About Enable Ventures
Enable Ventures is a market rate impact investment venture fund with the mission to close the disability wealth gap by investing in and scaling early-stage disability-led companies that leverage disability as an asset and the economic potential of products and services powered by universal design. Our pillars of investment focus on: (1) upskilling, reskilling, and future-proofing work; (2) work-related technologies; (3) founders with disabilities; and (4) next generation assistive tech.
Enable Ventures is a part of the Sorenson Impact platform of funds and is supported by Jim Sorenson and Sorenson Impact’s vast, world class experience in impact and market rate investment.
Enable Ventures is led by Regina “Gina” Kline, an investor, entrepreneur and civil rights lawyer and supported by SmartJob. Gina founded SmartJob at the end of 2020, assembling a 14-person advisory board that brings together skills and lived experience from disability policy, disability advocacy, investing, technology and the impact economy. Enable Ventures is the first global impact investment platform singularly focused on the people with disabilities demographic, which has approximately $0.5 trillion of annual disposable income in the US alone.
The Principal will have a unique opportunity to build, shape and execute Enable Ventures’ investment strategy. The successful candidate will lead Enable’s (1) investment structuring, (2) due diligence process, (3) portfolio support, (4) tracking, monitoring, and collection of impact data, and (5) oversight of impact investments. The Principal will also participate in sourcing investments and the development of relationships with Limited Partners.
The position reports directly to Enable Ventures' Managing Partner Regina Kline. The position will also work closely with Sorenson Impact. This position is remote but will require some travel.
Skills and Attributes
Substantial (8-10 years) investment experience and an established track record of performance in building and managing an investment portfolio. Candidates with demonstrated impact investment experience are preferred.
Strong experience and track record investing in early- or growth-stage companies, including financial modeling, due diligence, transaction negotiation and execution, portfolio management and support, and exit strategies.
Background in fundraising and LP communications.
Ability to set, advance, and report on key priorities.
Commitment to enable people with disabilities to be full participants in the global economy, as entrepreneurs, business owners, and workers in growing, new, and emerging industries.
Values alignment with Enable Ventures’ mission to close the disability wealth gap and build an inclusive future of work.
Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of people with disabilities.
Investment Strategy and Execution:
Building and diligencing a robust pipeline of investment opportunities by pillar of investment: (i) upskilling, reskilling, and future-proofing work; (ii) work-related technology; (iii) founders with disabilities; and (iv) next generation assistive tech.
Solidifying a due diligence process for prospective investments, including developing criteria
for prescreening companies, data requests from pipeline companies, and analysis that
incorporates examination of social impact as well as financial risk / return.
Leading the due diligence of new investment opportunities and drafting recommendation
presentations to Enable Ventures’ Investment Committee.
Constructing and managing a portfolio across sector and geographic exposure to achieve
market-rate return on investment.
Mentoring and advising Enable Ventures portfolio companies.
Fundraising and Field Building:
Building, supporting, and growing a network of potential funders, allies, and partners of Enable
Ventures including but not limited to high-net-worth individuals, private foundations and family
offices, wealth management intermediaries, funds of funds, companies, and corporate
Raising awareness of the disability lens on future of work investing and the Enable Ventures
investment strategy – including leveraging capital investment to grow an inclusive economy,
universally designed products, and sustainable economic and social improvements in the
access of people with disabilities to meaningful work, expanding diversity and innovation,
improving upward mobility, and reducing global inequality and poverty.
Investment Operations and Reporting:
Building relationships with targeted investments and participating in negotiation of investment
Overseeing all elements of each transaction through funding including coordination with legal
and other professional services providers.
Participating in development of evaluation and reporting metrics and procedures for measuring
the financial performance and impact outcomes and outputs of invested capital.
Establishing disciplined reporting procedures with portfolio companies to monitor ongoing
financial and impact performance.
Participating in portfolio performance reporting to Limited Partners, both financial and impact.
The Principal position is a competitive Partner-track position with the opportunity for growth.
To apply: please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enable Ventures is an inclusive company that strives to build an exceptional team that demonstrates
the value of diversity by recruiting qualified candidates that represent our global community including
in terms of disability, gender, age, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation.