Citrine Angels Seeks Venture Fellows for Spring 2023
Citrine Angels is looking for Venture Fellows interested in venture finance and startups, with the position to start in 2023. This person should be a motivated self-starter who works well independently and is incredibly detail-oriented. The candidate should thrive in a dynamic environment where new challenges come up every day and be flexible, dependable, and efficient in varying environments.
The right candidate will be currently enrolled as a first-year MBA student majoring in finance, strategy, or a related field with a passion for supporting diversity in venture funding. Second-year MBAs will also be considered.
This role would start in the early spring of 2023, with the possibility of continuing through the 2023–2024 school year.
The main role of the Venture Fellow will be to perform diligence and compile investment memorandums. Duties will include:
- Screening investment candidates based on predetermined criteria (to be developed with Citrine Angel Executive Committee)
- Working with Executive Committee to define and refine the due diligence process
- Conducting due diligence for startups selected by the Citrine Angels community
- Preparing due diligence summary reports for startups selected by the Citrine Angels community
- Attending pitch meetings as available
Standout candidates will have:
- Strong leadership, presentation, and technical skills
- A proven track record of success as a high-energy self-starter
- Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Curiosity about technology, innovation, and/or diversity in the venture space
Note: This position comes with a small stipend, and/or may be used for credit where applicable. Interested candidates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their resume and cover letter.
Portfolio Company Spotlight: Healium
Healium is an augmented and virtual reality treatment designed to help people relax and reduce stress. The technology blends storytelling, neuroscience, and game design to promote self-management of stress, sleep, and human performance. It is designed to work as an app or with wearable technology such as googles or EEG headbands.
Traction for Healium continues to grow exponentially, with the company regularly in the news as a key meditation tool. The NFL Players’ Association recently awarded Healium $50,000 for winning their annual pitch competition. The company also signed contracts with one of the largest airlines in the world, as well as a premier Midwestern university, which will soon be offering Healium’s services to their teams. Healium was also written up in the Scholarly Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, their sixth peer-reviewed journal.
What we love about them: "We love Healium’s innovative approach to mental health, infusing technology and giving people the opportunity to better themselves on their own time. Sarah, the CEO, is an absolute go getter, and continues to impress us with the partnerships she’s developed along with her passion and unrelenting determination.”
- Phyllis R Caldwell, Owner, Wroxton Civic Ventures LLC and Citrine Angels member
Meet the Angels: Lisa Conners Vogt
Lisa Conners Vogt, founder of Ever Better Coaching and Consulting, recently joined Citrine Angels after attending pitch meetings as a guest last year. Learn more about her, as well as her upcoming plans to live in Paris for a month!
Why did you join Citrine Angels?
I joined Citrine in March 2022 after attending meetings as a guest in 2021. I joined to be more immersed in the startup world and to be in community with women who are big thinkers and risk takers – this includes Citrine members and venture founders. As an Executive Coach, I specialize in working with founders and co-founder teams and my clients are often angel investors themselves. As a Citrine member, I’m able to view my clients’ experiences through a different lens.
I didn’t think I would be able to become an angel investor this early in my life because I often hear from other angels that they invest a minimum of $50k. I appreciate the opportunity to join with other women to invest a minimum of $5k.
What has been your biggest professional achievement?
After a 30+ year career with corporations, non-profits, consulting, and my own business that I operated for seven years, I became a full-time Executive and Leadership Coach, and I’ve never been happier! I continue to evolve my understanding of how to best serve my clients and am rewarded every day by witnessing their accomplishments and breakthroughs.
What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
I recently bought tickets to see Pink perform in Paris in June 2023! I’m planning to live and work there for at least four weeks. I have been studying French and considering where to live. I love an adventure!