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SF/NYC – Finventure Capital – Sr Associate and Associate Roles

Sr Associate and Associate Roles – SF or NYC Team

Role Description

We are seeking to hire new teams member who are passionate about finding, researching, and supporting companies that are transforming the Financial Services industry. Fin VC has aglobal remit and is expanding its SF team. The role will report into Investment Partner, Peter Ackerson.

Sourcing
• Conducting market analysis and opportunity identification via academic research, customer interviews, conferences, incubator and University demo days, and peers (Angels/VCs).
• Proactively developing relationships with identified early stage (Seed, Series A, and B) companies that align to our investment theses and scope
• Help manage the investment pipeline process
• Creating content, events, and more to build the firm’s brand in the global market

Diligence and Investment Execution
• Support the team’s initial screening and subsequent deep due diligence of potential investments
• Support development of diligence materials and Investment Memo/Scorecard to assess market sizing, talent assessment, product-market fit, key metrics/financials, capital structure, valuation modeling and exit scenarios, risks, etc.
• Liaise with team members to support diligence checks (product, tech, and finance) and finalize investment execution (legal and finance)

Portfolio Company Operating Support
• Support portfolio companies around product strategy, talent sourcing, business development, regional market and global expansion and support for future financing
• Help gather and manage portfolio performance, metrics, and financials on a Quarterly basis
• Support capital raising for the firm and portfolio company follow-on round growth financings

Desired Skills and Experience
• Excitement to join an emerging manager and help build a specialist VC focused on FinTech globally
• Deep network and experiencing in working across the US market
• Passion for the intersection of Financial Services and technology, along with RETech, InsureTech, and adjacent spaces
• 2-4 years (Associate), 3-5 years (Sr. Associate) of previous work experience, ideally with a background in venture capital, private equity, or investment banking with exposure to Financial Services / FinTech
• B.A. or B.S. in related fields, technical experience a strong plus. MBA preferred for Sr. Associate level.
• Strong grasp of technology trends and business models, ideally in FinTech
• Small working team experience, strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and an exceptional work ethic and discipline
• Preference and consideration given to foreign language capabilities, particularly in Spanish, Mandarin,
and Arabic
• SF or NYC based

Contact

Info@finvc.co

NYC, NY or SF, CA – Check – Internship

Check

We are a team of technologists creating a modern software platform for building payroll products. Our APIs automate every step of the complex process required to get people paid for their work. With Check, every developer has access to a world-class payroll backend.

Our team lives in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, and we have previously worked for companies like Google, AppNexus, Signpost, and Namely. Our CEO previously co-founded Oyster (acquired by Google), where our CTO was also an early employee. We are backed by Bedrock Capital.

We are looking for a software engineering intern who can join us this summer and make a huge impact on the development of our company.

You are

You are a builder who is excited by the prospect of solving large technical problems to empower developers and ultimately help thousands of businesses and employees handle payroll more easily. You also have a large appetite for learning, both about software engineering best practices for building modern APIs, as well as the operational side of handling payroll on behalf of many companies simultaneously. Finally, you’re curious to see what life is like at a small, quickly growing startup.

You are a rising senior at a 4-year college or university majoring in Computer Science or a related field. You have completed one software engineering internship before. Ideally, you have production Python experience.

You are willing to live and work in either New York, NY or San Francisco, CA for 12 weeks during the summer of 2020.

What you will do

You will report to and work closely with a senior software engineer at Check. Over the course of the summer you will:

  • Build core functionality in our backend and frontend to support powering payroll for thousands of companies simultaneously.
  • Deploy applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Learn how trillions of dollars in wages get paid annually to employees in the US.
  • Learn about venture funding, sales, and product-market fit from the co-founders of Check.

How to apply

Please send your resume, along with a short paragraph about why you’d like to intern at Check, to ian@checkhq.com. We will be in touch!

