Internship @ DRW Venture Capital - Chicago, Illinois

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Our formula for success is to hire exceptional people, encourage their ideas and reward their results.

As an Investment Analyst Intern, you will collaborate with the investment team to research and uncover investment opportunities to enhance your investing acumen. The ideal candidate will have meaningful exposure to private company investing and a passion for quantitatively and qualitatively evaluating investment opportunities in the venture capital landscape. This internship will propel your career opportunities forward by giving you exposure and real responsibility to make an impact on a growing team. Prior interns have spent time supporting portfolio companies by assisting with financial models and pitch presentations while also researching new opportunities in FinTech. In addition to a summer of meaningful work, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city with organized social events to make the most of your 10 weeks with us.

How you will make an impact…

  • Underwrite and evaluate investments based risk and return fundamentals
  • Assist with deal structuring and the evaluation of term sheets
  • Prepare discounted cash flow analyses, competitive market analyses and development model analyses for current and pipeline opportunities
  • Join meetings with current and pipeline company management teams and co-investors
  • Assist in the preparation of pitch decks for pipeline opportunities and follow-on investments in current portfolio companies

What you bring to the team… 

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, or liberal arts graduating between December 2020 and June 2021
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Limitless curiosity about business models, competitive dynamics and innovation
  • An interest in diving deep in more than one investment category, gaining exposure to companies across the financial technology landscape including cryptocurrency, trading platforms, data businesses and technology companies.
  • Passion for high quality work and the ability to relentlessly pursue continuous improvement
  • An interest in pursuing personal and professional growth by learning new principles
  • Excellent behavioral and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office — specifically PowerPoint and Excel

About your future team…

 DRW Venture Capital group makes investments in companies that are uniquely positioned to benefit from the deep domain expertise that our firm provides in technology and in the capital markets. The team is focused on identifying and investing in strong and growing businesses with quality management teams and scalable products. Our investment approach is flexible and allows us to invest in debt, equity and structured securities. Our current portfolio includes ~25+ companies including OpenFin, Droit, Pico, Solarflare, Metamako and Digital Asset Holdings.