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Investment Associate/Senior Associate for VC Firm

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Firm Overview
Alpha Edison (AE) is a venture capital firm focused on early stage investing. The firm takes a thesis-driven, proactive approach to finding investment opportunities. The strategy is generalist by design and focuses on companies with innovative business models, across sectors. They prefer to lead rounds and work closely with portfolio companies. The fund has a flexible capital mandate and invests in companies from incubation to Series B. Currently a 19-person firm, Alpha Edison is actively growing the investment team and seeking to add a full-time associate to the team in 2019. The fund is based in Los Angeles.

The team came together in 2016 to build a world-class investment firm and is actively investing out of its first fund. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing firm on the ground floor and, for the right person, a partner track position. They will close their second fund in 2020 and this person will be an important addition to those conversations.

Position Description
The Associate/Senior Associate (title dependent on number of years’ experience) will play a critical role on the investment team and will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the investment and portfolio management process. The potential hire will have responsibility for helping to set thematic focus, identify investment targets, evaluating/screening potential investments, performing diligence, and presenting and communicating investments to the team and investment committee. They will also be expected to build strong relationships with the portfolio companies and act as a trusted advisor after investment to ensure their ongoing growth and success. Appropriate candidates are entrepreneurial by nature and may have 1-4 years of work experience from a top-tier strategy consulting firm, investment bank, technology company or VC/Growth/PE firm.

Personal Qualities
· Strong independent / creative thinker
· Demonstrated interested in early stage start-ups and technology
· Exceptional intellectual horsepower and a strong work ethic
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills
· Superior communication skills, both interpersonal and written
· High degree of personal integrity and maturity
· Successful working collaboratively in team-based environment