VC Internship @ PIVA Capital in San Francisco, CA

PIVA Capital


Piva Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, investing in the teams that are  tackling the world’s greatest industrial and energy problems. Our focus is early- to growth stage companies building frontier technologies that will usher in a new industrial era, one  that is more intelligent, sustainable, and resilient.  

Piva focuses on three core technology verticals:  

1) Future of Industry & Work 

2) Future of Materials & Production 

3) Future of Energy & Mobility  

We have invested in companies pioneering innovations in additive manufacturing, low carbon materials, energy storage, artificial intelligence & robotics, next generation  computing, alternative proteins, biomanufacturing, and the circular economy.  

Program Objective: 

Piva’s 10-week Summer Associate program is designed to provide MBA students (1st year  MBAs or recent graduates) with a broad understanding of venture investing, especially as it  pertains to the new era of climate & industrial technology. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Piva Summer Associates will deliver on three areas of responsibility during the program: 1. Special Projects:  

Conduct in-depth research and analysis on an emerging opportunity area within Piva’s  investment thesis. Past topics have included: 

  1. The Future of Hydrogen 
  2. Carbon Removal 
  3. Industrial Applications of AI  
  4. Climate Adaptation 
  5. The Future of Food & Agriculture 
  6. VC Operations (deal sourcing, diligence, and execution): 
  • Source & screen startups, and present new opportunities at weekly Partners Meeting Support diligence on specific investment opportunities

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  1. VC Networking: 
  • Lead events such as topical lunches/dinners, industry happy hours, young investor  networking events, and many more (in person or virtually, depending) 
  • Build relationships with our co-investors, partners, portfolio companies, leading  entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders in the ecosystem 

Throughout the program, our Summer Associates will be working closely with our Partners  and investment team.  

Profile of Candidate: 

Piva is looking for candidates who are: 

  • Driven, motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision Confident and positive, high-enthusiasm and high-ambition, capable of easily  interacting with investors and C-level executives  
  • Detail-oriented and have outstanding analytical and communication skills Flexible, low-ego, and willing to get involved with many different aspects of the business  Deeply curious and have a vision for a better world 

Preferred Professional Background: 

  • Unique and relevant domain expertise in technology, industrial and/or energy sector  Broad understanding & exposure to industrial decarbonization technologies (bonus)  Strong command of Excel, including advanced functions 
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques Entrepreneurial and collaborative approach to work  

That said… If everyone sees things the same way, then we’re missing something. We see  differences between people as valuable assets. So, if the role is exciting to you, but you don’t  feel you have the exact background for the job, we encourage you to apply anyway. 

Application Process 

  • Submit your Cover Letter and Resume to Daniel Ketyer ( by Jan 16th, 2023 Applicants will be notified about next steps by Jan 23rd, 2023

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