• Prelude Ventures
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 01, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

The Associate will be responsible for engaging in a variety of investment‐related activities, including valuating investment opportunities and deep dives into new topic areas. The Associate will be involved in various aspects of firm daily business, including supporting our existing portfolio companies and fund administration. We anticipate that this position will be a 2‐year full‐time role prior to the Associate attending graduate school, launching an entrepreneurial career, or starting some other endeavor. Start date flexible.


Diligence investment opportunities

  • Perform financial, technical, market, and competitive landscape diligence

  • Create and analyze financial statements and models

  • Perform sensitivity and scenario analyses

  •  Plan and conduct market research, customer calls, and expert interviews

Collaborate with other members of the Investment Team to scope new investment areas

  • Execute deep dives by planning and conducting market research, analyzing industry sources of data, attending conferences/events, and engaging topical experts

  • Proactively identify and engage with companies and entrepreneurs

  • Communicate findings and conclusions to other members of the investment team via written and verbal reports

Support existing portfolio companies and fund administration

  • Perform ad hoc financial and operational analyses for Portfolio Company CEOs and C‐Suite

  • Content creation for Prelude‐hosted events, speaking engagements, and other brand‐building activities

  • Manage fund reporting and relationship databases

Other responsibilities as determined by the Managing Directors


Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship or start‐ups

  • Passion for combating climate change

  • Deep intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic

  • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid understanding of financial statements and ability to build financial models

  • Technical and/or science aptitude

  • Ability to work independently and excel in an unstructured environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Based in (or willing to relocate to) the Bay Area

  • At least 1‐2 years of relevant work experience

Application Instructions
To learn more or apply, please send your resume to Gabriel Kra at, and include 2‐3 sentences describing an investment area or thesis that excites you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and other classifications protected under federal, state, or local law.

Background check and nondisclosure agreement required prior to employment.

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