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VC Analyst/Associate

Runa Capital

Runa Capital

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San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

We are looking for a self-driven, curious and fast-learning person who will join our team in San Francisco/Palo Alto (Hybrid). It’s a great opportunity for those who have a passion for technology and are looking to get their start as a VC.

Runa Capital

Our best early-stage investments became companies like Mambu ($5.5B last round valuation), Zopa ($1B), Nginx ($0.7B, exit), Ecwid ($0.7B, exit), Pasqal, Lendio, and Brainly. Since the founding of Runa in 2010, we have invested in 100+ startups, had 30+ exits, and have all built our careers as investors with the goal of helping founders build exceptional startups 🙂

We are open-minded, entrepreneurial, and tech-savvy. Runa’s General Partners have built a few global tech companies (Acronis, Parallels, Acumatica, Octane, etc.), and inside Runa, we love to build technology to help improve our investing process. For instance, our team created its own data platform, a popular repo (14K+ Github stars), and publishes an index of open-source startups.

Runa attracts self-driven people and provides them with learning opportunities, relevant resources, and a high level of freedom. This approach has a long history of teaching analysts or associates the fundamentals of Venture Capital. Three of Runa’s former associates are now General Partners at Runa(Dmitry, Konstantin, Michael); Two are Partners at other VC funds in London (Atomico, Begin Capital); Two have founded their own VC firms in Silicon Valley (1confirmation, Day One Ventures).

Scope of work: This role will be primarily focused on source investment opportunities, performing due diligence, and market research while learning from our more senior team members.

1. Deal Sourcing:

  • Identify and evaluate new investment opportunities.
  • Conduct market research to understand emerging trends and identify potential investment targets.
  • Build and maintain relationships with startup founders, industry experts, and other venture capitalists.
  • Attend industry events, conferences, and networking functions to generate deal flow.

2. Due Diligence:

  • Perform detailed due diligence on potential investments, including market analysis, competitive landscape, business model evaluation, and financial assessment.
  • Prepare investment memos and presentations for the investment committee.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather necessary information for investment decisions.

3. Internal Operations:

  • Support the operational aspects of the firm, including portfolio management, reporting, and performance tracking.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of internal processes and systems to improve efficiency.
  • Coordinate with the finance and legal teams to ensure smooth execution of investment transactions.

Qualifications:

  • College Degree’s in Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering (CS, EE, etc.) or a related field are welcome, but not a must. Any former founder, startup employee, or person who can demonstrate a passion for this industry will be considered regardless of the degree.
  • A yearning and passion for entrepreneurship and technology
  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and an intellectual vitality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for technology and startups, with a deep understanding of the venture capital ecosystem.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work with a talented and experienced team in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and innovative startups
  • Professional growth and development opportunities for people looking to build a career as a VC

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the role and relevant experience to usjobs@runacap.com.

Runa Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.