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Senior Consultant to assist launching a new corporate venture capital arm, Shanghai, China

Project status
Project start date
As soon as possible
Project posted
13 Feb 2019 14:21
Project duration (approx.)
6 Months
Budget (approx.)
US$1000 / day
Level of Experience
Area of expertise
English (Essential)

Objectives and Key Deliverables

Global retailer looking for a skilled consultant to help the strategy team create the framework and launch a new corporate venture capital arm to engage with local startups in China. We have already started on this process and recently identified an early startup we'd like to investigate investing in.

This work will likely take place in two concurrent phases:

Help us build the business case and investment options for already identified startup. Provide strategic guidance on various options for investment (reverse equity, joint venture, cash, etc...). The end result will result in a fully vetted plan to present to our leadership team for approval.
This is our first attempt into this type of work so we would like someone who has experience creating corporate venture capital groups and can navigate both internal corporate politics as well as the investment tactics needed to scale our operation. We are looking to build out this function but lack the internal experience to stand this up from scratch.

Ideal consultant:

Experience in other corporate venture capital groups-- ideally has helped stand up a new function
Goal is to help set up a framework for sustained agility and growth
Experience as a consultant is fine as long as you have worked in the capacity above
Strong background in Chinese market -- knowledge or experience in Chinese startup/technology culture a big plus
Financially minded and can help build the business case to pitch management and startups on different investment packages
Independent and can work with our team quickly to keep up with fast paced market
Ideally located in Shanghai but willing to entertain other geographies if the consultant has a strong background in China and can travel if needed

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