Investment Associate at Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

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  • Job ID 32649
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  • Gender Male or Famele
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Job Description

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is a pan-African company investing in transformative early-stage ventures, from founders with an idea to ventures raising a Seed round.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Investment Associate

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time

The Role

  • We are looking to hire an Investment Associate to support our efforts in sourcing and qualifying early-stage startups in Africa.
  • The successful candidate will support our ecosystem engagement efforts to source and identify promising startups and support the investment process  to ensure Investment Committee approvals.
  • The candidate will need to have a good understanding of technology and business models and have existing networks and exposure to the startup world within Africa.

Key Responsibilities
Sourcing new investment opportunities and leading ecosystem engagement efforts:

  • Support in developing and maintaining an active partnership referral network within the African Tech ecosystem
  • Conduct market analysis and keep up to speed with sector trends and market performance
  • Support deep dives, industry analysis, and market mapping
  • Source, identify, and evaluate new investment opportunities – startups and founders
  • Attend, participate, and host industry events to promote FFA venture programs, working together with the rest of the investment team.

Screening, Qualifying, and presenting opportunities at the Investment Committee – support on converting investment opportunities:

  • Support on all aspects of the pre-due diligence process (initial screening, qualification process, and internal stakeholder socialisation)
  • Conduct thorough opportunities assessment, including market and competitor analysis, technical due diligence, impact modelling, and financial model review as part of the deal team
  • Prepare documentation to sell new investment opportunities internally and to the Investment Committee.

Candidate Profile

  • Have a minimum of 1  year of experience in a similar venture capital fund and a total of 3 years of work experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to build a network, source companies, and develop relationships with top African entrepreneurs and other tech/entrepreneurship ecosystem players in key markets across Africa
  • An analytical mind able to qualify and understand different concepts and business models
  • Independently be able to form views around investment decisions, make recommendations, and present deals to senior colleagues
  • Be proficient in Excel and comfortable manipulating data and building financial models
  • Knowledge and experience building financial models
  • Extensive knowledge, enthusiasm for, and interest in technology and start-ups
  • A self-starter who thrives in an autonomous role, with excellent prioritisation, self-organisation, and execution skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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