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VC Analyst @ Quona Capital in Mexico City, Mexico

About Quona Capital

  • Quona Capital is the largest venture capital investment firm dedicated to promoting “fintech for inclusion” in emerging markets. We invest in early stage financial technology companies and embedded finance opportunities across Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. The firm was formed with a simple idea: technology has the power to radically improve the quality, access and affordability of financial services for underserved consumers and businesses; we invest in disruptive innovations to create a more financially inclusive world.
  • Quona was established in 2015 and today operates with over USD 350 million in assets under management (AUM), 35+ investments across three portfolios, and a global team operating in Washington, DC and in the markets in which we invest. Our investments in Latin America include iconic fintech startups that have scaled rapidly, such as Creditas, Neon, and Konfio. To learn more, check out our portfolio companies and meet the team at http://www.quona.com.

The Opportunity

  • We are looking for a high-performing Analyst to join Quona’s Latin America investment team. The role will be based out of Mexico City (with flexibility for a remote start).

Responsibilities

  • Support the investment team with sourcing of investment opportunities through systematic engagement with entrepreneurs and key partners such as early-stage investment funds, accelerators, and other ecosystem players
  • Conduct market research, company mapping, and competitive analysis within key fintech sub-sectors and target markets
  • Support the investment team in evaluating investment opportunities, preparing pre-screening materials and analyses
  • Develop financial models to project company performance, market size, investment returns and valuations
  • Support the Quona team in operational initiatives, such a pipeline management and knowledge capturing / sharing
  • Analyze performance of the portfolio, and assist with regular reporting of portfolio performance to investors and development of other LP facing collateral
  • Support portfolio companies and value-add initiatives (i.e., conduct research to facilitate strategic discussions and decision-making, participate in operational sprints, and work with the Quona Platform team)

Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in investment banking, consulting, or principal investing, preferably focused on financial services/technology; and/or technology/operations/product experience at a fintech company
  • Enthusiasm for technology, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier institution with excellent academic performance
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced team that is geographically dispersed
  • Advanced financial modeling and analytical skills
  • Fluency in English as well as in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications (not Required)

  • Existing network or work experience in startup/venture ecosystems in Latin America
  • Flexibility to travel 10-20% of the time (when safe / when not inhibited by COVID-19)
  • Ability to quickly identify and analyze the key questions, risks or upsides to an investment

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits for Mexico

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

March 29, 2021 at 2:19 am

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