VC Associate @ Lead Edge Capital in Santa Barbara, CA

Lead Edge Capital (LEC) is a growth equity firm in NYC and Santa Barbara with nearly $1 billion of assets under management that invests in technology businesses globally. The Limited Partners invested in Lead Edge are current and former Fortune 500 senior-level executives, board members, successful entrepreneurs, and strategic advisors to large companies. Lead Edge leverages this network of LPs to help its portfolio companies succeed. This unique value proposition serves as the cornerstone of Lead Edge’s partnership philosophy, and has led to market leading returns and value creation over time. LEC investments include: Alibaba, Refinery29, Marketo, Mindbody, Catawiki, BlaBlaCar, & Duo Security.

LEC is expanding its new Santa Barbara office and looking for a driven, self-starter to join the west coast investment team, led by the founding Partner Mitchell Green and Principal Avery Rosin.


  • Seeking full-time Associate (recent college graduate to a few years out) for summer 2017 start
  • Position located Santa Barbara, CA (our office is downtown SB)
  • Role is combination of deal origination/execution
    • As an Associate at Lead Edge, you’ll be involved in the entire growth equity investment process as we are a small investment team with direct senior partner exposure
  • Candidate must be highly competitive and have entrepreneurial drive and a go-getter mentality
  • Competitive compensation and benefits


Full-Time Associates will be recent college graduates or up to a few years out of undergrad. 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 feel confident working independently and meeting new people. In addition, successful applicants should have a strong academic background and demonstrated extracurricular success.


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 and investment bankers each year in an effort to find investments for the firm. In particular, this associate will interface with the investment banking and advisory communities in addition to CEOs of potential investment targets. 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 interested, please apply here.

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