Principal, Nassau Street Ventures

About Alumni Ventures
Alumni Ventures (AV) is a leading venture capital firm that is redefining the way individuals invest in startups in the US. We are on a mission to democratize venture investing by giving everyday investors the opportunity to invest in previously inaccessible startup companies. AV has raised over $1 billion to date from thousands of investors and is the #1 most active venture capital firm in the US (Pitchbook 2022) We have invested in over 1,000 portfolio companies and have won numerous awards, including Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies 2022 in the financial services category and Benzinga's Most Innovative Personal Investment Company 2021. At AV, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive community of investors, entrepreneurs, and teammates who are committed to challenging the status quo and building a better future. With 150 employees and 20 investing teams spread across Boston, Chicago, New York City, Menlo Park, Austin, and our headquarters in Manchester, NH, we are growing rapidly and continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation.

About This Role

We are seeking an experienced, full-time investing venture Principal who can source, recruit, research, and evaluate opportunities on behalf of Nassau Street Ventures Fund. This individual will serve as a leader of the Fund's investing work: deal sourcing, researching, evaluating, and managing relationships with portfolio companies and fellow venture investors. The successful Principal will drive enhanced deal quality and improve co-investing opportunities for Nassau Street Ventures and will have significant input into the creation of a unique portfolio amassing highly valuable strategic assets. Alumni Ventures is a fast-paced, professional, entrepreneurial environment. As Principal, this individual will report directly to and work closely with the Managing Partner of the fund.

Role/ Responsibilities

  • Network with various players in the startup ecosystem
  • Identify deal resources and conduct outreach to VCs, entrepreneurs, incubators, and more to
    help fill our deal pipeline with prospects
  • Educate deal sources and companies/entrepreneurs about our process and effectively
    manage relationships
  • Prepare and distribute due diligence packages
  •  Research and evaluate each opportunity as a potential investment, including interviewing
    company teams, competitors, and customers
  • Recruit, train, and manage interns/fellows to help support deal outreach and research
  • Present opportunities and respond to Managing Partner and LP questions, run deal
    meetings, and orchestrate IC meetings
  •  Help create and manage our company database, monitoring prospects on an ongoing basis
  •  Assemble and update CRM on companies and entrepreneurs
  • As requested, assist with investor relations and potential investor outreach
  • Help supervise back-end functions as needed
  • Suggest improvements to our approach, process, products, and services

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • MBA or advanced degree preferred 
  •  1-5 years of professional venture investing experience  
  •  7-10 years of additional experience in finance, venture capital, or entrepreneurship Ideal Traits  
  •  Strong research and analytical skills 
  •  Excellent work ethic and professional demeanor
  •  Demonstrated interest and experience in entrepreneurship, as well as emerging companies  and technologies 
  •  Experience in company research and due diligence preparation 
  • Track-record of managing multiple, complex projects at the same time 
  •  Strong writer and communicator, excellent listener, with superior sales skills and comfort  regularly interacting with potential community members  
  •  Capable networker, with an ability to grow our system and process for identifying deals 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by ability to get and communicate big picture 
  •  Self-starter and independent manager, but good team player and personnel manager 
  •  Smart, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative
  •   Database management and strong technical and social media experience a big plus

AV provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, applicants for employment, interns  and fellows without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital  status, family care status, religion, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, pregnancy, veteran  status, results of genetic testing, service in the military or any other legally protected class. Equal  employment opportunity applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including hiring,  placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, social and  recreational programs and training. 

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