Hiring: Investment Analyst at Unshackled Ventures

Application Deadline: June 7th, 2024 at 6:00 PM PT

Unshackled Ventures
3 min readMay 22, 2024


Unshackled Ventures is the only early-stage venture capital fund that enables unrecognized and excluded immigrant founders to start companies in the U.S.. The fund provides investment capital, along with full immigration support, including visa sponsorship and employment, and plugging portfolio founders into the VC ecosystem.

Since its founding in 2014, Unshackled has proven its thesis that investing and supporting this population drives strong investment returns across key industries, including American infrastructure, generative AI, healthcare, space, and enterprise SaaS. To date, the firm has invested in 80 companies and over 200 entrepreneurs.

Unshackled Ventures Values:

Truth + Transparency = Trust

Truth combined with transparency results in trust. These components are foundational for building lasting relationships and creating an environment where everyone can thrive. With truth and transparency, we establish deep trust fast.

Pursuing Change with Purpose

Our entrepreneurial spirit is always guided by purpose. We respect the courage to take intentional risks to make something wonderful. We honor the human journey that encompasses curiosity, initiative, and grit.

Velocity is Essential

Time is of value, so advancing together with speed and alignment is crucial. In this process, we are mindful of energy and stamina while meeting the requirements of the organization. We prioritize recovery because it marks the beginning of the next sprint.

Beyond Professional

We treat people with compassion, recognizing their inherent dignity. We demand the highest levels of performance from ourselves and our team, guided by empathy and a commitment to supporting the well-being and growth of those we connect with.

We Love to Play, Compete, and Win

The journey of improvement and impact is exhilarating; competition in the spirit of play fosters this for us. We understand that if we live our values and focus on what is right rather than who is right, we will win more often. And we love to win!

About the Investment Analyst Position:

We are excited to add a new full-time member to our investment team. The Investment Analyst will be responsible for engaging in a variety of investment-related activities, including deal flow & pipeline coordination, sourcing, evaluating investment opportunities and deep dives into new topic areas.

Key responsibilities:

Deal Sourcing:

  • Actively source new investment opportunities through networking, events, direct outreach + support the team with existing sourcing strategies.
  • Build a robust network among investors, founders, and other partners aligned with our mission.

Investment Analysis:

  • Oversee UV’s investment pipeline to ensure that the team moves companies efficiently through the investment process.
  • Screen potential investment opportunities.
  • Participate in due diligence of active investment opportunities, including market research, calls with founders, as well as, creating memos and other materials to support diligence discussions.

Portfolio Management:

  • Assist in ongoing support of portfolio companies and work alongside UV Team members to help in expanding and amplifying broader portfolio support efforts.


  • You should thrive in a very small and intensely collaborative team environment while also being self-directed and operate with a strong sense of agency.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills coupled with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated some experience in reviewing and analyzing investment opportunities through internships, student organizations, or related activities.
  • Ability to work independently and excel in an unstructured/entrepreneurial environment.
  • The ideal candidate will have a balance of creativity and deep analytical rigor along with a passion for the technology startup ecosystem and markets.
  • Mission & values aligned individual.
  • Recent graduate or no more than 3 years of work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Location: Remote, Preferably SF or LA

Timeline: ASAP

How to Apply: You can submit an application here.

Application Deadline: June 7th, 2024 at 6:00 PM PT



Unshackled Ventures

Pre-seed fund dedicated to investing in and unlocking opportunities for immigrant entrepreneurs.