About the Job
3×5 Graduate Fellowship Overview
This year-long, part-time, paid venture capital fellowship will provide extensive access into the industry. 3×5 aims to provide mentorship and concrete work experience to help them become the next generation of mission-driven venture capital investors and entrepreneurs. This Fellowship offers meaningful early stage investing experience as well as broad exposure to entrepreneurship and innovation. 3×5 strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply, especially members from communities underrepresented in venture capital and entrepreneurship.
The Graduate Fellowship Role
The 3×5 Fellow will be actively involved in the day-to-day activities of the firm. As part of a small team you will be exposed to every aspect and level of venture capital. This role will contribute analytical, operational, and administrative support to the investment team. This may include:
Analysis of markets, companies, and technologies
Due diligence as well as sourcing of investment opportunities
Managing CRM of investment opportunities (Salesforce), preparing presentations, and documentation
For the foreseeable future, the role will be virtual.
Each Fellow will also complete a Capstone project that will be co-designed to leverage the individual strengths and interests of the Fellow. Potential projects include:
Investment and/or technology overview in emerging sectors
Work with a 3×5 portfolio company on a material project
White papers on impact venture capital
The role is a year-long commitment of up to 16 hours a week. There is an option for full time summer employment (working remotely) for exceptional Fellows. At 3×5, we believe in freely allowing you to innovate, learn, and execute, as well as work in a culture where impact, values, and investment decisions are sincerely aligned.
Each 3×5 Fellow will be actively mentored by a 3×5 Managing Director. 3×5 hopes that this coaching relationship will be long term includes supporting the student post-Fellowship and the sharing of professional networks.
Graduate Fellowship Qualities
We're looking for someone who demonstrates:
Passion for investing or entrepreneurship that solves for global healthcare challenges and the climate crisis
Capacity to self-organize, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines while working independently and remotely
Strong attention to detail
Excellent communication and writing skills
Thrives in a small, entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture
Humility and empathy
Ability to quickly become fluent in new fields, skills, and technology
Diversity of skills, life experience, and perspective
Current enrollment in relevant graduate programs (e.g. STEM, MBA). Exceptional 4th year (Seniors) undergraduates will also be considered
General proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Slack, Adobe, and Asana. Excel and PowerPoint expertise is highly valued
Previous work experience, particularly in strategy consulting, at a startup or in financial services
Applicants must have U.S. work authorization. 3×5 Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, domestic partner status, or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal nondiscrimination laws.
To apply, please email a cover letter and your resume to fellows@3×5partners.com and use “Fellow Application” in the subject line. We will review all submissions but only contact candidates that we believe are best suited for our team. The position is expected to start as soon as possible.
We look forward to hearing from you.
3×5 Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to sustainable solutions to our global healthcare and climate crises. Established in 2011 in Portland, OR, 3×5 Partners has delivered top-quartile returns on over $370M invested in companies with breakthrough solutions. Signature investments include Source (Zero Mass Water) (renewable drinking water), Smart Wires (energy innovation of the decade), and Vapotherm (NYSE:VAPO, frontline COVID-19 therapy). The 3×5 team consists of impact-forward, relationship-driven investors. As the Wall Street Journal stated, 3×5 is the rare sustainability-focused firm with strong returns.