Marketing & Operations Associate

Boston, MA

When you join Pillar VC as our Marketing & Operations Associate, you’ll help us connect with founders building the next generation of pillar companies in Boston. You’ll work with Pillar and our bio+tech program, Petri, sharing your perspective to help to elevate our marketing, community, events, and operations efforts.

This is a full-time position starting Summer 2021. Start date is flexible. We encourage underrepresented candidates to apply.

Who We Are

Pillar VC is a venture capital firm based in Boston investing in companies at formation and seed stage with $150 million under management. Beyond capital, the team offers its deep operating experience plus active support from 22 CEOs who are the co-founders of our firm and have built unicorn startups like Wayfair, Gingko Bioworks, Demandware, and DraftKings.

We back innovative founders across all sectors, taking particular interest in Boston’s world-class universities and vibrant start-up community. We’re the first capital in for founders building the next-generation of pillar companies in our region, and we’re proud investors in companies like Algorand, PillPack, Desktop Metal, Hometap, Jellyfish, Zapata, Higharc, and Asimov.

Pillar believes the closer we align our incentives with those of the founders, the better we can build trust, and from that, achieve profound results. That’s why we frequently offer to buy Common stock, the same type of stock the founder owns.

Pillar’s platform team is committed to building the start-up ecosystem and to helping founders grow as leaders. We host frequent events and workshops, recruit talent, and offer coaching to help accelerate the growth of our portfolio; and our Petri program offers expert guidance to engineering-led biology companies.

To learn more about Pillar and how we support our companies, please click here.

Who You Are

You’re a jack of all trades. 

You enjoy working on something different every day, and can flex your skills from email marketing to event planning to content creation.

You’re relentlessly curious. 

You enjoy building new skills, and are constantly reading and learning about new topics, always absorbing information from the people around you.

You’re a connector.

You love meeting people and look forward to the chance to build new relationships.

You’re a self-starter. 

You’re able to work independently developing new ideas, conducting research, and sharing what you learn with others.

You’re organized. 

You run a tight ship, seamlessly keeping track of deadlines and projects. You thrive when you’re juggling many initiatives at once.

You like moving fast. 

You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are always ready for the next challenge.

Your Responsibilities


Marketing / Operations