VC Internship @ Atento Capital in Tulsa, OK

Atento Capital is a Tulsa-based investment fund focused on returns, quality job creation, and being helpful. We are an investment firm dedicated to a two-pronged mission: generating excellent risk-adjusted returns and making a lasting economic impact through the stimulation of entrepreneurial activity in the Tulsa community. We are a small team that is incredibly passionate about what we do and the community we call home. At Atento Capital, we wear two different hats. On one hand, we are an early stage investor with a geographic focus in Tulsa, looking to make investments in hard working entrepreneurs and help them build their business here in town. At the same time, we are a venture fund-of-funds (close partner) seeking to invest in a carefully chosen group of fund managers each year. Our portfolio is constructed to provide exposure to the most exciting venture opportunities in New York, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and other high profile markets, funds with sector-specific or geographic expertise, and funds that invest in traditionally underserved corners of the venture market. We are striving to transform Tulsa by focusing on economic development through job creation. By leveraging our relationships with venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, we are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses in Tulsa. As start-ups grow, we encourage them to consider expanding in Tulsa to take advantage of lower costs and higher standards of living. This allows firms to operate more efficiently while bringing dynamic, high-paying jobs to our community. We are a fund with a single LP, the George Kaiser Family Foundation. This relationship allows us to draw on a deep network of fund managers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and thought leaders who share a similar mission of cultivating a more vibrant and inclusive Tulsa. As such, we are at the center of a coordinated effort to recruit jobs, talent, and new economic opportunities right here at home. We live by the philosophy “doing well by doing good”, and seek to maximize our impact without sacrificing returns. By applying the highest industry standards of rigor to the research, diligence, and investment process, we are able to create tremendous value for our investment partner that will be reinvested in the community through initiatives that are at the heart of our collective mission.

Who You Are:
You should have incredible interpersonal skills and thrive in a collaborative environment where everybody is expected to contribute to the investment process. At Atento we are generalists, and you should possess a solid mix of both quantitative and qualitative capabilities to perform rigorous, disciplined investment analysis while also building connections with entrepreneurs, thinking critically about entrepreneurial challenges, and brainstorming creative solutions. This job is relational, so it’s important that you have high levels of emotional intelligence and can interact with a variety of key stakeholders, from baristas at local coffee shops to CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. Most importantly though, you should love to hustle and be incredibly passionate about your work. We are looking for people who love what they do and have fun doing it. Currently, we are looking to hire an intern.

Role Description: Intern Qualifications:
We are looking for an individual who thrives with independence and autonomy and doesn’t shy away from taking on additional projects. Our team values diversity and is passionate about economic development and creating representation for women and minority founders. We are seeking a candidate who is excited about creating an impact in Tulsa and could see themselves becoming an integral part of the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is a career track position and if everything goes according to plan, we will be looking to hire our intern full time.

Candidates should have or be in the process of pursuing an MBA from a top tier institution, but we are willing to consider candidates without an MBA under the correct circumstances. Our ideal candidate will have 2 – 5 years experience working in startups, technology, finance or consulting. Strong communication, writing, and analytical skills are required.

Function within the Organization:
Our intern will primarily be responsible for the following tasks:Sourcing and working with local entrepreneurs to determine if an investment can be made Coaching entrepreneurs and providing content to assist entrepreneurs in their growthWorking alongside our Investments and Partnerships team to provide support on both direct investment and fund of fund deals Working as the lead on a special project for the duration of the internship that will be determined based on the specific needs of the business at the time of the internship

Day to Day:
Each day with Atento will look different. A typical week will include the following:Team meetingsMeetings with entrepreneursMeetings with fund managers alongside our Head of Investments and PartnershipsPlanning for upcoming eventsProject managementContent creation

Working with/Reporting to:
As this role has a variety of functions, the intern will be working closely with a number of different parties including, but not limited to:Atento Capital Managing PartnerAtento Capital Head of Investments and Partnerships

There are numerous benefits to joining the Atento Capital team including but not limited to:Opportunity to gain operational experience by working directly with entrepreneursOpportunity to gain expertise in live venture capital dealsExposure to fund-of-fund venture capital dealsOpportunity to learn from and be mentored by both successful entrepreneurs and investorsFlexibility in schedule and working styleExposure to economic development and philanthropic work alongside one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the worldOpportunity to own your own project and see it to completionHighly competitive compensation and housing provided for the duration of the internship

This role is based in Tulsa, OK.


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