VC Associate @ PayPal Ventures in San Jose, CA

PayPal Ventures

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.Job Description Summary:For decades, the venture capital industry has been plagued with “inner circle” dynamics that have made it difficult for underrepresented minority (URM) groups to break into the industry. These compounding challenges have resulted in few Black, Latinx, and Indigenous investors in both junior and senior positions in venture capital. At PayPal Ventures, we strive to foster a more equitable venture capital industry, and help open doors and act as a lighthouse for underestimated talent with high-potential. The Associate PayPal Ventures will report to the Investment Partner of PayPal Ventures. The Associate will be involved in helping the team source deals for the investment team as well as investigate and research areas where we should be exploring and helping identify investment targets. Assist the operating team in the diligence process on potential portfolio companies as well as helping manage our current portfolio and their requirements. Assist in creating our Quarterly Ventures report that is shared with the executive at PayPal. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about corporate Venture Capital within a successful and very active team. At PayPal, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don’t hesitate to apply. We are looking for highly-motivated individuals with a clear desire to break into the venture capital industry. Applicants should identify as Black, Latinx, or a member of an Indigenous group and must be enrolled in a 2+ year full-time graduate program (preferably MBA).Job Description:Job Requirements:

  • Currently working towards an MBA degree program or related majors
  • 2+ years of investment banking, venture capital / private equity, consulting or product management experience preferred
  • 2 or more years of working at a tech company in a PAM type role with a good sense of tech knowledge preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, fluency in performing rigorous financial, valuation and broad quantitative analyses and familiarity with accounting and key operational metrics
  • Adept with technology and a strategic thinker and recognizes what is best for the business
  • Excellent judgment, mature personality, experience working with executives and a sophisticated and well-connected, worldly businessperson
  • Excited about the future of technology, financial services and commerce enablement
  • A Team player who is pro-active, assertive, action oriented, anticipates needs, and is highly accountable

Our Benefits:At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.comWho We Are:To learn more about our culture and community visit has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.