The Associate will report to the Managing Director (MD), whose mission includes the development of an innovation environment at NYU. The Associate will support the MD driving interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization across the university; sourcing, evaluating and leading the due diligence of investment opportunities in the information technology and physical science sectors for the Fund; helping to oversee portfolio company management and growth; and helping to streamline Fund operations.
BA or BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related fields.
MBA or equivalent, plus undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related fields.
3-5 years of prior work experience in the information technology industries.
Experience in venture capital and early stage Information technology investing and/or founder level start-up experience.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Very strong oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated knowledge of information technology sectors such as software, internet/web, mobile, hardware/systems, etc. Highly collaborative work style, yet capable of working alone and with limited guidance when needed; Genuine passion for venture capital investing and the entrepreneurial process. In depth knowledge and experience with customer development/lean startup methodologies.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Familiarity with information technology, computer science, electrical engineering industry. Administrative experience in a research university environment is helpful but not required.
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