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Venture Capital Graduate Student Internship

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September 3, 2023
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Job Description

Precursor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. We focus on investing at the pre-seed and seed stage, and we make 30 to 50 new investments every year. We are a generalist fund that invests across the software and hardware ecosystem. Precursor Ventures currently has $200 million under management and is one of the most active investors in the early-stage venture capital ecosystem.

Position Overview: We are seeking a motivated and intellectually curious graduate student for a 12-week internship. The graduate intern will work alongside the four-person investment team and participate in many of the firm’s core activities. This opportunity is designed to provide hands-on experience in venture capital, with a focus on reviewing cold submissions, participating in startup pitch meetings, and developing an investment thesis.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Reviewing Cold Submissions: Analyze and evaluate cold submissions that come through our website and identify the most promising ones for consideration
  2. Participating in Pitch Meetings: Join our investment team in new startup pitch meetings, contributing insights and engaging in discussions.
  3. Capstone Project: Present a final capstone project on an investment thesis, demonstrating strong writing and communication skills.
  4. Collaboration and Learning: Work closely with our team of experienced investors, absorbing knowledge and contributing positively to the team dynamic.
  5. Portfolio Data Management: Maintain important portfolio data across various platforms including Airtable and Affinity.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, designed to work around the candidate's academic schedule. Ideally, the candidate can join for 2 weekly team meetings.


  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program at a United States college or university.
  • Attention to detail and intellectual curiosity.
  • Interest in learning more about the venture capital industry.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • No previous venture capital experience required.

What We Offer:

  • A unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in the venture capital industry.
  • Flexible remote work environment.
  • Collaboration with a team of committed investors.
  • Exposure to innovative startup companies in North America.

How to Apply: We will review applications and send out interview invitations on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying, please do so via this form.

Application Deadline: September 10, 2023

Precursor Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The application will remain open until 11:59 pm pacific time on September 10, 2023.

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