VC Investor @ Compound in San Francisco, CA


Compound is Hiring a Deep Tech Investor

Compound, a thesis-driven, research-centric investing firm, is hiring an investor with at least 2 years of professional experience

Research and thesis development

We spend an immense amount of time building out theses that allow us to form decade-long views on where we think the world could go. This allows us to have high context with founders and help navigate nascent areas with less tried and true paths for scaling and commercialization.

Sourcing, diligencing, and co-leading investments

Our investing cadence at Compound is a bit different than other firms. We aim to lead or co-lead seed rounds in 6–10 companies per year over 3.5 years each fund. This means that unlike other firms, you will run up against a potentially higher bar for co-leading a deal with a Partner. If this slower and deeper style of investing excites you, there is no better seed fund in the world to work at and we are confident that the learning curve will be steep and rewarding.

Working with our Founders & Community

We try our best to actively support our founders from Seed to Series B, often playing a smaller part in the company after that timeframe. This role will be tasked with everything from helping recruit candidates to thinking through company strategy to eventually participating on the board as a formal board member or observer.

Internal Projects

No job is too small or beneath any member of the Compound team. We pride ourselves on having low egos and high EQ across every function of our jobs. We are a small group and you may be called upon to help during fundraising, annual meetings, reporting, and more.


If you are interested in applying for the role please email mike (at) Compound (dot) VC with the subject line 2023 Investor HireIf you’d like to refer/vouch for someone, feel free to send their name to us, but also have them apply directly. Applications will be read on a rolling basis. The role will ideally start in Q2’23.

  • Why you want to join Compound specifically
  • How you would pitch yourself to a founder (why would they want to partner with you as one of their investors)
  • 1–2 investment theses in an area within or adjacent to AI/ML, Robotics, or another deep tech area (non-bio/crypto)
  • An example of a pre-Series B company you would invest in and why
  • Any other writing/links that help us get to know you better