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Venture Growth- Business Development Senior Associate

Do not apply if you do not have at least 5-8 years of experience in investment banking, project management, fundraising, and/or PE/VC.

SeedInvest is seeking a Venture Growth Business Development Senior Associate to join our Venture Growth team in Manhattan, New York. We run extremely flat and are looking for someone that can not only execute, but become a core member of our team and contribute to the mission, vision, and culture here in a very positive way.

The Venture Growth Business Development Senior Associate is responsible for raising capital for our portfolio of startups from accredited investors, family offices, and venture firms. The associate will be working on multiple deals at any given time, and an ability to multi-task is critical.

We are looking for someone:

  • With a deep passion for startups, entrepreneurship, and SeedInvest
  • That agrees that the people and the mission are more important than any job description
  • With a desire to take ownership of work
  • That has strong critical thinking skills & communication skills
  • With the ability to run in the right direction given a lot of rope
  • With a strong bias for action
  • With an unending drive and a thirst to learn
  • That is transparent and honest with excellent communication skills

You'll be expected to be very, very good at:

  • Building relationships with our most important and high net worth investors
  • Creating a thorough process and being diligent in improving that process
  • Being the most organized person in the room
  • Ability to give direction and lead.
  • Quarterbacking execution of fundraises, including the setting and managing of timelines, responsibilities and deliverables throughout the fundraise
  • Creating relationships with key investors in SeedInvest's community and building network of investors outside the platform
  • Driving investments and maintaining momentum throughout startups' fundraises
  • Analyzing investment opportunities and working with internal fund partners on portfolio management and decision making
  • Communicating and working actively with startup founders, people across the entire SeedInvest team, and multiple external partners

The minimum requirements are:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 6-8 years of experience in creative consulting, investment banking, project management, consulting, or VC/PE
  • Strong knowledge of venture capital and entrepreneurship
  • Experience managing complex projects, timelines, campaigns, product launches, or deals (whether at an investment bank, advertising agency, design firm, or another project based environment)

Some extra credit that we'd love to see:

  • Financial/ wealth management experience
  • Prior experience with fundraising and/or client management
  • Technology background and/or interest
  • Series 7 or 82 and 63 licenses

About SeedInvest

Ryan Feit and James Han founded SeedInvest in 2012. Shocked by how difficult it was for their Wharton classmates to raise capital for their startups, Ryan and James joined a movement to change 80-year-old securities laws to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital online. During the following year, they became instrumental in arguably the most significant change to U.S. securities laws in our lifetime: the passage of the JOBS Act.

Ryan and James professionally invested in and financed companies across technology, consumer, and other major market sectors while at Wellspring Capital, Francisco Partners, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. By leveraging their experience as investors and entrepreneurs, they aspired to build an online platform that made startup investing and fundraising simple and accessible to everyone. In April 2014, after building a sizeable investor base and helping dozens of companies raise capital online, SeedInvest raised its Series A round on its own platform.

Since then, the SeedInvest team has grown to over twenty team members, helped over 220 companies raise capital, and built a rapidly growing network of over 251,672 investors. In June 2015, SeedInvest was the first equity crowdfunding platform to open up to the other 98% of Americans who were previously restricted from investing in startups.

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