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Partner | Games Investing Team

Los Angeles
Full-Time
Posted on 
September 11, 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 $33.3B 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 Carry1st, Dapper Labs, Mainframe, Oculus, Overwolf, Sandbox VR, Singularity 6, Sky Mavis, Roblox, RTFKT, Yield Guild Games, Zynga. 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 Consumer practice team with a focus on the video games industry. The successful candidate will work closely with Partners Andrew Chen, Jonathan Lai, and James Gwertzman in driving all aspects of investments, including defining segments of interest, sourcing investment opportunities, and due diligence. 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, You Should Be Excited To

  • Build and cultivate long-term relationships
  • Demonstrate passion about the video games industry
  • Be interested in the startup ecosystem, new markets, and new ways of doing things
  • Think strategically about the consumer space broadly with an eye on new trends
  • Construct investment arguments and engage in healthy debate with peers
  • Display intellectual endurance to discover what others do not
  • Synthesize vast amounts of data and resolve what really matters
  • Quantitative analysis; observe retention rates and user cohorts

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-6+ years of total experience
  • 2+ years in an operational role in the games industry, preferably at a high-growth company or start-up
  • 2+ years in investment banking or management consulting
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proven track record to succeed in an ever changing environment
  • Conviction in your viewpoints but with the ability to think quickly on your feet and adapt to new data and market conditions
  • Intellectually curious with a dedication to go the extra mile
  • Collaborative attitude with a team-first approach
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound judgement; an instinct for new trends and the companies at the forefront of them
  • 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.

Andreessen Horowitz hereby reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes received from outside recruiting agencies and / or individual recruiters without being responsible for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes.

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