Early Stage Investing @ Box / by Haley Smith

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BoxGroup is an 8 year-old early-stage VC firm based in NYC that has invested in 200 startups, currently investing out of their 3rd fund. View their portfolio here. They are currently searching for 2-3 people to join their NYC investment team, identifying and evaluating investment opportunities (with the ability to write checks) while supporting the team's involvement in the portfolio. BoxGroup is open to diverse backgrounds, and while the ideal candidate has 2-3 years work experience, they're open to hiring out of school. Learn about the hire and how to apply here. In your introductory email, mention Next Gen referred you and go get 'em!

Us

BoxGroup is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. We are generalist investors and deeply believe technology is a horizontal trend (not its own vertical) that will impact every industry from consumer to healthcare. We hope technology can be a catalyst for positive change and progress. We invest at the earliest stage of a company, and our goal is to be the first conversation with exceptional founders.

We are ~8 years old as a fund and investing out of our 3rd fund. Our portfolio includes over 200 investments, and we have had the pleasure of backing a number of founders for the second time. We are a tight knit team of 3. We view this as a human-centric business.

The Role

As a member of the investment team you will actively participate in all stages of identifying and evaluating investment opportunities while supporting David, Adam, and Nimi in their ongoing involvement with portfolio companies. As a key member of the investment team, you will have independence, autonomy, and most importantly the ability to write checks and make investments.

We view venture as a mentorship driven business and we work together as a collaborative team. Previous new hires have gone on to join venture-backed startups, joined other leading venture capital firms, and also stayed on to become a Partner of the firm.

You

You should have a deep passion for technology, ability to understand the mechanics of how businesses work, and an innate product sense. We are hoping for a diverse set of applicants - You might be technical; You might have previously founded a startup; You might have a consulting/finance background; or something totally different but you have a burning passion for technology. Ideal candidates will have ~2-3 years of work experience but we are also open to hiring right out of school.

Below are some of the qualities we are looking for in people to join our small team:

  • Intellectually curious

  • Passion for startups and technology

  • Thoughtful and imaginative

  • Independent and self-starter

  • Optimistic and open-minded

  • Hustler who can build community and a brand in the ecosystem

  • Ability to create chemistry within a small team

  • POV on emerging technologies and business models

  • You have opinions and feel comfortable defending them

Some Specifics

We will be hiring 2-3 people. Role is based in NYC. Analyst or Associate (based on experience). Competitive salary and benefits

We expect the process to be finalized by December the latest with new hires available to start in January

How to Apply

If all of the above excites you, please send an email to hiring@boxgroup.com with "BoxGroup Hire - your name" in the title.

Include your:

  • Resume (attached)

  • Twitter handle

  • LinkedIn profile

  • Screenshot of the front page of your iphone / android

  • A tech trend you have been thinking about (less than 100 words)

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of? (less than 100 words)

  • List three adjectives that describe you

You will hear back from us quickly with next steps.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-David, Adam, & Nimi