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Black Opal's Venture Fellow Program

Overview

Company Overview

Black Opal Ventures is a venture capital firm with offices in New York City and San Francisco that invests in early phase companies at the collision of healthcare and technology. The Firm launched in 2022 and is actively seeking investments in this space.

Program Overview

The Fellowship is a 3-month long program in which you will have the opportunity to learn about venture capital while participating in Black Opal Ventures’ investment process and thesis development. With a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week, Fellows will help source investment opportunities, conduct diligence on live deals, research market trends, and develop independent investment theses—all with support, mentorship, and training from the Black Opal general partners and team. Additionally, Fellows will have the opportunity to join VC summer school to learn more about the basic mechanics of venture capital including term sheets, negotiation, board representation, and financial analysis. Fellows are invited to participate in all Black Opal Ventures activities, including team meetings, pitch calls with founders, diligence calls, and more.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Passion for driving innovation in healthcare, IT, and life sciences

  • 5+ years of work experience in a relevant sector (Healthcare, IT, Gov't policy) OR Pursuing an MBA, MD, JD, MPH, or a tech-focused master’s degree

  • Mission-focused work experience preferred but not required

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Self-starter who can work efficiently while unsupervised

 

 

Our Process:

Deadline to apply: Jan 22, 2024

Semi-finalists announced: Feb 22, 2024

First round interviews: Feb 22- Mar 5

Second round interviews: Mar 5 - Mar 22

Finalists will hear back by Mar 22

 

 

Stipend: $1,000/month (20 hours min./month and 50 hours max./month)

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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