Data Collective is seeking a pre-MBA Associate. Data Collective is a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs and practicing engineers, investing together in Seed and Series A deep compute and big data companies. Notable investments include: Planet Labs, LendUp, MemSQL, Illumio, Area 1 Security, Elasticsearch, Kaggle, Mesosphere, Transcriptic, Vicarious and Zymergen.
Responsibilities will include:
-Industry research and company due diligence in support of investment professionals
-Developing investment theses in investment areas interesting to the firm
-Helping monitor and work with existing portfolio companies
-Assisting with general business operations of the fund such as preparing and reviewing documents, memos, and investor updates; non-investment focused research; planning and organizing events, etc.
-To a more limited extent: sourcing new early stage investments, meeting with founders and entrepreneurs, and attending relevant conferences and networking events
-Minimum 1 to 2 years work experience
-Technical degree in physics, math, CS, EE or equivalent work experience preferred, but not required
-Intellectually curious ‘self-starter’ that can work with limited supervision
-Deep respect for entrepreneurship and interest in the VC industry
To submit an application e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a link to an unlisted Medium post with the following:
-Your favorite xkcd cartoon
-Your favorite sci-fi movie
-A 140-character or shorter description of a cool big data analysis problem
-A link to your LinkedIn profile