Associate Investor

The Westly Group

Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on March 4, 2024

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Job Description: We are hiring an Associate to join our investment team to primarily focused on Series A, Series B and growth opportunities for the firm. This individual should have a technical skillset and mindset, paired with attention to detail and the capability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people both internally and externally. The successful candidate will be a smart, resourceful, outgoing, self-starter with a proven ability to conduct rigorous due diligence and proactively find and attract the best investment opportunities globally. In addition to diligence and deal sourcing, the Associate will also be expected to support the Fund’s thesis development work through sector deep dives and provide value to our portfolio companies and strategic limited partners.


  • Due Diligence: Prepare thoughtful and rigorous analysis of prospective fund investments, including sector, financial, founder analysis
  • Deal Sourcing: Leverage existing network and establish new relationships with founders/CEOs, investors and industry experts. Know how to identify winning technology & teams
  • Sector Deep Dives: Prepare sector deep dives on emerging areas of interesting, including general research, market sizing, competitive analysis to help inform investment theses


  • Demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship and growth-stage startups in non-traditional technology sectors like industrials, supply chain, logistics, energy, climate, transportation, built environment, and other real world markets
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of prior work experience in Investment Banking / Private Equity, or equivalent technical, product or strategy role
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a top-tier institution with a finance, computer science, engineering or other technical degree
  • Must demonstrate a high-level of achievement in terms of financial analysis, due diligence, analytical skills, attention to detail and organization
  • Technical skillset, emotional intelligence and a demonstrated passion for networking and discovering new startups
  • Displays deep curiosity for impacting climate change, manufacturing, mobility and frontline work through innovation
  • Key attributes: Extremely detail and process-oriented, intellectually curious, organized, funny, humble, high EQ, kind, competitive, and a team-first attitude
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States to apply

Partner Track: Multi-year Associate role with possibility of promotion based on individual performance and future fund plans; not a guaranteed Partner track role

Compensation: Competitive salary with annual bonus based on performance

Target Start Date: Immediate (no later than May 2024)

About The Westly Group:

The Westly Group is a venture capital firm founded in 2007 with $800M+ AUM across five funds. We partner with technology Founders solving the biggest problems in industrials, supply chain, logistics, energy, climate, transportation, built environment, and other real world markets Silicon Valley isn’t paying enough attention to.

The firm has had nine portfolio company IPOs, including Tesla, SentinalOne and Luminar, and is backed by a strategic LP base made up of some of the world’s leading companies including ABB, Audi, Alaska Airlines, Bridgestone, Duke Energy, Oshkosh, Hitachi Energy, Vistra, State Farm Insurance and others.

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