Ventures Associate | Sustainability

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024


Plug and Play Tech Center is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations to create the most meaningful connections that bring innovation to anyone, anywhere. We are on a mission to bring the benefits of Silicon Valley to all four corners of the world.


We’re actively seeking a Ventures Associate to champion the Plug and Play business model and source in the sustainability space. An ideal candidate has a passion for understanding how startups scale and is driven to take an active role in building out our ecosystem and investment portfolio.

The Venture Associate role is a key position on the Ventures Team. Associates are responsible for sourcing relevant startups and supporting deal teams on new investments. Associates also work with corporate partners on their technology needs and support overall program management.


Sourcing New Startups

  • Source startups for the respective vertical program.
  • Attend calls or meetings with relevant companies.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local VCs, universities, corporations, etc.
  • Actively network with startup founders at industry events and conferences.

Ventures’ Program Management

  • Schedule and facilitate deal flow meetings between startups and corporate partners.
  • Curate startup lists for corporate partners based on their technology interests.
  • Maintain relationships with industry partners.
  • Perform additional operational work for Plug and Play Ventures as needed.

Diligence/Investment Research

  • Support the deal team on investment opportunities.
  • Conduct high-level research; analyse the market, examine industry trends, track. competitive landscape, interact with financial models, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mining Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, or related fields is required.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Highly organised, shown to meet tight deadlines along with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.