Female Founders Fund is hiring a senior associate to join the investing team. The senior associate will be a critical part of the team and will have exposure to all aspects of Female Founders Fund’s operations. This is an incredible opportunity to understand how early stage venture capital works from the ground up and be a part of a mission-driven early stage fund
Who we are: Female Founders Fund is an early-stage venture fund investing in technology companies founded by women. Launched in 2014, the fund has built the most recognized brand investing in leading female-led technology companies like Zola, Tala, ELOQUII, Maven Clinic, Co–Star, Winky Lux, Billie and more.
The Role and Responsibilities:
-Support all parts of the investment process, including sourcing, company evaluation, structuring, negotiation, and ongoing portfolio management
-Research and maintain proprietary market intelligence on emerging trends and disruptive innovation
-Develop overall portfolio performance metrics and aggregate data of portfolio companies for accounting and audit reviews
-Create thesis-driven market map analyses identifying incumbents, differentiations and emerging leaders
-Prepare written materials, including due diligence summaries, investment memoranda and portfolio reporting
-Partner with portfolio companies in business development and strategy, financing, recruitment, exit events, and impact acceleration initiatives
-Engage with the founding team to provide new ideas and perspectives that advance the fund’s mission
-3+ years of Venture Capital or direct investing experience preferred, open to Private Equity or Corporate Venture experience as well
-Top-tier MBA graduate or equivalent level of experience
-Demonstrated commitment to Female Founders Fund’s mission of supporting female entrepreneurs
-Strong background in evaluating market structure, competitive dynamics, and company financial performance, and a track record of successfully identifying high growth companies and nurturing their founding teams
-Experience working simultaneously on multiple projects and managing a high-volume of relationships
-Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
-Superior work ethic and self-driven with attention to detail and follow-through
-Curious and willing to take on new responsibilities at all levels with enthusiasm
-Passion for Innovation: You have a strong interest or experience with our investment themes, including e-commerce, web-enabled products and services, marketplaces, and platforms.
-Network building: You are a natural connector and a strong networker. You enjoy interacting with people and have an innate ability to help grow our system and process for identifying investment opportunities.
-Creative Energy: You have a background or set of experiences that enhance the diversity of perspectives at Female Founders Fund. Sense of humor is a plus.
-Resourceful and Mission-Driven: You know how to hustle and you thrive in entrepreneurial environments. No job is too small for you. You spring to action and get your hands dirty when necessary. You are inspired by the idea of making venture capital a more equitable industry.
-Confident Humility: You have executive presence paired with a low ego. You are adept at working with a variety of audiences and you aren’t afraid to ask questions and speak your mind in a room full of smart people.
Additional Details: This position is based in Flatiron, NYC (no remote applications, please) and will report to FFF’s Founder.
If you are interested in applying:
1) Please email your resume with subject line “Senior Associate Application” to JOBS@FEMALEFOUNDERSFUND.COM
(2) Please complete a short video interview here: apply.myinterview.com/female-founders-fund-1/senior-associate
Female Founders Fund embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
If interested, please apply here.