Author: Jennifer Zemel

Capital Associate – Launch Tennessee



Context: LaunchTN aims to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for startups by empowering a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnering with entrepreneur centers in 7 regions, four state-wide industry partners that run mentor networks, and a veterans entrepreneur organization Bunker Labs, we facilitate collaboration among entrepreneurs, innovators, the private sector, capital sources, organizations, institutions, and government.

We aim to stimulate the statewide economy by facilitating capital formation, market building, and growing Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, making the needed resources easy to find to ensure sustainable growth for entrepreneurs and investors.

Our core values are:

  • Not just thinking outside the box, but breaking it
  • Putting people first in everything we do
  • Going farther together through collaboration
  • Being accessible and inclusive always
  • Being driven to serve
  • Enjoying our work & each other – life’s too short not to love what you do

Position Overview: This position serves on LaunchTN’s Capital team and will play an integral role in launching and deploying a new collection of funds serving Tennessee’s startups and venture funds. Growing LaunchTN’s pipeline of early-stage startups by sourcing and evaluating deals while activating expert and peer networks across the state, this position will support engagement among our stakeholders aligned with the capital team’s strategic priorities and objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Deal sourcing and pipeline management for early-stage direct investments, driving 100% market coverage across pre-Seed through Series A/B startup deal flow in Tennessee
  • Due diligence for early-stage investments, driving (Read more...)

Head of Legal and Compliance – Toyota Ventures



Founded in 2017, Toyota Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with more than $500M assets under management that invests in early-stage startups around the world in frontier and climate technologies. We are on a mission to discover what’s next for Toyota by helping startups bring ground-breaking technologies and business models to market quickly. We’ve invested in over 55 companies, including Bipi (acquired), Blackmore (acquired), Carbice, Ecolectro, e-Zinc, Intuition Robotics, Joby Aviation (NYSE: Joby), May Mobility, Nauto, Near Space Labs, Revel, and Universal Hydrogen.

Want to work in a fast-paced environment where you can use your legal expertise to help drive better business outcomes? Our team and portfolio are growing, and we are looking for an experienced head of legal and compliance who is passionate about venture capital and startups. It’s a hands-on role that involves collaborating with multiple partners quickly and optimally.

We value acting with integrity and empathy, being humble but ambitious, and keeping it weird. We’re also committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the team, portfolio, and the larger VC industry. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and have a hybrid environment with time split between the office and remote work. Location is flexible (but U.S.-based).

Responsibilities

  • You will lead all legal aspects of Toyota Ventures.
  • Manage a broad range of transactional matters, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements relating to fund formation and portfolio investments, with and without outside counsel support.
  • Manage projects and issues related to Toyota Ventures’ investments, (Read more...)

Investment Team Member, Digital Asset Fund (NY) – White Star Capital



You will be joining a global crypto-native investment team of experienced early stage VCs, financial experts, quantitative researchers, and web3 operators who have actively advised and invested in blockchain companies since 2015. We partner with visionary founders who build for the billions of internet users globally so that we can experience a more open and equitable future powered by blockchain-enabled systems. With the launch of our Digital Asset Fund I in 2019, we partnered with 20 web3 companies globally including LednDfnsComethHaruko, and Alex.

We recently announced the launch of our Digital Asset Fund II and are looking for an experienced investor to join us in New York. To be successful in this role, you will need to have i.) genuine passion for crypto, ii.) experience working for or investing in web3 companies, iii.) high level of autonomy paired with a strong collaborative mentality.

Responsibilities

  • Independently develop thematic thinking and source investment opportunities
  • Assess investment opportunities through both qualitative and quantitative diligence including market research, token model review, financial analysis, valuation modeling
  • Actively support in securing, structuring, and closing transactions
  • Lead various initiatives related to the operations of the fund
  • Provide hands-on support to portfolio company founders post investment
  • Develop strong relationships with founders, investors, and other ecosystem partners

Required Qualifications

  • 2–6 years of experience in venture capital, growth equity, private equity, investment banking, consulting, and/or growth, business development, corporate development, strategic finance roles at technology companies
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with (Read more...)

Senior Partner, Tech Services & Network Management – JumpStart, Inc.



About JumpStart Inc.

JumpStart is a non-profit venture development organization whose mission is to unlock the full potential of entrepreneurship to transform entire communities. Our vision is to collaborate with partners to generate dramatically improved and inclusive economic outcomes by supporting diverse entrepreneurs, optimizing entrepreneurial ecosystems, and accelerating innovation.

