Associate VC Job at Goodwater Capital in San Mateo, CA

The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on Series A and Series B consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages nearly $400M across two venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and platform companies.

Goodwater associates are passionate about empowering the next generation of great tech companies through our expanding investment platform. You will have the opportunity to impact the entire spectrum of our investment process, including:

  • Investment thesis development
  • Sourcing
  • Diligence and primary research
  • Deal execution
  • Portfolio company support

What makes you a Goodwater investment associate:

You love research: Investing is all about seeking the truth and you are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions.

Entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast growing venture and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty.

Service oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.

Consumer technology is second nature to you: 140 character tweets, vertical e-commerce, the “disruption of institutionalized industries” such as healthcare and finance – our team members live and thrive in the world of apps and internet services that impact the day to day lives of consumers.

An ideal candidate has some or all of the following experiences:

  • Base level of professional experience in an analyst/associate role involving a fair amount of research – 1-2+ years of consulting or investment banking.
  • Exposure to developing investment theses and making investments – 1-2+ years at an investment firm, such as a hedge fund, private equity and/or venture capital firm.
  • Direct experience in technology – 1-2 years at a technology company or startup.

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