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VC Associate @ The Engine in Cambridge, MA

The Engine is looking for a motivated, collaborative, entrepreneurial and analytical individual to join our team as an Investment Associate. The ideal candidate has a technical background with meaningful experience in a tough tech startup. This candidate may have technical area specialization but will be willing to explore startup opportunities across technical fields. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that is comfortable in a fluid work environment and able to communicate information clearly and concisely. 
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Engine is a lean and highly collaborative team. This position reports to the General Partners and involves direct responsibilities in investment activities, as well as support and guidance responsibilities related to the continued development and operations of The Engine Network, The Engine Program and The Engine Room.
Key responsibilities include:
-Source, evaluate, and prioritize a robust pipeline of Tough Tech startups with focus on pre-seed, seed, and Series A stages
-Help maintain an up-to-date pipeline and database of investments
-Develop and maintain a broad network of researchers and entrepreneurs to increase deal flow
-Perform business and technical diligence on new investment opportunities and help produce investment memos
-Work with General Partners to structure investments in Tough Tech startups
-Represent Engine and our mission and advocate for Tough Tech in the startup and academic ecosystems
-Be flexible to take on new responsibilities as they come up to enable goals across the fund, the Engine program, and the Engine Network
Skills and Qualifications:
-Strong alignment with The Engine’s mission to enable Tough Tech entrepreneurs to create world-changing companies
-Empathy for the entrepreneurial journey and ability to build trust and drive results with entrepreneurs and Engine teammates
-Dedicated team player committed to collaboration
-Superior communication, listening and critical thinking skills
-Comfortable with diverse engineering and scientific disciplines
-Outstanding mental agility, adaptability, creativity and problem-solving skills
-Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative. 
-5+ years of relevant work experience with a demonstration of entrepreneurial activity in industry, research, or a combination of both. Direct experience in a Tough Tech startup a huge plus.
-Graduate degree in a scientific/technical field.
About The Engine:
The Engine, launched by MIT, invests in early-stage companies solving the world’s biggest problems through a convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership. We accelerate the path to market for Tough Tech companies through the combination of capital, infrastructure, and network. Since opening its doors in June 2017, The Engine has committed resources to 25 companies and created an unprecedented framework for bringing tough tech from the lab to the commercial world. We also operate a 30,000 square foot facility of office, labs, and machine shop at our headquarters in Cambridge, MA. 
What we offer:
-A mission-driven work environment and team, and the opportunity to work with world-class Tough Tech founders
-Competitive compensation, based on experience
-Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
-401k matching
The Engine deeply values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter via the form on lever.
If interested, please apply here.
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Written by sandeepashah

July 3, 2020 at 4:20 am

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