Careers at H/L

Careers at H/L

  • [Fall/ Winter] MBA Intern – Investment Team Support

    • Location

      New York, NY
    • Date posted

    Description

    H/L Ventures is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature VC Intern to join our family. This is a paid, part-time position.

    About H/L Ventures
    H/L Ventures helps mission-driven founders build inspiring, valuable companies from inception to exit. We believe that high returns and high impact are directly linked and our diverse group of founders share that ethos. Our powerful venture studio model supports our companies with daily active engagement, expertise, access, and capital throughout their entrepreneurial journey. We are based in New York City and founded in 2009 and have a track record of growing successful start-ups across many industries. We are committed to a culture of integrity, excellence, and hard work.

    H/L Ventures works with companies from co-founding onward, using different vehicles. At our H/L studio, we start early, ranging from co-founding to just before a Series A. For companies at Series A and later, the opportunity goes to our CityRock fund, which invests in both our studio companies as they grow and in new companies that we meet at a later stage. Regardless of entry point, we provide holistic, relevant support through every stage of growth.

    The Position
    H/L seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature VC Intern to join our family. This is a paid, part-time position. We are looking for a professional with a passion for entrepreneurship, social impact, and working hands on with early-stage companies. The primary activities for the VC Intern are to assist in H/L’s first line evaluation of start-ups, due diligence process, and support of existing portfolio companies. H/L is building a new model for venture, and our VC Intern will be a crucial part of our team, based in New York City.

    Areas of responsibilities:

    • Sourcing and Due Diligence
    • Conducting general market research
    • Reviewing business plans, financial models, and other due diligence materials of potential candidate companies, including performing financial modeling, deal structure analysis, market sizing, and competitive landscape analysis
    • Taking part in phone screens and meetings during the due diligence process
    • Producing internal memos and diligence reports on candidate companies
    • Managing databases of opportunities and relevant relationships

    Portfolio Company Growth & Platform Activities

    • Taking part in regular calls/meetings with existing portfolio companies
    • Assisting in projects, analysis, and other value-add work for existing portfolio
      companies
    • Please note that H/L maintains virtually daily contact with our portfolio companies, so it is expected that the Intern will be able to dynamically support various portfolio company needs.

    Key Traits
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a number of important characteristics, including being:

    • Committed. Passion for positive social impact; deep sense of integrity and exceptional judgment.
    • Professional. Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and discretion, including situation-appropriate work and communication style.
    • Hard-Working. Possessing a strong work ethic, responsive, and detailed. Stays until the job is done.
    • Positive. Helpful can-do attitude as a mature team player; strong ability to build and curate relationships and trust; do-any-job attitude.
    • Proactive. Confident, with the ability to work flexibly and autonomously in an open-ended, self-directed work culture, especially given H/L’s compact team and relatively unstructured office environment.
    • Critical Thinker. Creative, intellectually curious, analytical, and truly engaged by difficult questions and new models.
    • Organized. Advanced organization and multitasking skills, allowing effective prioritization and meeting deadlines without fail.
    • Communicative. Possessing strong communications skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal), especially as the Intern will often be talking to entrepreneurs and stakeholders on behalf of the firm.
    • Technically-Adept. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, other technical and product-related skills beneficial; facility with Pitchbook and other research tools helpful
    • Academically Qualified. Excellent academic performance; at least a Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates currently pursuing an MBA are preferred.

    To apply for this position, please email H/L’s Vice President of Platform, Galina Ozgur, at galina@h-l.vc.
    In  the subject line of your email, please note: “[FIRST NAME-LAST NAME] MBA Internship – Investment Team Support”.

    Interested candidates should include:

    • Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume
    • A brief description about you and why you’re interested in the role

    Thank you for applying!

  • [Fall/ Winter] MBA Internship – Portfolio Team Support

    • Location

      New York, NY
    • Date posted

    Description

    About H/L

    H/L Ventures is a VC firm and company-building ecosystem based in New York City. Founded in 2009, we are dedicated to accelerating companies, focusing on high-growth businesses that add value to society. Our unique Daily Active Engagement model is designed to help portfolio companies and their leaders achieve the next stage of their success through active and regular engagement by H/L partners and their network. We are committed to a culture of integrity, excellence, and hard work.

    The Position

    H/L Ventures seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature MBA Intern to join our team on the Portfolio Support side. As a portfolio-focused firm, we support our companies across virtually every sector of need, drawing upon our core team’s expertise and activating our expert networks. We have a robust portfolio of companies at various stages (pre-Seed to Series B) spanning such sectors as renewable energy, future of food, future of education, clean water, cybersecurity, sustainable fashion, data fusion, enterprise software, and more; the unifying factor being that all  are building at the nexus of impact, diversity, and non-concessionary revenues.

    This is a unique opportunity for an MBA intern to work alongside the H/L Ventures team across the business. We are looking for someone entrepreneurial who is hungry and looking to support startups and learn more about the world of venture capital. This is a paid internship and an educational program to help MBA students transition into and learn about the startup and venture capital ecosystem.

    Focus

    This MBA Internship is focused on Portfolio Support only (not diligence or sourcing). We are a portfolio-centric firm with a laser focus on helping our companies grow.

    Portfolio Company Growth & Research

    • Taking the lead on research projects, analysis, and other value-add work for existing portfolio companies;
    • Financial model review and builds, market research, market sizing, comps analysis, valuation reports and analysis, competitor research.

