Clean Technology Venture Capital Intern
The Westly Group is a clean technology venture capital firm in Menlo Park, CA. We invest in companies
in the electric car, biofuels, solar, and green buildings industries. Notable investments to date include
Tesla Motors, Amyris Biotechnologies, and RecycleBank – more information can be found at
www.westlygroup.com We are looking for a summer intern to contribute to the process of raising
money for our next fund. The tasks are described below.
The Westly Group invests money raised from large institutional investors including pension funds,
endowments, foundations, and corporations. The group will begin raising money for its second fund
towards the end of 2010, and will build out its strategy this summer. We’d like help with the following:
Aggregate the firms existing contact lists and integrate them into Salesforce (we can provide
Research additional potential institutional investors and qualify whether they might be an
attractive outreach candidate based on their focus. Qualifying will involve both research and
direct outreach to these funds to understand whether our focus is a good fit.
Help arrange calls and meetings between these potential investors and the managing directors
of The Westly Group.
Assist in preparing investor documents including a private placement memorandum and our
Due Diligence Assistance
There will be a number of smaller research projects and due diligence calls that an intern would assist
with in order to help inform the firm’s investment decisions. The intern would have the opportunity to
sit in on some company pitches, and to participate in the weekly partner meetings where existing
portfolio companies and new investment opportunities are discussed, though fundraising assistance is
the primary objective for this internship.
Strong interpersonal skills are a must;
Must be highly organized and detail oriented;
Ability to represent the firm by email and phone in a professional manner;
Background in private equity or venture capital is a plus, but not a requirement;
Background in clean technology is a plus, but not a requirement;
Ability to work independently and finish work on time.
This is an unpaid internship, but free lunches will be provided 4 days a week. Intern will receive
valuable experience in how a venture capital firm operates, from fundraising through
investment, and work closely with the firm’s managing partners. Ours is a small office with only
eight employees and a very flat hierarchy.
The firm is located on Sand Hill Road, in Menlo Park, CA, and office hours are 9am-6pm.
Start date is flexible and we would like a commitment of at least 2 months.
If interested, please email resume to Mike Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org