VC Associate @ UVA Seed Fund in Charlottesville, Virginia

Job description

Under the supervision of the Managing Director the VENTURES ASSOCIATE will:

  • Assist in identification of new ventures and investment opportunities from sources at the University (Professors, students, entrepreneurial organizations on grounds, iLab), and community networks (angels, individuals)
  • Screen business plans, presentation decks and other materials of Fund investment opportunities.
  • Conduct investment due diligence in the form of market analysis, competitive benchmarking, technical evaluation and financial modeling and interviews with users and domain experts.
  • Monitoring performance of portfolio companies.
  • Assisting portfolio companies with special projects – business development, customer introductions, employee recruitment and raising follow-on capital.
  • Assisting in the development and preparation of investment memos for presentation to the Investment Committee.
  • Assisting with fund administration and reporting – portfolio analysis, valuation reporting and other materials for Fund Investment Committee, LVG Board and UVA leadership.
  • Supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Fund – participation in events on grounds and in the community
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Director.



  • Experience/Education  Required:
  • Strong analytical abilities and intellectual curiosity.
  • Financial modeling, market, technology and business model analysis.
  • Passion for new and emerging technologies across life sciences and technology sectors.
  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship, venture capital investing and early-stage technology companies.
  • Exposure to diverse business models and verticals.
  • Experience with launching or interacting with early-stage start-ups preferred.
  • Ability to form independent investment thesis.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in management consulting, venture capital, private equity, investment banking or a start-up environment.
  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in business, technology or life sciences related field.
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment.



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