Careers in Venture

  • MassVentures

    Principal

    Responsibilities:

    There are three primary responsibilities of a vice president at MassVentures:

    First, represent MassVentures in the Massachusetts entrepreneurial community through active personal involvement in the various organizations and conferences and supporting entrepreneurship by judging pitch competitions, providing feedback to those raising capital, and providing business advice.

    Second, source and execute new investment opportunities.  This includes reviewing business plans, meeting with prospective companies, conducting detailed due diligence, presenting investment recommendations to the staff and Board of Directors, and negotiating deal terms and investment documents.

    Third, monitoring the performance of the portfolio companies and managing the investment in a company, as either a board member or observer, by suggesting financing and operating strategies, introducing sources of business finance and management assistance, providing feedback to entrepreneurs regarding their performance, collaborating with co-investors regarding exit strategies and recommending to the President and Board appropriate actions to be taken by MassVentures.

    Other responsibilities include undertaking special assignments that are directed by the President, writing investment reports, and building financial models.

    Candidates for this position are required to meet the following criteria:

    • An undergraduate, and preferably a graduate degree, with course work indicating successful accomplishment in subjects related to engineering or marketing.
    • Five years of decision-making experience in areas such as operational management of a business or investing.
    • A strong interest in technology-oriented businesses and demonstrated aptitude to quickly understand complex and new products, systems, innovations and business concepts based upon technology, particularly related to their market opportunities and obstacles.
    • A demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and influence a wide variety of people from a 24 year old founder to a seasoned co-investor.
    • A demonstrated capacity to form sound judgments regarding the capacities, character and experiences of entrepreneurial teams and ability to advocate prudent investments in very high-risk businesses.
    • A demonstrated commitment to high ethical and professional standards.
    • A team player that develops working relationships with all professional and support staff.

    To apply, email chipwood@mass-ventures.com.

  • LRV Health

    Office Manager

    LRVHealth is an “Inside Healthcare” venture capital platform that was established in 2000 by an
    experienced team of healthcare investors, operators, and advisors. LRVHealth’s investors
    include leading provider, payer, and vendor organizations who collaborate to identify, invest in,
    and adopt innovative solutions to the industry’s most pressing needs. The LRVHealth team
    provides early stage capital, operating experience, and industry insights to build the next
    generation of high impact healthcare companies.

    A truly unique opportunity for the right individual that wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic
    environment with access to leading investors and operators, healthcare startups, and various
    stakeholders across the healthcare landscape. Important to have a passion for healthcare and
    be a true team player comfortable in many roles and duties. If you are proactive, resourceful,
    high energy, and self-motivated this is the position for you.
    The Office Manager role does afford some flexbilty on hours and ability to work remote some
    days of the week. The Office Manager’s responsibilities would include:

    Office Coordination and Administration:

    • Be the point person for all office coordination activities and the day to day office operations
    • Maintain office supplies and resources; be point person for outside vendors (IT, telecom)
    • Point of contact for landlord and dealing with any on-premises issues
    • Effectively handle inquires and requests (phone and email)
    • Help manage the day-to-day workflow for LRVHealth partners by coordinating and scheduling meetings
    • Facilitate meeting agendas and ensure the right people have been invited
    • Request and distribute information in advance to ensure meeting attendees are well briefed and ready to join a productive discussion
    • Help manage and distribute the quarterly investor reports (quarterly)
    • Plan, research, organize and own the annual investor meeting event (yearly)
    • Correspond on behalf of the firm with current and prospective portfolio companies and investors
    • Manage ongoing email campaigns and own overall email database
    • Research and book travel arrangements including flights, hotels, transportation, meal reservations, entertainment, etc.
    • Ensure expense reports are accurate and submitted for each partner (monthly)

    Bookkeeping and Financial Administration Support:

    • Provide support to the partners and the CFO on financial management of the management company
    • Help complete data entries of all transactions and manage company books
    • Assist with cash flow management and bank transactions
    • Provide an interface with third party fund management company on information flow and transactions between the fund and the management company
    • Collect and record signatures for legal documents from partners as needed

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Have 5+ years in administrative / office management role or similar activities
    • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
    • Be proficient with Microsoft Office suite and Salesforce.com
    • Be familiar with basic bookkeeping and QuickBooks
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Be detail oriented and eager to learn new skills
    • Possess strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Work well independently and in a team environment

    Send resume and cover letter to lrvhealth@lrvhealth.com

  • Atlas Venture

    Associate

    Atlas Venture, a leading early stage, biotech-focused venture capital and venture creation firm, is looking for a talented individual to join the team as an Associate.  The position would be based in our offices in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.  As an integral part of the Atlas Venture team, the Associate’s responsibilities would include:

    • Conducting scientific, strategic, financial and operational diligence for investments, as well as generating financial models to guide decisions across the portfolio
    • Involvement in new company ideation, incubation and launch
    • Market, disease area and competitive research as well as generation of presentations for both internal and external use
    • Other activities in support of the Atlas portfolio, the firm and the broader Atlas network of entrepreneurs and advisors

    Ideal candidates should:

    • Possess a Ph.D. or an M.D.
    • Have at least two years of rigorous analytical experience from life science-focused management consulting, investment banking, or venture, or have other relevant business, finance or operational experience
    • Be intimately familiar with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry
    • Be accretive to Atlas’ culture of integrity and collaboration and passionate about the ability to impact patient lives through transformational science

    Please submit applications to: http://careers.atlasventure.com/opportunities/jobdetail.php?jobid=792591

  • underscore.vc

    Investors

    We’re always looking for unique additions to our investment team to drive our investment strategy and build our portfolio. Whether you have two or twenty years of experience, we want to talk to you. Our investment team drives the sourcing, selecting, and building of the best investments for the firm.

