VC Associate @ Bright Ventures in New York City, NY

Bright Ventures

As a Bright Ventures Investment Associate, you’ll generate investment ideas and opportuntieis, build financial models, and coordinate due diligence, driving increased deployment of the Bright Ventures Fund. You’ll be joining our growing fund team, reporting directly to the Managing Partner. We’re seeking a talented, responsive, experienced and organized Investment Associate ****with an inclusive mindset to support our growing team.

A willingness to learn in a fast-paced, adaptable environment is a must. This position is remote, but candidates based in New York City are preferred.


You will report to the Managing Partner, and work closely with the Fund Team at Bright Ventures. As an Investment Associate, responsibilities include:

Deal Sourcing

  • Sourcing new deals through networking and founder outreach
  • Prospecting potential investments and staying in the know of exciting opportunities and new markets

Due Diligence

  • Supporting the Managing Partner by operating in all areas of investment due diligence, as needed, to assess the viability of the investment opportunity within Bright Ventures’ parameters, including:
    • Assessing a target investments competitive positioning, defensibility, and potential risks, from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives
    • Developing financial models to assess fair investment targets, industry trends, risks, and growth opportunities
    • Working to win investment opportunities based on our unique model and positioning
  • Leading investment analysis to clearly define investment alignment to the Bright Ventures’ strategy.

Thesis Development

  • Conducting market research to identify and monitor trends in key industries such as Finance, Health, and Future of Work technologies, among others.
  • Providing thought leadership on investment themes and untapped market potential based on vigilant observance of key markets.
  • Collaborating cross functionally with the team to substantiate analyses and identify growth and market opportunities.

Firm Development + Operations

  • Managing Deal Meeting notes and Deal pipeline tracking
  • In Partnership with the Fund Team, managing all deal pipeline tracking systems to ensure consistent accuracy
  • Supporting general fund administration including document creation, editing and filing
  • Creating systems to organize and improve investment deliverables and follow-ups with portfolio companies.
  • Supporting and coordinating MBA Associates as needed


The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Dreams of constructing a more inclusive generation of businesses and leaders
  • Has 4+ years’ experience within venture capital (preferred), private equity, consulting, or finance
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, MBA preferred or equivalent experience
  • Has prior experience completing complex investment analysis of emerging market opportunities and industries, and can, without oversight, develop compelling arguments with both quantitative and qualitative support
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience crafting and delivering polished, error-proof, narrative-driven presentations
  • Superior analytical skills; strong computer and financial modeling skills
  • Is collaborative, solutions-oriented and internally motivated to identify problems and seek out solutions with limited information or oversight
  • Prioritizes responsibilities and consistently delivers high-quality work on time
  • Access to a computer, high-speed internet and phone
  • Ability to quickly and effectively navigate the MS Office suite, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel; as well as their equivalent programs in the Google Suite

This is a FT position with flexibility in schedule and location.


If you’re interested in joining us at Bright Ventures, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to with the subject line Investment Associate. We look forward to hearing from you.


Founded in 2021, Bright Ventures Fund is an early-stage venture fund that is committed to unlocking creativity and innovation for economic, societal, and technological advancement. We invest in Pre Seed and Seed stage companies in fin-tech, digital health and the future of work.

Our mission at Bright Ventures is to build an inclusive economy. We envision a future that reflects the needs and interests of all of us. We have over a decade of experience in advancing companies and diverse leaders through our coaching, training and community.