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Investor Sales

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Business Development
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes
EquityZen is looking for a full-time salesperson in New York City. The compensation for this role is extremely competitive and would include salary, full benefits, commission, and an equity grant (not to mention other cool stuff: we just thought we'd get the big stuff out of the way).
 
What you'll get:
 
- Exposure to multiple parts of the business: sales, marketing, product
- A full pipeline of inbound leads
- Room to grow
- A company you can call Home

 

What we have:

    • A growing business in a growing asset class: pre-IPO secondary transactions.
    • Financial backing from Draper Associates, 500 Startups, and WorldQuant Ventures.
    • Relationships with 55+ pre-IPO companies, 8 of which are probably on your smartphone’s home screen. 
    • Thousands of investor leads that have expressed interest in pre-IPO investing.
    • A diverse team of engineers, lawyers, and reformed Wall Streeters.
    • An opportunity for a young salesperson to make a BIG impact.

What you have:

    • Series 7 and Series 63 licenses from FINRA
    • 1+ years of experience selling financial products
    • 4-year undergraduate degree
    • Experience with making 10+ phone calls a day
    • Demonstrable ability to communicate clearly, via email and phone.
    • An interest in the venture capital asset class

*Bonus points* if you have:

    • A 2-year track record of exceeding sales quotas within a financial services firm
    • Experience selling private tech investments (crowdfunding, pre-IPO, private equity stakes)
    • Experience selling investments to the HNWI investor channel

You should apply if:

    • You like to compete, and get excited about closing a sale
    • You're currently in a sales role within a larger financial organization, but seek an opportunity with more professional development and upside
    • You're ready to shorten the feedback loop between sales + product (aka you're fed up with a 20-year old CRM)

Finance and Investment Research Lead

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Finance
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes

We're seeking a Finance & Investment Research Lead to join us in redefining the private markets. If you work well both independently and in team-based environments, you will love finding elegant solutions to tough problems.

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and PE investors. 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 60+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 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 1500+ 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 market. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press/

EquityZen's investors include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and Dave McClure's 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, Barclays Capital, and J.P. Morgan. Check out the team here: equityzen.com/team/

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
Finance

  • Excellence at maintaining books, records, and financial statements of a fast-growing FinTech company, with a broker-dealer subsidiary
  • Manage relationships with EquityZen’s partners in the finance, tech, and legal sector (banks, tech platforms, fund managers)
  • Enhance financial models for forecasting, budget setting, reporting; working closely with the company’s founders
  • Learn more than you thought possible about the inner-workings of private-placements, a rapidly growing and rewarding business

Investment Research

  • Produce and oversee production of private company PPMs
  • Publish whitepapers on sector and market trends
  • Contribute to a successful content marketing strategy
  • Collaborate with Investments team and clients to discuss specific investment opportunities

Generally

  • Become an expert in Private Markets
  • Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, etc.)
  • 100% premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off
  • Fun with our incredible team

 

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • At least, a 4-year undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with rigorous financial modeling (either in an FP&A role, as a Financial Analyst, Consultant, or through work in Financial Services)
  • An obsession with mathematical accuracy
  • Attention to deetail. Litmus test: does the typo in this job description infuriate you?
  • Analytical and communication skills: draw inferences and present synthesis of performance, forecasts, and any initiatives you raise

 

*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • CPA, CFA, or Masters degree in Accounting
  • Strong fluency in setting and maintaining a budget for a rapidly growing business
  • Been involved in a financial role at a broker-dealer or investment platform

Engineering Lead

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

We're looking for an Engineering Lead eager to help us as we redefine private markets. Join us if you're looking to work alongside extremely brilliant engineers while rolling up your sleeves, diving into code, and driving our product vision.

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and PE investors. 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 60+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 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 1500+ 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 investors include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and Dave McClure's 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
Engineering

  • Architect and implement the most secure private placement platform that can scale to trading $1B+
  • Demonstrable experience building robust infrastructure with our developers and data-driven business tools for other teams
  • Prototype and implement new product ideas with engineers, with initiatives such relying on NLP and ML based prediction
  • Keep technical debt low by reinforcing our Engineering culture of establishing sound practices for ensuring code reviews, high test coverage, and documentation

Product

  • Work closely with experienced developers who love discussing software & security
  • Collaborate with non-engineering teammates to solve difficult practical problems
  • Partner with Founders and Product Lead to set and manage expectations in delivering high quality technology at a fast pace
  • Gain exposure to all parts of the venture capital, private equity, and startup ecosystems

Generally

  • Recruit other talented engineers as we continue to grow
  • Own a part of the equity in the company you'd help build
  • Learn more than you thought possible about the inner-workings of private placements - a rapidly growing, rewarding, and lucrative business
  • Access corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, etc.)
  • Receive 100% premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off
  • Have fun with our incredible team


