We are hiring for a tech-obsessed self-starter looking to work alongside our investment professionals as a generalist across Canaan’s core technology investment areas. This is a 2-3 year role in which an analyst at Canaan can expect to:
-Conduct market research to identify emerging trends and potential investments
-Conduct due diligence (e.g. market analysis, competitive mapping, financial modeling, and cap tables analysis)
-Manage our CRM and deal pipeline internally
-Develop relationships with Canaan portfolio companies, founders of future -Canaan portfolio companies, service providers and anyone & everyone in technology
-Attend company pitch meetings and conduct due diligence on potential investments
-Attend board meetings and provide ongoing portfolio company support
-Have a strong voice during partnership meetings as we discuss new and existing deals
-Help plan and execute Canaan community events
-Own specific projects that you’re passionate about from start to finish
See here for more information: https://www.canaan.com/latest/
You should have a deep passion for technology, ability to understand the mechanics of how businesses work, and a willingness to hustle and jump in head first on projects. We are looking for a diverse set of applicants – prior Analysts have come from engineering backgrounds, been startup founders, and/or have had consulting/finance experience. However, the common trait is a burning passion for early stage technology. Ideal candidates will have ~1-3 years of work experience prior to starting at Canaan.
Below are some of the qualities we are looking for:
-Passion for startups, technology and understanding markets
-Thoughtful and imaginative
-Independent and self-starter
-Optimistic and open-minded, a relentless willingness to pursue the truth
-Hustler who can build community and a brand in the ecosystem
-Ability to think creatively and critically while juggling multiple projects at once
-POV on emerging technologies and business models
-Strong financial modeling skills and a keen understanding of key financial concepts
-Someone with a strong point of view – and a willingness to stand up for their opinions
-Someone who can thrive in a dynamic, intimate, relatively unstructured office environment
Location: Bay Area
To apply: For those interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Canaan Bay Area Analyst – your name” in the title. (Or get a warm intro to someone on the Canaan team!)
In that email, please include your:
-Resume (attached as a PDF)
-Links to LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium, etc.
-Not more than a half a page of text (no, seriously) answering the following questions:
-What sector of technology are you are MOST excited about and why?
-Within that sector, what early stage company do you think is most interesting and why?