Investment Associate at Further - Jun 24

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Investment Associate


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Job Overview

We are Further Ventures - the global venture network providing real backing for regional companies with global ambitions

Our aim is to become the leading Venture Studio Platform globally. We partner with entrepreneurs, offering capital and resources - such as product, tech, design, marketing, and legal advisory - to build game-changing ventures. In addition, we operate a Venture Capital fund to support funding needs throughout the venture lifecycle.

We are a team of partners and mentors on a growth mission: real capital, real connections, and real people. Our network is our greatest strength, helping companies start and scale up faster than the competition. With us, there are no frills or red tape - just building great companies with people we like to work with.

At Further, we work with founders as early as idea stage to validate, prototype, and launch new companies. Our team is made up of builders and operators, who provide founders with operational support in product design, branding, engineering, and talent acquisition to set them up for success. Working at Further is an opportunity to see startups built from scratch.

About your role

Further Ventures is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented candidates to join the team as an Investment Associate. As an Investment Associate, you will be responsible for supporting the investment team in conducting due diligence, financial analysis, and portfolio management. The ideal candidate should have strong conceptual and analytical problem solving skills, be proficient with the MS Office suite, be able to ramp up quickly on new topics, and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

Responsibilities:

  • Support founders of portfolio companies in strategic and operational areas such as developing and validating business plans, structuring cap tables, and developing the story to be pitched to investors.
  • Perform due diligence on potential investments, including financial analysis and modeling
  • Prepare investment memos and reports for review by the investment committee
  • Conduct research and prepare white papers / knowledge articles
  • Develop a performance monitoring system to track performance of portfolio companies and provide regular updates to the investment team
  • Support investment team in preparing presentations for external stakeholders from time to time

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field
  • Experience in the venture capital or private equity industry is a plus
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prepare financial models from scratch
  • Ability to analyse financial statements and provide opinions on opportunities
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to pick up new concepts quickly
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

What you can expect:

  • People first company culture: We hire people we trust and give team members autonomy to do their best work.
  • Professional growth: We have a highly dynamic and energetic environment with a lot of growth opportunities. We support professional development with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • Comprehensive benefits: We offer competitive pay along with extensive health insurance (including dental & vision) for onsite team members. We also provide Apple products for your daily work.
  • Onsite, Abu Dhabi Office

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At Further, we collaborate with founders from the idea stage to validate, prototype, and launch new companies. Our goal with Further is to act as the ideal co-founder, taking care of seed capital, handling regulatory matters, and providing our collective expertise to maximize the chances of our ventures becoming leaders in their respective categories. As part of our arrangement, we also receive common stock in the company.

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