Impact Investment Fellows Program

Empower a better future with us

Winter 2022 Fellowship Program accepting application

 

Program description

Vectors Angel is looking for their next cohort of Impact Investment Fellows to join our teams and support investments in startups solving challenges in sustainability and health care.  This program is designed to give participants investing experience from the perspective of impact and global change, familiarity with VC-level due diligence processes and an opportunity to develop skills at the vector of sustainability and finance.

We are looking for angel investors, professionals, accomplished students (Ph.D., MBA, computer science or law) to work under the mentorship of seasoned VCs on deal due diligence, finance, legal, investor relations and data science/automation. However, you will work as a team and you have the opportunity to work across responsibilities and collaborate with each other to deliver investments. Prepare to work as a team  - we make investment decisions together. 

The Vectors Fellowship Program is part-time with an estimated 10 hours per week of engagement.

Fellowship Term

January 12 – April 29, 2022 with an optional extension to June 17, 2022 to complete deals

Application Due: November 29, 2021

Please find the application here.

Primary Expectations

  • Two weekly meetings (Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT) 

  • Weekly deal updates, reading assignments and discussion

  • Depending on the focus you choose, deliver your expected responsibilities 

  • Conduct technical/business due diligence of startups 

  • Source promising startup companies

  • Conduct research and analysis on markets

  • Engage with potential investors

  • Reach out to potential collaborators for the companies 

  • Other items if needed

  • Accredited investors – plan on investing $1K

This is an unpaid yet rewarding experience. You may potentially be compensated by investment carries if you follow through and execute on one entire case including deal due diligence, investment memo write up and case champion to actual investments.

​Required Education & Experience​

  • The fellowship is designed for candidates with alignment in sustainability and impact investing 

  • During your application, please indicate your preferred primary focus areas (due diligence, finance, legal, investor relations or data science/automation)

  • Advanced degree is highly recommended. If you want to look into deeptech with a focus on deal due diligence, a Ph.D. in relevant areas is required.

Teams

Deal sourcing and due diligence 

  • This is the most fundamental job of a venture analyst - you find the companies for potential investment and run due diligence. Then you recommend the deal to the investment committee for an investment decision. Includes a lot of market research, financial modeling  and founder, customer, investor interviews. 

 

Finance 

  • Even though early stage investment has less to do with financial modeling, we would like to invite some financial savvy investors to the team to compare public company, merger and acquisition data in the field, and have a better understanding of exit multiples at different stages. 

  • And also take a deeper look at the financial modeling startups put together. Do they make any sense? 

 

Legal 

  • Either dealing with our startups or our investors, we are signing legal documents all the time. Even though many legal documents are becoming relatively standardized for early stage investors, there are still nuances that might make a difference in investment decisions. The legal focus gives you an opportunity to read through and draft those legal documents for our investments and our investors. 

 

Investor relations 

  • We expect you to come in with existing family offices and other potential LP relations that you can convert to invest with us. You also have the capabilities or resources to reach out to more investors to add to our network of investors. 

 

Data science/automation 

  • We are expecting a computer science/data scientist who loves coding and web scraping to help us to automate some of the deal sourcing and investment decision processes. Data is a powerful thing. We hope you can help to derive insights from oceans of data to guide us with decision making. 

 

Program Location

Remote

Application Instructions

The Vectors Fellowship program is a very selective process. Please use the application to indicate your background, expertise, passion, and career path, and to which team you are applying to. Your role will be allocated based on your qualifications and personal interests in certain areas.  

The application will take roughly 5-10 hours to complete. A valid submission requires three attachments.

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter (Directions provided in the application)

  3. Your primary focus interests (Can choose more than one)

Vectors Angel is a group of impact-focused investors searching for the best seed and pre-seed stage startups that can deliver both impact and financial return.