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Corporate Development Associate

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United States
Base Salary
101k-153k USD

Job Description

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 70+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fastest growing industries in the world. We are expanding across multiple dimensions, in part due to M&A and strategic investments around the world. The Corporate Development team is critical to Kraken’s growth as we look to remain nimble and opportunistic, seeking out innovative, leap-frog deals and new sources of competitive advantage.

As an Associate on our Corporate Development team, you’ll play a significant role in our M&A, and growth activities globally.

The opportunity

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team

  • Build detailed financial models and support business case development for potential M&A and venture investment transactions

  • Work self-directed fluidly across multiple high-priority initiatives

  • Perform deep thematic market research

  • Engage & build relationships with a variety of players in the industry, including incubators, founders, and investors

Skills you should HODL

  • BA or BS from a top-tier university

  • 3-6 years of experience at a leading investment bank, venture capital firm, management consultancy, or startup

  • Excellence in understanding and scrutinizing business models (financials, mechanics, quality)

  • Excellent financial modeling and valuation skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, writing experience (deal memos), and storytelling skills on industry trends, implications, and pain points

  • Advanced Excel proficiency is required

Nice to Haves

  • Proficiency with SQL

  • Strong network in crypto and/or traditional financial markets is a plus

  • Technical background or strong knowledge of industry software products and services

Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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Advice from our career coach

To stand out as an applicant for the Associate position on the Corporate Development team at Kraken, it is essential to showcase a strong understanding and passion for the crypto industry. Here are some specific tips to help you stand out:

  • Highlight your experience with financial modeling, valuation, and scrutinizing business models.

  • Emphasize your problem-solving skills and experience in writing deal memos and industry trends analysis.

  • Showcase your ability to work self-directed and fluidly across multiple high-priority initiatives.

  • Demonstrate your proficiency in advanced Excel skills and potential knowledge of SQL.

  • Discuss any technical background or strong knowledge of industry software products and services related to the crypto or traditional financial markets.

By emphasizing these key skills and experiences in your application, you will demonstrate to Kraken that you have the qualities they are looking for in a successful candidate for this role.

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