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Partner - Enterprise Infrastructure Investing

Menlo Park
Full-Time
Posted on 
November 13, 2022
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Job Description

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Anduril, Databricks, dbt Labs, Figma, Fivetran, GitHub, Material Security, Okta, Orbit, Starburst, and TripActions. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

a16z is seeking to recruit a Partner to join the firm’s Enterprise Infrastructure investing practice. The successful candidate will work closely with General Partners in driving all aspects of investments, including defining segments of interest, sourcing investment opportunities, due diligence; specifically providing a detailed analysis in picking startups. The successful candidate will play an impactful role in a highly collaborative, dynamic and entrepreneurial firm. We hire for strengths and superpowers, with a belief that the best teams draw their exceptionalism from these unique, yet complementary, individuals.

To join our team, we ask for the following experience:

  • 4+ years experience in an enterprise DevOps, Cybersecurity, or DevTools SaaS company, preferably in a Product Management role OR working in Venture Capital covering those areas
  • Demonstrated passion for DevOps, Cybersecurity, and DevTools  (e.g., worked at relevant company, write about topics in the field, angel invest or advise, clearly follow what’s going on in the space)
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proven track record to succeed in an ever changing environment
  • Conviction in your viewpoints but with a quick feedback loop that allows for rapid resourcefulness
  • Intellectually curious with a dedication to go the extra mile
  • Collaborative attitude with a team-first approach
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated judgment; record of making winning decisions
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and trust from others
  • You can self-manage and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to synthesize sophisticated information, form a sharp point of view, and communicate it in a relevant way to different audiences

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.


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