The Platform Team at BBGV is growing—apply to our Platform Associate role by 8/21!

BBG Ventures
BBG Ventures
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4 min readJul 28, 2023

Job Title: Platform Associate
Company: BBG Ventures
Location: New York, NY (Hybrid Work Model)

About BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures is a seed and pre-seed venture fund leading investments in female & diverse founders who are uniquely qualified to build for our polycultural future — it was one of the first funds to put a stake in the ground around this thesis in 2014. These founders are bringing new thinking to sectors where change is overdue, such as healthcare, future of work, fintech, climate and consumer, solving problems for millions of Americans via B2B and B2C business models. BBG Ventures has invested in over 100 female-led companies over three funds. 100% of Fund III companies have a female founder; and 81% have a founder of color.

Job Description

BBG Ventures is looking for a methodical, low-ego, and high-EQ Platform Associate who thrives on execution. The Platform Associate will enable our small-but-mighty team to achieve operational excellence, promote the firm’s brand, and manage new and existing Platform programs to support the 75+ companies in our portfolio of women- and BIPOC-led startups.

This role will involve “a little bit of this” and “a little bit of that” on a daily basis. The star candidate for this position will thrive on connecting the dots, fostering a vibrant and engaged community, seeing how small pieces contribute to the larger puzzle, thinking two steps ahead, and operationalizing for efficiency. Some work the Platform Associate can expect to do include: portfolio and fund operations, content creation, event management, community management, founder relationship building, portfolio communication and reporting, service provider sourcing, special projects & new initiatives, and PR.

While this role is not a pathway into the investment team, it does provide the Platform Associate with a unique look into how a venture fund is run.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Doesn’t let anything fall through the cracks.
  • Can rapidly iterate and solve problems on the fly while applying strategic thinking to quick pivots.
  • Is comfortable context-switching across projects with various stakeholders and is able to confidently (re)prioritize the tasks that drive the greatest value for the firm.
  • Thrives when they take end-to-end ownership of a project, treating both the “fun” and unsexy work with equal attention and exerting influence over the team without formal authority.
  • Has a growth mindset, is intrinsically motivated, and isn’t afraid to fail a few times on the way to creating something impactful.
  • Has strong writing skills with clear and polished, yet candid and kind, verbal communication.
  • Is “T-shaped” with a depth of experience/achievement in one or two arenas (e.g. Marketing, Sales, Engineering, CX, etc.) and the curiosity and intellectual vitality to dive deep into new fields.
  • Is organized, detail-oriented, and process-driven — but doesn’t get so hung up on perfection and minutiae that they miss an opportunity.
  • Is creative, curious, and intuitive — but makes decisions based on data.

Core Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Differentiated networks in the startup and venture capital ecosystem.
  • Nice to have: Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, CMS, Airtable, Notion, Splash.

Role & Responsibilities

Business Ops — Apply strategic thinking and your growing knowledge of venture capital to:

  • Improve and maintain our internal communications, investment CRM (Affinity) and filing system.
  • Finding the best service providers for the portfolio, taking calls, and sourcing discounts for the best startup tools.
  • Support BBG Ventures’ portfolio companies on select projects (ex: PR, business development, etc.)

Community — Support the women & diverse founder ecosystem and work with Head of Platform to:

  • Coordinate events for BBGV’s founder, VC, LP, press, and operator ecosystems.
  • Manage and facilitate angel syndicates and SPVs.
  • Lead BBG Ventures community and ecosystem growth initiatives
  • Manage BBGV’s Operator Network community.
  • Partner with tech-, women-, and BIPOC-focused communities to increase diversity and inclusion in BBGV’s network.
  • Write, source, and post social media, blog, and newsletter content for BBGV’s core audiences: founders, LPs, and VCs.
  • Develop a network of journalists to keep a constant flow of stories pitched for BBGV and portfolio companies.
  • Develop relationships with service providers

People & Office Ops — Keep the trains running by:

  • Manage closing checklists for investments, including wire and legal documents.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the office, onboard new hires, and carry the company culture.

The responsibilities and duties of this position described here are representative of those an employee must perform. This is not a comprehensive list and other duties may be assigned.

Equal Opportunity & Diversity at BBG Ventures

We acknowledge the research showing that women and diverse people statistically only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of criteria. With that in mind, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. BBG Ventures is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws.


Based on market data BBG Ventures has collected, we expect the base salary range for this position to be $80,000-$95,000 per year, plus a competitive bonus package. Your actual compensation will be determined based on your skills, qualifications, and experience.

To apply, please complete this form by August 21. We’ll be in touch if your application is a fit.

We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so if you’re excited by the opportunity to join BBGV, we recommend submitting your application ASAP.



BBG Ventures
BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund backing female and diverse founders with big ideas that will reshape the way we live.