Burlingame, CA /
Research – Investments /
Goodwater is looking for an Associate to join our team. Goodwater Associates are passionate about empowering the next generation of great consumer tech companies through our expanding investment platform. You will have the opportunity to impact the entire spectrum of our investment process, including:
Investment thesis development
Diligence and primary research
Portfolio company support
What makes you a good fit for the Goodwater investment associate opportunity:
You love research: Investing is all about seeking the truth and you are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions.
You are entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast-growing venture firm and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty.
You are service-oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.
You are passionate about consumer technology: 140 character tweets, vertical e-commerce, the “disruption of institutionalized industries” such as healthcare and finance – our team members live and thrive in the world of apps and internet services that impact the day to day lives of consumers.
- 2+ years of consulting or investment banking (Base level of professional experience in an analyst/associate role involving end-customer research and financial modeling)
- OR 2+ years at an investment firm, such as a hedge fund, private equity and/or venture capital firm (Significant exposure to developing investment theses, conducting due diligence, and making investments)
- OR 2+ years at a technology company or startup (Experience building new consumer tech products, learning about customer needs, and helping to find product-market fit and scale an early business model.)
About Goodwater Capital
The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early-stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages over $1B across several venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and services startups that will become the next generation of platform companies.