Chief of Staff @ First Round Capital

First Round Capital, venture capital firm, is hiring a Chief of Staff to work directly with one of its Philadelphia partners to supercharge the investment team through organized management. Find out more about the position below.

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About First Round Capital:

Investing at the earliest possible stage, First Round offers a growing number of services and products to help founders build companies from scratch. We don't split angel, seed and pre-seed funding into separate categories — we're interested in providing the same support across the board. From Blue Apron to Uber, this is how we've helped 300+ companies startup.

The Opportunity:

First Round is looking to add a Chief of Staff to our team who will work directly with Partner Josh Kopelman as his trusted right hand in Philadelphia. At First Round, individuals in this role supercharge our investment team by creating and managing processes that deliver world-class services and experiences to entrepreneurs. This role will engage across all functions of the partnership at First Round, including reviewing new investment opportunities, special projects, partner branding/marketing, portfolio engagement, financial reporting and management of administrative staff. This role is a balance between strategy and sharp execution.

This is an ideal opportunity to get involved with building incredible companies and to learn from the best of the best. You will work with Josh to help review, analyze and prioritize existing deal flow. Individuals perfect for this position would be:

  • An aspiring entrepreneur who wants a rare window into the VC and fundraising side of the business.

  • A generalist with a passion for technology and a penchant for learning new things fast.

  • A project manager who thrives keeping the trains running on time with little oversight.


  • Managing and tracking new investment opportunities

  • Managing and tracking relationships and communication within the First Round community and partner networks

  • Conducting research and investment diligence

  • Initiating and leading special projects (building internal products and programs, research deep dives, etc.)

  • Managing and processing email communication

  • Managing partner projects and events

  • Overseeing scheduling and contact management performed by executive assistant

Ideal Candidate:

  • You’re fascinated by technology and how today’s entrepreneurs are shaping the future.

  • You’re curious and intuitive — a creative and unconventional thinker, yet also highly analytical and logical.

  • 2 - 3 years of work experience a plus

Location: Philadelphia

Compensation: Full-time


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