Posted on April 2024

Position Opening: Analyst

Mercury is an early-stage venture capital platform that seeks out transformative software startups, led by exceptional founders, in communities outside the coasts. To date, Mercury has created over $9 billion of value with an operationally-focused venture investment strategy helping startups achieve rapid, sustainable growth. Mercury partners with first-time entrepreneurs who require support and guidance, as well as seasoned founders seeking to leverage the assets and talent of our network.

This Analyst role will be exposed to many aspects of Mercury with responsibilities in investment due diligence, portfolio company support, financial modeling & analysis, tech community engagement and deal sourcing, and internal operations support. As an Analyst, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the VC industry and have insight into fast-growing technology startups.

This is a rare opportunity to launch a career in venture capital. We subscribe to the apprenticeship model and are obsessed with team culture. In this role, you will be mentored by a tight-knit team of professionals who have built the largest VC platform in Houston and one of the largest in Texas. This role will be based in our headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Responsibilities for this role include:

1. Investment Support and Research:

  • Provide support for the investment, finance, and operations team on an as needed basis. This
    includes portfolio company value-add support, ad-hoc reporting and data gathering, and internal
    operations support
  • Analyze industry trends, financial data, and market developments to support the development of
    Mercury’s investment theses
  • Collaborate actively with the investment team, providing meticulous due diligence and thorough
    financial assessments, induststry research, and market mapping

2. Investor Communications:

  • Support comprehensive quarterly reports for our Limited Partner investors, ensuring accuracy,
    relevance, and clarity

3. Portfolio Tracking and Insights:

  • Manage Carta Investor Insights, our tool for monitoring portfolio companies
  • Collect, curate, and analyze financial data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across all our
  • Support the inbound and outbound efforts of investment team

4. Operations and Ecosystem Support:

  • Support the startup ecosystems within our regional areas of focus by managing and attending
    startup events
  • Assist with the management of Mercury sponsored collaborations with our portfolio and ecosystem
  • Act as a go-to employee for the Texas and Michigan offices for internal operations related tasks

At Mercury, our core values motivate everything we do. We want to hear from you if you exhibit:

Entrepreneurial Passion
A unique ambition, drive, and inner passion that propels the entrepreneur inside of each of us; the fuel that inspires us individually and collectively and drives us forward; an excitement and enthusiasm for
entrepreneurship and innovation; a fierce commitment to excellence that is shared by our team members and impacts every aspect of our firm.

Intellectual Curiosity
A deep and persistent desire to: discover new and innovative ideas; connect with entrepreneurs who set these innovative ideas in motion; learn best practices to help our entrepreneurs scale their startups; apply this knowledge in creative and effective ways in our individual roles in helping manage our venture capital firm.

Intentional Integrity
A purposeful and thoughtful way of being and doing; an unwavering inner commitment to doing what is right in every situation, regardless of the repercussion; adherence to moral and ethical principles; promotes openness and transparency to cultivate an environment of trust; embodies the courage to always speak the truth.

Innovation Mindset
A forward way of thinking, acting and leading; looking holistically at a situation and bringing multiple creative solution-sets for consideration, rarely relying on the first answer; a commitment to driving innovation even in the most basic functions; a forward-thinking way of leading and acting.

Intrinsically Inclusive
Creates an environment where all individuals feel welcomed, supported, and encouraged to fully participate; embraces differences in thoughts and ideas; shows respect in words and actions; allows everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to their work; consistently demonstrates foresight and proactively seeks opportunities to expand knowledge of innovative solutions and ideas.

Candidates for this position must exhibit the following credentials:

  • 1-3 years experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong academic track record
  • Detail oriented, but able to see how things fit into the “big picture”
  • Strong organizational skills (management of multiple tasks, priorities, people, and flows of information)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Passionate about technology and innovation
  • Desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you!

Please apply for the role here.
We’ll follow-up if your background is a potential fit.

Best regards,
The Mercury Team

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