VC Associate @ Catalyst Investors in New York City, NY

The Firm


 Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm that invests in technology-enabled businesses. The firm focuses on a variety of sectors, including software-as-a-service, internet infrastructure, healthcare IT, and business services, among others.

The Role


Catalyst Investors is seeking a pre-MBA Associate to assist the Investment Team. Investment responsibilities include deal origination, investment screening, and transaction execution. This position is uniquely suited to candidates seeking a hybrid experience of deal sourcing and transaction execution. The pre-MBA Associate will have the opportunity to work directly with senior members of the Investment Team.


Who They’re Looking For



– 1-2 years of relevant work experience from a commercial or investment bank, venture capital or private equity firm

– Excellent academic credentials

– Proof of ability to work in the U.S.



– Intellectual curiosity and passion for technology and rapidly changing industries

– Self-motivated, entrepreneurial spirit

– Strong judgment and critical thinking skills; creative approach to problem-solving

– Strong quantitative abilities, including experience in financial modeling and valuation

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

– Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines; possess a fine-tuned attention to detail

– Team-player attitude and a desire to work in a small team environment


What You’ll Do


– Conduct market research and competitive analysis on technology-enabled industries as well as new verticals

– Write industry research reports, articles and blog posts; participate in social media and PR programs

– Screen prospective investment opportunities

– Conduct outreach to prospective investments, represent Catalyst at industry and investment conferences and engage in other direct deal generation activities

– Write investment memos and other analyses of potential and existing investments

– Conduct financial and business due diligence (e.g., industry analysis, competitive position, growth prospects)

– Develop financial models to analyze investment returns and perform valuation analyses

– Support team with quarterly reporting, annual meetings and client requests for information


How to Apply


Please send each of the following to to be considered for the role:

1. Resume

2. Answers to the following questions (max. 200 words per response):

• After reviewing our website and team, why do you think you would be a strong candidate for Catalyst? (Note: we presume you are smart and a hard worker!)

• Of the tech IPOs this year, if you could buy (or short) one stock which would it be and why?


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