Wes Selke

Wes is Founding Director of Hub Ventures, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world.

Hub Ventures provides seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace, and investor connections to startups building scalable technology solutions to improve livelihoods and reduce resource consumption. Wes is also the Investment Manager for Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, where he leads deal sourcing, due diligence, transaction execution, and engagement for a portfolio of growth-stage companies focused on education and sustainable supply chains. He is actively engaged with the portfolio as Chairman of the Board for Alter Eco and as Board Observer for Better World Books and Adina for Life. Prior to Good Capital, Wes spent two years as an Equity Research Associate at William Blair & Company covering the Digital Media Sector, and four years with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance where he advised privately held companies on mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Wes is an active member of Christ Church East Bay, where he serves as a parish leader and director of the financial advisory board. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two young kids and enjoys cycling in the East Bay hills and Sunday trips to the local farmers market.

Toniic is Hiring: Toniic Internship

About Toniic

Toniic LLC is a global network of action-oriented impact investors, both individuals and institutions. We increase the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges. Our members commit to discover, evaluate, nurture and invest in entrepreneurs, enterprises and funds that are changing the world for the better. Between our 45 members, we are looking to place $100 million into global social enterprise. Over this next year we will expand significantly globally, while also going deeper with our current members to enhance their investment practice, and by extension, their potential for social impact.

The Position

Toniic is seeking a San Francisco-based intern for 25 hours a week over an 8-week period starting July 8, 2013. The position will provide exposure to social entrepreneurs and to impact investors part of the Toniic Network. Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research on the impact investment industry and writing briefs on specific geographies or sectors
  • Conducting research on the crowdfunding industry as it relates to impact investing (in the donation, equity and debt-based crowdfunding sectors)
  • Preparing marketing materials
  • Supporting our deal flow manager and membership service director in updating relevant deal databases
  • Preparing and attending investor calls and meetings
  • Attending impact investing industry events
  • Conducting other tasks as necessary

Required Skills/Experience

Candidates must:

  • Possess strong inter-personal, written and oral communication skills
  • Be part of an MBA or MPA or other relevant Masters program
  • Have a passion for the impact investment industry and a desire to join the industry post-graduation
  • Be comfortable with multiple software/online platforms; including Xcel, Powerpoint, Salesforce, the Google suite etc.
  • Have strong research skills and enjoy understanding trends in a nascent yet global industry
  • Be based in the San Francisco or Bay Area
  • Be ready to bring the level of creativity, commitment, time, patience, and humor it takes to work with a start-up organization

Compensation

Toniic offers to pay $1500 as a stipend for 25hrs/week over the 8-week period. The hours of work are flexible though it will be required to join the team in the San Francisco office for at least 2 days a week.

Application Process

Please email your resume, cover letter, writing sample, salary history and the names of 3 references to apply@toniic.com by July 15, 2013, with the title: “Toniic Internship”. Please note that only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Toniic!

Toniic is Hiring: Membership Services Director

Membership Services Director

About Toniic

Toniic LLC is a global network of action-oriented impact investors, both individuals and institutions. We increase the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges. Our members commit to discover, evaluate, nurture and invest in entrepreneurs, enterprises and funds that are changing the world for the better. Between our 45 members, we are looking to place $100 million into global social enterprise. Over this next year we will expand significantly globally, while also going deeper with our current members to enhance their investment practice, and by extension, their potential for social impact.

The Position

Toniic is seeking a Membership Services Director to lead our membership activities. Primary responsibilities are ensuring member satisfaction with Toniic, and providing support for the CEO in various areas. You will be an individual contributor, with wide responsibilities:

Member Services

• Leads on-boarding and some ongoing interaction/communication with new members
• Creates and executes systems for the collection and management of member, meeting and deal data, including analysis of results and trends
• Shares responsibility for individual member management
• Assists members as they complete Toniic deals
• Increases retention of Toniic members through innovation, and incorporation of best practices

Member Meetings

• Provides all project management to ensure successful monthly meetings, including technology systems, facilities, etc.
• Leads and/or supports regional/sector meetings as necessary

Deal Flow and Deal Execution Management

• Coordinate with Deal Flow Manager to track deal execution
• Accountable for maintenance of tracking and CRM systems

Supporting Roles:

Marketing/Communications
• Provides materials and research support for online and offline marketing activities
• Leads CRM implementation and communication strategy
• Produces and manages Toniic newsletter to external stakeholders

Business Development
• Provides materials and research support for the recruitment of strategic partners (sponsors & non-sponsors) and members
• Shares foundation fundraising responsibilities

Other Back-Office
• Responsible for purchasing, implementing and service provider relationship for IT systems
• Responsible for maintenance of the Toniic website

Required Skills/Experience

Candidates must:
• Possess very strong inter-personal and communication skills
• Be detail-oriented and organized
• Entrepreneurial positive attitude a must!
• Have an understanding of the impact investment industry
• Be fully comfortable with multiple software/online platforms; including Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce, the Google suite, Drupal or other web management software, etc.
• Have strong data management skills—collection, interpretation, turning into tangible action
• Based in the San Francisco or Bay Area
• Be ready to bring the level of creativity, commitment, time, patience, and humor it takes to work with a start-up organization

The ideal candidate would additionally:

• Have experience working with high net worth individuals in a “customer service” capacity
• Have marketing experience
• Have design or web development capabilities
• Have proficiency in multiple languages
• Have experience as an investor or investment manager in seed stage, VC or impact investments

Compensation

Based on experience and salary history. This is a part-time role at 30 hours a week, initially – with the potential of scaling to full time. This role provides flexible working hours and is ideal for someone interested in getting into the impact investing industry.

Application Process

Please email your resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and the names of 3 references to apply@toniic.com. Please note that only candidates that are invited for an interview will be contacted.