Business Development Associate

Business Development Associate
Full-time | Durham, NC

Job Description
IDEA Fund Partners is seeking an individual to lead the business development efforts for our growing firm. This commission-based role will be responsible for the pipeline of prospective new investors and closing new business. The BDA will work closely with the IDEA Fund Partners team to engage investors and ensure a high quality of customer service. This is an ideal role for someone wanting to kick off an exciting career with the Southeast’s most active seed and early stage venture capital firm. We are looking for an energetic, driven individual who can work both independently and as part of a team to source, close, and support new business opportunities. Previous entrepreneurial and/or sales experience is a significant plus.


  • Manage multiple accounts; develop positive working relationships through consistent customer engagement and support
  • Source and close new client relationships
  • Drive client retention, renewals, upsells, and client satisfaction
  • Manage customer activity with CRM tools to move opportunities through the pipeline and resolve any questions and/or open issues
  • Provide input on new processes and workflows as needed
  • Focus on ensuring that we maintain superior level of customer service

Qualifications and Skills

  • Dynamic personality able to effectively engage and influence a variety of audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Sales experience, proficiency in selling services preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and operate in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing needs and meeting deadlines
  • Interest in finance

About IDEA Fund Partners
IDEA Fund Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Our firm manages the most active seed and early stage venture capital funds in the Southeast. As the “go to” seed and early stage investor in the Southeast, we see over 900 companies each year. Since 2007, we have screened thousands of startups and have made investments in 32 companies, co-investing with over 70 funds.

To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Lister Delgado at