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Investment Analyst, Techstars NYC (Winter Class) & Techstars Sports Accelerators
Posted on 2/1/2022
Remote • New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 2-4 years of experience working in early stage companies, at an early stage fund or other roles that demonstrate experience in above responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience working well in a team structure, whether through professional roles or other experience (ie sports teams, miliary, etc)
  • Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity but with high expectations
  • MBA and/or Masters of Finance valued but not required
  • Thorough understanding and passion for financial analysis and investment strategy
  • Ability to analyze investment memos, assess founding teams and understand various markets
  • Experience reviewing decks, working with Excel or Google sheets and command of english language (bonus points for additional language comprehension)
  • You are available to travel (1-2 months expected in Indy during our summer accelerator)
  • Systems thinker with an eye for things that do not scale and the capability to design new processes and systems for implementation across programs
  • Identify, source, and screen 500+ startups/year
  • Host office hours and conduct 10+ zooms/calls per week with CEOs of potential startups across our 2 accelerators
  • Maintain detailed and accurate notes on startups following email and call exchanges with CEOs
  • Manage the logistics of the application process for companies at top of funnel
  • Liaise with fund managers, angel investors, Techstars alumni and mentors to develop deal flow
  • Monitor market trends and investment portfolios, stay up to date on developments in the industries in which we actively invest
  • Analyze previous investment decisions and generate key takeaways
  • Actively recruit and meet companies through various channels including online research, networking events and referrals from our network
  • Build relationships with universities and college, pre-accelerator programs and early stage funds as source for recruiting
  • Attend relevant conferences to represent our accelerators and develop deal flow
  • Compile data/reports and make informed recommendations on new investment opportunities and funds that could enhance diversity of portfolio
  • While in program (6mo/year), work with our portfolio CEOs to develop their pitch decks, financial models, and projections
  • Work with our Community Manager to implement network events/workshops to support current portfolio and alumni founders fundraising efforts, both during program and outside of program
  • Make email introductions for our portfolio CEOs to relevant investors, when appropriate
  • Network and introduce new funds and angel investors for inclusion in our Demo Days invites and investor relationship management efforts
  • Assist with preparation and execution of our two annual Demo Days; we are a small team and its all hands on deck to put on great events!
Desired Qualifications
  • A genuine passion for technology and startups, an entrepreneurial mindset and a desire to learn (passion for sports is a plus!)
  • Strong emotional intelligence, experience with recruiting, vetting or advising entrepreneurs is a plus

1,001-5,000 employees

Seed-stage startup accelerator
Company Overview
Techstars believes entrepreneurs can change the world, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere.
Company Values
  • We Always #GiveFirst - Offer support to others without an expectation of anything in return.
  • Do What's Right for Founders - Always keep the interest of our core customer in mind: the entrepreneur.
  • Quality Before Quantity - Focus on growth, but only if we scale the quality of the work.
  • Network Over Hierarchy - Value remote decision making over centralized processes.