Venture Associate

Capital Factory

Houston, TX (On-site)
Posted on June 26, 2023

About the job

Houston, Texas, United States

Venture Team reporting to Venture Principal

This is an on-site role with some travel requirements

Over two years you will become one of the most connected leaders in the Houston startup scene, meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors to source dealflow. As the tip of the spear, you seek out the most exciting startups and innovators on the bleeding edge of technology in one of the fastest growing venture markets in the United States. You attend every pitch event and hackathon, take every coffee meeting, and become one of the biggest super-connectors in the city.


What you will do…

Meet with every technology entrepreneur in Houston and try to help them by directing them to proper Capital Factory resources
Attend pitch events, hackathons, and other events hosted in the community, both in-person and online
Use Twitter, LinkedIn, and other digital platforms to discover new startups and connect with the founders
Develop relationships with CEOs, Angel Investors, and Venture Capitalists and invite them to be your guest at VIP events
Read all of the local startup news and engage in social media
Write deal memos for the best startups to get them into Capital Factory
Get ten years of venture capital experience in two years time!

You’ll know you’re successful if….

You sponsor four Houston startups who are accepted into Capital Factory each month
You can convince a startup to join Capital Factory based on the benefits of being part of our community and just because they need money
People think “you’re everywhere” because you are a speaker on a local or online panel or event every week and they are always seeing you at relevant community events and around Capital Factory
Founders, mentors and investors come to you to ask for introductions
Every slot gets booked up at your office hours
Your leads are accurately and promptly tracked in our CRM

About You…

You have at least two years experience as a founder, employee, or investor at a tech startup
You are passionate about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics
You are outgoing and can talk to just about anyone
You are organized and plan ahead, but you don’t get stressed out when things change at the last minute… because they will. You roll with it
You check your email in the evenings and are available to work during evening events and over the weekends when there is a tight deadline. You do what it takes to get the job done
You plan to stay in Houston and in this role for the next two years

About Our Team…

We have a passion for startups and technology
We are transparent and we over-communicate
We have excellent written and verbal communication skills
We communicate when we are not able to meet a deadline and suggest a solution
We are professional and presentable and greet everyone cheerfully. We’re ready to deal with an immature student, a pushy salesperson, top VC’s, a fortune 500 CEO, and even the President of the United States
We are excited to work in Houston and have reliable transportation
We have a quiet place where we can work remotely with fast internet
We are security aware. We have a passcode on our computers and phones and use a password manager
We are able to efficiently use the Google suite of productivity tools (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides)
We are available to work during SXSW (Spring Break), DREAMCON (one week long staff summits twice a year), and Startup Week
We get to Inbox Zero every day


4 weeks paid time off (one week is between Christmas and New Year’s)
Personal health, vision and dental insurance paid 100% by Capital Factory
Additional benefits such as 401k program (50% company matching), life insurance, short & long term disability and and employee assistance program
Parental leave including 10 weeks paid leave for birthing parents and 4 weeks paid leave for non-birthing parents
$1,000 personal innovation budget on your first year anniversary and then an additional $500 each anniversary thereafter
Coworking membership at Capital Factory with garage parking space, metro pass, or rideshare credits and access to the onsite gym
A priceless network

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes, and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors, and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2010.

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