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We’re Hiring: Venture Research Analyst

The Slater Technology Fund is an early-stage venture fund in Providence, RI, with a diverse range of startups in its portfolio. We’ve recently had several significant exits and won a joint grant with Brown University (details here and here ) so we’re hiring a full-time Analyst to work with our investment team, advisors, and portfolio companies to grow the firm. As an Analyst at Slater, you’ll work on diligence, market research, and company-building as we grow our portfolio. Typical assignments will include:

  • •  Use PitchBook, LinkedIn, and other databases to build lists of startup founders, experts/advisors, or investors we could pull into our early-stage opportunities;
  • •  Conduct market research, sizing, and competitive analysis as part of deal sourcing and diligence;
  • •  Conduct intellectual property research and database searches.

As part of our investment team, we’d expect the following (and don’t be shy about letting us know if you have any of the “extra credit” skills or other qualities you think would be helpful in the position):

Required Skills and Traits

  • •  Curiosity, drive, and initiative;
  • •  Ability to work on a small team;
  • •  Demonstrated ability to define and run research projects (please submit a sample work product with your intro email);
  • •  Highly competent spreadsheet user (Excel and Google Sheets);
  • •  Better-than-average PowerPoint/Google Slides skills;
  • •  Good writer.

Extra Credit

  • •  Prior experience in venture capital, strategic consulting, investment banking, equity research or business or corporate development;
  • •  Library/information sciences degree;
  • •  MBA or other advanced degree;
  • •  Sector experience in any of software, materials science, pharmaceuticals, AI, or medical devices;
  • •  Coding skills (Excel, JavaScript, Python);
  • •  Data science experience;
  • •  Good design sense (graphics, document layout).

This is ultimately a full-time position after a six-month trial contracting period. Ideally, you’re located around the Providence area, but we’d entertain mostly-virtual candidates. Interested? Send an introductory email, resume, and sample work product to jobs@slaterfund.com.