Internship General Description

Invest Detroit Ventures (IDV) is looking for a venture summer intern for 2018.

This candidate will assist the venture capital investment team on day-to-day activities. IDV is the venture capital arm of Invest Detroit which makes Pre-seed to Series A stage investments in high growth, high technology companies whose unique products and services have the potential to disrupt industries.

The Invest Detroit Ventures team is responsible for seeking out candidate technology companies for investment, management of the investment portfolio of companies, and working with each portfolio company to create and return value.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential candidate technology companies through research, data gathering, and analysis.

  • Assist in the preparation of investment memos of potential candidate technology companies for the IDV investment team and the Investment Committee’s decision-making process.

  • Assist in supporting portfolio companies with follow-on capital raising and other efforts.

  • Assist in the creation of investment reports and data for internal and external uses.

  • Develop understanding of venture capital investment.

  • Develop understanding of key business functions and perspectives within Invest Detroit Ventures.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Prior work experience or leadership roles in extra-curricular activities.

  • Entrepreneurial experience.

  • Unique perspective on and demonstrable interest in specific technologies or industries.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Familiarity with Pitchbook, Crunchbase, CapitalIQ and/or other industry research platforms is a plus.

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.

  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Highly-analytical, detail-oriented individual who is self-motivated to learn more about fueling the growth of high tech company through investment and value-added services.


  • Currently pursuing a BA/BS or Masters/Advanced Degree in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Computer Science/Engineering

  • Minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0


  • Midtown, Detroit, Michigan

To learn more about the Venture Capital Internship at Invest Detroit Ventures, please reach out to