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Portfolio Engagement Manager

Toyota Ventures
Toyota Ventures
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San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Altos, CA, USA
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Founded in 2017, Toyota Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with more than $500M assets under management that invests in early-stage startups around the world in frontier and climate technologies. We are on a mission to discover what’s next for Toyota by helping startups bring ground-breaking technologies and business models to market quickly. We’ve invested in over 40 companies, including Bipi (acquired), Blackmore (acquired), Carbice, Cobalt, Intuition Robotics, Joby Aviation (NYSE: Joby), May Mobility, Nauto, Near Space Labs, Revel, SLAMcore, and Ziva Dynamics. Are you passionate about startups? Our portfolio companies are our customers. Their success is our success, and we’re looking for a portfolio engagement manager to join our Platform team. Your role will be to assist startup teams, championing their needs and supporting their growth in areas like customer and business development. You’ll also serve as a liaison, connecting them with people and resources within Toyota and the industry at large. Our team values acting with integrity and empathy, being humble but bold, and keeping it weird. We’re also committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our team, portfolio, and the larger VC industry. Please note that we are remote for now, but this role will require travel to and/or in-office time in the San Francisco Bay Area in the future. Location is flexible (but U.S.-based). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Working directly with startups prioritize how we can best support them • Assisting with the development of scalable products and services to help portfolio companies grow • Collaborating to identify and champion opportunities for portfolio companies to engage with Toyota and Toyota Group companies • Facilitating portfolio company introductions to mentors, customers, partners, suppliers, and others as needed • Reporting on important portfolio company metrics and progress towards strategic goals • Detailing best practices and creating resource libraries Desired Qualifications: • 4+ years of experience in business development, client management, corporate development, or a similar role • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field • The ability to collaborate across teams/organizations to deliver on shared objectives • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Self-starter who works well independently but enjoys being part of a team • Outstanding organization and project management skills • Previous experience working in the VC industry or at a startup is a plus • Genuinely passionate about new technologies and working with entrepreneurs