Bay Area – Maven Ventures – Summer Associate (MBA or Graduate Student)

Firm: Maven Ventures

Position: Summer Associate

Status: Full time during a 8-10 week summer program, plus some availability to wrap up projects in a part-time capacity through the middle of first academic term

Compensation: $5,000/month or $1,200/week

Start Date: Flexible based on applicant’s academic calendar

Location: Split time between San Francisco and Palo Alto

The Team

Maven Ventures is the leading VC firm investing in seed-stage consumer software companies led by exceptional founders with a “vision worth fighting for” in billion-dollar markets. Our team identifies future consumer trends that will make a difference and improve the way millions of people communicate and live. We’ve already seen our investment predictions come to life in areas like self-driving cars, the proliferation of mobile, video communication, the future of retail, and digital health. Notable investments include: Cruise (acquired by GM), Zoom ($1B valuation), and Chariot (acquired by Ford). As we only make 5 new startup investments each year, we focus on each one, rolling up our sleeves to teach founding teams how to achieve product/market fit, hone their consumer messaging, reach millions of customers with viral marketing, and set them up for success. This investment strategy has produced top-tier returns, with a 1.8X DPI for Maven Fund I (2013) and a 1.6X TVPI for Maven Fund II (2016). The Maven team includes Jim Scheinman (Founding Managing Partner), Sara Deshpande (Partner), and Alexa Binns (Senior Associate).

The Role

We are seeking a versatile, driven, and detail-oriented Summer Associate to join our small, high-performing team. There are always new and exciting challenges generated by the daily roller coaster ride of Silicon Valley startups and their investors, and we need someone who can adapt to this ebb and flow and not be limited by the job description. Key elements of the role include:

  • Sourcing

    • Building a list of startups and founders that fit the Maven Ventures investment thesis. Review our Angellist applications and qualify the best applicants.

    • Network with other VC summer associates, interns, recent grads, and startup founders. Be the Maven representative at events and conferences for your university, helping the team connect with entrepreneurs and future venture leaders in your network and in the Bay Area over the summer.

    • Support investment execution by drafting investment memos, participating in founder pitch meetings, and doing diligence and research. Strengthen the Maven investment theses in focus areas through market research and analysis.

  • Portfolio

    • Establish the onboarding process for new investments. Produce a checklist covering the documents and questions to be covered in the onboarding process for new portfolio companies. Formalize the Maven Startup Kit with the resources and best practices the team recommends for new founders.

  • Marketing

    • Strengthen and expand the Maven Ventures Blog: ghostwrite two or more thought pieces on behalf of the partners, revise/update/strengthen partners’ thought pieces already published, and form a strategy for additional distribution and readership.

    • Coordinate speaking opportunities for firm partners’ to broaden the strength of the Maven brand at incubators, conferences, and events.

  • Events

    • Host one to two Maven-branded events for the Maven Community and portfolio companies with relevant sponsor partners (TriNet, Airtable, Carta, Salesforce Essentials) including but not limited to office hours, lunch-and-learns, happy hours, and other social and networking events

    • Support Maven’s annual Hypergrowth Retreat, the premier event for consumer startups seeking to achieve hypergrowth. This could include content curation, ticket sales, and day of problem solving.

More About The Ideal Candidate

The Maven team is small, nimble, and always willing to pitch in and do what it takes to succeed across all levels of the organization. We are looking for someone who will fit into a can-do team environment and encapsulates the following Maven core values and characteristics we require from all team members:

  • Collaborative – We are not political. We are willing to share praise, and be honest and transparent with each other.

  • No jerks – We are happy, positive, and fun to work with.

  • Accountable – We are high-performing, get stuff done, and value attention to detail.

  • Curious – We are always willing to learn. We are knowledgeable and strive to be experts in our field.

  • Self-starters – We take initiative, work autonomously, and are resourceful.

