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Why apply for a position as a summer intern or full-time analyst?

Probably the best reason is that you like studying a subject until you get to the bottom of it. Another good reason is that you like the sound of the firm described on our About page.

Do I need to have studied economics or finance or have advanced skills in math?

No. No. And no. We want people who are smart and curious.

What will I be doing?

After some basic training, we will assign you companies to study. For each one, you will read financial reports, interview knowledgeable sources, sleuth for data on the internet, and make spreadsheets that clarify how much a company earns.

Over time, you’ll develop a taste for the kind of company you admire. Eventually you’ll also be responsible for finding such companies.

Our business works better and is more fun if everyone is constantly getting better at what they do. Once we hire a person, his/her development matters to us.

If you spend several years becoming an exceptional investor, you’ll develop your powers of penetration and make an enormous contribution to our firm.

Moreover, you will have contributed something useful to the world. Give some thought to “What we want Abdiel to add to the world” and see if it makes sense to you.

How should I apply?

Send a resume, transcript, and cover letter to jobs@abdielcap.com.

Use your cover letter to explain why you want the job. Avoid boilerplate resume-speak and don’t recite grades or accomplishments (that’s what the transcript and resume are for). Just describe yourself in simple, straightforward language.

Also, in your cover letter, answer these questions using four sentences or fewer for each.

  • Summarize an academic research project you undertook—in any field, theses, junior papers, lab work, etc.
  • Discuss a time when you were unsure whether to follow conventional wisdom. What did you decide and why?
  • Identify a powerful or interesting idea you encountered in the past four years.
Why apply for a position as a summer intern or full-time analyst?

Probably the best reason is that you like studying a subject until you get to the bottom of it. Another good reason is that you like the sound of the firm described on our About page.

Do I need to have studied economics or finance or have advanced skills in math?

No. No. And no. We want people who are smart and curious.

What will I be doing?

After some basic training, we will assign you companies to study. For each one, you will read financial reports, interview knowledgeable sources, sleuth for data on the internet, and make spreadsheets that clarify how much a company earns.

Over time, you’ll develop a taste for the kind of company you admire. Eventually you’ll also be responsible for finding such companies.

Our business works better and is more fun if everyone is constantly getting better at what they do. Once we hire a person, his/her development matters to us.

If you spend several years becoming an exceptional investor, you’ll develop your powers of penetration and make an enormous contribution to our firm.

Moreover, you will have contributed something useful to the world. Give some thought to “What we want Abdiel to add to the world” and see if it makes sense to you.

How should I apply?

Send a resume, transcript, and cover letter to jobs@abdielcap.com.

Use your cover letter to explain why you want the job. Avoid boilerplate resume-speak and don’t recite grades or accomplishments (that’s what the transcript and resume are for). Just describe yourself in simple, straightforward language.

Also, in your cover letter, answer these questions using four sentences or fewer for each.

  • Summarize an academic research project you undertook—in any field, theses, junior papers, lab work, etc.
  • Discuss a time when you were unsure whether to follow conventional wisdom. What did you decide and why?
  • Identify a powerful or interesting idea you encountered in the past four years.