Senior VC Associate @ BlueIvy Ventures - Boston, Massachusetts

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We're seeking a full-time Sr. Associate with a passion for technology and venture who can source, recruit, research, and evaluate venture/ growth stage opportunities on behalf of our venture capital fund.  Blue Ivy Ventures is a part of Alumni Ventures Group, where we manage funds for top-tier alumni groups (Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and others), as well as a series of industry, technology, stage, and affinity focused funds available to the global accredited investor community. We have a tested playbook, processes, staff, and proprietary systems to help our teams raise, invest, and successfully manage a fund. We are private, for profit, and not part of any University.

You'll be joining a fast-paced, professional, entrepreneurial environment where you'll have significant input into the creation of a unique portfolio amassing highly valuable strategic assets from a wide-range of industries, geographies, and stages.

You will report directly to and work closely with our Blue Ivy Managing Partner out of our Boston office, with some travel as required by the role. This is a full-time salaried position with competitive benefits.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a Yale graduate
  • Direct investing experience is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial DNA 
  • 3-5 years of work experience in tech, early-stage company, investment, or consulting

Requirements for an ideal candidate

  • Desire to build a career in venture investing
  • Strong analytical, modeling, organizational, and writing skills required
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
  • A professional presence combined with relationship and communication skills to interact effectively with internal and external parties
  • A highly-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently within a team context
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in emerging companies, and experience in company research and due diligence preparation
  • Eager to learn
  • Experience successfully managing multiple, complex projects at the same time
  • Good networker, with an ability to grow our system and process for identifying deals
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by ability to get and communicate big picture
  • Self-starter and independent manager, but good team player and personnel manager
  • Smart, creative thinker and problem-solver, fast learner, with demonstrated initiative
  • Database management and strong technical and social media experience a big plus

Role/ Responsibilities

  • Network with Yale alums in the venture community
  • Participate in the identification of deal sourcing targets
  • Conduct outreach to VCs, entrepreneurs, incubators, and more to help fill our deal pipeline with prospects
  • Manage deal flow and related database inputs
  • Develop and maintain proprietary deal and market intelligence
  • Support construction and evaluation of fund portfolio
  • Educate deal sources and companies/entrepreneurs about our process and effectively manage relationships in a professional, courteous manner
  • Research and evaluate each company and industry as a potential investment, including interviewing company teams, competitors, and customers
  • Recruit, train, and manage interns/fellows to help support the fund
  • Prep and distribute due diligence packages
  • Present companies and respond to Managing Partner and LP questions
  • Orchestrate and execute IC meetings
  • Help create and manage our company database, monitoring prospects on an ongoing basis
  • As requested, assist with investor relations and potential investor outreach
  • Help supervise back-end functions as needed
  • Contribute positively to AVG's culture

About AVG

Alumni Ventures Group (AVGfunds.com), is a dynamic, rapidly growing organization that builds and manages alumni venture capital. We pride ourselves on making a key asset class accessible to investors who were previously shut out of venture capital—and our rapid growth attests that we are addressing a real pain point for alumni investors. Our Manchester, NH, headquarters provides back office support (e.g., IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, etc.) and other shared resources to all our funds, located throughout the country. Unlike most VC funds that raise money from a handful of institutions, our funds raise money in smaller amounts from a large group of alumni. Our deal teams then invest in a diverse portfolio of venture deals connected to alumni entrepreneurs of the same school. We don’t lead deals, but rather co-invest alongside top firms such as KP, Bessemer, Menlo Ventures, Mark Cuban, Khosla, NEA, and others.  We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.