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Venture Associate

San Francisco
Full-Time
Posted on 
August 15, 2021
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Job Description

Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program and community for B2B SaaS startups. Founded in 2014, we’re on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible and successful for early-stage founders, through pre-seed and seed-stage funding, high touch programming, corporate perks and introductions, and an active SaaS community. Forum Ventures has invested in 200+ companies that have gone on to raise $250M+ in follow on funding from funds like a16z, CRV, NEA, Menlo Ventures, True Ventures, Founders Fund, SV Angel, Salesforce Ventures and many more.

We are looking to hire a Venture Associate to join our investment team making investments across both our pre-seed and seed funds. This is an amazing chance to join a rapidly growing organization, have a high amount of autonomy, room to be entrepreneurial, and play a crucial role in sourcing, evaluating and closing 70+ investments per year.

Let’s get into the role: This person will come into a team and community with the infrastructure and resources that drives deal flow. As a member of our investment team, the candidate will assist in all aspects of our investment process, including sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities. As part of this role, you will be responsible for screening deal flow, conducting market research, and assisting in the due diligence process. In addition, you will be tasked with building and maintaining relationships with our portfolio founders, investors, and the broader startup ecosystem.

Your Title: Venture Associate - San Francisco

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Carried interest in the fund

The top priorities of this role:

  • Deal pipeline management - screen inbound deal flow, review applications and take first calls with founders.
  • Manage an outbound deal flow process and identify potential investment opportunities to reach out to.
  • Source prospective investments by cultivating relationships with founders, angels, pre-seed and seed funds, startup communities and industry leaders.
  • Help prepare internal investment memos and perform due diligence on potential investment opportunities, including analysis of new markets, technologies, and competitive landscapes.
  • Build and maintain relationships and actively track early stage founders ahead of potential financing events.

Who you are:

  • Deeply passionate about venture capital and startups, with an empathy for the founder journey.
  • Possess strong communication, analytical, and strategic reasoning skills.
  • Highly motivated and a self starter who loves the hustle of sourcing in early stage venture and evaluating a high volume of deals.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with high integrity, a strong work ethic and takes a lot of pride in their work
  • Team player who possesses intellectual curiosity, sound judgment, critical thinking and attention to detail.

If you would like to apply to this role, please apply using this link: https://acceleprise.breezy.hr/p/11d7ee424e53-venture-associate-sf

Forum recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status' as required by applicable law.

Forum’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equity and inclusion is more than a commitment- it is the foundation of what we do. We strongly encourage people from ALL backgrounds to apply to this position


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