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Analyst / Associate

LAGO Innovation Fund

Chicago, IL

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‚ÄćWhat this means for you:¬∑ ¬† ¬† ¬†

  • Expanded runway for business development and sourcing
  • High exposure and career mobility within a team of 9
  • Ability to lead deals from cradle to grave from sourcing to deal negotiations to portfolio support

LAGO Innovation Fund

LAGO Innovation Fund is an entrepreneurially minded 2 year old fund that provides venture debt financing and equity funds to growth stage companies.Their tailored debt structures allows upfront growth capital with more flexible terms than a traditional credit provider and prolongs the period between future equity raises and debt refinancings.

LAGO has invested in industries like Mobility, Gaming/eSports, Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, and eCommerce.

The Role

The analyst/associate will be involved throughout the due diligence process.

  • Develop sourcing network
  • Lead due diligence and develop investment theses with support team
  • Stay up to date on emerging trends and technologies

We anticipate base compensation to be between $80 - 120k with 15-40% bonus.

* Comp figures, if included above, are estimates made by the KBS team using internal assumptions and conversations with the employer. Figures are dependent upon experience and subject to change.
Job Description

The Analyst/Associate will primarily be responsible for sourcing and leading diligence for early stage SaaS and tech-enabled investment opportunities.

Job Responsibilities
Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, candidates should be:

Desired Qualifications

LAGO Innovation Fund

LAGO invests in companies that disrupt the status quo in their native industries or creating de novo markets through the offering of products, services or technologies, or by creating novel tech-enabled business models. We believe that virtually every corner of the economy is undergoing substantial disruption, and LAGO supports innovative companies across industries with bespoke growth capital solutions that align with contemporary business models. LAGO primarily provides venture debt financing customized to meet your particular needs as you scale your business, be it working capital, asset purchases, operating expenses, acquisitions, or other strategic growth initiatives.

Taking a holistic look at your business, our term loans are structured based on multiple factors relevant to your business, which often leads to structures that provide more upfront growth capital with more flexible terms than your traditional credit provider would offer. Our debt products are designed to work in concert with sponsors' existing equity investment, at a lower cost and dilution, to prolong the period to future equity raises and debt refinancings. Additionally, LAGO can provide equity support alongside sponsors through minority equity co-investments.