Key to JumpStart’s success is its ability to leverage the skills, experience, and creativity of its inspired team to transform entrepreneurial aspirations into actions with measurable impact. JumpStart associates take great pride in making JumpStart a highly demanding yet incredibly fun place to work.

Position Summary

Located in Cleveland, OH, the Senior Partner, Tech Services & Network Management leads the delivery of JumpStart’s work supporting tech startups through JumpStart’s services and programs, and through networks of collaborators in the 39 counties in northern Ohio. Responsible for delivering the outcomes outlined in the Entrepreneurial Services Program, this position oversees the Line of Business and partners with key staff and collaborators to allocate and deploy resources/services. The role delivers services that achieve inclusive economic outcome targets as defined by regional stakeholders and funders. The following are crucial to success in this role:

  • Build open, trusting relationships with service network partners in the community and foster collaboration and accountability toward common goals.
  • Create trust, credibility and clarity for entrepreneurs so they can effectively navigate through the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Lead and inspire a high-performing team.
  • Partner with JumpStart Ventures, Small Business Services, and Innovation teams to develop, resource and deploy best-in-class programs delivering impact for (Read more...)

Operations Trader and Portfolio Administrator – Glynn Capital



About the firm: Glynn Capital is focused on investments in leading private and public technology growth companies. We seek to be long-term investors in a limited number of excellent companies with world-class management teams, attractive business models, and long-term growth potential. More about our firm can be found at glynncapital.com.

Background:

We are looking for an Operations Trader/Portfolio Administrator. The position is responsible for performing analysis to support the firm’s trading, participating in the operations of managed accounts, and working with all aspects of the trading lifecycle (including pre- and post-trade functions). This position works closely with the head of trading, investment team, compliance and operations team, and finance team to support all day-to-day trading operations and best execution for our clients. This position will be based in Menlo Park, California, and will work on a hybrid schedule. The job will work under the senior trader’s supervision and guidance, with an on-the-job training component.

Operations Trader/Portfolio Administrator Role:

Trade Execution & Investment Research Support:

  • Coordination of all pre-and-post trade activities
  • Execution of trades in accordance with best execution framework
  • Monitor market activity across the portfolios, be able and available to provide updates to portfolio manager and analysts as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with market makers to ensure best execution and market commentary/coverage
  • Assist with daily portfolio company research
  • Assist with brokerage events/conferences/calls, including scheduling and signups

Post-Trade Processes & Trade Operations:

  • Manage booking and settlements for all trades
  • Trade and position reconciliation
  • Daily portfolio reporting
  • Record trade errors and (Read more...)

2023 Venture Capital Investments Summer Analyst – StepStone Group



StepStone is a rapidly growing Global Private Markets firm who provides customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $570 billion of total capital allocations, including $134 billion in AUM, we are highly diversified in the private markets across the globe and provide creative solutions to solve for the objectives of any investment program. With a culture built on entrepreneurialism, partnership and being a team within teams, our firm offers joiners the opportunity to think out loud, collaboratively.

The Team
StepStone Venture Capital is one of the largest venture capital investment firms in the world, currently managing almost $7 billion in assets across fund, direct and secondary investment strategies. The team has over 80 employees with offices in Baltimore, London, LaJolla and Palo Alto. We actively invest in venture capital partnerships, expansion stage venture/growth equity direct investments and secondary market positions through its fund products.

Role Profile
Summer Analysts will be responsible for supporting the activities of the investment team in analyzing, monitoring and researching both potential and existing fund and direct investments. Education is also a significant component of the program, as Summer Analysts will gain insight into the broader venture capital ecosystem through data-driven research projects, hands-on learning with the investment team and participation in weekly calls with the broader partnership.

Responsibilities

  • Performing quantitative analysis, including company, manager and performance modeling and valuation
  • Conducting company, manager and industry research
  • Participating in due diligence calls with company management teams and General (Read more...)

Deal Partner, Growth (Health) – Andreessen Horowitz



About the job

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $33.3B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Anduril, Cedar, Coinbase, Databricks, Figma, Fivetran, Flock Safety, Loom, Roblox, and Stripe. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The a16z Growth Fund, which manages more than $10 billion in assets, invests in Health companies at the intersection of computer science and health care delivery, operations and finance. We are seeking an deal partner to help support the fund’s Health investing efforts. We work collaboratively with our colleagues on the a16z Bio+Health Fund, which is an early-stage vehicle focusing on the same Health-related companies.

