Venture Capital - Investor Business Development and Fundraising Principal


United States Remote

Full time

Business Development


Aug 25

We are Braven, an early-stage investor built for breakthroughs within large, regulated sectors, beginning with finance, insurance, and healthcare. We selectively invest in Seed through Series B companies and coordinate the full ecosystem of people and resources needed for each investment’s success. Our dedicated co-build teams augment portfolio company capabilities and create value by derisking execution, accelerating timelines, and unlocking previously inaccessible opportunities. We are pioneering a new model of early-stage investing, a hybrid of the best of VC, PE, and consulting in which founders, investors, and partners collaborate in unprecedented ways to build and scale early-stage breakthrough companies. We founded Braven with the conviction that there are large, underserved opportunities to do good in the world while concurrently earning outsized financial returns and exponential impacts on key industries.

We are actively interviewing for a full-time, remote (US-only) Investor Business Development Principal. This is a senior individual contributor role that reports directly to William Abecassis, Managing Partner For this position, we seek an exceptional individual who will be at the forefront of driving our fundraising strategy at the firm by targeting family offices, high-net-worth individuals, and select institutional investors. Your efforts will play a pivotal role in achieving Braven's Fund 1 objectives with further exciting opportunities on the horizon, including additional funds and supporting a diverse set of portfolio companies.

This role offers a unique opportunity to join a cutting-edge early-stage investment firm on the ground floor. The person we hire will be on our Partner track, and thus, we are only considering passionate contributors who bring an ownership mentality and want to be part of building something new and transformative. Our journey is just beginning, and your unique contributions could profoundly shape our trajectory.

You will also collaborate with other Braveneers, including Senior Partners including LizAnn Eisen, former Deputy Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance, Dr. Sean Khozin, a leader in life science development and data science, including experience at CancerLinQ, J&J, and the FDA, and Bradford Wilkins, recognized as one of the preeminent thought-leaders in Talent and Performance. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with our strategic advisory board members and founding teams.


  • Develop and execute a robust fundraising strategy encompassing family offices of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and handpicked institutional investors. Your strategic thinking and execution will be instrumental in propelling Braven towards its fundraising milestones
  • Nurture and cultivate relationships with potential investors, spanning family offices, institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals. You will take the lead in the initial outreach process and continue to provide vital support throughout, helping to close deals in partnership with our Managing Partner
  • Stay attuned to industry trends and key players, strategically positioning Braven within the competitive landscape. Your insights will enable us to stand out and align with prevailing market dynamics. There is potential for you to represent Braven at prominent industry events and conferences, fostering brand recognition and fostering connections with potential investors
  • Act as primary point-of-contact for Investor Relations, proactively sharing our portfolio, strategy, and market positioning with both prospective and current investors
  • Extend your support to our portfolio companies as they navigate their fundraising endeavors as well as actively look for opportunities to connect LPS/investors to interesting other opportunities


  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in business development and fundraising roles, specializing in securing capital from institutional investors, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals
  • Demonstrated indisputable track record of raising capital within competitive fundraising landscapes
  • Proven experience in fundraising, investor relations, or related roles , ideally within the venture capital or private equity industry.
  • Exceptionally high emotional intelligence, thriving on building relationships with thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners. Your passion for networking will be an invaluable asset.
  • Finesse at weaving compelling and authentic stories, adept at translating intricate concepts into compelling, innovative, and informative narratives tailored to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to swiftly adapt to emerging challenges, rapidly acquire new knowledge, and seamlessly integrate into novel settings. Your consistent track record of exceeding expectations in diverse situations is paramount.
  • Excels at bringing structure to ambiguity, prioritizing tasks, managing projects, and adopting a results-driven approach to work (testing, measuring, iterating)
  • History of exceptional performance characterized by meticulous information gathering, incisive analysis, hypothesis formulation, rigorous testing, and the persuasive communication of recommendations.


Braven isn’t built to be the 3,001st US venture firm — we’re built to be the first firm engineered from the ground up to co-build companies tackling what we believe to be the largest and most important opportunity set of the next few decades. Our journey will require capability, grit and courage. We will push ourselves as much as we will push you. Along the way, there are both short term and long term rewards and development opportunities. We also offer the following to all Braven employees:

For Your Prosperity

  • Competitive base salary with significant upside tied to successful fundraising
  • In addition to a short-term bonus, this role is also eligible for long-term incentives through participation in the fund's performance with carried interest (also called “carry”- similar to equity and getting in at the ground floor of the firm)
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability (as well as optional Long Term Disability)
  • Complimentary access to SoFi, an online suite of financial tools including educational tools, loan refinancing options, and SoFi invest, with cash back bonuses

Good Health and Happiness

  • As an early team member, your input will help us shape what is most valuable for Braven employees’ physical and mental well-being. That said, we believe that we have designed a comprehensive suite of offerings to make sure your physical and mental health are top priorities!
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance offerings with some individual options covered almost 100% by Braven, including full access to:
  • Rightway, a dedicated health concierge and personal care navigator that helps employees find care, book appointments, and manage billing and claims
  • One Medical, a primary care practice that offers same-day appointments (remotely or in person) that start on time, as well as 24/7 care over Video Chat
  • For your mental health and wellbeing, we offer a variety of resources
  • Guardian, an Employee Assistance Program that offers a professional counselor to work through a wide variety of personal issues on everyday topics
  • Spring Health, offering three complimentary sessions that can include any combination of exercise, digital cognitive behavioral therapy and more

To Life!

  • Paid holidays and flexible time off as needed. This is sometimes called “Unlimited PTO”; we don’t have a set amount of days you are able to take off but rather expect you to manage your well-being by taking time off as needed while also successfully performing your role
  • Coaching and mentoring, continuous education and opportunities to engage with exceptional colleagues both at Braven and in our larger community, including visionary founders harnessing technology to change the world

At Braven, we believe our biggest asset is our people and strive to hire the top 0.1% of candidates. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. Braven treats all candidates and employees with respect and does not discriminate in our recruiting, hiring, and promoting processes, including based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

If you're excited to take on a role where your strategic prowess meets your passion for building meaningful connections, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of early stage investing. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity. Apply now and let's embark on this exhilarating journey together.

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