Who we are:

Sandpiper Ventures (www.sandpiper.vc) is a seed stage venture capital fund committed to investing in women and women’s innovation as a proactive and profitable business decision. Sandpiper invests in companies with at least one woman with equitable ownership in C-Suite, seed-stage, scalable, tech-enabled solutions with global potential, proven team and traction, and well-established product-fit. We believe that great companies deliver both purpose and profit and invest in innovators building high-growth and profit-driven companies with global potential and positive impact.

The Sandpiper team is dedicated to generating growth and wealth both for the women leading their portfolio companies and for women as investors.

The Sandpiper Ventures part-time Investment Associate is Atlantic Canada-based and participates in investment considerations being made by the Sandpiper Investment Committee and General Partners. You will work directly with entrepreneurs and our deal team as the front-line conduit for deal flow. Specifically, you will:

  1. Support the front line of screening and finding deals, using Sandpiper’s identified intake and evaluation process
  2. Directly manage all inbound deal opportunities, completing pre-screening activities and arranging various meeting as required
  3. Bring an ambitious, sales-like mentality to this task, occasionally sourcing potential deals by cold calling companies and entrepreneurs to set up meetings.
  4. Presents prospective deals to the deal team in weekly meetings
  5. Use HubSpot to document and track all activities
  6. Other administrative/research work as assigned

Who you are:

You may be new to the VC industry and are seeking to gain experience or you may have experience in the industry and are seeking to stay connected on a part-time basis. You have a relevant undergraduate degree and an interest in early-stage technology and start-up ecosystem. Maybe you were a founder yourself and have engaged venture capitalists.

You have experience with and love processes, using them to better serve founders and Sandpiper’s investment team. Tracking inputs and outcomes makes your day! Your background allows you to understand, identify and analyze data that matters for decision-making, and you have an ability to engage in conversations to uncover ideas that align with Sandpiper’s investment thesis. You will understand the founders and companies in the early stages of our pipeline and advocate for those who should be more closely analyzed and potentially go to the Investment Committee and General Partners.

As we’re a small and mighty team, we look for you to have excellent organization skills, be detail-oriented and have a self-starter mentality. We want you to take initiative and work independently, sometimes remotely.

We are a predominantly virtual organization, with ability to gather face to face regularly and as needed. We believe in supporting green and growing individuals at all stages of their career as well as seasoned gig-seeking team members. And we provide flexibility and understanding of the need to integrate all aspects of life into who you are when you’re part of the Sandpiper team.

The salary is competitive and will be discussed with our short-listed candidates. This is a part-time position.

Sandpiper Ventures is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

  • We are looking for someone with current existing ability to work in Canada
  • Please send your resume to: hello@sandpiper.vc with the subject line: Investment Associate

Deadline: first round deadline September 19, 2022, second round deadline September 30, 2022