We’re looking for a full-time junior associate in our Toronto office. Your primary responsibility will be to help with incoming dealflow, working side-by- side with our Toronto partners. Also normal junior activities; these pencils ain’t gonna sharpen themselves.
Seriously, you’ll be helping find the hottest startups, becoming a domain expert in AI, Fintech, VR, and Big Data, telling entrepreneurs why 500 is the best VC out there, and maybe, if you’re good, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be the one that finds the next $10 billion Canadian tech giant.
Deal Sourcing - Including attending local events/pitch competitions and sourcing possible investments in line with our investment thesis.
Deal flow analysis, market research and due diligence – help us bring together concrete data and information to help in the investment decision making process. You’ll be identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends and patterns in data, markets, sectors as well as completing deep dives into company data. You’ll compile all of this information into a complete and thorough investment memo for consideration by the Partners.
Overall market research supporting our investment thesis & content pieces - Coordinating research to use in the development of creative written pieces, including blog posts, thought leadership articles, and marketing content.
This role is more about talent than experience, more attitude than GPA . If you’re interested in tech and startups, that’s a good start. If you like spreadsheets and powerpoint, even better (you weirdo). And if you like meeting people and impressing the hell out of them, come see us. We’re waiting.
Send an email and CV to email@example.com, don’t forget to let us know how you heard about the position!
Mountain View · Internship · No Salary · No Equity
500 Startups is looking for a Finance Summer Intern! The finance intern will be responsible for performing a number of finance-related duties and will be working closely with the Finance team. We want you to work on things that will benefit you and 500 Startups.
As an intern with in the Finance department you will assist the team with day-to-day responsibilities that are crucial to our operations. People in this role will be required to engage with employees at various levels of the organization. Some of the responsibilities of this internship include:
-Learning about accounting and operations in a fund environment, and the use of Alta Return (accounting system)
-Reviewing data held in Alta Return and updating records within the system.
-Customize reports in Alta Return
-General data entries and set-up capital call notices/emails
-Reconcile numbers to ensure consistency
-Organizing files on our Investor Portal
Length of Internship:
June 5th- August 15th
This job operates in an open office environment. You must feel comfortable with a large number of individuals around you at all times (we do run an accelerator program in which 40+ companies sit in our office with us!). With this you must also be able to work with confidential material in a discreet manner in this open office setting.
Preferred Education and Skills:
-Pursuing a Bachelor's degree or currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college/university
-A focus on Accounting, Finance, or a related field is preferred
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Self-motivated with strong follow through
-Attention to detail
-Able to work out of Mountain View office
-Bonus points if you like working in a startup environment!
This will be a paid internship
-Represent 500 Startups and its brand to the Australian ecosystem with close collaboration with 500 HQ
-Oversee and execute the 500 Melbourne acceleration program
-Manage all local operations
-Manage government relationships
-Ensure 500 is delivering on the grant requirements
-Build the 500 brand in the Australian ecosystem
-Hold regular events (at least 3 large quarterly events in addition to the acceleration program) for the startup and investor community
-Scout startups from around Australia and route them to the 500 Main Fund and 500 main accelerator
-Scout corporate and fund relationships and round these to 500 HQ fundraising