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VC Associate

New York
Full-Time
Posted on 
September 3, 2022
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Job Description

Point72 Ventures is a global venture capital strategy led by a diverse set of domain experts with the capital and mandate to lead rounds through all stages of a company’s growth, from idea to IPO. The team invests in founders with bold ideas who use the latest technologies to drive transformational change across industries. Point72 Ventures offers entrepreneurs access to expertise and insights, executive and technical talent, and hands-on support. With offices in the U.S. and Europe, Point72 Ventures is an affiliate of Point72, the global asset manager founded by Steven A. Cohen. For more information, visit p72.vc.

Role Summary

We’re looking for a passionate, hard-working individual to focus on crypto as part of our Fintech investment team. Our Associates conduct research, source investment opportunities, engage founders, perform rigorous due diligence, and support our portfolio companies. We are thematic, expertise-driven investors that like to dive deep into segments of the financial services / crypto industry where we believe technology can be most transformative. Our team-first approach means Associates are expected to not only investigate themes by talking to companies, potential founders, and domain experts but also effectively share their findings by modeling out scenarios, testing assumptions, synthesizing their learnings, and iterating with the team’s feedback. Our Associates gain exposure to our networks and deal processes, and have the opportunity to source, underwrite, and support multiple promising crypto investments each year. Read more about our initial crypto thesis here.

What Excites You

  • Learning about crypto, blockchain, DeFi, and the evolution of financial services
  • Talking with experts, operators, and founders
  • Crunching the numbers, analyzing fundamentals, building useful models
  • Making smart, informed bets and constantly learning from them
  • Building new things and iterating on them quickly and openly
  • Working with and contributing to the culture of a small team

What Excites Us

  • Crypto enthusiasts who can be trusted for their expertise and network
  • Experience investing in early-stage crypto companies and token projects
  • “Deep generalists” who pride themselves on being knowledgeable, resourceful, and able to learn complex concepts quickly
  • People who think of the right question to ask before chasing answers
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and project management skills
  • A strong “toolkit” (familiarity with SaaS platforms such as Slack, Affinity, and Notion)
  • People who “elevate the room” through their work ethic, curiosity, and attitude
  • Great team players who care about and contribute to a thriving team culture

What Success Looks Like

  • Ownership – You take charge of your work, uphold your commitments, and never drop the ball
  • Prioritization – You focus on what matters most and wait on the rest; you’re great at thoughtfully saying no to others
  • Adaptability – You can triage needs and context-switch quickly and effortlessly
  • Communications – You have excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Teamwork – Everyone loves working with you and feels energized after engaging with you
  • Integrity – You demonstrate 100% commitment to the highest ethical standards

We take care of our people

We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. When you work here, we provide:

  • Fully-paid health care benefits
  • Generous parental and family leave policies
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Non-profit matching gift program
  • Support for employee-led affinity groups representing women, minorities and the LGBT+ community
  • Tuition assistance
  • A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more

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