Basis Set Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups that are using artificial intelligence to help us work more productively. Our ~$140M fund is dedicated primarily to Seed and Series A startups. We’re looking to add a new member to our investment team: an independent thinker, passionate about AI/technology, and with a proven record of delivering in a fast-paced environment.
Our team has invested in over a dozen startups that are solving problems facing traditional industry and enterprise. This includes companies like Workstream (automating the process of hiring hourly workers), Falkonry (improving factory outcomes with data), Farmwise (autonomous vegetable weeding), Verge Genomics (transforming drug discovery), Turing Video (robots for security patrol), Clara Labs (scheduling assistant), and Lime (more efficient transportation).
We believe in running a lean, fast-moving, and highly competent team. Each member of the BSV investment team has exposure to every deal we do, contributes to the diligence period, and has a say in the decision-making process.
The role we are hiring for is partner track with a full seat at the table. Regardless of title, our team collectively is expected to help drive BSV forward and contribute to the success of our portfolio founders. No task is too big or too small, so we’re looking for someone who’s excited to dive in as we put our all into helping our entrepreneurs build for success.
This is a role best fit for people who:
have a track record of successfully driving outcomes independently, in an unstructured environment
are intensely curious and know how to structure a problem, come up with a hypothesis, and collect data to arrive at a thesis/conclusion
have previously been in an operating role in a technology company, and understand and are passionate about technology
can communicate with technical founders, has a university or advanced technical degree, or has self-studied an AI-related field
are honest, transparent and humble, willing to learn and be empathetic to our founders
(though not necessary), have experience in management consulting, top investment banks, or have prior investing experience in AI/automation/B2B SaaS
Aside from the typical sourcing, diligence, and thesis building associated with investing, we’d also love your ideas and energy in helping us scale out projects that contribute to the long-term success of the fund, which may include:
thoughtful and thematic internal research papers that dissect trends occurring across industries we’re less familiar with
community building with CTOs, seasoned highly technical ML engineers, and other groups you’re passionate about supporting
We look for and embrace creative, unique approaches to problems large and small. If you have ideas for operation-side projects you’d love a VC firm to try, we’d love to hear from you.
We strongly believe that success in venture isn’t predetermined by college, GPA, career track, age, or other singular vectors. We’re looking to grow our team with driven folks who give their all, consistently think on their feet, and thrive making decisions under uncertainty.
If you’re interested in joining our team, please email a resume and a note explaining why you’re a fit to firstname.lastname@example.org