You might be right for this role if:

  • You are currently enrolled in a top MBA, Masters in CS/Design/Statistics, or other relevant program

  • You have 3+ years of prior experience in the technology, investing, or investment advisory fields

  • You relish in the fact that job descriptions (this one included) are just a guideline; on our small, nimble team various unforeseen needs arise and you’re ready and excited to tackle them

  • You are eager to solve ambiguous analytical problems and are intellectually fascinated with discussing social trends from a business perspective

  • You communicate clearly and feel comfortable discussing processes that you may not have prior experience working on (legal, finance, accounting)

  • You enjoy networking and maintaining relationships with external contacts

  • You can run a project successfully by managing a tight timeline, strict budget, and sundry vendors without letting any details slip through the cracks

  • You can juggle many tasks at the same time and prioritization is second nature

  • You can work independently and are a self starter

  • Your professional writing skills are top-notch and you can skillfully craft clear, concise business communications

To Apply

To apply, you’ll need to please fill out this brief application and send your resume with Summer Associate in the subject line to Alexa Binns alexa@mavenventures.com. Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 21. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis so submit your application asap.

SF Bay Area or LA – Powerplant Ventures – Associate (MBA only)

Overview:

Powerplant Ventures is a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food & beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies. We provide capital, strategic guidance, and operating expertise to visionary entrepreneurs building businesses that are transforming how food is manufactured, distributed and consumed. Our mission is to re-architect our global food system by advancing world changing companies that deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.

In 2015, we raised $42MM for PPV Fund I and have 15 current portfolio companies. Within the consumer packaged food & beverage sector, we have made investments in breakout brands such as Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods, and REBBL Beverages. We have also backed several innovative tech-enabled foodservice companies such as Farmers Fridge and Oh My Greens. And last, within our tech vertical, we are invested in world changing companies such as Apeel Sciences and Thrive Market.

With Fund I fully deployed and showing early success, we have currently raised $100MM for PPV Fund II, and anticipate raising $150MM to close out the fund.

Investment Strategy:

PPV Fund II is looking to make 10-12 investments in companies generating sales between $2-$20MM and looking to raise Series A/B rounds. Ideally, we are the lead or co-lead investor writing a first check between $4-$8MM and supporting our companies in subsequent rounds up to $15MM in each portfolio company.

Opportunity:

Position: Sr. Associate
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Mill Valley) or LA (Hermosa Beach) Start Date: TBD

Description

PPV seeks an Associate to join its four Managing Partners. As a firm, we have identified 6 broad functions that serve as value drivers to ensure success of our fund: (1) LP Management, (2) Deal Sourcing, (3) Diligence and Deal Structuring, (4) Portfolio Company Operations, (5) Deal Realization, and (6) GP Management. The successful candidate will support the firm in all aspects of our business, but key focus areas will be: (1) Deal Sourcing (2) Investment Diligence and Deal Structuring and (3) Portfolio Company value-add operations/guidance/analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Senior Partners to develop and research investment theses. Examples of work include deep industry and category reports and sector mapping projects.
  • Attending industry conferences and developing relationships with companies and intermediaries (e.g., bankers, industry players, consultants) to source investments.
  • Take an active and hands-on role with the review, analysis and modeling of prospective investment opportunities
  • Assisting in deal diligence and deal execution (including market, customer and competitive analysis; financial modeling; and, deal structuring)
  • Working with portfolio companies and supporting Senior Partners as necessary for board level work and strategic operations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will ideally have at least 3 years of work experience in VC or Private Equity with a focus on the consumer sector, specifically consumer food & beverage. Investment Banking, Equity Research or CEO/CFO backgrounds also viewed favorably. The candidate will have demonstrated an ability to source, review, model and perform due diligence on prospective investments. This person will have superior analytical skills (required expertise in modeling earnings, building cap tables and waterfall models), excellent writing and research skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of accounting and finance principles. It is important that the person have both the willingness and capability to assist in the investment process at every stage, including all analytics and screening of potential investments, in addition to sourcing.

