We’re on the hunt for the next core member of our intimate team to help us invest in founders with a little bit of crazy and a lot of hustle. You will embody the very founders we look to invest in, craving the satisfaction of team unity as we build the Counterpart Ventures brand.
Its time for our nest to grow one larger after 3+ years of hard work to get to Fund II. We’ve intentionally kept our home tight knit until this point, but now we’re ready to grow our family.
Counterpart Ventures is a San Francisco based early stage venture fund that embraces an innovative and flexible funding model which creatively aligns with the needs of our portfolio companies. We are actively investing $2–6M checks out of our $100M Fund II. Our focus is on B2B SaaS, mobility and marketplace technologies which target nontrivial problems or fill missing gaps in large markets. We help build companies by providing meaningful access to real customers and strategic partnerships via our corporate venture capital network Counter Club. Check out our website and you will see our different approach.
A team player with tenacity, grit, humility and perseverance. Those are just the basic skills we need you to bring to this role. We also value a healthy mix of intellectual horsepower and relevant investment experience.
Most importantly we need someone with a deep network in the SF Bay Area and willing to speak their mind, offer real opinions and get access to high quality early stage companies. We also want someone who is coachable, open-minded and embraces mentorship. Ventures is a true apprenticeship gig, a learn-by-doing industry. We believe the more reps (good and bad) you have under your belt, the better. We want you to hear your authentic stories about the good and bad portfolio companies, simply what you learned from such experiences and how you grew as an investor, even at a junior level. Finally you must not take yourself too seriously — we just don’t believe in Social Darwinism VC.
The role we’re looking to bring on is a dedicated investment professional at either an Associate, Senior Associate or Principal level (depending on the candidate). You will interact closely with the entire team to source new deals, build relationships with founders, support the existing portfolio companies and conduct research or analysis where needed. You will have independence to seek out new deals and present ideas at weekly meetings. Over time, if you demonstrate expertise in a particular category, we will carve out more and more responsibility for you. There is significant headroom to grow at our shop over time. This includes leading deals and taking Board seats. Our ambition is to build a sustainable long term franchise and you have the opportunity to enter here at the ground level. Can you bring the energy and exciting we’re looking for?
Think this is you? Get in touch so we can set up some time for a chat: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your LinkedIn profile, resumé and any other interesting or relevant stories which set you apart. If we think you’re a fit for the role we’ll do our best to swiftly set up a Zoom call or in-person meeting depending on your vaccination status and location.