and offer industry-leading benefits including 100% company paid premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, an employer matching 401K, eleven paid holidays per year, and paid-time off; Come join the team!

LG Electronics North America Innovation Center

LG Electronics recently established North America Innovation Center (NAIC) in Santa Clara, California, USA., with an ambitious vision to become the nerve center of global innovation. Aiming to create the future of LG with the focus on disruptive and exponential growth, NAIC works with global corporations, startups, governments, and technology stakeholders to create new businesses, establish strategic partnerships, and develop a broad ecosystem using the process of outside-in innovation.


Position Summary

Investment Director/Senior Director

LG is seeking an Investment Director/Senior Director (level currently being reviewed) to work at North America Innovation Center (NAIC). Reporting to the Head of NAIC, this position will play a key role in unlocking LGs growth and will work on identifying candidates for investment based on NAICs outside-in innovation process, and collaborate with NAICs EIRs (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) and external partners to develop business cases. The position will also be responsible for initial due-diligence of candidates for investment and assist them to pitch the cases to both internal and external investors. This position will also be responsible for establishing a coalition of external co-investors that will partner with NAICs innovation process.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Identify promising startups and investment candidates and bring them into NAICs outside-in innovation process for potential investment.
  • Collaborate with NAICs EIRs (Entrepreneur-In-Residence), internal stakeholders, and external participants in the NAICs innovation process to develop investment cases by LG and external investors.
  • Establish a coalition of external strategic or financial co-investors such as global technology companies and venture capitals that will partner with NAICs innovation process.
  • Lead initial due-diligence of selected candidates for investment
  • Support selected candidates to pitch their cases to both internal and external investors.
  • Support deal process, including sourcing, qualification, initial rationale/pitch, financial modeling, due diligence, closing & integration activities.

Key qualifications:

  • BS in engineering or business/economics or related field.
  • 12+ years experience in corporate VC or venture/IB firms, working across large cross-functional teams and influencing decision-making; strong attention to detail and delivery
  • Broad and deep knowledge of venture investment landscape
  • Existing relationships and connections with major venture capital firms, corporate VCs, and other forms of funding partners.
  • Ability to motivate and mobilize investment community and funders to build consensus on shared opportunities
  • Experience in leading due diligence and equity investment or M&A.
  • Fluency in English is must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Broad understanding of technology around SW, HW, cloud, and System engineering.
  • Experience with business and technical requirements analysis
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with bias for action in highly ambiguous environments enjoys making sense of white space

Preferences:

  • Familiarity with venture financing mechanism and valuation models
  • Experience in product management, product marketing, corporate strategy or management consulting is a plus
  • Master or MBA
  • Experience in a startup is a plus.

Location

This position will be located in California. Travel may be up to 10~20%

LG Electronics, USA Inc.; LG Mobilecomm USA, Inc., LG Mobile Research USA LLC, and Zenith Electronics LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the Company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

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Keywords: LG Electronics, Santa Clara , Investment Director, Other , Santa Clara, California

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