❤️ Witnessed the challenges of the founder’s journey and have empathy to support them?
🌱 Believed something would work when everyone told you it wouldn’t?
🔭 Seen product/market fit gel when you weren’t sure about either at the start?
If so, you may be a great fit for our Senior Associate position! The day-to-day of our next Senior Associate is highly variable and is fairly similar to our Principal roles, but you’ll have three key responsibilities:
Meeting with Founders
We invest in everything from Ad tech to Zoological DNA testing. You’re going to hear pitches for things like online pharmacies, web-based security systems, Korean ecommerce, self-driving cars (and on-demand black car services), many shades of SaaS, and so on.
Advocating for Entrepreneurs:
It’s not enough to identify the next great company; you’ll need to pound the table for them as well. You’ll be responsible for making the case for startups and telling senior members of the investment team what they might be missing.
Doing Due Diligence:
We’re not a “spray and pray” firm. Before we invest, we do our homework. A big part of this role is figuring out who we should talk to about a given investment and which data would help test our critical concerns about the startup. You put together a diligence plan and identify key areas to probe, then run the questions to ground.
Interested? A few more notes:
Every day will be different. New technologies, evolving approaches to funding, and novel coronaviruses can upend our companies, and our industry, seemingly overnight.
We’ve backed founders with PH.D.s and people with high school diplomas. Our youngest founder was 18, and our oldest was 63 at the time we invested. We’ve backed startups based in places like LA and Lagos, SF to Seoul, Manhattan and Mexico City, Boston to Boise.
We’re always trying to diversify the communities in which we’re known, and the team that invests in them. Even if you don’t tick every box, we are looking for curious, scrappy, and diverse candidates, who can learn quickly, to join our team. If you think you might be a good fit but have some doubts, do not hesitate to reach out.
If you aim towards a career in venture capital, think of this role as an apprenticeship that will give you a bird’s eye view into one of the most robust portfolios at our stage.
If entrepreneurship is your long term goal, this job will provide a unique perspective (and an enviable network!)
And if you want to join a larger company, few roles will give you a broader exposure to a wider variety of startups.
We’re looking for someone with deep startup expertise. Ideally, you’ve founded a company, but if you were an early employee at a rocketship, or have spent 5+ years in technology, let’s talk. Other than that, we’re open to candidates of all stripes.
Interested? Please email us: SeniorAssociate@FounderCollective.com