Senior Associate / Principal at Lerer Ventures

Posted on June 1, 2011. Filed under: venture capital |

LV is hijacking my blog today.  This is one of the most amazing job opportunities in the entire world.  If you think you’ve got what it takes, get in touch:

Lerer  Ventures Senior Associate/Principal

About Lerer Ventures

Lerer Ventures is a seed stage venture capital fund. We invest in founders in the earliest stages of a startup’s life. We respect and seek out entrepreneurs with product vision, consumer insight, focused execution, and unwavering ambition. When we are lucky enough to meet founders with these qualities, our hope is that they will choose us as a partner. Everyone here starts and runs companies for a living. Lerer Ventures is where we invest in our peers.

Who we are looking for:

We are hiring one person who has proven himself/herself as exceptional in the venture/startup ecosystem.  We are a small team and this opportunity is only open to EXPERIENCED applicants.  Please, only apply if you can check each of the following boxes:

–       2-5 years experience at a top tier venture firm OR founder level experience at a venture backed startup

–       Fluent in deal negotiation, management of counsel, review of legal documents and familiarity with standard venture terms and concepts

–       Concrete demonstration of ability to identify and determine opportunity in the technology and media landscape

–       Awareness of present state and future trends in all markets of focus

–       Strong positive relationships with decision makers across the internet

–       Generally a sweet and cool person who can deal in both structured and highly unstructured environments

–       Self starting, extremely ambitious, ready to make a mark


–       Frequent evaluation of new investment opportunities.  You will be fielding high volumes of pitches from founders seeking LV Capital

–       High touch support and value-add to our portfolio companies

–       Support diligence and close of new transactions (end-to-end)

–       Define and execute on systems/process to enhance scalability of LV and value to our portfolio

–       Active participation in the New York startup community, frequent attendance of events, panels, discussions.  You must become a pillar in the ecosystem if you are not already

–       Support GP’s in analysis, thematic research and knowledge acquisition, and general contribution to fund level thinking and strategy

To Apply:

Please send CV to with “LV JOB” in the title.  If you’d like to share relevant links (i.e. your blog, twitter handle, personal websites, linkedin profile, crunchbase profile) that would be helpful.

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