Lock 8 Partners’ Summer Analyst Program provides an unparalleled environment for students looking to enter the B2B Software Investing industry. The program offers a rare blend of meaningful exposure to operators, investors, and advisors in the software industry, visibility into the operations of small-scale software companies, and a unique experiential learning environment that balances autonomous on-the-job training with a commitment of ongoing feedback and coaching. Summer Analysts primarily focus on sourcing initiatives, investing / transaction-related activities, and portfolio company support; the program concludes with a presentation of individualized capstone projects.
"It was great to be in an environment where the firm so openly placed their trust in the interns to do meaningful work, which also gave us a stronger sense of ownership in what we did"
Julia Denissenko 2022 Summer Analyst
Applications are now closed for the Summer 2023 Program. Please check back February 2024.
Summer 2022 Cohort
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“The summer at Lock 8 was really about demystifying private equity, and it exceeded my expectations in more ways than one. I didn't think that I'd be able to make sense of SaaS metrics, or be able to think like an investor, or learn how to create financial models. But here we are! ”
- Shiven Dewan, 2022 Summer Analyst
“I had the chance to lead calls with potential acquisition targets, sit in on calls discussing operations with the senior executives of portfolio companies, and to work with Lock 8 portfolio companies directly. And I was able to work directly with the CEO and senior investment professionals of one of Lock 8's portfolio companies which was an amazing opportunity.”
- Lindsay Sterne, 2022 Summer Analyst
“In particular, the case study was a great exercise that synthesized both the technical analysis and presentation skills that we had learned over the course of the program and served as a valuable insight into what type of work is expected from junior analysts in finance-related professions."
- Justin Zhao, 2022 Summer Analyst
"The high point of my experience and time was moments after we presented our final case study to senior management. To have completed such a challenging task was very rewarding, and the conversations that followed highlighted the supportive, tight-knit culture of the firm."
- Julia Denissenko, 2022 Summer Analyst
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