We’re looking for a great Investment Associate.

Underscore VC
Jan 17 · Unlisted

Investment Associate

The Investment Associate role at Underscore is a high-paced, analysis-driven position, that plays a part in determining the allocation of millions of dollars of investment funding. Working in apprenticeship with senior team members, s/he brings an informed, equal voice to the investment team, and a champion of our Core Community. Immersed in the daily operations of the fund, the Investment Associate balances high-paced, outward facing responsibilities with deep research and analytical obligations.

As former product managers, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, we’re interested in a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Regardless of your background, if you have a demonstrated interest in venture capital and want to better understand where venture capital sits in the intersection of technology and business, we’d like to meet you.

The Investment Associate works closely with the firm’s Investing Team, with a focus on sourcing and managing deal flow, refining our thesis and representing Underscore to the broader community. The role is roughly broken down as follows:

Investment Process Management and Opportunity Sourcing

Finding and investing in great opportunities is at the core of what we do. Proactively, systematically managing this process from start to finish is essential to the success of the firm and provides a rich and exciting learning opportunity. Your investment discretion and diligence significantly impact Underscore’s most mission-critical process.

  • Serve as the first set of eyes on all inbound investment opportunities and justifying your own recommendation of whether to pursue or pass. Prepare general information, background research, and detailed notes on all Investment Opportunities.

Thesis Refinement

At the heart of every VC firm is a set of “theses” on how different industries and technologies are likely to evolve and where investment opportunities are to be found. We give you autonomy to pursue your specific interests within our focus domains, performing in-depth research to refine Underscore’s theses in selected areas.

  • Identify business and technological trends, detailing industry opportunities and problems

External Representation

Underscore is privileged to sit in-front of hundreds of entrepreneurs annually. You will consistently be required to represent Underscore VC to entrepreneurs and engage with the broader entrepreneurial community in Boston.

  • Engage and build the Boston entrepreneurial community

About You

For starters, you don’t need to look like anyone else on our team. At Underscore, we want to hire a person, not a resume, and we welcome myriad perspectives and experiences. That said…

  • You’ve had 3+ years of professional experience, ideally in a startup (e.g., Product Management, BD) or a startup-facing role (venture capital, technology investing/banking).

About Us

Underscore VC is a venture capital firm investing in the earliest-stage of SaaS applications and infrastructure startups that are located in or moving to Boston. We back transformative entrepreneurs from idea to scale with an aligned community. To surround our founders with the experience, skills, and knowledge they can leverage to succeed, we’ve brought together a community of leading entrepreneurs we call “Cores” to partner with us in investing our assets under management. These curated groups of peers have created billions of dollars of value and thousands of jobs while building enduring, high-impact businesses. This community has convened with a personal desire to give back and support the next generation of up and coming entrepreneurs.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please submit resume to jenn@underscore.vc as we’ll follow up from there should there be an appropriate fit.


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