VC Analyst @ Mayfield Fund in Menlo Park, CA

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Enterprise Investment Team as an Analyst. This is a unique opportunity to start a career in venture capital with a top early-stage venture firm, and gain exposure to every step of the deal journey, from research, to sourcing, to closing.

This is NOT a remote role. The person will need to be based in the SF/Bay Area.

Over the course of your time at Mayfield, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet and support inspiring entrepreneurs who are changing the way people work, live, and play
  • Build knowledge in numerous markets and sector areas
  • Be an active contributor on the investment team with a deep focus on sourcing new investment opportunities
  • Learn from an experienced set of investors, and a firm that has led investments resulting in 120+ IPOs, and 200+ M&As over a 50+ year history

Role & Purpose:

As an Analyst, you will be part of Mayfield’s Enterprise investment team, and work closely with the partnership. You can expect your core responsibilities to be:

70% – Sourcing & Diligence

  • Identify and engage new potential startups for the partnership to meet
  • Diligence – synthesize founder profiles, funding history, news / press releases, sector/market research, and other useful information to help evaluate potential investments
  • Help with customer diligence and management references
  • Join pitch meetings for learning

20% – Research & Market Mapping

  • Analyze and track companies and sectors relevant to our investment thesis
  • Develop and track key metrics in the space
  • Deep dive into selected industry sectors
  • Keep up to speed with the latest developments in emerging sectors

10% – Contribute to Portfolio Companies and Firmwide Projects

  • Prepare presentations
  • LP related work
  • Support Partners on major events
  • Contribute to analyses of the venture industry, and firm strategy
  • Support portfolio companies on value-add work


  • Strong academic track-record from a top tier university; an engineering (CS/EE) background is preferred, but not required
  • Prior internship experience in venture capital is a plus
  • 1-2 years of work experience, or relevant internship experience, in a B2B technology startup, strategy consulting, or banking, is preferred
  • Demonstrated startup affinity through personal entrepreneurial endeavors, investing, advising, etc.
  • Strong analytical skills – innately data-driven


  • Incredible detail orientation
  • Intellectually curious
  • Humble and willing to get your hands dirty – no job is too small
  • Consistently demonstrates initiative – brings a start-up mentality, and is a self-starter
  • Communicates clearly (internally and externally) – someone who will represent Mayfield’s brand well in the market, and collaborate well within Mayfield

If interested, please apply here.

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