VC Associate @ Tola Capital in Seattle, WA

Tola Capital was founded on the principle that how the world will work depends on software and our team is committed to finding and investing in founders to fulfill that vision. Tola’s culture and business is driven by the diverse lived experiences and strengths of our team, allowing us to add value to our portfolio companies. Tola was founded in 2010 and is based in Seattle, WA. Over the last decade, Tola has invested in 25+ companies with half a billion dollars under management.

Our growing portfolio of early-stage enterprise software companies tackle hard problems in all layers of the stack – from cloud and Web3 infrastructure, to developer tools, to horizontal and verticals apps. Our investments are global as we think great software can be built anywhere and we have backed great founders who are changing industries and ways that software is built, including companies like Clipchamp, Pulumi, and Robin.

We are smart, motivated self-starters who are comfortable wearing a range of hats and who can excel across the board, from strategic hypothesis brainstorming, to product roadmap evaluation, to meeting and working with senior executives at target companies. We are looking for candidates who fit this mold, with technical, product, and operational backgrounds in enterprise software. Our unique investment strategy provides a hands-on partnership with our portfolio companies and their founders; and we prioritize passion for, and experience in, the software sector.

Candidates may not necessarily have prior deep knowledge about venture capital, but are excited about b2b technology startups, eager to learn and be mentored to learn the business, and capable of identifying opportunities and engaging with founders. We place great value on personal development and provide extensive support for personal and professional growth.


Development of investment hypotheses

  • Research, develop, and articulate views on emerging software trends
  • Prepare market research and analysis on specific software sectors
  • Leverage your technical background to contribute to existing hypotheses

Source investment opportunities

  • Establish relationships and cultivate a network of entrepreneurs
  • Analyze operational forecasts and business strategies for active and potential investment
  • Research and identify high potential enterprise software startups that merit further diligence/meetings

Evaluate products

  • Diligence and stress test current and/or future product market fits
  • Engage with customers to observe patterns/trends for an individual product and across the larger market
  • Synthesize product solutions, bringing your unique experience to product assessment
  • Evaluate cohort analysis and product key performance indicators

Evaluate investments opportunities

  • Prepare market research and analysis on specific software sectors
  • Perform thorough due diligence, with a focus on product, go-to-market, and financial analysis
  • Drive valuation analyses to support investment decision-making


  • Intense curiosity with the ability to form deep convictions on markets and companies– a desire to constantly evolve thinking and engage as a thought partner
  • Passion for software and how software is transforming business
  • Understanding of enterprise software landscape and trends
  • 2+ years of experience in one of the following roles: at a software company, in venture capital, at an investment bank, or at a consulting firm, ideally with a focus on the enterprise software industry
  • Technical, product, and/or operational experience in the software sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment with multiple teams and functions and across multiple projects
  • Low ego and desire to be part of a collaborative team paired with strong self-motivation
  • Excellent analytical, research, and organizational skills, uncompromising attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • While an academic background in a quantitative or computer science field is preferred, we encourage those who have distinguished themselves in any challenging course of study to apply
  • This is a full-time role that will be based in Seattle once we can safely return to the office. Ability and interest to travel is important as we invest globally; occasional remote work is acceptable.

Winning together – our culture of partnership begins at home and the concept of “my deal” does not exist. We always consider how to connect with others for a greater shared outcome. This is an opportunity to grow and learn as you build a career in enterprise software investing. You will have direct experience in all parts of the investment process with direct mentorship from the team, learn from the best of the best in our advisor network as well as the existing Tola portfolio, and invest in your career in VC.

Tola Capital is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and deeply values diversity of thought. Tola Capital does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any non-merit factors protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

If interested, please apply here.

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