News: UCLA VC Fund Student Associate - 3 open positions

May 19, 2015 - 12:30pm

To Whom it May Concern –


The UCLA Venture Capital Fund is a community of UCLA alumni and friends whose core purpose is to support and promote entrepreneurship at UCLA. The VC Fund mentors faculty and students, fosters the growth of UCLA companies, and connects entrepreneurs with an interest in UCLA. Members have the opportunity to advise campus entrepreneurship initiatives, raise funds for UCLA start-ups, and ultimately to advance UCLA as one of the top entrepreneurial universities in the nation.


The VC Fund is currently looking for three Student Associates.  All of these positions pay $20/hour, up to 10 hours/week, and work remotely.  They are only open to current UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.


To apply for any of these positions please send your resume and a cover letter  The application deadline date is May 22, 2015.


To find out more about the organization please visit:


Student Associate for the UCLA VC Fund - Social Media

·       Work with committee members to enhance the UCLA VC Fund’s marketing strategy

·       Create weekly original content around startups and entrepreneurship for the UCLA VC Fund blog (TechCrunch just for Bruins)

·       Update and engage with the community through social media on a daily basis (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

·       Communicate portfolio company news, new investments and other miscellaneous updates to the larger fund membership

·       Build an external presence for the UCLA VC Fund

·       Coordinate with other student organizations identifying sponsorship, co­branding, and mentorship opportunities

·       Able to quickly turnaround deliverables for ad-hoc requests



Independent work ethic, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, social media savvy, interest in startups and business stories, experience with video production not required but would be beneficial.



Student Associate for the UCLA VC Fund - Technical Development

This position maintains and enhances the VC Fund’s technical capabilities to identify, track and support Bruin entrepreneurs and the VC Fund’s portfolio companies. Projects may be assigned on an ad-hoc basis depending on current needs. Sample projects include creation of automated programs and database tools sets for:

·       Portfolio alerts

           - Liquidation, fundraising, etc for companies in our portfolio

·       Discovery of new members

           - Scraping Crunchbase, AngelList

           - Alerts when non-portfolio companies have events

           - MatterMark, CB Insights

·       Due diligence testing of potential companies to invest in



•    Scripting: 1-2 years experience with at least one scripting language (Ruby, PHP, Javascript, Python)

•    Databases: 1-2 years experience with at least one database, either SQL or NoSQL (MySQL, MongoDB)

•    Familiar with HTTP

•    Interest in technology startups, fundraising, and the LA tech ecosystem

•    Motivated and proactive


Nice to Have:

•    Experience with an MVC framework in your language of choice

•    Experience with version control system software such as Github

•    Familiar with building user interfaces in HTML and CSS or SASS

•    Web server admin experience - Apache or Nginx


Student Associate for the UCLA VC Fund - Business Analysis & Business Development

·       Assist in sourcing, coordinating, and monitoring potential investments

·       Work with the investment committee to gather requisite materials for evaluation

·       Perform research and competitive analysis

·       Summarize and prepare investment memos for the executive committee

·       Maintain and update opportunity matrix

·       Act as a liaison between the investment committee and target company delivering news, status updates, etc.

·       Participate in monthly investment committee meetings

·       Compile press ­information and send details to the marketing intern for publication

·       Build an external presence for the UCLA VC Fund

·       Organizing and coordinating events with the Los Angeles venture/entrepreneurship community and UCLA VC Fund members (e.g. panel events, happy hours)



Experience evaluating and working with start ups. Strong writing skills, social media savvy, financial proficiency. Articulate and outgoing.  Background in venture financing would be a strong plus. Experience with Life Sciences companies is not required but would be considered a strong plus.