Summer Intern, BBG Ventures
- New York, NY
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms, tapping into Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post and MAKERS which reach over 500 million monthly global consumers. Within its mobile advertising network alone, AOL has a reach of roughly 800 million users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is shaping the digital future.
BBG Ventures is seeking a summer intern to join our investment team. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have a significant interest in working in startups and venture capital. You’ll gain exposure to key areas of venture capital including financial analysis, sector due diligence, deal execution, and portfolio support. Along the way you’ll complete projects aligned with your interests in tech, as well as the needs of BBG Ventures. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about consumer tech and brings drive to continuously improve upon what we do.
Our ideal candidate:
Has a strong understanding of what a vibrant tech community looks like
Is willing to roll up his or her sleeves and make things happen
Is able to juggle multiple responsibilities, and drive projects from conception to goal
Is passionate about technology and start-ups
Has strong writing skills and knowledge of social media tools
Is self-motivated with dedicated work ethic and entrepreneurial attitude
Take ownership of 1-2 long-term projects for the summer, for example building out our portfolio company resource databases
Research market, opportunity and competitive landscape for potential investments
Work with BBG Ventures portfolio companies on select projects
- Work with #BUILTBYGIRLS team on select projects
BBG Ventures is a NYC-based seed stage fund that invests in consumer tech start-ups with at least one female founder. We back the new wave of entrepreneurs who are reimagining daily life, creating market-defining products and services that make our work, play and home lives simpler, better — and more satisfying. We invest across marketplaces, commerce, media/content, services built on mobile and connected living. We believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women who are using technology to address common life-challenges and transform daily habits. Women are the dominant users of the fastest-growing mobile and social platforms, and they make or influence 85% of consumer purchases. We think it’s smart business (and plain old common sense) to invest in entrepreneurs who know the end-user best. BBG Ventures is backed by AOL.
AOL is committed to hiring and growing the best talent on the planet within the Media Technology industry. Today AOL is made up of awesome brands like Huffington Post, Mapquest, TechCrunch and Engadget just to name a few. We also own & operate the best advertising technology stack in the business with our launch of AOL One giving both advertisers and publishers an end to end solution for their clients. With the acquisition of AOL by Verizon in June of 2015 we are excited to have the opportunity to combine their footprint of 1.5B+ connected devices to the overall AOL strategy as we continue to focus our efforts on the mobile and video advertising markets. While we love being part of the Verizon family, we are happy to continue to run as a standalone company.
Current college or graduate student
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office & Google Docs
Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
Excellent analytical skills
Highly organized and exceptional attention to detail
- Available 40 hours/week
EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.