Subject Matter Expert Intern
Mithril Capital Management is a premier venture capital firm based in San Francisco. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, one of the world’s foremost tech investors, co-founded Mithril and chairs its investment committee. The firm is led by Ajay Royan, co-founder and managing general partner.
Mithril prioritizes technology investments with the greatest long-term growth potential, including opportunities outside the traditional Silicon Valley zeitgeist. Mithril also offers its portfolio companies guidance and access to its valuable network of tech industry trailblazers.
Every day we’re presented with ideas from a myriad of fields, and this pipeline of technologies and products must be researched, understood, and critically assessed. Accordingly, Mithril offers an intellectually driven yet collegial and relatively unstructured environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and a passion for the transformative power of technology. Employees are encouraged to initiate projects and explore new concepts to enhance the firm’s understanding of the world.
We seek a self-motivated individual with a strong background in a particular industry to educate the firm and explore investment opportunities. Areas of specialty could include industry sectors like energy, mining, telecommunications, or financial technologies; or functional areas like artificial intelligence, networking, robotics, or bioengineering. The intern will explore cutting-edge commercialization of technologies in his or her specialty and educate the investment team on technological risks, as well as help evaluate potential investments. The role is ideally suited for a candidate with exceptional expertise who wishes to learn about the business of venture capital and the challenges of commercialization.
- A deep understanding of, and proven success in, any field where technology can play a transformative role. Such understanding could come from extensive experience, graduate school, or self-education.
- A deep, broad-based interest in technology
- The ability to work well with minimal supervision
- Research experience
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