The successful candidate’s prior experience will include increasing responsibilities with external constituents, such that he/she will have experience interacting with portfolio company management teams,negotiating,marketing,andperformingexternalduediligence. Thepersonwillhaveoutstanding interpersonal skills and the charisma, presence and maturity to establish credibility and inspire confidence both inside and outside the firm. Ideally the candidate will also have an established, growing and active professional network in the industry.

The candidate is expected to have an exceptional work ethic and a background evidencing a high level of achievement. He/she must be energetic and highly motivated in addition to being comfortable in a small firm environment. Furthermore, he or she must be committed to a healthy lifestyle consistent with Powerplant’s mission and values. The candidate must be a self-starter with a positive, “can do” attitude as no task should be too big or too small for him/her. The candidate should be able to discharge his/her responsibilities with minimal supervision or oversight while maintaining a sense of urgency. This person should be detail-oriented with superior communication and organization skills and have the ability to effectively manage large quantities of information and multiple projects.

Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to dgluck@powerplantvc.com. In the subject title, please type “Sr. Associate Applicant”

 

Palo Alto – Orbital Insight – Data Science Intern

Orbital Insight is a company on a mission: to help people understand what is happening on and to Earth, in order to accelerate economic, environmental, and humanitarian progress. We are a fast-growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public-sector clients around the globe.  Leveraging advancements in computer vision, data science, and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

Data Science at Orbital Insight is what enables our customers to understand the data, and the value therein, that we generate every day. Data-driven decisions and experimentation are central to OI’s product development. As a data science intern you’ll be in the middle of it all for 12 fun and exciting weeks.

This position will be based in our Palo Alto, CA office.

In this Data Science internship, you will:

    • Research and model real world systems and behavior based on actual observations
    • Take ownership of end-to-end analysis from data gathering, processing, analyzing, deliverables, and presentations
    • Iterate rapidly on everything; all of the above happens in a relatively fast paced business driven environment, you must be comfortable with that.
Our previous interns have worked on projects related to: data imputation to correct for inconsistent sampling, and change in underlying behavior; determining correlations in measurements, and using those correlations to build/improve predictive algorithms.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s, or Ph.D program and graduating in 2020
  • Solid technical background in Statistics, Machine Learning, Economics, Econometrics or fields with heavy focus on these disciplines
  • Coding fluency with Python or R
  • Superb communication skills. You’ll need to be able to explain yourself and your methods both within the company and with customers

We are backed by marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

https://jobs.lever.co/orbitalinsight/7a415d76-4ec3-4425-82a1-a687f3dab2ed/apply

Palo Alto – Orbital Insight – Software Engineer Intern

As an software engineering intern you’ll be in the middle of it all for 12 fun and exciting weeks.

Our interns work on real-world projects that will enhance your engineering skills, support your professional development and give you a taste of what it’s like to work on some of the hardest engineering problems.

We ingest many kinds of geospatial data and then we dice, slice, stretch, rotate, and combine them. We use deep learning to turn the pixels into numbers. We model, aggregate, transform the numbers into meaningful insights. This entire pipeline is formulated, created, monitored, and managed by our Engineering team. You will be a part of it!

This position will be based in our Palo Alto, CA office.

Job Duties

  • Maintain and process large amounts of geospatial data; write code for automating complex geospatial requests
  • Build and maintain production pipelines for ingesting images from satellite/UAV operators and processing them in the cloud at scale

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D program in Computer Science and graduating in 2020
  • Firm understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • Strong Python coding experience required

We are backed by marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

https://jobs.lever.co/orbitalinsight/084c2fd8-344c-451a-b249-9921298e3384/apply

San Francisco – HVF Labs – Internship

Hi there,

My name is Brian and I graduated from Duke in 2017 with an MBA from Fuqua.  I currently help run Max Levchin’s venture studio, HVF Labs.  HVF launches companies that begin as in-house experiments.  Some companies started at HVF include Yelp, Affirm, and Glow.

