VC Fellowship @ Path Ahead Ventures in Remote

Path Ahead Ventures

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values or diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

REI Co-op is seeking a Venture Fellow to support its venture capital arm – Path Ahead Ventures. This is an exciting opportunity to work on strategic investments that support REI’s business and impact goals and help drive significant impact in the outdoor industry.

This is a part time role (5-10 hours/week) and will run for the Spring semester + will be remote. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist in the sourcing and evaluation of early-stage investment opportunities.
  • Support the evaluation and selection of the 2023 Navigate cohort.
  • Identify emerging trends and perform market research to support investment strategy.
  • Participate in creating compelling, detailed investment recommendations to the investment committee.
  • The right candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a portfolio company on a strategic project.
Bring your passion and expertise

What you bring to the role:

  • You are a current MBA candidate.
  • You are excited about the world of venture and startups and have a proactive, team-oriented mentality.
  • You have prior professional experience in venture capital, investment banking, private equity, consulting, or in a strategy-related role in retail.
  • You are deeply passionate about consumer products and entrepreneurship, with an empathy for the founder journey.
  • You are analytical in your approach – you can navigate and synthesize information to distill the key points and tell a story.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

Why you’ll love it here:

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors.

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes:

  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount
  • Professional growth and development opportunities

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.
The pay for this role is: $8.50 – $100.00 per hour .