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Research Associate

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Research
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes
We're looking for a Research Associate to join us full-time. Candidates should be familiar with both the quantitative and qualitative components of producing high-quality equity investment research and should have a demonstrated passion for the tech sector. Examples of responsibilities will include conducting market research and competitive positioning analysis, building capitalization tables from public filings and creating thoughtful written analyses for EquityZen’s internal and external research clients. Prior experience in equity research, private equity or venture capital is a plus.  

Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 95+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider for 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 3500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press
 
EquityZen's backers include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, along with many veteran Wall St professionals. Members of our team have deep experience in both software engineering and financial technology, with prior experience at institutions such as AQR Capital Management, J.P. Morgan, and Symantec. Check out the team here: equityzen.com/team
 
What you'll gain:
  • Ability to make your mark from day one
  • Develop knowledge of VC-backed companies and their investors
  • Learn the key elements of valuing venture-backed investments
  • Contribute to the venture community through thoughtful research
  • Opportunity to create new products for EquityZen’s clients and marketing efforts
  • Break into the startup, FinTech, and venture network
  • Opportunity to prove yourself and rise quickly within a growing team and business (we are not big on bureaucracy)
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)
 
The right stuff:
  • Prior experience in fundamental investment research or analysis (2+ years)
  • Financial modeling experience (2+ years)
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise investment analyses (1+ years)
  • Strong critical thinking skills.  Candidate should be able to demonstrate ability to think through investment implications of industry news/events.
  • Passion for tech sector and investment process
  • Organized and responsive with strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Bonus: past experience covering tech, working in venture capital

Location: Manhattan, New York City 
Type: Full Time 
Timing: Immediate 
Sector: Financial Technology (FinTech) 
Department: Research 
Min Experience: 2+ years 
Equity Grant: Yes 

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZens employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

General Application

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Rolling
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Any
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Negotiable

We are always open to reviewing applications from individuals who feel they have the right stuff for the EquityZen team! If you have a qualification that will help the EquityZen team, send us your resume!

EquityZen is leveling the field in how startup employees get paid. With our premier marketplace, we unlock the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. Watch the short video here to learn more.

Some of EquityZen's investors include Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, wealth managers, and influential investors from Finance, Venture, Law around the world. Some of the smartest minds in the industry have helped us conduct transactions worth tens of millions of dollars.

Our team is our biggest asset, and we are always looking for new talent to join us.

What you'll gain

  • Make a big impact in increasing team happiness beginning your very first week
  • Learn more about the Secondary Markets
  • Gain an understanding of venture capital and startup ecosystems
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.)
  • 100% Premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision), paid parental leave, and flexible paid time off
  • Fun with our amazing team

The right stuff

  • Ability to wear multiple hats
  • Flexibility in role and responsibilities
  • Can do attitude
  • Interest in FinTech
  • Desire to work in a true start-up environment

*Bonus points if you have

  • Previous experience in a start-up
  • Degree in Business (finance) or Engineering

Why join EquityZen?

Our promise to you: you will learn more, faster than you can imagine.

  • Learn from our investors (early Twilio, MakerBot, ...)
  • Access corporate discounts (commute, gym, rentals, ...)
  • Get paid. Competitive equity and salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off
  • Do good. Achieve a double bottom-line, bring education and access to millions

Our team is growing

Reach out if your are:

  • Creative and tenacious
  • Passionate about the capital markets
  • Not afraid to redefine an industry
  • Excited to take on many roles and excel
  • Ready to have fun with our team!


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EquityZen is a marketplace for pre-IPO investments. EquityZen has been featured, quoted, and covered in a number of publications.

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

EquityZen participates in the U.S. government's "E-Verify" program.

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