Purpose. Passion. Joy.

We can’t think of a better career than one dedicated to sparking joy. Joy Ventures is home to exciting early stage startup teams, working on products and technologies that bring people joy. We invite you to check out our open positions– and be part of the important and fulfilling work we do every day!

Investment and Grant Associate – US

Joy Ventures
Joy Ventures
Employment Types:
United States
USD per year
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About Joy Ventures:

Joy Ventures is an investment firm and company builder on a bold mission to power a new generation of neuroscience-backed mental wellbeing products and generate sustainable future-business opportunities in the field. Founded in 2017, the Joy Ventures philosophy is that transformative mental wellbeing companies are born at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, neuroscience and design. We partner with visionary researchers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and product specialists for the long-term, offering funding, expertise, and strategic support across the innovation journey, from scientific research to product ideation, development, and commercialization all the way to business growth.

With 11 portfolio companies, more than 45 multidisciplinary academic projects funded and 100 leading researchers supported, we are proudly ushering in a new era of evidence-based mental wellbeing products that will bring lasting joy to people’s lives.

We are seeking a US-based associate to support Joy's investment and academic scouting efforts abroad.


  • MS or PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, or similar field
  • Extensive familiarity with commercial and academic neuroscience fields in the US

Key Activities:

  • Identification of early-stage companies for potential investment
  • Assessments and due diligence
  • Academic scouting for groundbreaking research in company interest areas
  • Working with university technology transfer offices, accelerators and incubators
  • Developing a network of academic and commercial contacts
  • Identifying and participating in key events/conferences
  • Developing and maintaining a presence in the ecosystem


  • US-based, willingness to travel

Level of Effort:

  • 50% time
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