We at LDV Capital are currently recruiting our analyst interns for Summer 2019 in NYC.
LDV Capital is a thesis-driven early stage venture fund investing in people building visual technology businesses that leverage computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data.
We are looking for two entrepreneurial minded, visual tech savvy individuals to join our team from May - August 2019. We are looking for:
Analyst intern who has experience with startups or venture capital. Interested in learning more about venture capital, market mapping, investment research, due diligence and how to build a successful startup.
Technical Analyst intern with a deep-seated interest in computer vision, entrepreneurship and venture capital. Looking to learn more about venture capital, business operations, due diligence and how to run a successful start up.
We are a small team and work closely with our summer interns on many aspects of building startups and investing. Our goals are to introduce our interns to the evaluation process of teams, technology and businesses. We help them connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs across the globe, and to lead them on a deep dive into sectors being disrupted by visual technologies. We work to make our internships unique in three ways:
1. We expose our interns to the leading edge visual technologies that will disrupt all industries and society in the next 20 years.
We invest in companies that are working to improve the world we live in with visual technology. As such, our horizontal thesis drives us to look at and invest in any and all industries where deep technical teams are using computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve a critical problem.
Since our interns have a seat at the table with our deal flow - you are pushed to educate yourself on numerous industries and applications of visual tech in order to understand and evaluate the value proposition of the early stage startups coming through the pipeline.
At LDV Capital you could be reviewing the pitch deck of a visual tech company in agriculture in the morning and sitting in on a call with a visual tech healthcare startup in the afternoon.
You will be asked to develop and present market trends, competitive landscapes, business opportunities and more for cutting edge, early stage technology companies. You will be consulted for your valuable opinions on those companies and technologies during weekly deal flow meetings.
While it is challenging work, the versatile knowledge of visual technologies and applications to many industries you develop over the course of the summer are applicable to almost any opportunity you pursue after your internship LDV.
“My summer internship with LDV Capital provided a unique opportunity to interact with countless visual tech entrepreneurs while experiencing the excitement of early-stage investing. Most of all, the experience was a front row seat to the newest sensing, display, and automation trends which underpin my life goals and which will revolutionize the world as we know it.”
-Max Henkart, Summer Analyst 2018
2. We empower our interns to own their own projects.
Whether you are conducting a market landscape review, investigating a unique application of computer vision, or doing a trend analysis, we want you to own it. We are here to help guide you on planning, setting milestones, creating materials, presenting your work, but we believe in “teaching you to fish.”
“I really enjoyed working with the LDV team, and I learned a lot from the experience. LDV gave me a lot of responsibility, and I was able to learn what it is like to work as a venture capitalist. There is no better way to learn about entrepreneurship and venture capital.”
- Ahmed Abdelsalam, Summer & Fall Analyst 2018
There is no bigger example than our annual LDV Insights research project, where we deep dive into a sector or trend with prime opportunities for visual technology businesses. Our interns contribute to the project plan, conduct the research, interview experts, analyze the data, write the slides, and are named authors in the publication.
In 2017, our research found that “45 Billion Cameras by 2022 Fuel Business Opportunities” and it was published by Interesting Engineering and others.
In 2018, we identified “Nine Trends Where Visual Technologies Will Improve Healthcare by 2028” and published it on TechCrunch.
As one facet of your internship, 2019 Summer Analysts will be working on our third annual LDV Insights report on a very exciting, immensely growing sector of the economy. In your application, let us know what you think the sector for our 2019 Insights report will be.
“Interning for LDV was truly one of the most rewarding experiences in my career thus far. Working in the smaller environment allowed me to work closely with the GP and gain insight into the VC process. Unlike some other busy-work dominated internships, LDV provided an opportunity to own my own project, develop a research report that was ultimately published by the firm.”
- Sadhana Shah, Summer Analyst 2017
3. We provide opportunities to network with startups, technologists & other investors.
At LDV Capital, you don’t get stuck behind a desk all day, every day. Our interns kick off their summer with our sixth annual LDV Vision Summit which has about 600 attendees, 80 speakers, 40 sessions, 2 competitions over 2 days. Interns also help and attend our LDV Annual General Partners Meeting. Your second week of the internship looks like this:
Monday - Help facilitate the subfinals for our Startup Competition and Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge, watching the pitches of +40 competitors and hearing the feedback and evaluation by expert judges.
Tuesday - Assemble aspects of our annual report and attend our Annual General Meeting for investors as well as a dinner for our investors, portfolio companies & expert network.
Wednesday - attend our LDV Vision Summit, listening to keynotes about state of the art visual technologies. Attend our VIP Reception for all our speakers & sponsors.
Thursday - second day of our LDV Vision Summit.
The rest of the summer is filled with opportunities to attend our gender-balanced LDV Community dinners, meet with startups, go to industry events, watch pitch competitions and more.
“Spending time at LDV Capital was an unforgettable experience. I’m thankful for access to A+ investors and entrepreneurs, collaborating with a world class team and a front row introduction to VC."
- Danilo Vicioso, Summer Analyst 2018
Apply before Feb 28, 2019 for consideration.
If you believe you have the skills, experience and motivation to join our team and would like to gain more knowledge over the summer in:
Computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence
Startup due diligence
Networking with entrepreneurs, other investors & technologists
Read carefully through everything you can find out about us online and then submit a concise application showcasing why you are a great fit for the opportunity by February 28.
We carefully consider all applications and will get back to you ASAP. Thanks!