VentureCorps Analyst II - Investment Team

Boston, MA /
Fund Teams /
Full-Time
About Alumni Ventures

AV's purpose is to grow and engage with an inclusive community of teammates, investors, and entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and build a better future.  Fueled by a disruptive business model and an innovative solution for an underserved market, Alumni Ventures (AV) is growing rapidly, with 140+ employees and 19 investing teams working from locations in Boston, Chicago, New York City, the Bay Area, Austin, and a headquarters in Manchester, NH. 
 
AV provides accredited investors with a smart, simple way to own high-quality, professionally-managed venture portfolios.  AV offers dozens of distinct funds, including Alumni Funds that support the entrepreneurial ecosystems of the alumni of many top universities nationwide, Focused Funds that offer specific investment themes broadly to accredited individual investors, and Syndications Funds consisting of an individual startup company investment, and more. We are private, for-profit, and not affiliated with any school. AV is a fast-paced work environment with a dedicated approach to growth and innovation that is centered on regular change, experimentation, learning (from both failures and successes), iteration, and continuous improvement.
 
AV has invested in over 700 portfolio companies on behalf of thousands of accredited investors; and supports a widespread, engaged community of hundreds of thousands of stakeholders that includes investors, entrepreneurs, subscribers and community members. AV typically co-invests with established venture firms and does not lead investment rounds or take board seats.  

The VentureCorps Program

As part of the Venture Corps Program, Alumni Ventures has an opening for a Venture Corps Analyst II – a paid, full-time, year-long program (with a second-year optional and subject to approval) designed for graduates who are interested in a career in entrepreneurship or Venture Capital. This position is designed for recent college graduates who are looking for a way to break into venture capital.

Responsibilities

    • Assists with research and analysis of markets, companies, entrepreneurs, with the primary goal of helping the team vet and identify investment opportunities
    • Assists with social media outreach and email communication to target companies in order to tee up Moment of Truth Calls
    • Helps prepare inputs to due diligence reports, memos, nomination forms, emails, etc.
    • Completes administrative duties to leverage team
    • Attends industry networking events, building a venture social media presence, and representing AV’s mission and brand
    • Executes special projects for other team members
    • Follows AV’s playbook, processes, and systems
    • Spends time listening, learning, taking notes, and generally absorbing as much as possible
    • Success in this job is centered around leveraging the time and efficiency of more senior teammates and generally being a positive force in the office
    • Deal judgment is largely deferred in this role to more experienced iTeam members

Desired Qualities

    • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship or VC
    • Strong work ethic, initiative, hustle
    • Team player
    • Positive attitude
    • Personal curiosity
    • Organized, reliable, efficient, adept at multi-project management
    • Flexible, able to quickly pivot
    • Strong verbal and written communication
    • Self-motivated —ability to manage up

Eligibility Guidelines

    • The Venture Corps Analyst II role is geared toward college graduates. This program is an onramp to venture capital.
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
    • VentureCorps Analyst will be embedded with one of our Investment teams. Preference is to be located in Boston, MA.
    • Applicants must not be an investor in AV or any of our funds and VentureCorps Members cannot invest in AV funds for the duration of their program participation 
    • Available Full Time (40+ hours) for the complete duration of the program (1 year, with second year optional and subject to approval) 
    • Specific school affiliation is not required. We encourage individuals from all genders, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds to apply; as with other searches at AV, we’re looking for a diverse group of candidates with different backgrounds & experiences, consistent with AV’s Just Cause of expanding the community of entrepreneurship.
    • VentureCorps members will have access to ongoing educational opportunities via AV webinars, access to Venture Fellows Program educational coursework, Lunch and Learns, and more.

Application Review Process

    • The VentureCorps Program will conduct an initial review of all applications received. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview with our admissions committee and/or a fund team.


Alumni Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and our team is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse workforce through fair and equitable Talent and people management practices. We consider applicants for all positions given the needs of our business and the relevant team, and the skills, experience and competencies each candidate brings. If you are excited about the work AV is doing and believe your skills, experience and competencies can create impact for our team, our Investors and our portfolio companies, we encourage you to apply.  Your candidacy will be considered based on your ability to add value, regardless of your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.