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DBL Partners

DBL Partners is a double bottom line venture capital firm and pioneer of the impact investing category in venture capital. As the largest impact investor in the venture capital asset class by AUM, we invest in companies that can deliver both top-tier venture capital returns and enable positive social, environmental, and economic impact. DBL has been investing for over a decade and a half with the belief that a company’s financial performance (The First Bottom Line) and positive social impact (The Second Bottom Line) not only complement each other but enhance each other to drive performance and success. More information can be found at:

The Associate will work closely with senior investment team members and will receive significant deal evaluation and execution responsibility.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Guiding, performing, and integrating all aspects of diligence of potential investments, including: management, market, product, competition, financial, legal, and technology
  • Writing market research reports, deal summaries and investment memoranda
  • Helping to manage DBL’s deal pipeline
  • Supporting senior DBL investment professionals with portfolio company board work, including: capital structuring, strategic decision making, operational execution, financings, new business development, recruiting and other high value add activities
  • Supporting portfolio companies in the execution of a double bottom line impact strategy – identifying new project opportunities, leading new initiatives, and connecting with relevant stakeholders in government, regulatory bodies, and economic development agencies
  • Supporting DBL’s senior partners in firm operations, thought leadership, event preparation, and other day-to-day activities
  • Assisting with the annual quantitative and qualitative reporting on the portfolio
  • Managing and recruiting graduate-level interns


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for impact investing, climate technology, policy and regulatory processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to fit into a small but diverse team
  • Proactive, and self-motivated
  • Service and detail oriented, and enjoy supporting others.
  • Several years of work experience that translates into understanding business models, relevant technologies, or impact investing. Ideally this is in a related field (VC/PE, startup, product management, investment banking, corporate development, strategy consulting, etc.) with an emphasis on sustainability
  • Excellent writing and presentation creation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and appetite for rigorous research
  • High level of self-motivation, creativity, and comfort with lack of structure
  • MBA or Master’s degree preferred (or currently being completed)


Location in SF Bay Area
To apply: Please send a cover email (not letter) expressing why you are interested in DBL and the role, along with your resume and LinkedIn to

DBL knows that diverse teams invest in and build pioneering companies. That’s why we value diversity in our team and portfolio. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Full Time