Contrary is a venture firm, backed by the world's most iconic entrepreneurs, that identifies and invests in exceptional talent. We invest up to $2M in a small number of startups each year, and work closely alongside them to build enduring businesses.
Each year, we assemble a team of exceptional student Venture Partners (VPs) to work closely with us on the HQ team. They hail from 30 universities across the US and Canada, and are a diverse group of founders, engineers, designers, hustlers, researchers, writers, and everything in between.
As we head into this next school year, we're excited to recruit the next generation of students to join the Contrary family.
Your role as a Venture Partner is to be the go-to resource for founders on campus. One day you might grab coffee with someone working on a side project. The next day, you might research embedded fintech or enterprise sales software because we're evaluating relevant companies. You'll learn how to make investment decisions, how to tell a story, and how to build a startup.
We look for independent thinkers with diverse experiences -- underestimated backgrounds make for the best VPs! Previous VPs have given up a career as a pro climber to attend college, written apps with 100k+ downloads, and filmed a documentary in the Arctic. There is no specific VP archetype. The only requirements are that you love tech and early-stage startups, and will put in the time and effort to make the most of the opportunity.
Genuinely, we can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to reading your applications!
Application is here.
RSVP for the National Info Session here.