    Apply here.

  • underscore.vc

    Operator

    We’re seeking a dynamic yet pragmatic, strategic, and operationally oriented problem solver to take the lead as our Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFO/O) to work with an incredible group of entrepreneurs in our burgeoning portfolio.

    Apply here.

  • Romulus Capital

    Capital Growth Stage Investment Associate

    Romulus Capital, a premier emerging venture capital firm, seeks a Growth Stage Investment Associate to lead deal sourcing and diligence for growth-stage opportunities. Romulus, founded out of MIT in 2008, invests in technology- and science-enabled companies with an emphasis on B2B technology companies. The firm has raised nearly $200M from a global set of investors and has built a diverse, high-performing portfolio across several verticals. The founders were named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015.

    You would be the first full-time hire for our growth-stage investing and would thus have great upside and an opportunity to craft the foundation directly alongside the Managing Partners.

    Responsibilities of the Growth Stage Associate:

    • Develop investment theses collaboratively with the Partners
    • Reach out to hundreds of growth-stage (mostly B2B, Series B/C stage) technology companies and develop networks within the community in order to source prospective investment opportunities
    • Lead diligence process on prospects and manage the funnel
    • Close 3-5 new deals in next 12 months

    Qualifications of an ideal candidate:

    • 1-2 years of sourcing experience at growth-stage venture capital firm
    • 2-3 years of technology banking experience at a bulge bracket firm
    • Must have fluency with financial metrics and modeling
    • Must be outgoing and aligned with Romulus’ values
    • Should be skeptical by nature
    • Should be highly entrepreneurial, have exceptional work ethic, and be able to work independently

    Position would be based in our office in downtown Boston and compensation (cash and equity/profit-sharing) very compelling. Start date ASAP. Please reach out to Krishna at kkg@romulusgroup.com.

  • Romulus Capital

    Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Venture Capital Associate

    Romulus Capital, one of the fastest-growing venture capital firms in the world, seeks an outgoing associate highly conversant in artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms to help find and diligence some of the next generation’s most exciting deep technology software companies. Romulus was founded out of MIT and today manages nearly $200M and growing. We have partnered with several enterprise software companies at the earliest stages (including several out of MIT) and have worked closely with entrepreneurs to build their foundations.

    You would work directly with Romulus’ Founder/Managing Partner. Please be hungry and entrepreneurial, authentic and audacious. This is an opportunity with tremendous learning, access, and economic upside.

    Responsibilities of the AI/ML Associate:

    • Develop investment theses collaboratively with the Partners
    • Reach out to hundreds of deep technology (including AI/ML) entrepreneurs across the country (mostly B2B, seed/Series A stage) and develop networks within the community in order to source prospective investment opportunities
    • Lead diligence process on prospects and manage the funnel
    • Close 3-5 new deals in next 12 months

    Qualifications of an ideal candidate:

    • Bachelors and ideally Masters and/or PhD in Computer Science at a top-tier school
    • Fluency in machine learning algorithms and approaches
    • Deep interest in enterprise software startups and the tech industry broadly
    • Should be outgoing and enjoy having conversations with entrepreneurs
    • Should be skeptical by nature
    • Should have exceptional work ethic and be able to work independently
    • Some experience at a tech startup or larger company ideal

    Please reach out to Krishna at kkg@romulusgroup.com.

  • Romulus Capital

    Early Stage Investment Associate

    Romulus Capital, a premier emerging venture capital firm, seeks an East Coast Early Stage Investment Associate to help lead deal sourcing and diligence for early-stage opportunities. Romulus, founded out of MIT in 2008, invests in technology- and science-enabled companies, with an emphasis on B2B technology companies. The firm has raised nearly $200M from a global set of investors and has built a diverse, high-performing portfolio across several verticals. The founders were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015.

    Responsibilities of the Early Stage Associate:

    • Develop and nurture networks within the tech startup community (entrepreneurs) in order to source prospective investment opportunities
    • Develop investment theses collaboratively with the Partners
    • Reach out to thousands of early-stage (mostly B2B, Seed and Series A stage) technology companies
    • Lead diligence process on prospects and help manage the funnel
    • Close 3-4 new deals in next 12 months

    Qualifications and qualities of an ideal candidate:

    • Must be a strong networker who is comfortable evaluating talent and building relationships quickly
    • 1-3 years of entrepreneurial, product, and/or VC experience
    • Must have the ability to grasp and filter new ideas quickly, and must have demonstrated great interest in the latest technology trends
    • Should be skeptical by nature
    • Should be highly entrepreneurial, have exceptional work ethic, and be able to work independently.

    The position would be based in our office in downtown Boston, and compensation (cash and equity/profit-sharing) is very compelling. Start date ASAP. Please reach out to Krishna at kkg@romulusgroup.com.