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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Austin, Texas

Salary: $80K - $110K

MicroVentures is an equity crowdfunding website offering investments in early stage companies. MicroVentures connects accredited investors with startups, businesses and services looking to raise funds or participate in select secondary market opportunities. It is the only major equity crowdfunding site that is a broker-dealer registered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the first to take a portfolio company to a successful exit. As of October 2013, MicroVentures had raised $20 million, spread among 45 companies[9] including Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp (before they reached the public markets).

Job Summary
MicroVentures is looking for a Venture Analyst to help conduct due diligence for investments in startups. The Venture Analyst plays a key role in presenting findings to angel investors, venture capitalists, and high-net worth individuals through high quality written reports. The Venture Analyst will work directly with investment targets to complete a thorough due diligence process.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Reading/reviewing business plans and pitch decks
    • Assessing market/company attractiveness to help identify compelling businesses
    • Involvement in all aspects of due diligence on new investments (business analysis, industry theses, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and data collection)
    • Writing comprehensive research reports about investment opportunities
    • Skillfully mining data sources for relevant information

Additional Responsibilities

    • Startup Analysis
    • Market/vertical research
    • Startup competition research
    • Analysis of each startup’s investor documents and capital raise details
    • Staying current on tech industry trends
    • Reviewing and understanding investor documents and other capital raise details
    • Constructing accurately detailed summaries of the startup’s business model
    • Finding accurate information from reputable sources
    • Monitoring the venture capital and tech startup landscape

Required Qualifications

    • You must have a strong understanding of financing and accounting
    • You must be familiar with the investment due diligence process
    • You must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with limited supervision
    • Strong writing and grammar skills are a must
    • A due diligence writing sample will be requested

Perks

    • Annual discretionary bonus
    • Healthcare, dental, vision, disability
    • 401(k) + match
    • Company equity
    • A challenging, fast-paced, continually changing environment
    • Fully stocked break room