Adams Street Partners is hiring a pre-MBA Associate for our Direct Investment Team focused on late-stage

technology venture capital/growth equity investments to be based in our Menlo Park, CA offices.

The Firm Founded in 1972, Adams Street Partners (ASP) is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world, with over $12 billion of committed capital for clients globally. Adams Street Partners invests across venture capital and private equity fund of funds, secondary fund of funds, and directly into companies seeking late stage venture capital and growth equity investments. The firm is based in Chicago, with offices in Menlo Park, London, and Singapore.

The Team The Direct Investment Team within ASP invests out of a pool of $1.1 billion in actively managed funds and seeks to invest between $5 and $25 million in late-stage venture capital and growth equity businesses in the technology and healthcare sectors.

The Role • • • • • All aspects of investment due diligence: business, market, management, competitive, financial/returns modeling, terms structuring, and legals. Working with the investment team to build out and execute upon sector investment plans. Developing relationships with leading private companies by attending tradeshows, conferences, and proactively meeting with entrepreneurs and investment bankers. Working on selected projects with ASP portfolio companies. Pre-MBA: this is a two year role with the expectation that the Associate would join a toptier business school or portfolio company operating role after that.

Qualifications • • • • • • 2-4 years of experience in technology investment banking, technology consulting and/or principal investing (mid/late-stage venture capital, growth equity or PE.) Self starter with a strong work ethic, who can handle projects from start to finish while negotiating multiple, competing deadlines. Outstanding performance relative to peers. Advanced Excel skills with knowledge of valuation techniques and financial modeling. Ability to structure and present complex ideas and information in simple persuasive form, both written and orally. Demonstrated passion for the technology space and growth businesses. Min 3.3 GPA with major in finance, economics, business, management science, engineering/CS preferred, but not essential. Demonstrated outstanding achievement in other majors.

Details: • Pre-MBA candidates only. • Compensation is market competitive. • Target start date is the summer of 2009. • Please submit resumes (no cover letters) to: • Title your email “ASP Associate Candidate” in order to ensure delivery. Specify the earliest possible start date in your response.