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Powerhouse Ventures: ASSOCIATE



Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024


Position: Associate

Entity: Powerhouse Ventures

Reports to: Partner

Location: Preference for Oakland, CA and in office 4 days per week

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@powerhouse.fund with the subject line ‘[Your First and Last Name] - [Ventures Associate]’.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a preference for those submitted before Friday, March 1st. We are unable to do informational interviews at this time, so if in doubt, please apply.

About Powerhouse Ventures

Our mission at Powerhouse Ventures is to invest in founding teams building innovative climate tech software to enable future generations to thrive.

Powerhouse Ventures is hiring an Associate to serve as a key member of our investment team. This individual will source, evaluate, and support the most innovative early stage startups in climate.

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Market Research: Collaborate on research efforts to proactively identify new investment opportunities

  • Sourcing and Pipeline Management: Build and manage sourcing channels and relationships for Powerhouse Ventures deal flow, and help manage and prioritize the startup pipeline

  • Deal Evaluation: Support the deal diligence process, including financial analysis, customer calls, and expert interviews

  • Internal Operational Support: Build and improve internal systems, including fund modeling, portfolio support, CRM management, and portfolio metrics collection and analysis

  • Other responsibilities as needed

About You


  • A Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 2 years of relevant full-time experience in clean energy, mobility, and / or climate

Demonstrated skills

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • You have excellent communication skills and high EQ

  • You bring strong strategic, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • You have a willingness to dive into the details and navigate through ambiguity

  • You are driven and self-directed with outstanding organizational skills

  • You are passionate about climate tech

  • Technical and operator experience is a plus


The target compensation range for this position is $85K-$110K, as well as carry in the fund. Competitive pay will be offered commensurate with qualifications, and competitive benefits will be provided including comprehensive medical plans, 401(k) plan, flexible time off, and an annual professional development budget.


One of our values is to broaden leadership opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and anyone with an experience historically underrepresented in companies, board rooms, and venture funds. We believe that everyone in the industry, and at our fund, has to be committed to anti-racism. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, and growth-oriented environment for all members of our team.

Purpose, Culture, and Values

Our purpose is to address the climate crisis with innovation.

The Powerhouse and Powerhouse Ventures teams have built a high-performance, results based, and impact oriented environment. We’re committed to cultivating a positive workplace that embraces feedback and supports personal and professional growth.

As Powerhouse and Powerhouse Ventures have continued to grow, we have remained rooted in our values:

Addressing the climate crisis requires the ambition to completely reimagine and rebuild our energy and mobility systems. We challenge ourselves, our clients, and our portfolio companies to act boldly, innovate quickly, and decarbonize equitably.

No company—no matter how big—has the ability to decarbonize by itself. Through our client engagement and investments, we’re enabling collaboration between the biggest corporations and the most effective startups.

The structures of the past hundred years are insufficient to address the climate crisis. Rapid decarbonization requires a radical expansion of new technologies to deploy our best solutions at scale.

Every startup, client, and organization we work with is driven by people. Our work is rooted in strong and personal relationships with the people changing the way we power our world.

To see other open roles at Powerhouse and Powerhouse Ventures, visit our career page.