Venture Capital Sourcing Intern

Unorthodox Ventures

Austin, TX, USA


$18-18 (hourly)



Sep 11

Unorthodox Ventures partners with disruptive founders who want to manufacture extraordinary products and build enduring brands. If you need an investor, we will bring the capital. If you just have an idea, we can help you bring it to life.

Led by contrarian entrepreneur and Big Ass Fans Founder Carey Smith, our team of engineers, product managers and marketers has decades of experience.

What You Offer:

  • We’re selective in choosing people, and we want our people to be selective, too. The person in this role will help us choose businesses to partner with so the ability to think critically and evaluate a company’s potential (and potential pitfalls) is vital.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Tenacity to learn how to develop new business opportunities and reach decision makers
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail to document and track opportunities
  • Enthusiasm for prospecting and cold calling
  • Intellectual curiosity to understand industry sectors and prospects’ business models
  • Natural networking instincts and habits


  • Must be a business student entering your junior or senior year.


  • You’ll work directly with our deal team to identify investment prospects in North America. How do we do it? You’ll assist in
  • Researching private and public databases
  • Taking deep-dives into Specific industries to find the startups smashing the status quo
  • Networking with organizations working with startups like VC firms, incubators, accelerators and economic development groups
  • Networking with professionals serving startups such as attorneys, accountants and consultants
  • Attending conferences and trade shows focused on startups. Seriously, we’ll send you places.
  • Keeping tabs on emerging technologies being worked on at universities
  • Organizing and track prospects through the investment processCoordinating multi-day, regional visits by our deal team to prospective companies

What We Offer:

  • $18 hourly and up to 30 hours weekly
  • A real hands-on training program. We want you to be successful and put in the time upfront to accomplish that.
  • An on-site gym, lounge, pool table and breakfast tacos every Friday
  • One of the world’s best coffee makers. Seriously.

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Unorthodox Ventures

We partner with founders who want to manufacture extraordinary products.