Co-op experiences: An inside look at _Underscore.VC


Elvidge shares some of his experiences as an associate at _Underscore.VC. Photo courtesy of Tanner Elvidge.

Tanner Elvidge, DMSB’17, was the first associate at _Underscore.VC, a venture capital firm that focuses on entrepreneurial support through cloud intelligence, based in Boston, MA. Elvidge obtained this position through Northeastern’s commitment to experiential learning and co-op experiences, enabling students to gain firsthand experience in a myriad of start-ups, businesses and ventures.

In a recent LinkedIn post, Elvidge shared some insight into an ever-changing day in the life of a _Underscore.VC associate working directly with team members in four main areas: the investing process, internal operations, _Core support, and assisting with their non-profit initiative.

“The Associate role is a rotating position that _Underscore.VC has created in partnership with the co-op program at Northeastern University in order to bring younger talent onto the team and expose them to Venture Capital. It’s an exceptional opportunity to experience life at both a startup and a VC firm,” said Elvidge.

Similar to other co-ops, every day is different, each with its own set of challenges and learning initiatives that fuse rigorous classroom studies with meaningful business experience.

Elvidge, a business administration major with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship, as well as a minor in economics, highlighted the co-op program as essential for all Northeastern students, one that sets them apart when joining the workforce in any capacity.

Read more about Tanner Elvidge and his experience as an Associate in his LinkedIn Pulse post.