Prelude is an early‐stage venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs to address climate change. We invest in ClimateTech and the Low Carbon Economy. Since 2013, we have invested in over 45 companies across advanced energy, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, advanced materials and manufacturing, and advanced computing. We have a long‐term commitment to the sector, accept informed risks, and couple a fundamental emphasis on venture‐level returns with an understanding of deep‐tech and hardware development timelines. We are based in San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco, CA

Job Description

The Associate will be responsible for engaging in a variety of investment‐related activities, including evaluating investment
opportunities and deep dives into new topic areas. The Associate will be involved in various aspects of firm daily business,
including supporting our existing portfolio companies and fund administration. We anticipate that this position will be a 2‐year
full‐time role prior to the Associate attending graduate school, launching an entrepreneurial career, or starting some other
endeavor. Start date flexible.



Diligence investment opportunities

  • Perform financial, technical, market, and competitive landscape diligence

  • Create and analyze financial statements and models

  • Perform sensitivity and scenario analyses

  •  Plan and conduct market research, customer calls, and expert interviews

Collaborate with other members of the Investment Team to scope new investment areas

  • Execute deep dives by planning and conducting market research, analyzing industry sources of data, attending conferences/events, and engaging topical experts

  • Proactively identify and engage with companies and entrepreneurs

  • Communicate findings and conclusions to other members of the investment team via written and verbal reports

Support existing portfolio companies and fund administration

  • Perform ad hoc financial and operational analyses for Portfolio Company CEOs and C‐Suite

  • Content creation for Prelude‐hosted events, speaking engagements, and other brand‐building activities

  • Manage fund reporting and relationship databases

Other responsibilities as determined by the Managing Directors


Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship or start‐ups

  • Passion for combating climate change

  • Deep intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic

  • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid understanding of financial statements and ability to build financial models

  • Technical and/or science aptitude

  • Ability to work independently and excel in an unstructured environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Based in (or willing to relocate to) the Bay Area

  • At least 1‐2 years of relevant work experience


Application Instructions
To learn more or apply, please send your resume to Gabriel Kra at, and include 2‐3 sentences
describing an investment area or thesis that excites you.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and other classifications protected under
federal, state, or local law.


Background check and nondisclosure agreement required prior to employment.