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Swift Ventures is the fund that we wished existed when we were starting out -- a low-ego, sincerely helpful firm led by former founders and operators. With decades of company-building experience, Swift provides relevant and practical “garage-to-IPO” building and scaling expertise. We invest in early stage AI and Automation companies with B2B business models. More than any focus or pedigree we value Founders that are bold and that have a high Do:Say ratio and expect the same of ourselves. 

 

We are thrilled you are interested in joining us!  

Investment Analyst

We are expanding our investment team and looking to onboard an Investment Analyst to join us at Swift Ventures.  This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and contribute to the growth of our firm.  We’re looking for someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship, a self-starter comfortable working independently, confident, high energy, cultured and capable of easily interacting with senior management.

 Ideal Candidate:

  • Recent Bachelor's degree graduate who has been active in the junior VC community, slack channels, startup scene, social groups and networking events

  • Has completed at least one VC internship or fellowship program

  • Enjoys writing blog posts about entrepreneurship, startup deals, VC or AI/ML advancements

  • Based in the the Bay Area and can commute to our Lafayette, CA office. Office is right in front of the Bart station. 

Responsibilities

  • Deal Sourcing:

    •  Identify, track and engage with investment opportunities that align with our firm’s investment thesis

    •  Participate in partner meetings to discuss deal pipeline and present opportunities

    • Attend venture capital, start-up and networking meetups to promote our firm, generate startup deal flow and build a stronger network with early stage VCs

  • Research:

    • Perform market research and due diligence on potential investments (may include market sizing, trends and competitor analysis, review of financial statements and reference checks) and create investment memos to support investment recommendations.

    • Create market maps for relevant investment areas and present back to the rest of the investment team

  • Fund Operations:

    •  Track portfolio company news, financials, updates, manage firm’s CRM and investor relations initiatives

    • Write blog posts, newsletters, LP updates, other presentation/deck updates

Qualifications

  • Experience in startups, technology, consulting, product, or venture capital 

  • Naturally curious and enjoys learning about different industries and meeting new people in the startup community 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

  • Thrives in unstructured environments, comfortable working independently and can prioritize assignments and meet established deadlines 

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, detail-oriented, organized, proactive 

  • High Do:Say ratio, reliable and accountable 

  • Experience conducting company and market research analysis 

  • Technical knowledge in the AI or ML space - a plus 

  • Job is in-person based in Lafayette, California-  SF/Bay Area

  • Legally qualified to work in the United States 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4 year university

Benefits

  • Health insurance with 100% coverage

  • Generous PTO / sick leave

  • Free snacks!

  • Annual company outing

  • Bring your dog to work 

If interested, email michelle@swift.vc and attach your resume and cover letter with the following email subject line:

[Your Name] - Analyst Application.