Initialized Capital

New York, NY, USA Remote United States

Full time

$400-650k (annually)



Sep 17

Initialized Capital is hiring a Partner to join its investment team.

Initialized is a venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. The firm invests in seed-stage software companies across many sectors, including enterprise, consumer, crypto, climate, healthcare, real estate, fintech, and frontier tech. Initialized has $3.2B in assets under management, and its portfolio includes over 175 companies worth close to $200B in market value. Over 25 companies in the firm's portfolio are valued at $1B or more. Initialized is an early investor in Coinbase, Instacart, Rippling, Flexport, and Cruise. The firm has a well-built support team that helps talented founders build strong foundations.

As a Partner, you will be responsible for working with the current portfolio and identifying, leading, and executing on new investments. This role requires a high level of attention to detail, prompt and clear communication skills, analytical problem-solving ability, and an orientation toward execution. We are an extremely founder-focused firm and heavily prize previous experience founding startups on our investment staff.

This is a full-time remote role with frequent in-person responsibilities, mostly at or near our offices in San Francisco, California and/or New York, New York. We are open to candidates in North America who are willing to travel but prefer candidates in either San Francisco or New York.

Learn more about our team and approach on our website.


  • Work with portfolio companies across the portfolio, advising them specifically in the Partner’s area of expertise.
  • Evaluate and lead potential investments. Research and write investment memos as needed. Advocate for investments in which the Partner has strong conviction.
  • Work with some portfolio companies as the primary point of contact. Steer them towards product market fit and future fundraising rounds; serve on company boards and assume fiduciary responsibility, if needed. Track company progress closely, keeping the team up to date on their metrics and progress.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with others in the ecosystem, including VCs, startup founders, and potential talent for startups.
  • Write thought leadership content for the Initialized Capital blog and social media.
  • Represent Initialized Capital publicly by speaking at and attending high-profile conferences on the firm’s behalf. Share knowledge from these events with the team.
  • Develop and drive programs, tools, and/or resources (including hosting events) for founders related to the Partner’s areas of expertise.


  • Entrepreneurial background, ideally as a startup founder who led their company to a successful Series B fundraise or equivalent milestone.
  • Proven investing track record in early-stage startups, either as an angel or on behalf of an early-stage venture fund.
  • 10+ years of work experience as a founder or employee at startups with demonstrated mastery of and ability to advise on core early-stage startup functions (e.g. engineering, product, sales, marketing).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally across a diverse group of partners and operations team members. Be able to quickly build trust with other team members as well as entrepreneurs and broader strategic networks.
  • Excellent active listening skills combined with the ability to develop a nuanced point of view that can be comfortably shared and refined with other team members. Ability to know the right questions to ask, as well as when to listen and learn.
  • Strong deal pipeline and venture ecosystem relationships.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication skills with an emphasis on thoughtful, clear communication. Experience simplifying and distilling complex concepts for publication.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent prioritization and task management skills.

$400,000 - $650,000 a year

Base salary. Does not include carried interest or bonus.

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Initialized Capital

We fund tech companies before product market fit. Early investors in Coinbase, Instacart, Cruise, Flexport, Rippling + more — $100B+ in market value.