Associate | Venture Investments

San Francisco
Posted on 
May 30, 2021
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Job Description

GFR Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology startups disrupting the digital media and entertainment space. Launched in early 2016, GFR has $50M AUM and to date has invested in 50+ companies, primarily based in North America and Europe. Our portfolio includes Mapbox (Series D, Foundry/Softbank), VRChat (Series C, HTC/Makers Fund), Tovala (Series C, Left Lane), Wave (Series B, RRE/Upfront), Apprentice (Series B, Insight), SambaTV (Series B, August) and Theta Network. Notable exits are One Medical (IPO, ONEM), (acquired by Roblox), Spaces (acquired by Apple), and Streem (acquired by Frontdoor).

GFR Fund is officially supporting one of its Limited Partners on the hire of Associate, Venture Investments, who will be responsible for all components of fund due diligence, market research, investment memo preparation, and monitoring. The Associate will become an integral part of a team at the Limited Partner (a publicly-traded company in Japan) and will work closely with colleagues at its Tokyo headquarters. GFR Fund members in the U.S will help the Associate transit into the new role for a smooth and quick transition.


  • Identify and build a relationship with fund managers
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative fund diligence on venture capital funds and co-investment direct deals
  • Write and present fund investment memos
  • Prepare materials for both external and internal meetings
  • Monitor and analyze fund performance after commitments

Qualifications (Primary Location: San Francisco Bay Area)

  • 3+ years of experience in fund investments, such as work at fund-of-funds, family offices, consultants, or other relevant experiences
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Analytical and quantitative orientation with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong passion for venture capital and technology
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and proactive state-of-mind
  • Proficiency in Japanese is preferred

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