San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on August 28, 2023

To our New Principal. Hello.

We are NFX, the fastest growing seed and pre-seed venture firm in the US.

We’re currently investing our 3rd fund of $450 Million, after our $325M 2nd Fund and we’re looking to expand our investing team in the SF Bay Area.

We’re putting this role out there for Karma. If you’re the best person in the world for this, you’ll find your way to us.

Who are you?

You’re local to the San Francisco Bay Area having lived, worked, and networked there for at least 5 recent years. You know who to call, where to go, and what’s hot or not.

You’re an amazing human being. Strong at heart, generous in spirit. Charismatic, perceptive, humble, humorous, confident, & driven…by that we mean not just “I can do it” confident, but “It’s ok if I can’t do it” confident. You’re a natural psychologist. You understand people and see patterns. You see things others do not about people and the mechanics that make businesses work.

You’ve been a successful Operator or Founder in the SF Bay Area for a few years. You’ve been involved in venture capital and know the drill. You have a strong network particularly in the SF Bay Area. You’re someone that other Founders admire and respect, and can learn from. NFX’s brand means people who have been operators themselves.

You hustle. You need to find the hot teams and companies before others do. It’s a sales job. VC is now a highly competitive sport that requires speed, decisiveness, empathy, dexterity, patience, endurance.

You like being on a team. You care more about *doing* right than *being* right.

NFX will probably *not* be a good fit for you if: You think investing is glamorous; you think investing will be a more balanced lifestyle than running a company; you want to work alone; you really like the Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill; or you’re trying to decide whether to live in the SF Bay Area or somewhere else.

What is NFX like?

We run our venture firm like a startup.

In addition to investing, we write code, develop content, make connections, and build exceptional leaders.

Here are some of the software products we’re building for the startup ecosystem:

  • Signal, The network of VC’s and Founders
  • Brief Link, tool for Founders to pitch VC’s

This is some of the content we’ve produced:


We are experts in network effects, growth, and fundraising. We are known to have a unique ability to relate to those we invest in.

We operate as a team, not as silo-ed Partners. We have fun, make rain, and laugh a lot.

We have a mission to help keep Silicon Valley a “creativity-first” culture and avoid becoming a “money-first” culture. We think that drives higher returns, is better for us as people, and better for the ecosystem as a whole.

We invest in early stage startups – pre seed and seed. We lead our investments 95% of the time, meaning we don’t get FOMO and we have the confidence to decide. We are hands on helping with strategy, product, team, and the other critical aspects of companies. We are all founders many times over, so we have been in their shoes and are often their best source of advice.

This is the venture firm we wish existed when we were running startups.

We’ve invested in 27 unicorns, including companies like Trulia, Lyft, Houzz, DoorDash, Poshmark, Honeybook, Outdoorsy, Incredible Health, Mammoth Biosciences, Firefly, LaHaus, Papaya Gaming, and many more.

This position is NOT a remote position. Please do not apply if you are not in the San Francisco Bay Area or can not work out of SF and Palo Alto offices

If you’re the right person for this, you’ll find your way to us.

Come to us oh-mighty-one…

Send us:

  • Your LinkedIn profile or resume
  • A note on why you want be part of the NFX investment team

NFX is a collaborative and close-knit team and we’re taken care of. You should expect:

  • Salary range for this role is $200,000 to $250,000
  • Carry dollars at work
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for you and dependents
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Great parental leave
  • Mobile data credit
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual educational credit
  • Life and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long term disability
  • An incredible team of high-caliber, principled, fun people
  • An atypical venture culture for start-up tech professionals not financiers
  • A hybrid office culture – working 3 days a week from San Francisco HQ (Hayes Valley)
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