As we pre-announced a week ago, the time has come again for a new USV analyst cohort. This blog post lays out what the USV analyst program is and how you apply for it, including FAQs that we will update occasionally as the process unfolds.
Analysts at USV are an integral part of our investment team. They engage in all USV investing activities, including writing blog posts that develop thesis ideas, meeting with founders and teams, doing due diligence, participating actively in the Monday meeting and other USV team meetings, supporting the portfolio and more. We are a small firm (our entire team including analysts is less than 20 people) which means that the analyst job doesn’t have a lot of structure to it, unlike say an investment banking program. We are generalists working across software, web3, and climate investing. Depending on your background, the role comes with a steep learning curve and requires a lot of initiative. More than any specific experience, we look for people who have deep curiosity and passion for exploring new ideas.
As in prior years we are running a completely open application process. There is no inside track for people with connections. The application is fairly involved as it includes 4 written answers and 2 recorded videos. Given the volume of applicants we expect to receive we are keeping the process very tight. All applications must be received by Monday, September 19th, 2022 at 5pm Eastern Time. There will be no exceptions. We will attempt to review all applications by the end of October. From the initial submissions, we’ll select a smaller group for phone/video interviews and then a set of finalists for in-person meetings. We currently expect the process to be finished by December and candidates should be available to start work in January of 2023 in New York City.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions, which we will occasionally update.