Careers at H/L

Careers at H/L

  • Builder Fellowship – Strategic Operations

    • Location

    • Date posted

    Description

    About H/L Ventures

    Founded in 2009 and based in New York City, H/L Ventures has 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. This fellowship will be mainly focused on supporting our new business creation and other initiatives.

    The Builder Fellowship

    H/L Ventures seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature Builder Fellow to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, deep industry knowledge, and both strategic and tactical capabilities geared towards company building. You will work collaboratively with our executive and product teams to identify new market opportunities, develop strategies, and lay the groundwork for new ventures. This is a paid fellowship. This is not an investing position. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Market Analysis & Strategy Development: Conduct in-depth market research to identify emerging trends, market needs, and potential business opportunities.
    • Outreach: Directly speak to potential pilot venues, markets, and partners.
    • Financial Modeling: Design and refine comprehensive financial models to project potential profitability, gauge risks, and understand the viability of ventures.
    • Idea Generation: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to brainstorm and validate innovative business ideas and solutions.
    • Business Modeling: Craft sustainable business models, assessing potential risks and rewards, and laying out a roadmap to achieve growth.
    • Product Development: Provide insights and feedback during the product development phase to ensure relevance and feasibility within the industry.
    • Pilot Testing & Launch: Oversee the rollout of pilot projects, collecting feedback, iterating, and refining before a full-scale launch.

    Key Traits & Qualifications

    The ideal candidates 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: Fluency in modern day tools and platforms, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Pitchbook, Crunchbase, etc.
    • Academically and Professionally Qualified: Excellent academic performance; graduate or MBA degree; management consulting and/ or entrepreneurial experience preferred.
    • Experienced: Comfort with financial modeling and a 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; ability to produce well-designed, professional products.
    • Communicative: Possessing extraordinary communications skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal, especially as the fellow will be talking to entrepreneurs and other stakeholders on behalf of the firm.
    • Additional Helpful Qualifications: Beneficial 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 and embark on this journey with H/L Ventures, please send your resume, LinkedIn profile, and a brief introduction of your passion and interests to H/L’s Vice President of Platform, Galina Ozgur, at galina@h-l.vc.
    Kindly use the subject line: “[FIRST NAME-LAST NAME] Builder Fellowship – Strategic Operations”. We look forward to this partnership.

  • VC Platform Internship

    • Location

      New York, NY
    • Date posted

    Description

    The Position

    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 content/ writing, community building and events, as well as platform tools and a lot of research and careful data entry, which are absolutely essential activities 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 in-person events. 
    • Tools, resources, and processes that guide these groups and communities, including portfolio management tools (we use AirTable), productivity management tools (our Portfolio Dashboard – also on AirTable), Founder Portal and Resources, surveys, intake forms, and more. This will require a detail-oriented mind and a commitment to precision and process.
    • Our visibility, including but not limited to managing and keeping updated our job board and talent network, managing our Founder Portal, keeping tabs on our website updates, and other projects on our roadmap, such as our newsletter.

    Examples of projects:

    • Design a newsletter for our Venture Partner and Founder communities.
    • 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 and/ or maintain 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.

    This role is a unique opportunity for the right candidate 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. The Platform Intern will have an opportunity to attend portfolio update calls, Venture Partner calls, and networking events, etc. This is a paid internship. 

    Candidates, please read about VC Platform as a career track in Venture Capital here: https://www.vcplatform.com/blog.

    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”.

  • MBA Internship – Startup Growth

    • Location

      New York, Open to Remote
    • Date posted

    Description

    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 Ventures seeks to work with enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature MBA Intern to join our team on the Startup Operations 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 our MBA Intern to work alongside the H/L Ventures team across the business and gain insight into and support the operational side of our businesses. This is a paid internship.

    Focus

    We are a portfolio-centric firm with a laser focus on helping our companies grow.

    You will be conducting project-based value-add work for existing portfolio companies, including:

    • Market research;
    • Market sizing;
    • Competitive landscape analysis;
    • Financial modeling;
    • Special projects;
    • Please note that H/L maintains virtually daily contact with our portfolio companies, so it is expected that the MBA Intern will be able to dynamically support various portfolio company needs.

    Key Traits

    The ideal candidates 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 MBA Intern will be talking to entrepreneurs and other stakeholders on behalf of the firm.
    • Additional Helpful Qualifications. Helpful if the candidate has operating experience in a start-up, existing network / high connectivity, or 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 – Startup Growth”.
    Please attach your resume, include your LinkedIn profile and tell us about your interest!

    Thank you for applying!

  • MBA Internship – Diligence Team

    • Location

      New York, NY
    • Date posted

    Description

    H/L Ventures is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, dedicated, and mature MBA Intern to join our family. This is a paid, part-time, project-based 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 MBA Intern to join our family. This is a paid, part-time, project-based position. We are looking for a professional with a passion for venture capital, entrepreneurship, social impact, and working hands on with early-stage companies. The primary activities for the MBA 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 MBA Intern will be a crucial part of our team.

    Areas of responsibilities:

    • Conducting due diligence
    • Finanial modeling
    • Performing general market research
    • Reviewing: business plans, financial models, and other due diligence materials of potential candidate companies, including 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 MBA 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 – Diligence Team”.

    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!