PrivCo (www.privco.com), the leading private company financial data and news provider, is seeking a Financial Research Associate to join us as we continue to build our proprietary and innovative research database into the next billion-dollar start up! We are a fast-growing, funded, and profitable growth-stage financial internet company founded by an internet industry pioneer (co-founder of Vault.com), and are looking for a new or recent college graduate who wants to become a full-time member of our fun team in Chelsea.
Why We'll Be Successful:
(1) The Press Loves Us! We are now cited daily by the biggest media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Time Magazine, The Today Show, NPR, The Financial Times, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, CNBC, Bloomberg, and across the globe (UK's Daily Guardian, Daily Mirror, BBC Television, and The Times of India.)
(2) Our Clients Love Us! Yes, unlike so many other startups who have no business model or paying clients, our paying clients already include premier companies like Google, Andreessen Horowitz (top V.C. firm), AT Kearney, Bain Capital (top private equity firm), Forbes Magazine, Gartner Group (top market research firm), G.E., Goldman Sachs, and Silicon Valley Bank.
(3) We're funded! We have millions of dollars behind us including the support of our serial entrepreneur Founder & CEO who already has built and sold a $100 million startup company (Vault.com), and has won various awards, including Top Entrepreneur of the Year.
Recent PrivCo coverage cited in the media:
-Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130528-903289.html?mod=googlenews_wsj)
-Bloomberg Businessweek (http://buswk.co/1b1qF29)
-NY Daily News (http://nydn.us/13Dw0tY)
-New York Magazine (http://nym.ag/13DueJu)
-US Today (http://usat.ly/15ytnuW)
-Huffington Post (http://huff.to/Z3XaWW)
-Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/N987Y6)
Perform business and financial research and written analysis on specific companies, industries, and deals that reaches a wide, expert audience and client base
Research, track, analyze and report on real-time business news (including private market M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital deal activity)
Managing team of research interns
Assist in developing our technology-assisted data sourcing process
Assist with data management and manipulation in Microsoft Excel and our proprietary online database
Given our start-up nature, the Research Associate will have the opportunity to grow and specialize based on the skills/interests of the candidate and the needs of our company.
Salary is competitive with market compensation and is based on experience. Significant stock options and monthly performance bonuses are also available for the right candidate. Other perks include several weeks of vacation, health plans, and a casual loft-office environment in Chelsea with a great group of people hailing from all over the U.S. and abroad.
New or Recent college graduate with and a bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, accounting, or statistics (or English/journalism/writing degree with extensive knowledge of business/finance)
A fundamental understanding of finance and accounting principles
Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and math skills
Exceptional critical reading skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills (Ability to quickly digest and organize information)
Sincere and demonstrated interested in business & financial news
Advanced in Microsoft Office (Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA preferred)
Experienced with SEC filings (10-Ks, 8-Ks, S-1s, etc.)
The ideal candidate has high energy, a get-it-done attitude, and a sense of humor. Applicants must be comfortable working within time constraints, managing multiple projects, and making strategic decisions under pressure.
Compensation: Salary is based upon experience, and includes monthly performance bonuses. We also offer equity / stock options in our fast-growing business that we think will pay off big time! Other perks include paid time off, a health plan, and flexible schedules.
Please respond with a resume and cover letter describing why you're a great fit for our company. Please save documents as .pdf and also include standardized test scores and undergraduate GPA.