As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Investment Analyst

at City Light Capital in New York, NY

About the Job

City Light Capital is seeking an energetic, passionate, and intellectually curious Analyst to join our team. This position is ideal for a recent graduate with some work building data products who is passionate about venture capital, entrepreneurship, and/or impact investing. City Light Capital is looking for a team member who can learn and adapt quickly to a fast-moving, start-up environment and would be able to take on multiple projects at the same time – including working on The Machine (

The position will be based out of our office in New York City.

The Analyst will be responsible for the following:
Investment Management

  • Reviewing business plans and supporting due diligence of potential venture capital investments
  • Conducting market research – build investment thesis for our core sectors
  • Managing databases of deal opportunities and relevant relationships
  • Research related to business development


  • Ensure the collection, management, and analysis of quality data from external sources
  • Build tools to report on collected data, optimize workflows, and programmatically deal source
  • Ad hoc data projects to make the best use of our data resources & The Machine


  • Creating and updating fund marketing materials and public profiles
  • Assisting in the creation of quarterly financial and annual impact reports for investors
  • Organizing meetings and annual investor conferences


Ideal Profile

  • Has a strong academic record and excellent critical thinking, analytical, research, and communication skills
  • Startup, consulting, banking or venture capital experience – ability to build and deconstruct financial models is important
  • Proficiency in R/ Python with some experience building data products is required
  • “Self-starter” mentality and a strong attention to detail
  • Previous healthcare experience is a big plus!

Ideal Personal Attributes

  • Motivated, optimistic, and passionate about our mission
  • Impeccable work ethic with ability to learn quickly and multi-task
  • Strong ability to build relationships and trust as part of a small team
  • Willingness to be flexible and nimble
  • Most importantly, abundant curiosity about how to make this world a better place to live

To apply

City Light Capital

City Light is a Venture Capital firm that invests early in impactful companies. They partner with experienced teams building category-defining solutions in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment – where more revenue equals better lives at scale, every time. As one of the earliest and most successful impact investing firms, City Light has a track record of identifying and scaling impact in ways that build better companies. Some key portfolio investments are 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), ShotSpotter (Nasdaq: SSTI), Trilogy Education, and Ready Responders.