We Are Hiring At Union Square Ventures

We've got a post up on the Union Square Ventures blog explaining our hiring plans. We are looking for two people who want to spend the next two years at our firm. One will be an analyst position and requires no previous work experience but very strong quantitative skills. The other will be the General Manager of the Union Square Ventures Network. This requires a person with strong interpersonal and operating skills and some work experience where they have been demonstrated.

If you are interested in either position, please go read the blog post and follow the instructions at the end.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. David Noël

    The GM position looks like a great role, just called it an “intra-portfolio Evangelist” over on my Tumblr.

    1. fredwilson

      great description

        1. fredwilson

          that is one hell of a blog post paramendrayou did also fill out a jobscore, right?

          1. paramendra

            Oh hi Fred. Only now seeing this. Yes, of course. I did do the jobscore thing. This blog post is my cover letter. I really, really want to get this position, the first real job of my life.

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          1. paramendra

            You are impressed with what I bring to the table, eh? Thanks a bunch. So kind of you.

  2. Harry Wolff

    This is pretty exciting. Would you be open to accepting an intern this summer? I’m looking for a for-credit internship this summer to complete my undergraduate degree.

    1. fredwilson

      i don’t think that’s a good ideawe will have our hands full with getting our two new hires on board

      1. Harry Wolff

        Good to hear. I want to apply for the analyst position but I don’t think I’m the right fit for your needs. If anything I’d be interested to hear feedback on how I can improve my business profile.Also: Thank you for your blog Fred. I read every update and appreciate your insights into the technology world. I hope the hires found continue the growth of Union Square and its quest to find and improve upon technology start-ups. I don’t know what I’d do without Boxee.

  3. Cody Swann

    Very cool. Can I have both?Just kidding. But both are appealing, and the company more so.Good luck in the hiring. As you know, the people make the company and one bad hire can be a major drain on morale and resources.

  4. Matt A. Myers

    How much does the Investment Analyze deal/interact with founders of potential investments compared to you and your partners? Maybe I understand the position wrong.

    1. fredwilson

      the investment analyst position will be the most inwardly focused in ourfirm

  5. portfolio

    Hi Fred,Are you open to applicants from your portfolio companies? I work at one now, but I am very interested in the Analyst position.

    1. fredwilson

      wow, tricky and good questionon the surface, i’d say we are open to all applicants and will keep theinterviewing process confidential for everyonebut i must say that if we decided you are the best person for the position,we’d need to figure out how to communicate the situation to our portfoliocompany

      1. Family USV Company

        Fred, and what if I work for a company that is indirectly associated with USV? I assume you will still maintain confidentiality during the initial process?

  6. kirklove

    Very cool. Jealous. Wish I was a kid I’d apply in a heartbeat, if anything for the exposure to awesome music.

  7. Scott Carleton

    This makes me wish I had started commenting here long ago to gain a bit of a rapport instead of resigning myself to the comfort of ‘lurking.’

  8. Ruchit Garg

    Could not resist!

  9. Scott Carleton

    Very excited about this. I’ve been reading this blog for awhile and this looks like a perfect way to get into the business. Looking forward to meeting you. Keep an eye out for my application.

  10. JLM

    Fred, I hired a new guy last week and I spent all day today interviewing candidates for two other jobs.With my 3 and your 2, we have created the jobs recovery that America is waiting for!Hooray! Hooray! The recovery has begun.Sorry, it’s been a long day.I wonder can we swing an invite to the WH for a beer summit?

    1. ShanaC

      That is by far the best post of all this. You sound so happy.

  11. Christian Brucculeri

    Fred,I’ve applied for the analyst position but I would be thrilled to interview for either role. Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Jan Schultink

    The USV blog post is a great example of where recruiting is going.At the bottom it says that USV cannot guarantee to get back to everybody. Without an idea of the amount of applications you get, I would contact everyone who made a serious effort to apply. Many of these applicants might not fit the open positions right now, but they could very well be potential CEOs of interesting startups to invest in in the future. People have good memory.

  13. Scott Cohen

    Could this be a sign? Could it be that VCs are starting to ummm, what’s the word I’m looking for….invest?scott cohenRed Tie Media

  14. MB

    meet me in the video provided in my application! (includes commentary on the Santonio Holmes trade)

  15. judy_sims

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity. I can’t imagine a more fascinating job. Lots to learn, lots to do plus the opportunity to make a real difference for the portfolio.My application is in, my fingers are crossed!

  16. NI

    Back in 2006 when you were looking to replace Charlie, your blog post attracted 39 comments with less that number in applicants. Judging by this post and the post on usv.com, you’ll easily have ten times as many applicants.Here’s hoping this shameless post gets my jobscore at least a look :)www.naiel.com / http://www.facebook.com/naiel

  17. Dave Voyles

    Sounds like a great opportunity and it’s right down my alley. I’ll certainly be sending in an application. Excited about both positions in a tech driven wrld.

  18. Casey Cheshire

    I just referred this opening to a friend.