Cowboy Ventures is looking to bring on an Investment Associate to our small but mighty team, playing a trusted, close and right-hand role to our Founder and Managing Partner. Candidates must be fast-learners, highly intelligent and team-players with a unique blend of detail orientation, people skills and the hustle needed to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment. This is an incredible apprenticeship opportunity to gain exposure to all facets of venture capital while playing a crucial role in the growth and success of a premier seed fund.
Cowboy Ventures values a blend of humility, hustle, humor, diversity, creative-thinking, proactivity, empathy and results. These values must shine through in all the Investment Associate at Cowboy Ventures does. This role has three main areas of responsibilities:
1. Partner support
2. Investing support
3. Firm operations support
Provide leverage to the Managing Partner by establishing processes and operations that support in all day-to-day operational activities.
Execute flawlessly on activities to support our Managing Partner and effectively project manage and deliver on a broad set of work that includes evaluation of a high volume of tech-driven startup investments, portfolio company support, supporting key relationships, helping prepare for speaking commitments, and support of non-profit commitments.
Get to know and effectively help support relevant Cowboy portfolio companies and leadership teams to help accelerate their success.
Successfully support our partners’ outward facing activities, including events, speaking engagement research and content as appropriate.
Play a support role at partner meetings (proactively drive meeting preparation, ensure flawless quality of follow-through etc).
Qualify, manage and track a high volume of new investment opportunities.
Take initial screening meetings and escalate promising opportunities to the Managing Partner
Provide outstanding, insightful and efficient due diligence as needed including financial analysis and modeling, market research and customer interviews
Help put together investment memos and manage investment processes including coordinating with legal and finance teams
Collaborate cross-functionally with our administrative and investment team members to drive projects to completion- no project is too big or too small.
Enhance Cowboy Ventures’ internal efficiencies and communications by identifying opportunities to continually improve how we do our work
Endeavor to pursue Cowboy Ventures’ agenda and be careful to protect the interests and privacy of our team, portfolio, and how we operate.
Communicate and collaborate with the utmost integrity and honesty with all internal and external stakeholders.
Qualifications & Skills:
3+ years experience in either management consulting, investment banking, or an operating role at an early stage tech company. Ideally at least one year of venture experience.
Track record of success supporting and partnering with executive-level operators.
Digital fluency and meaningful exposure to tech and/or the tech investing ecosystem.
Action driven with a high sense of urgency that’s balanced with strong attention to detail, quality orientation and organizational skills.
A true blend of process orientation and creative thinking and problem solving.
Independent, proactive and comfortable executing with little direction and/or structure.
Proven ability to thrive in an unstructured environment through resourcefulness and a dedicated work ethic.
Humble and self-motivated and equipped with an entrepreneurial, positive, can-do attitude.
Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional EQ (emotional intelligence) and the ability to anticipate needs and expectations.
A natural collaborator, true team-player with low ego and a proactive disposition.
Ideally some exposure to product and/or go-to-market functions within a high growth company.
If interested, please apply here.