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VC Associate @ Cervin Ventures in Palo Alto, CA

Cervin Ventures, (Linkedin, Crunchbase) a premier seed-stage enterprise technology VC fund, is looking for an associate to join its team in Palo Alto/San Francisco.


  • lead portfolio and fund performance discussion at the weekly partner meeting
  • own the dashboard for portfolio company KPIs and fund performance
  • manage and monitor progress against our investment goals or other goals via weekly discussions and regular off-sites
  • ensure that quarterly updates to our Limited Partners is done consistently and in a timely manner
  • manage the information backbone for all cap tables, funding and related legal documents in partnership with the outsourced back-office team
  • ensure that leading data aggregators such as PitchBook, PreQin, and Cambridge have the latest updated information on fund performance
  • develop and maintain the “best practices” platform for the firm; the platform will include thought leadership papers, KPIs, models, and other related information across various functions including strategy, finance, pricing, sales, marketing, customer success, etc.
  • maintain relationships across various network service providers across recruiting, functional and CEO coaches, finance/back-office, marketing/PR, etc.
  • assist portfolio companies across various projects across strategy, pricing, market sizing, competitive analysis, etc.
  • monthly newsletter, website, and social media presence
  • podcasts, blogs, and other related content developed internally and in partnership with portfolio companies
  • events including annual event, holiday and other social networking events, peer events for portfolio company executives, and thought leadership events
  • ensure updated presence for the firm and its portfolio companies on AngelList, CrunchBase, etc.
  • media coverage
  • support for the investment team for speeches, presentations, and panel discussions



  • Utmost enthusiasm for entrepreneurs and venture capital
  • Detail orientation and strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Strong critical thinking and discussion skills
  • Strong financial analysis skills, ability to review business and financial models, identify and judge key economic drivers for a business
  • Strong business and personal judgment
  • Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire and willingness to learn, give and take feedback
  • Self-motivated and highly productive, awesome work ethic, multi-tasking skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to be part of a small team
  • Socially outgoing and a people person, sense of humor, smarts, and a positive attitude
  • The ability to consistently come up with new ways to make us better


  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience ideally in a role requiring research, analysis and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Track record of succeeding academically while demonstrating leadership roles in extracurricular activities, ideally in team and social environments

If interested, please email your resume and linkedin profile to 

Written by sandeepashah

December 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

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