Job Vacancy: Investment Associate Position

Job Vacancy: Investment Associate Position

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION:

Rising Tide Africa (RTA) is seeking to hire an Investment Associate to be a member of the investment team. Ideally, candidates should have successful experience working in the world of venture-backed technology startups as a founder, employee, or intern. In the absence of that, other previous entrepreneurial and/or investment experience of any kind is a significant plus, especially if it relates to information technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen entrepreneurs’ pitch decks, conduct interviews with entrepreneurs, help RTA investment leads with due diligence and creating investment memos
  • Evaluate opportunities for investment, assess investment risks, analyze financial data, and perform business and investment valuation
  • Proactively source new investment opportunities
  • Manage due diligence process, write investment memos and assist with investment execution
  • Conduct market research on competitive industries and evaluate their products and services, and the demand for these competitive products and services
  • Assist the RTA leads in carrying out various group and individual activities related to supporting entrepreneurs in the pre and post-funding stages
  • Interact with entrepreneurs, advisors, clients, financing orgs, lawyers and ICT ecosystem players
  • Develop and deliver presentations to the RTA board, teams, portfolio companies and partners
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners on high-impact strategies and evaluation
  • Represent RTA at relevant sector-specific conferences, meetups, and events
  • Represent RTA at events that help build the ecosystem for diverse entrepreneurs in tech

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Previous experience (2-5 years) and knowledge of the world of technology startups as a founder, early-stage employee, or other full-time roles
  • Excellent business research and financial modelling skills
  • Demonstrated experience with a high-impact organization
  • Self-starter and demonstrated success in working with diverse teams

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (an MBA is a plus)
  • Degree in Computer Science or exposure to self-taught development coursework a significant plus
  • Work experience in venture capital, investment banking, consulting, or other finance organizations
  • Familiarity with venture capital financing structures and practices, e.g., convertible debt and equity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for finding tech-driven solutions to close quality-of-life gaps
  • Ability to work collaboratively with entrepreneurs and other partners from diverse backgrounds is highly desirable;
  • Charismatic, people- and relationship-oriented
  • Demonstrated curiosity around and aptitude for understanding new technologies and business models
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and written skills; clear succinct writer, eloquent
  • Intellectual curiosity, self-awareness
  • Positive entrepreneurial outlook with a desire to make a large impact on an organization
  • Strong personal networks amongst entrepreneurs
  • Familiarity with major tech ecosystem individuals, groups and events

PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS:

  • You will have ownership of your projects and manage these projects from start to finish
  • Interact and build relationships with RTA members, VCs, entrepreneurs, and ICT ecosystem players
  • Learn about commerce, media, education, health care, consumer finance, financial inclusion, and other sectors in which we invest

COMPENSATION:

  • We offer a competitive compensation and health benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit applications to careers@risingtideafrica.com