Senior Associate, Deep Tech Fund
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 About the company

Alumni Ventures (AV) is a network-powered venture capital firm that has raised more than $1B, holds a rapidly growing portfolio of over 1,000 venture-backed companies, and counts 600,000+ community members and subscribers across its funds. Alumni Ventures is consistently recognized as one of the most active venture firms globally, according to PitchBook. With 130 employees, including 40 investment professionals, spread across Boston, Chicago, New York City, Menlo Park, and Manchester, NH, we are growing rapidly and continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation.


About This Role

We are seeking an experienced Senior Associate to join our  Deep Tech Fund team. This individual will be a core part of the investment team, reporting directly to and working closely with Managing Partner Matt Caspari. This individual will support researching, sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities and managing relationships with existing portfolio companies. Alumni Ventures is a co-investor, investing alongside well-established venture funds and the Senior Associate will build relationships with fellow venture investors.  


This position is based out of Alumni Ventures’ Menlo Park office and is a hybrid role, with an expectation that this individual will work from the office at least 4 days per week.  Alumni Ventures is a fast-paced, professional, entrepreneurial environment. 


Role / Responsibilities

· Identify and research potential investment opportunities

· Develop and maintain the deal pipeline and related database inputs

· Support due diligence and building investment memos

· Manage administrative tasks and recommend process and product improvements

· Assist in the monitoring of existing investments and support portco founders 

· Engage with key players (VCs, entrepreneurs, incubators, and more) to broaden our network

· Support recruiting, training and managing Fellows for deal outreach and research 

· Educate entrepreneurs and others in the startup ecosystem about Alumni Ventures, our investment thesis and our investment process 

· Support organizing and hosting community events 

· Work closely and collaboratively with the Managing Partner, as well as other team members across Alumni Ventures 

Requirements


· Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred

· 1-2 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, growth equity preferred

· 4-6 years of additional professional experience in finance, start-up strategy/operations, consulting and/or other applicable experience  


Ideal Traits:

· Exceptional research and analytical skills

· Professional demeanor complemented by a strong work ethic

· Demonstrable interest in entrepreneurship, emerging companies, and new technologies

· Proven experience in conducting company research and due diligence

· Capable of managing multiple complex projects concurrently

· Effective communicator with excellent listening and sales skills

· Adept at networking and growing deal pipeline

· Social media savvy/digitally native- enjoys creating podcasts & videos

· Highly organized 

· Self-motivated and good team player

· Quick learner with a creative problem-solving mindset

· Proficiency in database management and technical platforms 


Salary: $125,000-$150,000 plus carry, equity and bonus


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