To Join Our Team, You Should Be Excited To

  • Develop a sharp investment point of view on categories and companies. Why would we invest in a company? What creates the opportunity for an outsize return in a space? What market technology trends are creating disruptions and therefore (Read more...)

Controller – High Alpha



At High Alpha, we partner with exceptional founders to conceive, launch, and scale next-generation B2B SaaS companies through the application of business strategy, world-class design, and product development. We design new businesses from the ground up by providing the critical research, infrastructure, talent, and resources that companies need to innovate and scale quickly.

High Alpha is looking for a Controller to build and own the High Alpha accounting functions. You’ll be part of the team that works with High Alpha leadership to manage the company’s financial resources so we can create, launch and scale next-generation enterprise cloud companies.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage monthly financial close and general accounting activities for the High Alpha operating company
  • Manage relationships with external auditors and tax advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of deliverables
  • Partner with external Fund CFO to ensure accurate fund financials and oversee fund administration activities including capital calls, investments, and distributions
  • Monitor compliance with complex partnership agreements
  • Provide support for the budgeting and planning process; work with team on monthly forecast against budget including cash flow projections
  • Provide leadership regarding all technical accounting questions and updates
  • Maintain and manage equity including calculation & execution of distributions
  • Ensure adequate insurance coverage & lead financial risk management

What We’re Looking For:

  • You’re organized and demonstrate a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • You’re a self-starter who can put ideas into action
  • You love working with numbers and helping people
  • You have the ability to quickly shift from high-level strategic thinking to tactical (Read more...)

Associate, Investment Team – Altos Ventures



About Altos Ventures

Founded in 1996, Altos Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Through patient and pragmatic investing, Altos partners with early to growth stage technology companies operating in consumer and enterprise sectors, with the goal of building durable and compounding businesses over decades. As a registered investment advisor (RIA) with the SEC, Altos has a uniquely flexiblelongterm, and concentrated approach to venture capital, typically partnering with companies at the Series A or B with the ability to meaningfully increase its investments over timeAltos invests globally with its headquarters in Menlo Park (soon moving to Burlingame) and operates its second office in Seoul, South Korea. The teahas partnered with close to 200 companies around the world over its quarter century history.

Associate – Investment Team

Altos Ventures is looking to hire an Associate to the investment team in our Silicon Valley office. This is a highly entrepreneurial role on a lean team that will offer in-depth exposure to the venture capital and technology industries. While we have a flexible office policy, we highly encourage our team to be local in the Bay Area. Core functions and responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and assess investment opportunities from start to end, including sourcing new ideas, building relationships with founders and entrepreneurs, conducting company and market due diligence, devising investment memos, presenting at investment committees, and arriving at investment decisions in collaboration with the broader investment team
  • Partner with (Read more...)

Vice President, Sales (San Francisco) – Top Tier Capital Partners



Position Overview:
Top Tier Capital Partners (“TTCP” or the “Company”), an asset management firm specializing in venture capital investments, is seeking a Vice President of Capital & Partner Solutions (“CPS”) in its San Francisco office. The Vice President will support Top Tier’s distribution presence in North America and focus primarily on the following geographies: the Western and Midwestern United States as well as Western Canada. The position will focus on TTCP’s CPS distribution activities in the aforementioned geographies, as well as occasionally assist the Investor Services team within Capital & Partners Solutions and Top Tier’s Investment Teams.

The Vice President, Sales will perform a broad range of duties including, but not limited to, sourcing new investors for TTCP’s various offerings, developing relationships with TTCP’s current global investor base, recruiting fellow team members as budgets and business permits, building upon TTCP’s presence in the marketplace including attending conferences and speaking opportunities, undertake the various compliance and local board responsibilities to satisfy SEC and other TTCP regulatory needs. The Vice President will also be expected to travel in the region as well as to TTCP’s various offices, including Boston, MA and occasionally London, UK. The Vice President must possess a deep network of institutional investors and strong reputation in the private equity industry, as well as an understanding of the venture capital landscape. It is critical that the candidate has a proven track record in raising capital in the private markets for funds or funds of funds.

The Vice President, Sales will (Read more...)