VC Associate @ FJ Labs in New York City, NY

To apply, submit your application here

We’re looking for an Investment Associate to join our NYC-based investment team. This individual will source, evaluate, and diligence potential investments in early-stage startups, both as initial and follow-on investment opportunities. For the right candidate, this is a Principal / Partner-track role.

About FJ Labs:

FJ Labs is an early-stage venture firm/startup studio focused on online marketplaces and consumer Internet companies. Founded by serial entrepreneurs and angel investors Fabrice Grinda (OLX, Aucland, Zingy) and Jose Marin (Deremate, IG Expansion), FJ Labs has backed over 500 companies including Alibaba, Betterment, Delivery Hero, Fanduel, Flexport and Rappi and has been directly engaged in building companies such as AdoreMe, Letgo and Rebag. More about FJ Labs at

As an Investment Associate, you will:

  • Get exposure to a diverse set of early-stage technology companies across multiple industries and geographies, with a heavy focus on marketplaces/platforms, fintech, and e-commerce 
  • Learn the art of angel investing in and incubating high-growth startups
  • Join a lean, dynamic investment team and receive significant responsibility and experience early in your venture investing career
  • Work across all parts of the investment process:
    • Deal origination (research, initial acquisition targets and deal pipelines)
    • Deal analysis (market research, competitor benchmarking, financial analysis, valuation)
    • Deal execution (negotiation with targets, coordination of work streams)
    • Due diligence (data analysis, investment memos, investment recommendations and discussions within investment committee)
    • Portfolio management (support existing portfolio companies, evaluate follow-on investment opportunities)
  • Develop, grow, and nurture your own network / relationships with other VC firms and investors

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for an Investment Associate with the following skills and attributes:

  • 5-10 years of professional experience, preferably within any of the following:
    • Venture capital, private equity, investment banking, hedge funds or asset management
    • A high-growth, venture-backed technology company (product management, engineering, or operations)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • MBA from a top program
  • Passionate about venture capital, technology startups, and online marketplaces / platforms
  • Deeply networked within the NYC (or an internationally relevant) tech ecosystem
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to manage projects independently and to completion
  • Entrepreneurial drive and desire to help grow and develop a business with a flat hierarchy
  • Fast-moving, organized, and able to process a high volume of deals
  • Understands that our form of venture capital is a team sport and is excited to collaborate, help grow the portfolio, and build the firm
  • Positive attitude and a sense of humor — you will need to embrace regular change as we are a continuously evolving, lean investment team 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply:

  • Submit your application here
  • In addition to a resume, you’ll submit ONE of following two options:
    • A 1-page written investment memo on an early-stage startup that is a strong candidate for investment from FJ Labs (PDF or Word document)
    • A video investment memo (maximum 2 minutes) in which you pitch an early-stage startup that is a strong candidate for investment from FJ Labs. (Tip: Focus on content and clear, concise communication over production value)

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