Partner 18, Investor Relations Associate

Andreessen Horowitz

Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on May 12, 2023

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, EQRx, Figma, GitHub, Instacart, OpenSea, Roblox, Stripe, and Substack. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The Investor Relations team is dedicated to crafting an outstanding client experience for our trusted Limited Partners (“LPs”). The individual will work across the firm’s investment professionals, operating groups, finance, legal and compliance team members in coordinating the investor relations and capital formation activities of Andreessen Horowitz.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Play a key role in keeping our fundraising activities organized and on track.
    • Assist in the creation of all documents related to launching a new fund, including crafting private placement memorandums, due diligence questionnaires and presentation materials
    • Synthesize complex and often disparate sources of qualitative and quantitative data to build a narrative around fund performance
    • Respond to LP data inquiries/information requests, coordinating with various internal constituencies including investment teams, finance, legal and compliance. Own and manage the investor due diligence process
    • Assist with planning investor roadshows and due diligence sessions, including coordinating participation and preparation of investor profiles, agendas, bios, key issues and any additional research and briefing documentation required in advance of meetings
  • Build a strategically designed and flawlessly executed experience across every touchpoint for our Limited Partners.
    • Coordinate the firm’s quarterly and annual LP events, including drafting key messages/materials and overseeing event-related details (live and virtual) to enable takeaways, connections and networking opportunities
    • Design and produce financial analyses to support investor communications
    • Connect and facilitate coinvestment activities on behalf of the interest of our LPs and also lead engagement behind our friends and allies investor network
    • Extrapolate actionable insights and intelligence on our investors through contact and activity data (e.g. meetings, emails, follow up) captured through our CRM system of record
    • Collect market intelligence and perform ongoing research of the venture capital industry, including industry best practices and relevant venture market data
  • Leverage data to enable practical insights on our portfolio and the industry
    • Work with our Strategy Planning & Analytics team to build dashboards that provide key insights on fund and investment performance including projected exit scenarios, liquidity and follow-on decisions
    • Develop strong fluency with the firm’s portfolio company information database and be able to manipulate and analyze data from the system to draw insights

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values to our team including:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Demonstrated track record of academic success and/or professional pursuits
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Data Science, or a technical field preferred but not required
    • Preferable past experience includes but is not limited to, investment banking in a relevant sector coverage capacity or M&A product role, management consulting, accounting or data analytics role
  • Experience in financial modeling is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrate a critical eye and keen attention to detail for written prose and charts, tables and spreadsheets and the ability to to stay on top of changing data/facts across multiple documents with ease
  • Strong writing skills: The ability to communicate effectively through the written word is a critical skill

Ideal Candidate Background

  • You have a sense of urgency and value the courtesy of professional responsiveness (this is super important as speed is a form of client service).
  • You are able to adapt on the fly and handle unforeseen developments with ease. You are also able to do this without compromising attention to detail and quality.
  • You are a “measure twice, cut once” type of person – you are comfortable and have a preference for asking more questions upfront to avoid an oversight down the road.
  • You strive to be an enabler who gives the team maximum leverage – there is no job too big, no job too small.
  • You do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.
  • You continually search for new ideas and means of improvement.
  • Most importantly, you take your work seriously but not yourself too seriously : )

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $170,000-$198,500, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

This role is eligible to participate in the a16z carry program and various discretionary bonus programs as well as benefit and perquisite plans including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and sick leave.

a16z culture 

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click here to learn about E-Verify.

Andreessen Horowitz hereby reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes received from outside recruiting agencies and / or individual recruiters without being responsible for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes.

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