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Partner - Investor Relations Data Associate

Menlo Park
Posted on 
January 8, 2024
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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 Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, EQRx, Figma, GitHub, Instacart, OpenSea, Roblox, Stripe, and Substack. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The Investor Relations team is dedicated to crafting an outstanding client experience for our trusted Limited Partners (“LPs”). The primary function of this role is to provide data and analysis to support the investor relations and capital formation activities of Andreessen Horowitz. We're looking for a data enthusiast – someone who can see the stories hidden within numbers and is intrigued by the puzzle behind it.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Leverage data to enable practical insights on our portfolio and the industry
  • Work with our Strategy Planning & Analytics team to build dashboards that provide key insights on fund and investment performance including projected exit scenarios, liquidity and follow-on decisions
  • Develop strong fluency with the firm’s portfolio company information database and be able to manipulate and analyze data from the system to draw insights
  • Utilize cutting-edge tools to streamline and enhance processing capabilities
  • Refine and calibrate analyses to stay current and relevant
  • Continuously push towards automation and process development
  • Enhance processes through automation to achieve data accuracy, reliability, and speed
  • Uphold the highest standards of data precision and monitor and rectify discrepancies across different platforms
  • Play a key role in our fundraising activities
  • Synthesize data to build a narrative around fund performance
  • Support fundraising with appropriate data infrastructure and respond to LP inquiries, coordinating with various internal constituencies including investment teams, finance, legal and compliance
  • Build a strategically designed and flawlessly executed experience across every touchpoint for our Limited Partners
  • Provide real-time fund performance data in collaboration with business unit teams
  • Utilize historical investment data to drive insights for the firm’s quarterly and annual LP events
  • Design and produce financial analyses to support investor communications
  • Extrapolate actionable insights and intelligence on our investors through contact and activity data (e.g. meetings, emails, follow up) captured through our CRM system of record
  • Collect market intelligence and perform ongoing research of the venture capital industry, including industry best practices and relevant venture market data

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience. Preferable past experience includes but is not limited to, data analytics, investment banking in a relevant sector coverage capacity or M&A product role, management consulting, or accounting
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or a technical field preferred but not required
  • Demonstrate a critical eye and keen attention to detail for written prose and charts, tables and spreadsheets and the ability to stay on top of changing data/facts across multiple documents with ease
  • Strong writing skills: The ability to communicate effectively through the written word is a critical skill
  • Working knowledge of Python, Javascript, Google Apps Script, Google Colab, and various data libraries a plus but not required

Ideal Candidate Background

  • You have a sense of urgency and value the courtesy of professional responsiveness (this is super important as speed is a form of client service)
  • You are able to adapt on the fly and handle unforeseen developments with ease. You are also able to do this without compromising attention to detail and quality
  • You are a “measure twice, cut once” type of person – you are comfortable and have a preference for asking more questions upfront to avoid an oversight down the road
  • You strive to be an enabler who gives the team maximum leverage - there is no job too big, no job too small
  • You do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it
  • You continually search for new ideas and means of improvement
  • You are a dedicated team player that is willing to wear multiple hats
  • Most importantly, you take your work seriously but not yourself too seriously : )

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $170,000-$198,500, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

This role is eligible to participate in the a16z carry program and various discretionary bonus programs as well as benefit and perquisite plans including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and sick leave.

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

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