Manager – Okta Ventures
Posted on 4/1/2024
Okta

5,001-10,000 employees

Online identity verification solutions
Company Overview
Okta stands out as a leading independent identity provider, offering a robust Identity Cloud that enables secure and efficient connection between people and technologies, a feature trusted by over 10,000 organizations including prominent names like JetBlue, Nordstrom, and Slack. The company's competitive edge lies in its extensive pre-built integrations, numbering over 7,000, with applications and infrastructure providers, simplifying and securing access for people and organizations globally. Okta's culture of fostering confidence and potential in its workforce and customers, coupled with its industry leadership and technical prowess, makes it an attractive workplace.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.2B

Founded

2009

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

18%

2 year growth

48%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Sales
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Corporate Finance
Venture Capital
Finance & Banking
Requirements
  • 3-5+ years of relevant professional work experience in enterprise software including exposure to venture capital
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, STEM / engineering, or other applicable fields
  • Experience with cloud software vendors and their strategies/business models
  • Effective communicator, ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing; comfortable in business and technical discussions
  • A natural collaborator with bias to action, low ego, and a proactive disposition
  • Experience in building trusting relationships and influencing others (including senior and executive audiences)
  • Ability to build and cultivate long-lasting relationships
  • Collaborative team player who is also an independent thinker
  • Self-starter who thrives and can multitask in fast-paced and often ambiguous environments
  • Some experience with financial modeling
  • Passion for technology, startups, learning new things, and investing
  • Exposure to product and/or go-to-market functions within a high growth company
  • Independent project management and presentation skills are a must
Responsibilities
  • Generate and manage sourcing and high volume of investment deal flow
  • Take initial screening meetings and escalate promising opportunities
  • Drive partnerships and awareness of Okta Ventures within the startup and investment ecosystems, including venture capitalists, investment bankers, external accelerators
  • Assist in deal negotiations and due diligence efforts inclusive of reviewing industries, products, customers, and competitors by evaluating market sizing, technology walkthroughs, industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial modeling
  • Analyze financial and operational information relating to potential investments and portfolio companies, e.g. company results, profit and loss, growth rates, market share
  • Facilitate commercial and strategic partnership opportunities for the portfolio including sales, marketing, technical integrations, and business development
  • Assist in creation of executive materials, deal memos
  • Research technology trends and market landscapes to development investment theses
  • Engage with internal business leaders to evaluate trends
  • Assist in preparation of financial reporting documentation
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with administrative and investment team members to drive projects to completion
  • Participate in periodic updates to appropriate executive management groups
  • Develop thought leadership content such as industry reports and insights from portfolio founders
  • Organize and participate in industry events with other venture capital firms