We’re looking to hire full stack engineers who are experimental, creative problem solvers.  We have positions open for internship and full time.

Students with an interest in starting companies, running experiments, and have a demonstrated passion for building things should apply.  Previous engineering internships, hackathons, or a portfolio of your own projects help us get to know more about your technical background.

To apply, reach out to bernert@hvflabs with the subject: Duke HVF.  Include a copy of your resume and any relevant links (projects, github, etc).

I look forward to hearing from you,

Brian

San Francisco – Datavant – Internship and Positions

Datavant is hiring for great software engineers, summer interns, and superstar generalists. Check out the specific opportunities below or see all our openings here.

About Datavant:
Datavant is based in San Francisco, where we work to connect the world’s health data. By eliminating silos in health data, Datavant aims to reduce the cost of the drug development process and help providers deliver better care. Founded in 2017 by technology and healthcare veterans, we’ve raised $40M, built an ecosystem of over 100 partners, and have rapidly grown our revenue in our first year of operations — and have big ambitions ahead.

What’s Special About Datavant?
We’re building a world-class team with a growth-focused culture – from day 1, you will own a big project or challenge. We invest in mentorship and guidance so you can climb the learning curve quickly and maximize your personal growth rate. Datavant is the ideal early career setting to help you learn, stretch into big responsibilities and work alongside smart, nice, and effective professionals.

We’re hiring to fill the following key positions

Technical
1. Software Engineering (Full Time)
2. Software Engineering (Internship)

Non-technical
1. Leadership Rotational Program
2. Chief of Staff to the CEO

We’re looking forward to seeing your applications,

The Datavant Recruiting Team

San Francisco – Sentry – Product Marketing Internship

My name is Uday Kiran Chaka and I am a Duke MBA’06 grad from the Fuqua School of Business.

Sentry (https://www.smarthomesentry.com) is a smart home artificial intelligence (AI) startup focused on home security and is based out of San Francisco bay area/Silicon Valley. Sentry is building an AI assistant that detects and responds to intrusions automatically, making our homes smart and safe.

We’re hiring a Product Marketing intern to support our a go-to-market (GTM) strategy for our product launch.
Students with an interest in marketing, PR and brand building are highly encouraged to apply. Experience with partnerships/alliances, blogging, influencer marketing is preferred. Any knowledge of home security industry, smart home/Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) products is a plus.

We hired more than 10 Duke interns over the past two years and they had a fantastic time at Sentry, building the company brand, driving product design, presenting at conferences, and pitching to investors. Hope you will join us too!

How to apply: Send an email to uday@smarthomesentry.com with subject: Internship. Please include a copy of your resume, LinkedIn profile link, work samples and a cover letter describing how this internship can be mutually beneficial.

San Francisco – Sentry – Software Engineering Internship

My name is Uday Kiran Chaka and I am a Duke MBA’06 grad from the Fuqua School of Business.

Sentry (https://www.smarthomesentry.com) is a smart home artificial intelligence (AI) startup focused on home security and is based out of San Francisco bay area/Silicon Valley. Sentry is building an AI assistant that detects and responds to intrusions automatically, making our homes smart and safe.

We’re hiring a Software Engineering intern to build out various software modules in our AI solution, including computer vision AI, sound processing AI, predictive data analysis, iOS/Android apps, and AWS cloud applications.
Students with an interest in AI, cloud, mobile apps are highly encouraged to apply. Experience with Python, TensorFlow, AWS, Linux. Any knowledge of home security industry, smart home/Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) products is a plus.

We hired more than 10 Duke interns over the past two years and they had a fantastic time at Sentry, building the company brand, driving product design, presenting at conferences, and pitching to investors. Hope you will join us too!

How to apply: Send an email to uday@smarthomesentry.com with subject: Internship. Please include a copy of your resume, LinkedIn profile link, work samples and a cover letter describing how this internship can be mutually beneficial.

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