FirstMark | 01.27.14

Hiring a New Investment Associate

2013 was a great year for FirstMark Capital.  Many in our portfolio reached new heights; we closed a new $225M fund; and we began expanding our team, with the addition of a new Managing Director (Matt Turck) and two new Venture Partners (Josh Abramson and Rick Nucci).

In 2014, we are excited to accelerate our business and continue building our team. In addition to the new Community Operations position that we recently announced, we are looking to hire a new investment associate.

As an investment associate, you will engage in a broad range of activities including: supporting our investment process (market research, internal review documents, modeling financials and cap tables, due diligence and analysis, term sheet generation, etc.), supporting FirstMark portfolio companies and community (help with research, recruiting, events, introductions, etc.), and more generally representing FirstMark at various industry events and within the startup ecosystem, particularly in New York.

We’re looking for a rare bird – a passionate, enthusiastic “digital native” who lives and breathes the internet and technology space, possesses an impressive intellect, deep analytical skills and a superb work ethic, can offer well-defended opinions and has already built the beginnings of a solid industry network, particularly among young entrepreneurs, hackers and makers.  Reading and learning about technology and startups, or better, creating technology projects should be what you do for fun on the side, not just what you do (or want to do) professionally.

The ideal candidate will have two to three years of professional experience, preferably obtained in a successful internet/tech startup or around the technology space.  You don’t need to have a graduate degree (including an MBA in particular), although if you recently graduated from a graduate program or are about to, you are welcome to apply.  The role is intended to be a three-year program, after which we hope you’ll join a startup, launch a company, or potentially pursue a graduate degree.

Bonus points if you:

  • Have a background in computer science (or have taught yourself to code to a reasonably serious level), or in web/product design
  • Blog or write extensively about technology
  • Have been active in the New York tech ecosystem, for example by organizing events or meetups
  • Have some industry expertise in a relevant area, whatever it is (payments, 3D printing, cloud infrastructure, etc.)
  • Have been a practitioner within demand generation and have a deep understanding of online marketing, user engagement, and funnel analytics; and/or
  • Have worked on some fun, interesting, possibly quirky side projects involving technology

We’re based in New York right by Union Square.  The job could start immediately for the right candidate.

To apply, please email us at recruiting@firstmarkcap.com.  Feel free to send us a cover letter and resume, but we are mostly interested in learning about you through your online presence.  We’d love to see links to your LinkedIn profile, your blog, and any site where you are active (Twitter, Quora, StackExchange, Github, Behance, etc.).  No need to clean up anything before you send it to us, we’re not looking for bland.

The next step will involve a video or in person conversation.

We look forward to meeting you.