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The Team

Generation’s Growth Equity strategy is investing out of its fourth fund (“SSF IV” with $1.7 billion of committed capital). We are a team of 18 investment professionals united by the goal to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy. We invest globally in growth-stage, private companies with proven technology and commercial traction across the three pillars of planetary health, people health and financial inclusion.

We back mission-driven management teams driving System Positive solutions across a variety of global sectors. Indicative investments include Asana, Benevity, Convoy, Gusto, o9 Solutions, Remitly, Toast, and Vestiaire Collective (Growth Equity @ Generation).

The Role

We are looking to hire a key investment professional to join our global Growth Equity strategy in San Francisco. The role will encompass all aspects of the investment process – from thesis-generation, to origination, to diligence, to company support, to exit. As one of the most senior members of the Investment Team based in San Francisco, the role will also involve management responsibilities to support a cohesive and high-performing cross-border investment team.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a growing global Growth Equity strategy, with a unique opportunity to help further build and cement the team presence in San Francisco.

Key Responsibilities

The role is a full-time, permanent position; key responsibilities will include:

• Transaction processing: leading all aspects of the investment process including origination, due diligence, negotiation, execution, portfolio management and exit

• Research development: deliver unique insight into growth trends across key sectors driving sustainable solutions

• Network development: Building out Generation’s network

• Team development: supporting the growth of Generation’s San Francisco team

Ideal Background

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diverse experiences from all backgrounds. Ideal background includes:

• Significant demonstrable experience within Growth Equity and/or Venture Capital, with multiple completed investments (approx. 4-8 years of transaction experience)

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrable experience of coaching and training team members

• Strong communicator, with an ability to connect, negotiate, and partner with key stakeholders

• An entrepreneurial mindset, with a desire to build a world-class Growth Equity business

• A passion and demonstrable interest for sustainability, either from your professional and/or personal

experience and a desire to further the pioneering work of Generation as a dedicated sustainable investor


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 We highly value life-experience, and differentiated perspectives, from all backgrounds.

A competitive compensation package is on offer. To register your interest and apply, please send your CV to

The Firm

Generation is an independent, broadly owned and managed private partnership – with offices in London and San Francisco. The Generation team of 119 people brings together seasoned analysts and leaders from the sustainability research field.

Generation was founded in 2004 with the mission of proving the business case for an integrated investment approach which considers both sustainability and fundamental financial analysis. This mission also unites our global client base of asset owners, for whom we manage approximately USD 32.1 billion (as of 31 March 2023). We have four strategies across both private and public equities: Global Equity, Asia Equity, Growth Equity and Long-term Equity. In addition to strategies managed by Generation, in 2021 Generation launched a new business called Just Climate.

Central to our investment philosophy is the explicit recognition that sustainability factors directly affect long-term business profitability. We define a sustainable business as one whose current earnings do not borrow from its future earnings and provides goods or services consistent with a net zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society.

We believe culture to be a key driver of long-term success. We have tried to be thoughtful and deliberate in developing the culture at Generation and work hard to maintain and reinforce it. Our mission and values form the foundation on which our culture is based and are important parts of how we attract, retain and develop the best professionals. We believe that our people are motivated to join and remain with our firm because of the opportunity afforded to them to work with high calibre professionals, achieve personal fulfilment from succeeding in challenging roles, to deliver meaningful results to our clients in a way that fulfils our broader mission, and to align our own financial incentives with those of our clients.

Generation funds the Generation Foundation from a proportion of the firm’s profitability. The Generation Foundation has the shared mission of creating a net-zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society. Further information about our firm is available on our website