We are focused on investing in businesses that are pushing the world forward, while also aiming to outpace the market and produce alpha returns over the next decade and beyond. To do this, we ask ourselves a second but vital question: Would a ‘villain’ invest in this company if their motive was one of pure self-interest? We call this the villain test.
We believe that the greatest returns (financial and social) in venture often come from contrarian thinking and the best path to seeing things differently is by surrounding yourself with different and unique perspectives.
Our ideal candidates for the position include being:
- Hard working
- Intellectually curious
- Excited to live in New York
The Associates will work closely with our Partners and the entire Collab team on both sourcing and evaluating new investments as well as supporting existing portfolio companies.
In addition to offering all the things you’d expect (comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, paid holiday leave, sick leave, health and dental insurance, team offsites, and 401k) we offer the opportunity to work at a firm constantly pushing the status quo. We have created a culture where we wake up feeling inspired and motivated to contribute fully everyday, not because we have to, but because we want to.
Here’s some additional miscellaneous stuff you may (or may not) care about:
- Founded in 2010, our venture funds invest in early (pre-seed) through early growth stage (Series B and C) companies
- Our primary focus is investing at the early stages (seed+)
- We’ve also raised various thematic funds with specific mandates focused on areas including (i) kids, (ii) consumer and (iii) most recently, sustainability
How do you apply? The first step is to fill out this form by May 31st and we will let you know by June 15th if you have been selected for an interview. We expect the process to be finalized by the end of August, with new hires available to start work in New York in September.
And if it isn’t the perfect fit for you but you know the ideal candidate, please email me directly at andrew [at] collabfund.com. If we end up hiring the person you recommend, we will give $1000 to the charity of your choice.
If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to connect!