Canaan Partners is hiring a new Investment Analyst for their Westport Connecticut office (mostly covering NYC). Those of you who have been looking for a junior VC job know they don’t come up often, and when they do, unfortunately they’re very difficult to get. That said, this is an amazing opportunity to work closely with a couple incredible partners on the east coast tech team, and dive into all aspects of VC: sourcing, modeling, market sizing, diligence, entrepreneur meetings, investor meetings, writing investment proposals, helping portfolio companies – just about everything. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with this team as an MBA intern for the last seven months or so, and I can’t say enough great things about the role, the people, or the firm.
A word of advice. Make sure you actually fit the description and have demonstrated technology, entrepreneurship, and prior finance/consulting/vc experience. I know they’re getting a lot of resumes without those matches and it’s unfortunately simply not a fit…
Canaan Partners – Analyst Position
Job Description: Canaan Partners is seeking to hire a Pre-MBA Investment Analyst for its Westport, CT office. The Investment Analyst role at Canaan offers a unique opportunity to contribute in all parts of the investment process: from screening potential investments, to leading diligence sessions, to ultimately working closely with our portfolio companies to help them succeed. Note: The Analyst is expected to live in / near NYC and commute to Westport as needed.
- 1-3 years experience in a technology Investment Banking role or Strategy/Management consulting role
- Demonstrated interest in technology, entrepreneurship, and the NYC startup scene
- Excel wizardry / modeling skills
- Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment and take on massive amounts of responsibility
- Prior entrepreneurial experience preferred
- Graduate from a top undergraduate institution
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements may apply online via Doostang.
About Canaan Partners:
Canaan Partners is a $3bn global venture capital firm focused on IT and healthcare. Over the last 20 years, Canaan has invested in more than 250 companies, many of them going on to become leaders in their respective industries. Our investment capabilities range from $1 million to $20 million, and we have the ability and the team to invest in any stage of development, from seed financings to late stage investments. Notable investments in the technology space include Match.com, DoubleClick, Associated Content, Tremor Media, and LendingClub. Canaan Partners has offices in Westport, CT, Menlo Park, India and Israel.