VC Associate @ Outsiders Fund in New York City, NY

Outsiders Fund

Outsiders Fund is a Seed and Series A venture capital firm that partners with founders disrupting outdated markets where massive value remains trapped in stale software or infrastructure. The dustier and more boring an industry, the more excited we get. The firm has deployed $50m out of its first fund, and is currently deploying capital out of its second fund.

Outsiders was founded by Austin McChord and Teddy Seem in early 2020 after leaving General Catalyst to focus on the parts of the world they felt were not getting enough attention. Before that, Austin was the founder of Datto, a data back-up and continuity company he grew from his parents’ basement into a multi-billion dollar public company. Teddy was an investment engineer at Bridgewater Associates and later led the machine learning initiatives at a NYC start-up before attending Harvard Business School and starting Outsiders Fund.

We are looking for an associate to join our investing team to help across all facets of the investing process in a sector agnostic capacity.

Help us unlock overlooked markets by:

  • Developing your own sourcing pipeline and implementing firm sourcing infrastructure
  • Forging new relationships and building your network to ultimately drive value-add for the firm
  • Executing due diligence and deals including the creation of memos and necessary documents
  • Building your own investment theses and developing subject matter expertise 
  • Supporting portfolio companies by assisting with requests around strategy, talent sourcing, business development, market expansion, and future fundraising
  • Working on a purposefully small team that works collaboratively on every deal

You are:

  • Hyper curious to learn about and understand the world around you
  • Comfortable working in an unstructured environment
  • Able to take an idea or initiative and run with it on your own and know when to ask for help
  • A dexterous multi-tasker that can balance multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Looking to work in a place where the day-to-day will vary widely
  • New York-based or willing to relocate

And have:

  • ~2 years of previous venture capital, engineering, or product management experience
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills to back up early conviction

You get:

  • A unique opportunity to gain visibility into what it takes to run a successful venture fund
  • Direct mentorship from our Partners, who have scaled multi-billion dollar businesses and led technical and software initiatives in both finance and the start-up ecosystem
  • Market competitive base pay, with carried interest commensurate with experience 
  • Hybrid work model
  • Health, vision, dental insurance
  • Unlimited vacation days

Submit your interest in the role here!

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