VC Associate @ Common Ocean in Remote

Common Ocean is a VC firm backed by individuals who have a track record of building successful companies. Our LP’s are operators and c-level executives at technology-first companies with access to various resources to help turbo-charge our portfolio companies. Our broad investment mandate allows us to evaluate early-stage companies within the Fintech, Proptech, Consumer Tech, and Enterprise Software industries. This is a unique opportunity to work on a small team at a young fund with ambitious goals.

This is not a typical internship. Interns will have responsibilities and autonomy akin to that of a full-time associate. You will play an integral role in Common Ocean’s investment process and have opportunities to interact with the entire investment team.

This summer, you will

  • Source and complete due diligence on potential investments
  • Complete one or more sector-specific deep dives and help map out exciting investment opportunities
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and evaluate their business plans and pitches
  • Draft investment memoranda and manage other investment-related internal functions
  • Work on projects for our portfolio companies

About you

  • In the process of getting or have a Master’s degree (MBA preferred)
  • At least two years of full-time, post-undergrad work experience
  • Have intellectual curiosity in startups and technology
  • Domain experience or interest in emerging tech, enterprise software, marketplaces, and/or fintech
  • Exceptional research skills, a strong understanding of finance and accounting
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Be coachable and able to take direction while working autonomously
  • Able to stay productive while working remotely or commute to our New York office pending return to work-from-office conditions

The internship timeline is flexible, but ideally, you are available for at least three months between May through September. This is a paid internship that reflects the candidate’s level of experience. To apply, send an email with your resume attached to this email dropbox (and CC and include in the body of the email a sector that you are excited about and why, and two early-stage companies in that sector that interest you and why. The deadline to apply is February 26th.

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