Investment Associate

Digital Currency Group

Digital Currency Group

Accounting & Finance
Stamford, CT, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

What You’ll Be A Part Of:

Founded in 2015 by CEO Barry Silbert, Digital Currency Group is the most active investor in the blockchain sector with a mission to accelerate the development of a better financial system through the proliferation of digital assets and blockchain technology. Today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the industry, backing more than 200 blockchain-related companies in over 35 countries. DCG also invests directly in digital currencies and other digital assets.

We passionately believe digital currency and blockchain technology will drive global economic and social change. Our unique model enables us to deploy our resources to build over the long term.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking an Investment Associate based in the Stamford / New York metro-area area to join DCG Expeditions, our small and dynamic early-stage crypto investment team within DCG. DCG Expeditions focuses on pre-seed and seed venture co-investments globally with top fintech companies and works with crypto founders. More information can be found at expeditions.dcg.co. This role reports to the Head of DCG Expeditions.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Proactively source investment opportunities via building and maintaining relationships with top VCs (generalist/fintech/crypto)
  • Meet with early stage founders and assess potential for investment according to the Expeditions scorecard and framework
  • Write investment memos
  • Liaise with legal team in legal diligence and closing
  • Work with post-investment platform team to ensure DCG is value-add to portfolio companies
  • Represent DCG Expeditions at events from time to time
  • Propose and run sourcing experiments

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (finance, business, engineering or related field), advanced degree preferred
  • 6 – 10 years of relevant experience in early stage investing, fintech, crypto or AI
  • Strong understanding of venture capital through prior experience as a VC investor or as a startup operator having raised from venture capital
  • Demonstrated interest in crypto; prior experience in fintech/crypto/AI a plus
  • Early stage VC network (web2, fintech, crypto, AI) and very good at relationship building and management
  • Ability to build a broad network, learn quickly and keep on topic of emerging trends in a face-paced industry
  • Founder empathy and understanding
  • Efficient and self-directed
  • Open-minded yet decisive
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to work out of our Stamford office at least 2-days per week

What we offer:

  • Inspiring colleagues and an invigorating startup environment
  • Competitive base salary, bonus, and incentive compensation
  • Company paid health insurance for employee, partner, and dependents
  • Life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage
  • 401K plan
  • Pre-tax transit and parking program
  • Pre-tax flexible spending program for medical and dependent care
  • Flexible time off and paid parental leave
  • New water-front office with world-class perks and amenities

Location: Stamford, CT (2 days per week required in office)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.