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VC Internship @ Lair East Labs in New York City, NY

Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator for founders interested in launching businesses in the US with access to Asia Market. At the heart of Lair East Labs Accelerator’s work lies the 10-week accelerator, in which we invest capital ($50K) and accelerate 8 -12 startups each year who are ready to explore and take on our program. Our 10-week program combines the best of both worlds- learn from alumni founders of top Silicon Valley-style accelerators and gain access to a mentor and investor network with extensive experience navigating the Asia market. In the year of operation, our portfolio companies have raised $27 million in the venture funding after completing the accelerator. For more information: please visit:

About the Role

We are currently seeking intern(s) who is highly analytical and deeply passionate about startups. During this internship, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our team to find and evaluate transformative, breakthrough technology companies.


  • Work with our portfolio companies to support them on strategic initiatives
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis (e.g., market sizing, analyzing survey data, pricing analysis, web analytics data)
  • Deeply understand the metrics of our portfolio companies and how they trend over time
  • Support fund operations including writing quarterly LP reports on new investments and our pipeline
  • Help program manager organize events, including product and growth sprints, program kickoff week, alumni and recruiting events
  • Conduct financial, market, and company diligence on new potential investments; desk research on industries and trends.
  • Improve current deal pipelines and optimize the overall communication flow with startups


  • A deep passion and /or interest in startups, technology, venture capital, etc.
  • Self-starter – able to take the initiative, prioritize and run on own with limited guidance
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and in an entrepreneurial environment where things change constantly
  • Organized with high attention to detail
  • Team player – happy to do whatever is required to support team
  • BA/BS/Master candidate currently pursuing a degree in STEM/Economics/Investment/relevant degrees at a prestigious university and/or investment analysis experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to synthesize and articulate thoughts about companies and markets concisely
  • Experience at a competitive startup or VC firm highly preferred but not required
  • Bilingual fluency in both English and Chinese preferred but not required

Deadline to Apply: Aug 1, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Start Date: Immediately

Hours: 16~40 hours/week upon availability

Duration: 2~4 months

This is a non-paid internship and is an educational program to help people transit into and learn about startup and venture capital fields.


If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

July 9, 2020 at 4:37 am

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