We’re at one week left to apply for the open Analyst slot at Spark Capital. After next week, we’ll close off new submissions and start processing through all the applications we’ve received. All candidates should receive next steps shortly thereafter.
Since launching our Analyst hiring process we’ve already received a flood of applications, and I’m really excited about the quality we are seeing.
I want to add a bit of color around the type of person we are looking for. It’s easy for us to know what we want because we already have a great model in the Analyst role. David Haber joined Spark exactly a year ago today (thanks Timehop for the reminder), and he has done an excellent job during that time. He graduated Harvard two years prior to joining Spark and had work experience during those two years that carried over well to the VC industry. More importantly, he was already deeply embedded in the NY startup tech ecosystem, constantly attending tech networking events after work out of interest and recreation. If at the end of this process we end up with another candidate that has the same characteristics and style as David, we’d be delighted.
Any Analyst candidate interviewing at Spark will have a chance to meet with David, and it is one of the most important interviews in the process because he’s the person the new Analyst will be working with most frequently. He’s helping me run this process and review applications. David isn’t going anywhere, and he’s going to be a great model for any incoming Analyst as a reference for how to thrive at this firm.
We’re hiring for an Analyst at Spark. You can find the full job description and application link here.
I entered the venture capital industry through an Analyst program, so I can say from first-hand experience, it’s a great way to way to learn about venture capital, while also meeting hundreds of the world’s next Wozniaks. I learned more in my two years as an Analyst than I did in all of college, and I came out the other side with a great network.
Regarding our hiring process, I believe strongly in transparency. I’ll post updates on this blog occasionally about where we are in the process, and I will also email candidates directly when relevant. Our plan right now is that we’re going to accept applications online for the next 2-3 weeks. After that point we’ll cut off new applications and work though everything we received all at once. From that pool of applications I plan to ask qualified applicants to submit a simple webcam video answering a few questions. After reviewing the videos, we’ll then dig into interviewing people in person.
If you know of someone you think would be a good fit for this job, please encourage them to apply.
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