VC Associate @ Avanta Ventures in Mountain View, CA

Avanta Ventures is the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer. As an affiliate of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures is aligned with one of the top personal lines property and casualty insurance underwriters in the United States, and part of the AAA ecosystem that serves over 53 million members.

We are early-stage, thematic investors with a focus across three key areas:

  • Insurtech – using disruptive technologies to create customer-centric insurance solutions
  • Mobility – reinventing personal and commercial mobility through new data, connectivity, and platform technologies
  • Adjacencies – sectors that align with and leverage key attributes of insurance

Beyond investment dollars, Avanta Ventures provides its portfolio companies with deep industry expertise, strategic guidance and unique partnership opportunities.

Your Role

Over the course of the program, you’ll work closely with the team to create an investment thesis and develop your own point of view around a specific focus area. As part of this process, you’ll do the research to understand industry trends, map out the ecosystem value chain, and identify and diligence attractive investment opportunities. Working alongside the team, you’ll have the opportunity to actively engage with the startup ecosystem, including founders and other venture capital investors.

You will also be involved in supporting core investment processes from deal sourcing to diligence to execution. At the end of the program, in addition to presenting your investment thesis and recommendations to the team, you’ll walk away with a first-hand understanding of the venture investing process.

Who You Are

  • You have an entrepreneurial mind-set with a passion for technology and start-ups
  • You are highly analytical, logical and enjoy leveraging data to draw conclusions
  • You can effectively work in an independent, structured and goal-oriented manner
  • You are hungry, disciplined and a self-starter
  • You are humble and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • You have past experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, private equity or venture capital
  • You are actively enrolled in accredited MBA degree from a top university
  • Shows respect for differences through exemplary communication skills with people from an array of backgrounds.

Additional information

  • Paid 12-week full time summer internship
  • Must be eligible to work in the US

Please apply here and submit your resume and tell us one company you think we should invest in and why


Let’s work together

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, our community also works in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey and Oklahoma. Our differences, visible and invisible, make every individual at CSAA Insurance Group unique and valuable. We strive to foster a culture where all employees feel a sense of belonging and can leverage their differences to thrive. We believe in embracing our unique identities, experiences, and points of view to advance our company and reflect our communities and members.

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If interested, please apply here.

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