Website Fractal Agriculture, Inc.

Location: United States with slight preference for locations where Fractal has existing team members (Minneapolis, Seattle, the Greater Midwest, Boston, or San Francisco)

Overview:

Company Overview:

Fractal’s mission is to make investing in farmland an investment in a better future – for farmers, investors, and the planet. 

Fractal is a new investment platform that brings investors alongside farmers to invest in their farmland to drive strong financial returns and environmental impact through the combination of technology, alignment of incentives with farmers, and disciplined underwriting. 

US row crop farmland is a strong-performing asset class (18% returns in 20231 with average returns >10% over the past 20 years and low volatility) that has traditionally been under-allocated because of scale challenges in traditional models. Fractal solves these challenges by using a unique model investing alongside farmers in their fields. We incentivize adoption of climate-friendly regenerative agriculture practices in order to drive long-term financial returns and climate impact.

Role

The Farmland Fund Intern will have the opportunity to be in the thick of launching the next generation, tech-enabled real asset fund. This person will be a key member of our team in getting to our first close helping to enable investor outreach, doing critical fund analysis, preparing key documents, and helping to model and communicate our investment strategy. 

This person will report directly into our Capital Markets and Finance Lead with special projects reporting to the CEO and Data Science and Impact Lead. This is a full-time summer position (10-14 weeks to be negotiated) with the potential for both ongoing part-time work and full-time employment. 

The right person for this job is someone who is looking to get the unique experience in launching an investment fund that incorporates both technology and impact investing. This could be someone looking to drive impact in agriculture, general impact investing, or real assets investing. This person will need to be ready to step up and work across functional and technical areas to dive in and own work. Our expectation is that this person will have the most real and hands-on internship in their class. 

The ideal candidate is someone who is self-driven, intensely collaborative, and is a quick learner as it relates to both the domain (agriculture, real assets investing) and work content (financial modeling, investor research, fund administration, and more). 

If this is a successful internship, we favor someone who would be open to part-time employment following this internship during their second year and/or someone who would want to at least explore full-time employment in the future.

Role Characteristics:

  • Pay: Negotiable but in-line with impact internships at major MBA institutions 
  • Role Type: Contractor (until full-time employment) 
  • Benefits: We are not expecting to offer benefits to this position, but would consider for special circumstances 
  • Location: United States with slight preference for locations where Fractal has existing team members (Minneapolis, Seattle, the Greater Midwest, Boston, or San Francisco) 
  • Report into: Capital Markets and Finance Lead 

Responsibilities: 

  • Fundraising Support and Investor Research – Participate in building our fundraising strategy including materials development, investor research, 
  • Identifying prospects, investor outreach, due diligence support, and participation in meetings 
  • Fund Strategy Research – Conduct analysis on key elements of the fund investment strategy to strengthen our investment materials and help to close early deals 
  • Fund Set-Up – Support the Capital Markets and Finance Lead on working with key vendors to establish fund processes and key items 
  • Special Projects- Work with the CEO, Capital Markets Lead, and Impact Lead on special projects ad hoc 

Requirements: (We encourage candidates with many or most of the below experiences to apply): 

  • Some investing / finance and sales experience (or demonstrated learning and commitment to the subject if no direct experience) 
  • Real estate, agriculture, or private equity fund (or similar) experience ○ Interest in agriculture industry and/or fintech is a plus 
  • Experience with Excel / Google Sheets, CRM, Powerpoint

Working at Fractal 

The Fractal team is a passionate group of finance, science, and agricultural professionals who have built products and funds in the agriculture space. This role will be a key part of the team functionally and culturally.

Our Values: 

  • Obsess over our customers and mission – We constantly learn, listen, and improve to meet our customers needs today and in the future 
  • Succeed as a team – We work and win together through trust, transparent communication, humility, and mutual support (which extends to our customers and partners) 

Own the initiative:

We are high ownership individuals who don’t wait for direction to do or communicate the right thing. We own the responsibility to help when things get tough

Build and act for the long-term:

We are here for enduring impact which requires us to think about the long-term business and ethical outcomes

To Apply:

Please email Ben Gordon at ben@fractal.ag with a resume

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