VC Associate @ Tri Valley Ventures in Pleasanton, CA

Role: Venture Associate

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Compensation: Competitive within the VC industry

Start Date: Immediate

Please forward your cover letter to with a short explanation of what interests you about Tri-Valley Ventures.


The Venture Associate at Tri-Valley Ventures will focus on early-stage venture investments in SaaS, Life Sciences, and Deep Tech companies with a regional tie to the Tri-Valley ecosystem. She/he will work closely with and as an integral part of our small and collaborative team of venture professionals (which will total 5 with this addition).

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking regional business activity and identifying potential pipeline investment opportunities
  • Reviewing/analyzing prospective business plans and pitch decks
  • Assessing market/company attractiveness to help identify compelling businesses
  • Involvement in all aspects of due diligence on new investments (business analysis, industry thesis, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modeling/deal structuring)
  • Working in a strategic capacity with Tri-Valley Ventures’ existing portfolio companies as needed
  • Preparing market analyses and presentations to drive investment decisions and for engagement with the firm’s extensive network of professional relationships
  • Investment professional will participate in and be asked to contribute to weekly internal meetings in which new investments and portfolio companies are discussed.
  • Providing research support to an associated RIA with expertise in the Tri-Valley’s public companies. Participation in this RIA’s Investment Committee meetings to maintain a comprehensive view of the local market.


Candidates should have 2-5 years of total prior work experience including at a minimum either of:

  • Two years of full-time work experience at a top-tier investment bank or strategy consulting firm, or
  • Two years of full-time work experience at a venture capital or growth equity firm, or
  • Two years of full-time work experience in a strategy or corporate development role at an enterprise software company, or
  • Two years of unique work experience that demonstrates the drive, skills and character required to be successful in a demanding, entrepreneurial and dynamic work environment.

Qualified candidates likely also meet the following criteria:

  • Self-starter with superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with limited supervision (including proactively seeking guidance when needed)
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Candidates must have modeling skills and a solid understanding of finance and accounting
  • Undergraduate degree from a top-tier institution, and a demonstrated track record of both academic and professional success

Interest and experience in early-stage startup companies – either directly as an employee or through transactions in the market is highly preferred, but not mandatory.

Tri-Valley Ventures is the Tri-Valley’s first and only Venture Capital firm. Our mission is to generate value in our community by providing funding and resources to local, early-stage entrepreneurs. TVV seeks to invest in companies in the SaaS, Life Sciences, and Deep Tech verticals. To learn more, visit

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