VC Associate @ Equal Ventures in New York City, NY

Last week, we announced the launch of our new fund. We are excited for the future of the firm and at the forefront of our success will be the team members that comprise Equal. We can only go as far as the people on our team, which is why we are looking to bring on a Pre-MBA Associate to support us in adding to our knowledge of our focus areas and help us to better support our portfolio and founders. This will be an exciting role that will not only focus on venture and tech ecosystems but also come with a focus on your career development.

About Equal

Equal Ventures is a thesis-driven, seed stage venture firm focused on bridging the digital divide, invests in founders transforming legacy markets such as insurance, retail, supply chain and the care economy. Equal’s founding partners, Richard Kerby (formerly with IVP and Venrock) and Rick Zullo (formerly with Lightbank), have over 16 years of combined technology investing experience spanning both early and growth stages. Our first fund is $56m and is backed by some of the industry’s leading operators, founders, GPs and institutions.

The Role

Equal Ventures is looking to bring on a Pre-MBA Associate to focus on researching industry themes and analyzing investment opportunities in support of our thesis-driven approach. This role will be an integral part of our team and will work closely with the founding partners and other team members to perform industry research, develop theses, evaluate companies and help founders scale their companies. This role will provide exposure not just to seed-stage venture investing, but to a variety of industries and asset classes.

About You

  • 2–3 years of experience working in strategy consulting, equity research or private equity with ability to analyze industry trends and company performance beyond a financial statement (experience analyzing value chains and/or industry cost structures is highly preferred)
  • Intellectually Curious — Insatiable thirst for knowledge on how / why things work
  • Professional — Takes immense pride in the detail, thoroughness, accuracy and overall quality of their work. Capable of engaging and developing relationships with industry leaders, founders and other investors in accordance with the Equal brand
  • Self-directed — Works with team members to complete tasks without someone looking over their shoulder
  • Friendly — We like nice people, no egos

If you’d like to apply, please email (subject line: Pre-MBA Associate) with your resume, LinkedIn profile and please answer the following questions:

  1. What are you hoping to get out of this opportunity?
  2. If you had your own sector-focused VC fund, what industry would you target? What makes this space attractive?
  3. Please give an example where you have used data, research and/or analysis to come to a contrarian (non-widely held) belief?
  4. What do you like to read or listen to? This could include books, podcasts, blogs, newsletters, journals, magazines, etc.
  5. What are 1–2 activities that any venture firm should be thinking of doing today given the evolving nature of venture?
  6. What is something you are personally passionate about outside of work?

We will follow up directly if your background and experience is a fit.

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