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Manager/Associate, Finance and Operations (Business Ops)

Curie.Bio

Curie.Bio

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Company Overview

Curie.Bio is an early stage biotech venture firm combined with an accelerator / service provider that enables entrepreneurial founders to launch therapeutics companies. Curie.Bio does this by giving founders access to the world’s best drug hunters, seed capital, and best-of-breed services -- everything a founder needs to get from concept to a Series A financing. Our founding team of Zach Weinberg, Christoph Lengauer and Alexis Borisy has started numerous therapeutics companies and been intimately involved with many more. The perennial challenges they have faced and overcome are what led to the creation of Curie.Bio.

Since formation in 2022, Curie.Bio has raised over $900 million across two funds and its holding company from premier LPs as well as other leading VC firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, GV, F-Prime, and Casdin Capital. Curie.Bio has quickly grown to 70 employees with offices in Cambridge, New York City, and San Francisco.


The Role

We are looking to hire a Finance and Operations Manager/Associate to help Curie.Bio deliver world-class operations in a zero-defect manner as we scale from 2 funds to one day having 20 funds with hundreds of portfolio companies. You will be responsible for partnering with our VP of Business Operations to run all aspects of the business and fund operations and directly support the leadership team and each division of Curie (e.g. CSO Partner team, External R&D, People). We are looking for someone who is deeply experienced with finance and early stage company operations and able to quickly pick up everything from fund finance to contracting. Our ideal candidate is a strong collaborator who is systematic, fast-moving, extremely detail-oriented, and able to wear many hats.

Note that this is not an investing or sourcing role. Location in NYC is preferred but not required.


Responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing and supporting the following functions to start, with the opportunity to grow and evolve with the firm and as you demonstrate the ability to deliver successfully on the initial responsibilities:

  • Finance: full exposure to the finance function, from budgeting and planning to producing pitch decks and fund financials for LPs. You will quickly learn all aspects of fund management at a growing organization with two funds and counting, with a near guarantee of experiencing the raising of a new fund from start to finish.
  • Legal Operations: enable day-to-day operations by rapidly producing and reviewing commercial agreements such as NDAs and vendor contracts, which you will learn to do on the job.
  • Vendor Management & Operations: manage vendors including accountants, tax advisors, insurance brokers, landlords, IT staff, and software providers to ensure the back office runs smoothly.
  • Investment Execution: help build processes and ensure they run smoothly at scale, with up to 20 new investments per year. With responsibilities such as building and owning the cap table, this will provide exposure to the deal process from term sheet through closing and will require navigating of transaction documents.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Background
    • 3-6 years of total experience in investment banking/private equity AND at an operating company or operationally-focused fund
    • Experience wearing multiple hats and supporting a rapidly growing organization is preferred
    • No previous experience in biotech or fund operations is required
  • Hard Skills
    • Financial modeling, including bespoke operating models, distribution waterfalls for venture-backed corporations, and equity ownership / cap tables (including pro forma modeling of convertible instruments)
    • PowerPoint / deck building
    • Managing sell-side fundraising processes
  • Soft skills
    • Top-tier organizational and tracking skills; never drops the ball
    • Context switching rapidly between many disparate workstreams
    • Systematically thinking about trade-offs related to process design
    • Communicating synthesis to stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds
    • Providing support to others with a service mindset

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