Operations and Investment Associate

Four Cities Capital

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on July 8, 2024

Four Cities Capital is a team of experienced investors and operators investing early in outstanding teams with the ambition to forge category-defining technology companies.

Founded in 2014, Four Cities Capital has approximately $60M AUM across 5 core funds and a number of single-asset Special Purpose Vehicles. The firm has backed many generational companies at the Seed stage including Deel, Boom, Jasper.ai, Mashgin, Modern Treasury, Relativity Space, Jeeves, and more.  Our first four funds each rank in the top 5% of their respective vintages; we are still actively deploying our fifth fund.

The team prides itself on operating with the following values:

  • We believe in founders.
  • We exist to enable the ubiquitous companies of tomorrow.
  • We believe software continues to eat the World, for the better.
  • We choose to go to the moon.
  • We prioritize character.
  • We are building a firm, not a fund. 

About the Role

You will work across several functions including firm operations, investor relations, diligence of new venture investments, and strategic planning.

We are seeking a fast learner with a combination of situational judgment, attention to detail, service orientation, networking prowess, financial acumen, effective communication, and emotional intelligence.

This role offers an exceptional chance to join a dynamic and close-knit team, providing unparalleled exposure to the inner-workings of venture capital operations and investing. As a part of the role, you will work closely with a select group of early-stage startups, LPs, and co-investors, expanding your network and playing a pivotal role in the growth and success of our emerging venture capital firm.

Role Responsibilities

You will collaborate cross-functionally to drive projects to completion, with a “no task too big or too small” attitude. Projects and ongoing responsibilities might include: 

1. Help our team with firm operations and fund administration.

  • Manage relationships with external partners (fund admin, finance, tax)
  • Lead the formation of new Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) 
  • Support with regulatory filings and legal work
  • Track fund deployment and initiate capital calls
  • Prepare for regular investment team meetings
  • Follow up on action items deemed important by colleagues

2. Help our team with fundraising and investor relations.

  • Quarterback Limited Partner relationship management
  • Field ad hoc requests from Limited Partners
  • Complete various data analysis requests on the portfolio 
  • Project manage fundraise conversations 
  • Maintain the CRM of Limited Partners

3. Help our team with analysis on new investment opportunities.

  • Escalate promising companies and trends to dive deeper on
  • Perform strategic due diligence 
  • Work with members of our team to make and execute investment decisions
  • Help oversee financial and legal processes for new investments

Qualifications, Skills & Characteristics

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • The capacity to operate in a small and collaborative team environment with an ability to also work with a strong sense of agency;
  • The ability to work independently and excel in an entrepreneurial environment;
  • A deep intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic;
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and strong organizational skills;
  • A balance of creativity and analytical rigor along with a passion for the technology startup ecosystem; and
  • Outstanding emotional intelligence and the ability to anticipate others’ needs.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 2-3 years of work experience;
  • Previous experience in venture capital and/or startups; and
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Other position specifics:

This full-time role is remote with team members working from San Francisco and London.

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