Why should I apply for the Teamworthy Ventures Software Engineering Fellows Program?
We are looking for entrepreneurial computer science students and talented student software engineers to join our investment team to help us as we continue to add new capabilities to our internal research platform and tools. We invest in software and software-enabled services businesses with a strong interest in developer tools, APIs, and platform businesses. During the summer, you will work closely with our partners to prioritize and create new internal products. You will work closely with our partner Evan Kaye, a software developer and medical doctor. You will also visit our NYC portfolio companies and meet their product and engineering teams. Your summer with us is a great opportunity to discern whether you are interested in a career in early stage investing, in starting your own software business, or joining a fast growing product and engineering team at one of our companies.
What will I do?
- Own and build key components of our internal systems and tools
- Write high quality, clean code that can be read by humans and computers
- Help our partners evaluate the technical proficiency of teams we’re considering investing in
- Discover and evaluate new sources of data and information to help our investment team
- Provide product and architectural recommendations to our portfolio companies
What does Teamworthy Ventures do?
We invest in great teams and we strive to be worthy partners. We seek to develop long-term relationships with talented and trustworthy entrepreneurs and teams, and we invest in their ventures at the seed, early, or growth stage. We invest in outstanding consumer and enterprise software and software-enabled services businesses in the following sectors: Marketplaces and E-Commerce, Vertical SaaS, SMB SaaS, Information Services, Edtech, Fintech, Sports Tech, Developer Tools and APIs, Marketing Tech and Adtech, Imaging and Sensor Networks, Health IT, and Travel Tech. A sample of the seed, early, and growth stage companies that Teamworthy Ventures and principals have invested in and supported include: SeatGeek, RaiseMe, Boxed, Ibotta, Toast, MealPal, Capsule, Weave, Teamworks, Virtru, Slice, AirMap, 7Shifts, G2, Privacy.com, Reliable Robotics, RoadSync, Clarity Money, MM.LaFleur, Quartzy, Vemo Education, among others.
What do you want Teamworthy Ventures to add to the world?
We stand at the crossroads where people, ideas, and capital encounter each other. We start with our customers (our entrepreneurs and their teams) and work backwards, committing ourselves as servant-leaders with the spirit of a true partnership. We strive to be worthy partners by connecting promising entrepreneurs to our network of other successful entrepreneurs and partners to help them build innovative companies of purpose, value, and integrity. We assist our entrepreneurs with helpful introductions to new customers, partners, and team members. Helpful and high-integrity investors help companies raise the standard of living in their community, country, and the world.
What qualifications should I have?
You should be a current sophomore or junior in college with software development experience, both in your coursework and personal/professional projects. You should enjoy working as part of a team as well as taking individual initiative and ownership.
A note on your future
The great American entrepreneur Sam Walton (founder of Walmart) often said that his secret advantage was the humility to learn from anyone — store employees, executives, competitors, etc. We consider it a privilege to work with and learn from the best entrepreneurs, whether they are found inside or outside our firm!
You will be facing a big decision on how to invest your time and gifts after graduation. You may decide in a few years that you have entrepreneurial aspirations that exceed even the wide scope your role at Teamworthy offers. At that time, our partners would welcome an opportunity to help you build your own venture.
Recent summer interns have attended Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Penn, Princeton, UVA. Our current full-time Associates joined us after completing summer internships with us. Other summer interns have pursued roles in growth equity, management consulting, and operating roles at growth stage businesses.
What is your interview process?
Our partners will review your application responses (see below) and contact you to schedule a video interview with one of our partners.
Following the video interview, you will be given a short project to help us learn more about you and your abilities.