|WHO WE ARE
VSC Ventures is an early-stage fund focused on the three areas where we expect tremendous value creation over the next decade: Work, Wellness, and World-Saving (the 3 Dubs). Our investments include:
Our General Partner/ Founder Vijay Chattha is an investor or equity stakeholder in more than 40 startups including Admob, Tonal, and Poshmark. He serves as the agency of record, advisor, or LP in 15 venture funds including NFX, Sequoia India, SignalFire, Casa Verde, Unshackled and Eniac.
Vijay is also the Founder and CEO of VSC, an award-winning strategic communications agency with a WFA team spanning 13 states and 2 countries. The firm has represented 3 IPOs, 12+ unicorns, and 50 exits – in addition to 600+ brands.
We believe more diversity is required in venture capital and this fellowship is designed to advance this belief. In an effort to put this into practice, we are looking for candidates specifically from diverse backgrounds for this role.
WHO YOU ARE
You are ambitious, team-oriented, and looking for a unique opportunity to spend the summer learning directly how to run an early stage fund. You are an entrepreneur at heart with a keen interest in start-ups and emerging technology, and a strong bias for taking action. When given direction, you can sprint without much oversight.
You have an interest in working with start-ups, have a MBA from a top university, and a proven track record of personal, academic, and professional achievements. You have a high degree of comfort with analytics, numbers, and the capability to make decisions based on both intuition and data. You are transparent and honest with excellent communication skills.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Work directly with Vijay and contribute to all aspects of deal flow; from sourcing, screening, and evaluating new investment opportunities to assisting with due diligence, deal execution, and closing.
- Perform industry landscape evaluations, gauge market sizing, and conduct competitor research.
- Work on data-driven tactics for stimulating deal-flow and driving portfolio results.
- Be part of conversations with exceptional entrepreneurs.
- Monitor and report on internal metrics and identify opportunities to improve fund performance.
- Learn how to support portfolio companies as an investor.
- Help in portfolio company development, business development, and overall problem solving.
- Strong academic performance and experience working in start-ups in software, healthcare, or climate tech.
- Preferably you have an existing network of seed stage founders in our target verticals and a strong sense of where/how to source deals.
- Previous work experience in product management, engineering, R&D, or growth marketing/sales.
- Strong understanding of social media landscape (TikTok, Instagram, LInkedIn)
- Experience managing projects, timelines, product launches, or deals in a deadline driven environment.
This role pays $30/hour and we anticipate that you will work 20 hours/week supporting PST working hours from 9 – 6 pm.
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
VSC understands that extraordinary people don’t take ordinary jobs.
We’ve accrued decades of experience by working in the trenches with more than 550 businesses and startups to innovate their communications strategies in new ways. That’s because we champion the obsessives, the geeks, the contrarians, and the idealists, and we embrace diversity in thought and practice.
- We launched Climb to devote our time to help climate tech startups access the best capital, the smartest talent, and the most strategic partners
- Our CEO Vijay Chattha is one of the only South Asian American communications agency CEOs in the U.S. and was recently named a Top 25 innovator in North America.
- 45% of our team identify as people of color / 30% of our clients are female founders / 35% of the companies we work with have people of color in their founding team
- We co-founded the The100KPledge – a public social contract for accountability in the fight toward economic justice for Black communities.
- We co-founded WorldWithoutCovid.org, the first registry to match people with trials for tests and therapies.
BE A POWERHOUSE IN YOUR PAJAMAS
We’re a Work-From-Anywhere team that enjoys regional socials and annual retreats in beautiful places that lets everyone recharge. In the meantime, we keep connected with themed celebrations, all-hands meetings, and entrepreneur freestyles. If you want access to the forefront of technology and design with a solid workplace to stay grounded, VSC is the place for you.