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Fellowship Program

About High Street Equity Partners (HSEP)

High Street Equity Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to harnessing the power of underrepresented founders and overlooked geographies. We drive innovation by tapping into uncharted territory and empower the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

About the Fellowship

The HSEP Fellowship Program is a unique one-year opportunity for dual career professionals interested in gaining exposure to the venture capital landscape. As an HSEP Fellow, you will navigate a learning journey that both respects your existing professional commitments and offers unparalleled insights into the world of venture capital.

The Fellowship provides a robust, hands-on experience across the entire VC investment cycle, from sourcing and diligence to portfolio management and ecosystem building. You will benefit from our disciplined approach to venture capital, working closely with investors, and learning to identify and cultivate investment opportunities. Our program is structured as a three-month rotation in four departments: deal flow, ecosystem, portfolio, and fundraising. Fellows will contribute a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 months. We estimate that the program is 90% hands-on immersive experience and 10% curriculum.

We're especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about working with underrepresented founders and overlooked geographies, as this is central to HSEP's investment thesis. Through this fellowship, we aim to equip fellows with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the venture capital industry, particularly within our focus areas of Future of Work, Health Tech, Clean Tech, and Consumer Internet.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform research to help identify current market conditions, new trends and opportunities. Developing written reports and presentations summarizing analysis and/or recommendations.
  • Analyzing quantitative data, and reviewing and summarizing secondary data, including research reports and client background materials.
  • Research modeling for client and stakeholder projects.
  • Develop and grow our national database of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  • Deal screening: Initial outreach and cultivation of potential client-partners. Evaluating opportunities. Coordinating introductory meetings with General Partners and client-partners.
  • Assist the General Partner in planning, coordination, and facilitation of all meetings with VPs, LPs, CPs, and other stakeholders. Actively participate in business meetings and summarize findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in managing the deal flow pipeline, screening potential investments, conducting due diligence, and performing market research and analysis.
  • Actively engage with entrepreneurs, investors, and other key stakeholders within the venture capital ecosystem.
  • Assist in managing relationships with portfolio companies and tracking their performance and progress.
  • Support the team in investor relations, capital raising efforts, and maintaining CRM systems.
  • Complete weekly readings and participate in discussions on various VC topics, including VC principles, deal structures, and case studies of VC firms and portfolio companies.


  • Intellectually curious and passionate
  • Relevant school or work experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Experience with spreadsheets, Google sheets, and Google forms
  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills, with experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Strong project management skills and familiarity with project management tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in venture capital, startups, and entrepreneurship.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to commit to 10-15 hours per week for one year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 - 4 years of relevant school or work experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Previous experience with project management tools or CRMs
  • Candidate for PhDs, Masters, or other Advanced Degree

Fellowship Program

Washington DC
Full Time