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VC Analyst @ Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park, CA

Andreessen Horowitz has an immediate opening for an Enterprise Deal Analyst.
Andreessen Horowitz is a $7.5 billion venture capital firm focused on software investments. The firm backs startups of all stages and its investments include Affirm, Airbnb, Apeel, Buzzfeed, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, DigitalOcean, Freenome, GitHub, Instacart, Lime, Lyft, Okta, PagerDuty, Pinterest, Shield.ai, Slack, Tanium, TransferWise, and Yubico.
We are recruiting for a Deal Analyst to join the enterprise investment team, with a specific focus on enterprise SaaS applications. The investment team’s primary goal is to find and invest in the best technology companies, whether early on as the first institutional capital or later on in the journey once a startup has become a category winner. In this role, you will identify companies we should meet based on both signals (“what’s trending?”) and theses (“what do we believe will happen in a specific market?”), contribute to the investment diligence and decision process, and collaborate with the team and startup ecosystem.
Responsibilities

  • Find interesting companies: Build and continuously update a set of companies to meet based on quantitative signals, market theses, and a network of key relationships. You will work with deal partners to identify what signals are relevant, develop predictions about how specific markets are evolving, and track activity in the startup ecosystem.
  • Evaluate prospective investments: You will assist in the overall diligence on specific companies we are considering investing in, or an entire category of startups we are evaluating. Specific tasks will include capturing notes during pitches, calling customers, checking references, analyzing metrics (financial, customer, user, engagement, etc), understanding the history of a category, and other tasks related to the evaluation of an investment.
  • Co-author “thought pieces” (in the form of blog posts, podcasts, presentations, YouTube videos, etc): You will work with the team to co-author thought pieces for general consumption as well as for more specific audiences (e.g. corporations visiting the firm).
  • Cultivate a network of subject matter experts: You will cultivate “pick up the phone” relationships with a set of influential people in the enterprise software universe, which could include anyone from leaders at mature technology companies to academic researchers focused on a specific technology.
  • Ad hoc research: Perform business and technology research on markets, companies, and themes that the firm is interested in.
Ideal Candidate Background

  • Prior Experience: 2-6 years of professional experience that serves as good preparation for venture capital investing, which is often some combination of investment banking, product management at a high-growth startup, other startup experience, management consulting, or other experiences that foster the necessary skills.
  • Intense Curiosity: This role is well suited to informational omnivores with both an insatiable hunger to learn about new technologies and business models and the ability to rapidly learn about a new domain or company category.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills to understand both quantitative data and qualitative evidence as we evaluate investment opportunities, and then communicate results effectively.
  • People Skills: Outlier IQ and EQ with high empathy for founders; ability to collaborate with colleagues, navigate relationships in the technology ecosystem, and ensure that entrepreneurs have an excellent experience engaging with a16z.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate in an effective way to different audiences in both verbal and written formats.
  • Execution: Ability to navigate tight deadlines autonomously, juggle a long list of competing priorities, and move fast without compromising sharp attention to detail.
  • Academic Background: We’re open to a wide range of academic backgrounds as our analysts range from undergraduate study in computer science and economics to PhDs in the hard sciences.
Career Path

We ask for a minimum 2-year commitment to the role (but would love for you to stay longer!). After two years, Deal Analysts typically go on to join startups they fall in love with during their time at a16z, start their own companies, go to graduate school, or take a more senior investing role in the firm.
If interested, please apply here.
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Written by sandeepashah

April 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

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