Pillar VC is a venture capital firm based in Boston investing in companies at formation and seed stage with $150 million under management. Beyond capital, the team offers its deep operating experience plus active support from 22 CEOs who are the co-founders of our firm and have built unicorn startups like Wayfair, Gingko Bioworks, Demandware, and DraftKings.
We back innovative founders across all sectors, taking particular interest in Boston’s world-class universities and vibrant start-up community. We’re the first capital in for founders building the next-generation of pillar companies in our region, and we’re proud investors in companies like Algorand, PillPack, Desktop Metal, Hometap, Jellyfish, Zapata, Higharc, and Asimov.
Pillar believes the closer we align our incentives with those of the founders, the better we can build trust, and from that, achieve profound results. That’s why we frequently offer to buy Common stock, the same type of stock the founder owns.
Pillar’s platform team is committed to building the start-up ecosystem and to helping founders grow as leaders. We host frequent events and workshops, recruit talent, and offer coaching to help accelerate the growth of our portfolio; and our Petri program offers expert guidance to engineering-led biology companies.
To learn more about Pillar and how we support our companies, please click here.
The Associate Role
This job is a strong fit for someone starting a career in venture capital, or for a future founder who wants to understand venture capital from the inside.
In this entry-level investing role, you will begin by working closely with a general partner at Pillar and participate actively in sourcing, diligencing, investing, and supporting portfolio companies. You will attend day and evening events, meet experts and investors, research topics for investment, assess pitches, conduct interviews with customers and industry experts, develop financial models, and assist founders in our portfolio.
Who You Are
You are a business-minded person of great intelligence, friendliness, curiosity, drive, and initiative; possessing strong personal presence, maturity, and communication skills; fascinated by science and technology; comfortable with finance; and dedicated to help companies start and grow.
- You must have 2-5 years of prior work experience, such as product management, technical sales, or operations, and ideally some direct startup experience.
- An MBA or past exposure to finance, consulting, or professional services is useful although not necessary.
- This job requires that you are a US citizen and will be living in Boston.
- We encourage underrepresented candidates to apply.
If interested, please apply here.