New Ventures Investment Senior Associate

Boston, MA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Toast is driven by building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. Toast is maturing its New Ventures business unit with the goal of researching, developing, and scaling a new generation of products and business lines that can have a substantial impact on Toast’s long-term growth. We are searching for an Investment Strategy associate to help us to develop new investment theses as well as embed into existing New Ventures teams to collaborate with the leads on strategic projects.


About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Collaborate with the GM of New Ventures and the New Ventures Investment Lead to make decisions on funding, scaling, shutting down, and spinning off New Ventures initiatives into new Lines of Business for Toast.
  • Evaluate emerging trends, business models, and companies in the Restaurant industry. Be the company’s go-to expert for the areas you cover.
  • Source opportunities for New Ventures investments by designing and leading detailed market research efforts using both quantitative and qualitative methods. 
  • Develop detailed financial models, including unit-economics analysis and ROI forecasts.
  • Synthesize analyses and recommendations into concise presentations to drive executive decision making processes at the monthly Investment Committee meetings.
  • Collaborate with New Ventures leads on strategic projects including market and competitive analysis, building rigorous business case models, pricing and packaging optimization, go-to market models, and more.
  • Work with Finance & Strategy business partners to reconcile New Ventures businesses forecasts to actuals and scenario planning.


Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • 2+ years of experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital, management consulting or corporate development
  • Strong market research and analysis skills; ability to evaluate market dynamics and leverage findings to inform company strategy
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of SaaS economics and business models


Special Sauce* (Nonessential Skills/Nice to Haves)

  • Experience in an early stage technology startup
  • Restaurant, SaaS or FinTech industry experience
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, or R


Our Spread of Total Rewards

  • Flexible Vacation
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years
  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program
  • Commitment to Employee Wellness through resources such as a quarterly Wellness Stipend
  • Various peer and company recognition programs 
  • 401(k) and matching
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Subsidized backup childcare



We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].