Investment Teams - General Interest

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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 150+ 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 raised over $800 million and has invested in over 800 portfolio companies on behalf of thousands of accredited investors; and supports a widespread, engaged community of more than 600,000 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.  

About This Role

As AV continues to grow, we are seeking to expand our investing capacity. To that end, we continually seek experienced investment professionals who will initiate, develop and grow relationships with entrepreneurs at premier private companies.

A successful investment professional at AV sources, evaluates, conducts due diligence and ultimately executes venture investments that drive our investing capabilities. You'll be joining a fast-paced, professional, and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have significant input into the creation of a unique, diversified, fast-growing portfolio. You will be leveraging a well-vetted playbook, back-office support, and processes created by the parent company Alumni Ventures to help in executing your role.  This full-time opportunity could be based in our Boston, New York, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco or Manchester, NH offices.  You will be a salaried employee of AV, with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. 

Please note that we will contact candidates we are interested in speaking with as opportunities relevant to your skills and experience are identified. 

Desired Traits

    • Undergraduate degree required, MBA preferred 
    • Significant venture capital, private equity and/or direct investing experience is strongly preferred 
    • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously and managing a high volume of entrepreneur relationships and investment opportunities
    • Desire to build a career in venture investing
    • Has been part of a successful small team or start-up organization and/or has led new projects or built initiatives from the ground up
    • Leverages a direct communication style to raise questions and name concerns early
    • Professional in written and verbal communication 
    • Able to engage a mature business audience 
    • Ability to quickly comprehend, evaluate and critique a venture’s business model, market opportunity and team
    • Awareness of the venture capital community including leading investment funds and partners, historical successes and failures
    • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills
    • Demonstrated interest and experience in emerging companies, and experience in company research and due diligence preparation
    • Curious and eager to learn, willing to take on new responsibilities at all levels with enthusiasm
    • Experience successfully managing multiple, complex projects at the same time
    • Good networker, with an ability to help grow our system and process for identifying investment opportunities
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by the ability to get and communicate the big picture
    • Self-starter and independent manager, but a great team player, preferably with personnel management experience
    • Smart, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative

Responsibilities

    • Network within the venture community
    • Participate in the identification of deal sourcing targets (typically Series A, B or C stage)
    • Support construction and evaluation of fund portfolio
    • 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 in a professional, courteous manner
    • Evaluate ~25 companies per week resulting in deep-dives on 3-5 per month and investment into ~25 per year to create a balanced portfolio across industry/sector, stage and geography
    • Research and evaluate each company and industry as a potential investment, including interviewing company teams, competitors, and customers
    • Work closely with sibling funds to identify mutual interesting investment opportunities
    • Manage deal flow and related database inputs
    • Develop and maintain proprietary deal and market intelligence
    • Recruit, train, and manage interns/fellows to help support the fund
    • Orchestrate and execute Investment Committee meetings
    • Prep and distribute due diligence packages for the Investment Committee (IC) and Alumni Venture sibling funds to review
    • Present companies and respond to Managing Partner and LP questions
    • As requested, assist with investor relations and potential investor outreach
    • Help supervise back-end functions as needed
    • Contribute positively to AV's culture

Compensation

    • Base Salary
    • Carried Interest
    • Equity in AV
    • Competitive Benefits
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.