Contrary identifies the world's top talent, and invests in companies they start or join.
We raised our fund from the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Facebook, and many more iconic businesses to build networks and tools that empower people to create great startups.
Ultimately, our mission is to become the layer connecting with and investing in every talented, ambitious, and ethical person nationwide, for life.
We've invested in everything from delivery, to defense, to dog food. Some startups were little more than an idea and a team when we partnered, while others were doing millions of dollars of revenue each month.
We have big plans as we grow our team, and you'll be a core part of making that happen. We’re looking for a scrappy generalist to primarily work alongside Will Robbins.
This role could be considered an “all-access behind the scenes” opportunity. You’ll do everything that Will and the rest of the investment team does: support our portfolio companies, meet new founders, build our networks across different spaces, communicate with LPs, and get in the weeds of nitty-gritty tasks that come with operating a venture fund.
One day you may be helping a startup recruit from our talent network, and another day you may be researching the cardiac rehab software market. This is designed to be the most high-growth role possible with tightly-coupled mentorship.
Contrary is ultimately in the business of identifying stellar people, wherever they come from. You'll work with Will and the investing team to:
We expect breadth and rigor both intellectually and operationally, but are very amenable to alternative backgrounds. Your education and work histories are far less important to us than what you've personally accomplished.
That said, we've listed a handful of qualities that we think are important:
Location: Remote. We will be HQ'd in San Francisco and NYC after the pandemic, but you do not need to move there. The investment team currently spans a few major cities and we'll be distributed for quite some time.
Compensation: You will have a competitive cash salary, plus carry in our fund.
Please apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume or LinkedIn profile, and a quick sentence or two about why the role interests you.
We'll get back to you within 5 days if there may be a fit — we're quite excited to get rolling, and you'd start as soon as possible!