Investment Manager

Investment Manager



Investment Manager


Details of the offer

We're building the most powerful growth engine for African startups and their founders.

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is unlike any place else you’ve ever worked. We are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges and capitalizing on it’s incredible potential by leveraging market and tech opportunities. Over the next five years, we’ll build 40 businesses from scratch and scale 100 existing growth-stage ventures through our venture development programs. Backed by leading corporates, such as Standard Bank – the continent’s largest bank – we have access to their vast resources, infrastructure, and expertise and will bring those to bear for all our ventures and entrepreneurs. Starting with FinTech and HealthTech, FFA will expand our focus as we grow, adding other sectors that include retail, transportation, energy, and education.

Our Culture
Our goals are audacious, and we want to work with people who share our passion for pursuing transformation at scale. We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere - not just the top - and we love to build our way out of uncertainty. At FFA, you will work with and meet outstanding and diverse talent from across the continent and help us build a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive network. You will work faster (and learn faster) than you ever have before.

With offices in Johannesburg and London, we are building an ambitious, talented, and passionate team, ensuring that Founders Factory Africa is the continent’s best partner for founders.

The Role
We’re looking for an awesome Investment Manager to join our high-growth, venture development company. You’ll have a passion for driving African start-ups to scale through strengthening their invest-ability and supporting with fundraising. You will have experience as an investment professional who can help articulate the commercial potential of portfolio companies by working with them to design and build an investment strategy to reach scale in Africa.
This is a fantastic role for a highly capable, experienced individual within a dynamic culture and environment. You will need to hit the ground running and rapidly take full ownership of investment readiness for our portfolio of start-ups. Your focus will be on qualifying & closing investment deals and working with selected start-ups across the Venture Scaling and Venture Building arms of FFA, ensuring they receive the appropriate level of fundraising support, as well as growing and maintaining our relationships with the investor communities.

Lead in valuation assessment and deal negotiations with start-ups prior to Investment Committees
Conduct an assessment of each start-up to establish their readiness status and capacity to raise external capital
Liaise with start-up founders and other stakeholders within our portfolio to ensure they receive the appropriate level of investment support
Ensure that each start-up’s investment plan is aligned with the broader FFA Build and Scale programmes and associated timelines
Track and evaluate the overall performance of the FFA portfolio of companies
Develop and maintain relationships with investors through meetings, events and updates
Help prepare for and organise FFA investor events, including our investment showcase days, with support from FFA events team
Lead and encourage internal engagement to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

Deep passion for tech and start-ups and a hunger to learn
Minimum of3 years of relevant work experiencein private equity / venture capital / investment banking / financial advisory or equivalent role in which a thorough understanding of financial modelling and pitch preparation has been developed.
Experience in deal structuring(legal terms) and execution.
Proven track record of synthesising insights and developing successful business strategies aligned with market trends.
Experience andknowledge of the healthcare industry and key trends is highly preferred.
Experience working with early-stage (pre-seed to Series A) start-ups in Africa
Relationship with a network of investors, VCs and angel investors in Africa is an advantage
Highly organised individual, capable of managing parallel work streams while maintaining an effective workflow and communication system
Outstanding people skills, humility, hustle and resilience
Ability to work in South Africa and travel from time to time
Founders Factory Africa provides a rare opportunity to join a team of world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators. We provide the freedom and excitement of early-stage startups but the stability and resources of a large organisation. Founders Factory Africa has global ambitions, and you’ll play a key role in our future success.

This role is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a high-growth organization as part of the founding team and to help shape the future of Africa’s startup ecosystem.

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