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VC Associate @ Icebreaker Capital in San Francisco, CA

Icebreaker Capital (LinkedIn, Crunchbase) is seeking a Venture Associate to join our team. We run extremely flat and are looking for someone that can not only execute, but become a core member of our team and contribute to the mission, vision, and culture here in a very positive way.

We are looking for someone:

  • With a deep passion and enthusiasm for startups, entrepreneurship, and building great companies
  • With a desire to take ownership of work
  • That has strong critical thinking skills
  • With a strong bias for action
  • With an unending drive and a thirst to learn
  • Excellent analytical skills and a data-driven approach to all solutions
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills and the ability to collaborate successfully with a wide range of teams and seniority levels

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Generating leads for new investment opportunities
  • Reviews online databases including Crunchbase, Gust, PE Hub, VC Wire, etc. for new business opportunities, conduct preliminary research and distributes qualified leads to the Venture-Officers
  • Engaging actively in a variety of startup ecosystems to uncover opportunities and generate substantial deal flow
  • Tracks market activity including funding events and trends, exits, new fund formation and startup and sector news; prepares periodic reports to update team
  • Lead selection process of most promising ideas for development and pitch ideas to senior leadership weekly
  • Performing preliminary due diligence on select investment opportunities
  • Supports all aspects of venture investing; leverages relationships with external eco-system to identify and screen deals of interest; initiates discussions and follows-up with start-up leadership and entrepreneurs

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, business administration
  • 2-3 years of experience in investment banking, consulting, sales, or VC/PE
  • Prior experience sourcing and closing on investments
  • Strong knowledge of venture capital and entrepreneurship
  • Excellent finance and accounting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and drive multiple dynamic projects
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on execution
  • Technology background in telecom, cybersecurity, AI, Oil&Gas Industry

If interested, please apply here

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Written by sandeepashah

January 5, 2018 at 3:44 am