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Analyst - Due Diligence

Any Major, Any Year


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Who We Are

Genesis enables UT Austin student innovators and leaders to reach their greatest potential by providing them with mentorship, startup capital, and real-world investment experience. We have raised over $1.8M to achieve this mission and are growing our team in order to multiply our impact on the UT entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Your Team - Due Diligence

Due Diligence is directly responsible for evaluating the market potential for companies in the Genesis deal pipeline. Venture Partners and Analysts interview founders interested in receiving Genesis capital and conduct secondary research on products, markets, and financial and legal structures of companies. This position would be the ideal role for those seeking a career in venture capital or research, as well as those interested in learning more about deal analysis and due diligence report construction.

Genesis is structured to take advantage of the 80/20 rule, whereby 20% of each team member’s time is spent outside of their assigned project area on initiatives that both are both high impact and of personal interest to the team member. In other words, you’ll also have 20% of your time to explore new projects within Genesis.

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Your Role - Analyst

Due Diligence analysts collaborate with the due diligence leads and venture partners to assess and evaluate the potential impact of distributing capital to student founding teams. Analysts learn the skills involved in conducting industry and product research, assessing the commercial potential of a startup, and writing due diligence reports to advance the goal of identifying companies and founders with strong visions and steadfast determination. Strong performance in the role can lead to direct advancement to venture partner. This role is perfect for those aspiring to a career in an analytical field of work.

 

Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • You have a passion for startups, venture capital, and/or technology

  • Excellent mastery of communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to make careful judgements in uncertain scenarios with limited information

  • Ability to manage projects, meet short timelines, and explore and propose new ideas

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)

  • Interface with startup company executives, investors, subject matter experts, and Genesis leadership during the course of conducting due diligence

  • Conduct interviews of startup company founders and research applicant companies to analyze startup potential and determine best use of Genesis capital

  • Compose due diligence reports detailing deal analysis and analyst recommendation

  • Present findings and requests for capital to Genesis Review Committee, including analyst’s recommendation for or against funding

  • Collaboratively refine Genesis due diligence processes based on

    lessons learned through the diligence process and VC industry standards

 

Project Details

  • Open for: Any active UT Austin student of any major and any degree level (undergraduate thru PhD)

  • Location: all across campus and at events in the Austin startup ecosystem

 

Join the Team

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