Venture Associate @ Early-Stage VC

A Pre-Seed to Series A venture firm, LvlUp Ventures is seeking an undergrad and graduate college student to join the team as a Venture Associate and receive hands-on training and experience within the venture capital industry. Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply below!


About LvlUp Ventures:

LvlUp Ventures is a Pre-Seed to Series A Industry Agnostic Venture Capital firm that operates like a startup. Founded back in January of 2019 by the Co-Founder of Quake Capital, LvlUp Ventures offers personalized hands-on attention to startups in need of guidance. Currently, we help aspiring entrepreneurs become established with brands and investors through our three arms: Coaching Services, Founder’s Shop/VC Scholar Education, and LA VentureConnect Events.

Our Coaching Services help companies with Executive Coaching, Business Development, Startup Growth/Strategy, Marketing, and Fundraising Prep. Founder’s Shop focuses on building education around the startup process, while through VC Scholar, students learn about early stage investing and source companies for a digital pitch competition called SQLABLE. LA VentureConnect is LvlUp’s event arm that hosts a bi-monthly event series for a plethora of different events ranging from a startup job & internship fair, to VC Panels and Business Exchanges.

The Opportunity:

No day will ever be the same at LvlUp Ventures! As a venture associate at an early-stage VC firm, we expect you to embrace the entrepreneurial scrappiness that is required at a startup. In return, you will receive an education/experience in evaluating technology startups, help first-time founders, and learn about investment strategies.


  • Attend events in the entrepreneurial community

  • Source potential sponsors, deal-flow, and foster relationships in the entrepreneurial community

  • Assist the NYC Managing Partner on Coaching Clients who need help with fundraising

  • Segment and Identify VC Firms that are strategic fits for our portfolio companies

  • Help maintain and update a database of over 20,000 investors

  • Design memos and proposals for potential coaching clients

  • Advise portfolio clients on pitch deck design and technological needs


  • Currently Attending Undergraduate School or Graduate School

  • Individuals who are not afraid to take initiative, put themselves out there, or embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Bonus: Please make a note when applying if you are proficient in Design and/or Programming.

Location: Long Island City, NY

Compensation: Part-time, unpaid

Industry: Venture Capital

Deadline to Apply: 11/15/2020


APPLY DIRECTLY by sending an email to AJ Smith, the NYC Managing Partner, with a resume and paragraph about why you want to specifically work at LvlUp Ventures. Let them know that Next Gen sent you!

We can't wait to see what exciting talent is out there!

Alex Gordon