VC Associate @ Lead Edge Capital in New York, NY

Lead Edge Capital (“LEC”) is a growth equity firm with nearly $1 billion in assets. Founded in 2009, LEC invests in rapidly growing software, internet, consumer, tech-enabled and healthcare services companies around the globe.

One of the firm’s core differentiators is that LEC’s investors are primarily current or former Fortune 500 C-level executives, successful entrepreneurs, and leading public markets investors. LEC leverages their investors to (1) help companies by accelerating business development and sales via introductions to senior-level decision makers and (2) tap their networks to identify and place board members, advisors, and talent to prospective and portfolio companies.

Lead Edge has invested in leading technology companies around the world such as Alibaba Group, Uber, Spotify, Refinery29, Marketo, Bazaarvoice, Mindbody, Drilling Info, BlaBlaCar, Catawiki and Duo Security. The firm has offices in New York, NY and Santa Barbara, CA.


Full-Time Associates will be current Seniors in college or recent graduates. Associates who join the firm are entrepreneurial self-starters who are highly competitive, charismatic, and motivated to succeed in an extremely fast paced environment. Successful candidates will often have had experience in consulting, finance, sales, or an entrepreneurial organization. Candidates should be self-starters and feel confident working independently. In addition, successful applicants should have a strong academic background and demonstrated extracurricular success.

Some highlights on the position:

  • Seeking full-time Associates (current Seniors or recent Graduates) for immediate start or as soon as possible
  • Position is located in New York, NY 
  • Role is combination of deal origination/execution and portfolio management
  • As an Associate at Lead Edge, you’ll be involved in the entire growth equity investment process
  • Small investment team with daily direct senior partner exposure
  • Candidate must be highly competitive and have entrepreneurial drive and a go-getter mentality
  • Competitive compensation in-line with venture capital and private equity


Position description

Associates play an integral part in generating deal flow for the firm and analyzing potential investments directly alongside the senior investment partners. Successful Associates will have one-on-one conversations with roughly 800 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investment bankers each year in an effort to find investments for the firm. Once an Associate identifies an opportunity, he/she will become an integral part of the due diligence process and post investment the associate will be intimately involved with working with the portfolio company.

Exceptional performers in this role will have the opportunity to advance upward, as the firm is young and growing.


If you are an undergrad Senior or recent graduate with interest, please email your most current resume to Victoria Gillette,

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