Partner 22, Associate Director, Investor Relations, Product & Strategy

a16z

a16z

Product
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Partner 22, Associate Director, Investor Relations, Product & Strategy

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, Devoted Health, EQRx, Figma, GitHub, Instacart, OpenSea, Roblox, Stripe, and Substack. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

This individual will be responsible for account management of a16z limited partners (“LP”) in a primary geography. The coverage person will also have a primary alignment with one/more of a16z vertical funds – e.g., Seed, Venture, Crypto, Bio+Health, Games, Growth.

The a16z Investor Relations (“IR”) team is dedicated to crafting an outstanding client experience for our LPs. The individual will report to the Director, Investor Relations, Product and Strategy, and will also work across the firm’s investment professionals, operating groups, finance, legal and compliance team members in coordinating the capital formation and investor relations activities of Andreessen Horowitz.

To join our team, you should be excited to:

  • Execute a strategically designed and flawless experience across every touchpoint for our Limited Partners.
    • Maintain and enhance existing LP relationships, including appropriate reporting and IRL/online events
    • Assist in the execution of the firm’s quarterly and annual LP events, including drafting key messages/materials and overseeing event-related details (IRL/online) to enable takeaways, connections and networking opportunities
    • Design and produce financial analyses to support investor communications
    • Collect market intelligence and perform ongoing research of the venture capital industry, including industry best practices and relevant venture market data.
  • Play a key role in keeping our reporting and LP communication activities organized and on track.
    • Supporting quarterly/annual financial reporting to LPs. Note that a16z has a full finance team that is responsible for valuations/accounting, but this role will work closely with that team to ensure that we are presenting all appropriate financial information to LPs
    • Respond to LP data inquiries/information requests, coordinating with various internal constituencies including investment teams, finance, legal and compliance. Own and manage the investor due diligence process
    • Assist in the creation of all documents related to launching a new fund, including crafting private placement memorandums, due diligence questionnaires and presentation materials
    • Synthesize complex and often disparate sources of qualitative and quantitative data to build a narrative around fund performance
  • Leverage data to enable practical insights on our portfolio and the industry
    • Working with the various a16z fund General Partners, helping to prepare content directed toward the LP community
    • Work with our Strategy Planning & Analytics team to build dashboards that provide key insights on fund and investment performance including projected exit scenarios, liquidity and follow-on decisions
    • Develop strong fluency with the firm’s portfolio company information database and be able to manipulate and analyze data from the system to draw insights

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values to our team including:

  • Minimum of 6-7 years of working in a investor relations role or financial services firm (venture experience is not specifically required)
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Data Science, or a technical field preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated experience in working cross-functionally to develop a marketing narrative, support that narrative with appropriate financial/other data, and engaging in IRL/online events to engage with an external audience
  • Teamwork is a must – everything you engage on will be with a number of teams within and outside of the a16z IR team; thus you must enjoy helping others succeed in their primary goals
  • Demonstrate a critical eye and keen attention to detail for written prose and charts, tables and spreadsheets and the ability to to stay on top of changing data/facts across multiple documents with ease
  • Strong writing skills: The ability to communicate effectively through the written word is a critical skill
  • Experience in financial modeling is strongly preferred

Ideal Candidate Background

  • You have a sense of urgency and value the courtesy of professional responsiveness (this is super important as speed is a form of client service).
  • You are able to adapt on the fly and handle unforeseen developments with ease. You are also able to do this without compromising attention to detail and quality.
  • You are a “measure twice, cut once” type of person – you are comfortable and have a preference for asking more questions upfront to avoid an oversight down the road.
  • You strive to be an enabler who gives the team maximum leverage - there is no job too big, no job too small.
  • You do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.
  • You continually search for new ideas and means of improvement.
  • Most importantly, you take your work seriously but not yourself too seriously : )

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $253,000-$295,000, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

This role is eligible to participate in the a16z carry program and various discretionary bonus programs as well as benefit and perquisite plans including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, vacation, and sick leave.

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

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