    Key Traits
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a number of important characteristics, including:

    • Trustworthy. Deep sense of integrity and exceptionally good judgment.
    • Committed. Passion for positive social impact in a strong innovation sector; devoted to
      innovation and entrepreneurship; exhibiting a desire to work hard in a start-up
      environment.
    • Technically-Adept. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (including Office, Outlook,
      PowerPoint, and Excel), other technical and product-related skills beneficial.
    • Academically Qualified. Excellent academic performance; MBA Candidate at a
      school in proximity to New York City preferred.
    • Experienced. Comfort with financial modeling, facility with cap tables and standard
      structures, and participation in due diligence processes; strong financial acumen.
    • Hard-Working. Possessing a strong work ethic, responsive, and attentive to detail. Stays
      until the job is done; capable of reviewing many companies effectively.
    • Professional. Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and discretion, including situation appropriate
      work and communication style.
    • Positive. Helpful can-do attitude as a mature team player; strong ability to build and
      curate relationships and trust; do-any-job attitude; comfortable among new groups of
      people.
    • Proactive. Confident, with the ability to work flexibly and autonomously in an open ended,
      self-directed work culture.
    • Organized. Advanced organization and multitasking skills, allowing effective prioritization
      and meeting deadlines without fail.
    • Detailed. Experience researching and writing analytical reports in the tech/finance
      space; ability to produce well-designed, professional products in Microsoft Word and
      PowerPoint.
    • Communicative. Possessing extraordinary communications skills, including written, verbal,
      and interpersonal, especially as the Venture Intern will be talking to entrepreneurs and
      other stakeholders on behalf of the firm.
    • Additional Helpful Qualifications. Helpful if the candidate has some experience in the
      start-up ecosystem, existing network / high connectivity, and previous venture finance
      experience.

    To apply for this position, please email H/L’s Vice President of Platform, Galina Ozgur, at galina@h-l.vc.
    In  the subject line of your email, please note: “[FIRST NAME-LAST NAME] MBA Internship – Portfolio Team Support”.
    Please attach your resume, include your LinkedIn profile and tell us about your interest!

    Thank you for applying!

  • [Fall/ Winter] Platform Internship

    • Location

      New York, NY
    • Date posted

    Description

    H/L  Ventures seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and dedicated Platform Intern to join our team, working with and reporting directly to H/L’s Vice President of Platform. At H/L Ventures, Platform Internship activities touch a variety of areas, including but not limited to community building, platform tools, analyzing and exploring new business lines, research and analysis, events, content  and marketing, and data entry, which is absolutely essential to our process. 

    The Platform Intern will be wearing many hats and will be helping to manage multiple projects. 

    • The engagement of several distinct yet interconnected groups and communities (Portfolio Team, Founders, Venture Partners, Trusted Partner Network, Service Providers, among others), through virtual and in-person events (the latter taking place only where appropriate, safe, and fully compliant with COVID-19 guidelines);
    • Tools, resources, and processes that guide these groups and communities (including research and providing fulsome analysis on new findings), including community building tools, portfolio management tools (we use AirTable), productivity management tools (our Portfolio Dashboard – also on AirTable), Founder Portal and Resources, surveys, intake forms, and more.
    • Our visibility, including but not limited to managing and keeping updated our job board and talent network, managing our soon-to-be-launched Founder Portal, keeping tabs on our web presence, and other projects on our roadmap, such as our newsletter launch.

    Examples of projects:

    • Design a newsletter for our Venture Partner and Founder communities.
    • Redesign our NPS survey for the Founder community.
    • Coordinate our Leaders in Venture dinner series and Founders Night series.
    • Help populate our database of Trusted Partner Resources for the Founder Portal (on AirTable).
    • Help launch other founder-facing tools, surveys, systems, as needed.

    Key Traits:

    • Trustworthy. Deep sense of integrity and exceptionally good judgment.
    • Committed. Passion for positive social impact in a strong innovation sector; devoted to
      innovation and entrepreneurship; exhibiting a desire to work hard in a start-up
      environment.
    • Technically-Adept. Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite (including Office, Outlook,
      PowerPoint, and Excel), Google Suite, currently working with OR researching tools like AirTable, Notion.so, Zapier, CRM tools, data entry/ form tools (Typeform), content platforms such as Substack, survey tools like SurveyMonkey.
    • Infinitely Curious and Product experience focused. Motivated by the drive to learn more, research more, and test assumptions. Finds joy in reading Product Hunt.
    • Academically Qualified. Excellent academic performance;
    • Hard-Working. Possessing a strong work ethic, responsive, and attentive to detail. Stays
      until the job is done;
    • Professional. Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and discretion, including situation appropriate work and communication style.
    • Positive. Helpful can-do attitude; strong ability to build and curate relationships and trust; do-any-job attitude;
    • Proactive. Confident, with the ability to work flexibly and autonomously in an open ended,
      self-directed work culture.
    • Organized. Advanced organization and multitasking skills, allowing effective prioritization and meeting deadlines without fail.
    • Detailed. Ability to produce well-designed, professional products in Microsoft Word and
      PowerPoint.
    • Communicative. Possessing extraordinary communications skills, including written, verbal,
      and interpersonal.
    • Additional Helpful Qualifications. Helpful if the candidate has some experience in the
      start-up ecosystem.

    The Platform Intern will have an opportunity to attend portfolio update calls, Venture Partner and All-Hands calls, networking events, etc.

    This is a unique opportunity for an intern to get a holistic view of the role Platform plays in the VC and startup ecosystem, get educated on all aspects of VC firm processes and actively contribute. This is a paid internship.

    To apply for this position, please email H/L’s Vice President of Platform, Galina Ozgur, at galina@h-l.vc.
    In  the subject line of your email, please note: “[FIRST NAME-LAST NAME]  Platform Internship”.