Osage Venture Partners (OVP) is a premier venture capital fund based just outside of Philadelphia that invests in early-stage business-to-business (B2B) software companies located in the Eastern U.S. With well over $250M under management, OVP seeks to invest in business builders with deep domain expertise with whom we can “go the distance with” and provide the entrepreneurs with the assistance required to build high growth businesses. OVP is in the process of closing the fundraise for its fifth fund and is actively making new investments in some of the most exciting tech startups in the Eastern U.S., including, but not limited to, Dina (AI-powered care coordination), Malbek (next generation contract lifecycle management platform), BoodleAI (predictive analytics platform), and Refraction AI (robotic last-mile delivery vehicles).
OVP has enjoyed much success since its debut fund in 2005, funding more than 50 companies across a range of sectors, including cloud, security, analytics, education technology, healthcare IT, and enterprise mobile. Notable investments include InstaMed (healthcare payments network, acquired by JPMorgan Chase), SevOne (network performance management, majority acquired by Bain), VividCortex (database performance monitoring solution, acquired by SolarWinds), and GoCanvas (enterprise mobile solutions, acquired by K1 Investment Management).
Analyst Role Overview
As an OVP Analyst, you will be integrally involved in all aspects of OVP and will be provided a front row seat to one of the top performing venture funds in the U.S.; the role includes spending time with the leading entrepreneurs in the region, reviewing their business plans, hearing their pitches, and watching the investment process in action. As part of a dynamic, 10-person team, you will make significant contributions to the investment process and have the opportunity to work closely with and be mentored by seasoned professionals in a collaborative, challenging, and intellectually stimulating environment.
Ideal Candidate Profile
If you are interested in applying to the Analyst role, the following outlines our application process:
Step 1 (Application): Submit a cover letter and resume (as one document in PDF format) no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021. In your cover letter, please write no more than five sentences explaining why you are interested in the opportunity and why you believe you will excel in the role. Email and address your cover letter to Emily Foote, Principal at OVP (email@example.com). The OVP team will review all applications and invite a subset of the applicants to participate in the first round of interviews.
Step 2 (Pre-Recorded Interview Responses): Submit short video responses to questions asked by different members of the OVP Team. The OVP team will review all video responses and invite a subset of the applicants to participate in the second round interview, a short 15-minute phone interview. All invitations to the second round interview will be sent by Friday, April 16th.
Step 3 (Phone Interview): Candidates who progress beyond the first interview round, will engage in a short, 15-minute phone interview with a two to three team members from the OVP team. All phone interviews will be scheduled before Wednesday, April 21st.
Step 4 (Project and Zoom Interviews): Candidates who make it to the third and final round, will be notified no later than Monday, April 26th and given a case study of an actual investment opportunity we recently considered to review. Candidates will share their review of the case study during the Zoom interviews as well as meet various team members of the OVP Team. All interviews will be scheduled during the week of May 3rd. Final decisions will be made the week of May 10th. All candidates will be notified of our final decision by Friday, May 14th.
The Analyst role will start at a to be determined time between June and August depending on the Analyst’s preference and schedule.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Emily Foote is managing the Analyst hiring process. Please reach out to her with any questions or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.