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Analyst, Venture Creation (Crypto + AI)

Diagram Ventures

Diagram Ventures

Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
United States · Canada
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Who we are:

Diagram is a venture studio that builds companies in Web3, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, and Climatetech. The success of our ventures stems from access to venture capital investment, partnering with proven founders, hands-on portfolio support, and access to a vast network of partners and incumbents.

Since 2016, Diagram has raised over $300M and launched 26 new companies across North America. Diagram’s track record includes 1 IPO, 3 private sales, and 12 portfolio companies at Seed through Series C, with $1.5B+ in aggregate shareholder value generated.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an analyst on the Crypto / AI team to help launch new ventures. The role reports to our team’s Venture Creation Senior Principal.

This person will work directly with Diagram Partners, potential founders and expert advisors to lead the ideation, evaluation, and de-risking of new ideas specifically in Crypto & AI. The analyst will play a key role in turning ideas into companies, and shaping Diagram’s Crypto & AI portfolio.

The Crypto/AI team’s focus was initially on building crypto companies like and, but recently has expanded to work on generative AI businesses such as and We understand that not everyone has experience in both AI and crypto, but we encourage you to apply if either area is of interest to you.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing investment theses and perspectives on opportunity areas;
  • Generating and pitch new venture ideas;
  • Conducting user and market research, performing market sizing, analyzing competitive landscape, assessing business models and unit economics to evaluate potential ideas;
  • Developing pitch decks and investment memos;
  • Owning the work plan and leading the de-risking of ideas via pre-seed testing (in collaboration with engineering, product, growth, and other external experts);
  • Pitching ideas to entrepreneurs, participate in the vetting process, and building close relationships with founders
  • Contributing to building Diagram's culture and brand in the Crypto + AI communities (e.g. attending startup community events, conferences, etc.)

You should have:

  • 0-2+ years of work experience in relevant fields such as:
    • Venture building at a venture studio;
    • Early stage tech startup experience as a Founder, product manager, growth marketer, engineer, or other operational capacity, preferably in crypto or AI;
    • Management/Strategy consulting or investment banking, focused on tech products / businesses
  • Knowledge, experience, network or demonstrated in Crypto and/or AI (e.g. active partcipation in crypto/NFT/Defi investing + communities; experimenting with LLMs and AI-powered products; joining AI meetups, etc.)
  • A track record of outstanding performance
  • A proven entrepreneurial mindset, high degree of ownership and a self-starter mentality
  • Intellectual curiosity and rigor
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) - comfortable pitching ideas and producing high-quality deliverables
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to build financial models, conduct market sizing
  • A technical (Engineering, Computer Science, Economics) or Business degree

What we offer:

  • An essential role in something big, meaningful and different;
  • The opportunity to push yourself, have ownership in companies you create, and impact;
  • A team of accomplished, ambitious and supportive individuals that will help you grow;
  • An ecosystem with many stretch opportunities including the potential to join a Diagram portfolio company;
  • Competitive compensation, including upside in the companies Diagram creates;
  • Beautiful office in a great location or remote work
  • Generous benefits including a telemedicine service for your and your family