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Investment Associate

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
About Menlo Labs
Menlo Labs is a venture studio operating within Menlo Ventures, a leading venture capital firm with a decades-long track record of identifying and helping build the breakout companies of tomorrow. Menlo Labs provides an effective and efficient path to launch and scale a successful high-growth startup for experienced operators and technical leaders ready to start building a company. Designed to support entrepreneurs from the earliest stage, Menlo Labs empowers founders with expert guidance, tactical support, and pre-seed funding required to start, launch, and scale successful, high-growth companies that are built to last.
About the role
The Menlo Labs Investment Associate will conduct due diligence on opportunity spaces and specific ideas, focusing on the market environment, industry dynamics, stakeholder ecosystem, and competitive landscape. Deliverables will include articulating the opportunity, the upside potential, downside risks, and key open questions that need to be answered to gain conviction on an investment and for the company to succeed. The Associate will be a part of the core Menlo Labs team and help drive important investment decisions. This role will be based out of either the San Francisco Bay Area (preferred) or New York City, with expectations to be on-site with local teammates 1 or 2 days per week (estimate).

Goals of the role

  • Conduct due diligence on new potential opportunities
  • Provide insights to enable the Labs team to decide whether to start/fund a company
  • Identify whitespaces or vulnerabilities in market leaders
  • Increase the team’s level of intelligence around areas of interest
  • Support founder networking and deal sourcing efforts

Responsibilities

  • Support the Labs team in developing investment memos
  • Deliver market landscape and competitive analyses
  • Leverage secondary research to surface trends that may point to new opportunities
  • Support Labs portfolio company fundraising efforts through pitch deck development
  • Develop repository for /tracking industry trends/benchmarks & keep team informed

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience working at a top-tier investment bank or venture capital firm
  • Research skills
  • Financial modeling capabilities
  • MBA a plus
  • Technical background & expertise is a plus
  • Demonstrated passion for technology, startups and venture capital ecosystem
  • Local to either the San Francisco Bay Area, CA or New York, NY. Bay Area preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base salary of $140,000 – $190,000 depending on experience, plus bonus
  • Full medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Unlimited PTO