Hiring

MBA Associate @ Red Sea Ventures

Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital firm located in NYC, is seeking an MBA Associate who will become an integral part of the fund’s day to day operations and investment process. 

The MBA Associate will work closely with the Red Sea Ventures team, attend pitch meetings, conduct due diligence, and share their views on investment opportunities. Responsibilities will also include summarizing potential investments and conducting extensive market research.

The MBA Associate will receive fantastic exposure to venture capital, the technology industry, and the NYC start-up ecosystem and will gain experience in all aspects of the deal process including sourcing, investing, term sheet negotiation, and portfolio management.

This position will be full-time over the Summer and have the option to be part-time during the Semester. Beyond the summer, the MBA Associate will be expected to spend ~12 hours in the office each week and be available for up to 20 hours/week in total.

 The Red Sea Ventures MBA Associate program has built a strong reputation over the past several years with almost ten MBA’s from top schools successfully getting exposure to early stage VC and ultimately full-time opportunities at other VC funds and VC-backed startups such as Box Group, 14W, Insight Venture Partners, Charge Ventures, and Jet.com.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the team in identifying, sourcing, & evaluating new opportunities

  • Research market opportunities and develop investment themes

  • Produce detailed financial analysis and investment due diligence for potential investments

  • Work in a strategic capacity with portfolio companies on a regular basis

Desired Qualifications

  • Ideally, a first-year MBA student looking to enter the venture capital industry

  • 2-5 years of experience preferred at a highly-regarded investment bank, consulting firm, technology company, or venture fund

  • Demonstrated passion for technology and entrepreneurship

  • Personal integrity, initiative, quantitative expertise, strong communication skills, and the ability to work as an effective part of a team are essential

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a premier undergraduate program

  • Legally qualified to work in the U.S.

Compensation

  • This opportunity is unpaid, but some expenses are included.

Next Steps

  • Please email hello@redseaventures.com using the subject “Red Sea Ventures – MBA Internship Application” and attach your resume and a brief cover letter.

 

About Red Sea Ventures

Red Sea Ventures is an early-stage venture firm investing in technology-enabled startups that are building the next generation of products and experiences for consumers and workers. Red Sea Ventures makes Seed and Series A investments and focuses much of its efforts on the New York ecosystem. Prior investments include; Sweetgreen, Convoy, Outdoor Voices, Allbirds, WayUp, SkySafe, Nest, and Elite Daily. To learn more about Red Sea Ventures please visit www.redseaventures.com


We're Hiring! - Platform & Operations

Position Description:

We are searching for a full­-time Platform & Operations role to support our ambitious goals. This is an incredible opportunity for someone gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit to be involved in the growth of a venture fund and to interact with our partnership, entrepreneurs, and the early­stage startup ecosystem in New York and beyond.

In this role, you will have 3 key areas of responsibilities:

(1) Portfolio support
(2) Marketing, Communications, and Brand Awareness
(3) Firm Operations

This is NOT an investment position and as such you will not be working on new investment opportunities as this is a crucial position requiring full attention to succeed; however, given the collaborative and boutique nature of the firm, you will be exposed to all facets of venture capital as a critical team member, participating in in our weekly team meetings where we review new deals and existing portfolio companies.

The ideal candidate is a self-­motivated, multi-­talented player, that is detail oriented, process minded and action driven, eager to innovate strategically and tactically, can adapt, learn new things quickly, and determine the most efficient solution to meaningful challenges for our firm and our entrepreneurs, and is a strong writer.

At Red Sea Ventures, we value ambition, hustle, self-­motivation, independence, creativity, positivity, results, and humility – and are looking for like-­minded candidates.

Responsibilities:

  • Portfolio support

    • Solve critical challenges for our founders. Work closely with our portfolio companies to best understand their needs, create valuable solutions, and engage and support them by delivering these solutions in innovative ways
       
    • Build and maintain one of the best networks in New York. Build and manage the Red Sea Ventures Expert Network by leveraging our investors and advisors, as well as engaging with the larger tech and startup ecosystem to create new networks and strategic relationships for our portfolio founders
  • RSV Marketing and Communication

    • Communicate our message to the world. Manage all RSV external communication (social media, monthly community newsletter, LP newsletter...)

    • Develop and share our insights. Assist in development of Red Sea Ventures content for distribution to broader community on recurring basis

    • Create an environment that consistently brings great people together. Strategize on, plan and produce RSV events with entrepreneurs, high ­level technology executives, and the greater NY venture community (dinners, Table Talk, RSV Founder events, GP events, LP events, conferences)

    • Increase Red Sea’s presence at key ecosystem events across the country. Plan team’s involvement at broader tech and industry events in NY and across the country

  • Operations

    • Work directly with and provide leverage for our Partners. Support the partnership in their day­-to-­day operational activities (Finance, Admin, Monday meeting preparation, benchmarking, etc.)

    • Execute on special projects. Project manage other internal initiatives that come through the partnership — ad hoc portfolio requests, etc.
       

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Natural relationship­ builder with strong communication and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to foster communication and cooperation among diverse individuals online and offline

  • Self-­motivated with dedicated work ethic and entrepreneurial attitude, thriving in fast­ moving work environments: you are independent, proactive, and feel comfortable executing with little direction

  • Exceptionally high attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills

  • 2–4 years of experience in and around startups, especially in a marketing, communications, PR, operations, or business development role

Bonus Points if you:

  • Are an active contributor to the NY venture community with extensive network across technology startups
  • Have effective writing skills, including editorial experience (personal or professional content)

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Next Steps:

Please email paul@redseaventures.com using the subject title “Red Sea Ventures – Platform” and attach your resume and a brief introduction on why you're interested and a great fit.

 

Company Description:

Red Sea Ventures is a NY­-based early stage venture capital firm that invests in tech-­enabled startups building next­ generation experiences for consumers and workers.

Our current portfolio includes several category­defining companies such as Sweetgreen, AllBirds, Convoy, Skysafe, Outdoor Voices, and Universal Standard among others.

We are intent on doubling down on our efforts to support our portfolio companies. As former founders and operators and now as investors, we love to work for the companies we’ve partnered with to help accelerate their path to success in every way possible. Specifically, we want to build out our portfolio support program, increase brand awareness both for Red Sea Ventures and for our portfolio companies, and further galvanize the NY tech community by delivering value to this inspiring ecosystem.