THE RIGHT STUFF

  • At least, a 4-year undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • 3+ years of experience as an Individual Contributor as a full-stack engineer, systems/data architect, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience as a Team Lead, Engineering Manager, or equivalent at an emerging technology company
  • Fluency in DevOps to Front-End and everything in between
  • Experience with best practices surrounding web security, version control, cloud-based computing, ...
  • Familiarity with employing creative uses of state of the art technology solutions to enhance business processes
  • Strong grasp of trade-offs involved in making architectural decisions (service-level APIs, web frameworks, ...)
  • Effective communication skills in distilling complex concepts with technical and non-technical teammates


*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • Entrepreneurial ambitions and drive
  • Engineering experience in financial services and/or FinTech sector
  • Fluency in AWS, Django, ElasticSearch

Investments Intern (Summer)

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time Internship
Timing
Summer
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Business Development
Min. Experience
Student
Equity Grant
No
EquityZen is a marketplace for pre-IPO investments. Investors leverage our platform to access a growing asset class that was previously unavailable to them.
 
We're looking for an Investments intern for the summer. You'd work closely with EquityZen's Distribution and Research teams.
 
Meet our team (https://equityzen.com/team/). Past EquityZen interns have continued working even after the official internship.

 

What you'll gain

    • Work closely with EquityZen’s distribution, research, and marketing teams 
    • Learn a ton about the late-stage venture capital industry (think Docusign, Pinterest, Lyft, SpaceX, Palantir)
    • Learn a ton about the asset management industry (a trillion dollar+ market)
    • An open invitation to pick the brains of a few EquityZen folks that have built careers in a plethora (yes, plethora) of industries and crafts
    • Produce client-facing research and marketing products. On your first day.
    • Interact with EquityZen clients. They’re a mix of wealth managers, angel investors, sovereign wealth funds, entrepreneurs, and tech evangelists
    • Get your hands dirty. Wear many hats. Disrupt finance. It all sounds cliché, but it’s true. We promise you won’t be bored and we promise you’ll grow professionally. And academically. And maybe even physically (the pizza here is pretty darn good).
    • A finance internship in a startup environment. Trade your (pant)suit for jeans and a t-shirt.  

The right stuff

    • Quick on your feet. We rank aptitude as a trait, above all else.
    • Passion for entrepreneurship, technology and finance. Maybe you joined the investment club at your school. Maybe you even tried starting your own business. What we love to see is that you’re a risk-taker.
    • Strong interest in new capital markets (bitcoin, crowdfunding, real estate, etc)
    • Marketing + communication skills. You can learn a new topic quickly and frame the story eloquently. 
    • Desire to work in a true start-up environment
    • Must be able to work full-time in the summer with the possibility of extending internship remotely

*Bonus points if you have

    • Started a business before (no matter how small)
    • Graphic Design and Photoshop skills
    • Experience in equity research or fundamental analysis of companies
    • Performed stand-up comedy. We value humility.

Design | Consultant

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Part Time or Full Time Internship
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Product
Min. Experience
Student
Equity Grant
No
EquityZen's marketplace is functional. It makes sense and cents. We improve the way startup employees are paid. We unlock the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. We build industry-defining technology as the premier platform for private placements. Watch this short video here to learn more: https://equityzen.com/press/
 
Some of EquityZen's investors include Dave McClure's 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 (from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton, Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, and more) have helped us conduct transactions worth tens of millions of dollars.
 
We're looking for a visual and graphics design intern. Meet our team (https://equityzen.com/team/). Past EquityZen interns have continued working even after the official internship.

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

  • Implement and provide design input to help build a seamless financial platform
  • Work closely with the engineering and product teams to help improve our user experience
  • Partner with business teams daily to incorporate (external) client feedback
  • Work closely with our marketing team to create social media strategies
  • Help us expand our brand and image in the FinTech Industry
  • Direct involvement in day-to-day start-up activities
  • Work with Marketing, Business, HR and Investor Relations on a daily basis
  • Exposure working side-by-side with the founding team
  • Endless ability to learn and grow your craft, create your own experience
  • Ability to work directly on our product/service that will be seen by our clients
  • Recruit and build out the corporate team as we grow
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative environment and a chance to be fully integrated into the organization
  • Open invitation to learn more about your peers at staff functions including outings, dinners, etc.
  • Make a big impact driving the business forward starting your very first week

THE RIGHT STUFF

  • Strong web design and web development skills
  • Expertise in responsive design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Proficiency in CSS and HTML
  • Familiarity with Javascript, including D3.js
  • Experience working in a team-based environment with other developers and engineers

*BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE

  • Entrepreneurial experience and drive
  • An interest in financial markets and investments
  • Experience working in a team that develops across the stack
  • Experience/Knowledge of the startup environment

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 Dave McClure's 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), 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

Apply for a position now

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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