VC Associate @ Claris Lifesciences Limited in Ahmedabad, India

To support management in due diligence and active portfolio management, including assisting and supporting portfolio companies with operational initiatives.



•     To be responsible for sourcing, executing, and working on due diligence of venture capital transactions to build a portfolio

•     To identify any new investment opportunities based on market and competitor analysis, including :

      ⁃       Sourcing both directly and through a network of contacts at universities, VCs, incubators, accelerators, etc.

      ⁃       Meeting founders and entrepreneurs, for early stage investments

•     To support deal origination efforts, including

      ⁃       Performing market research related to investment trends,

      ⁃       Examining global market environments and

      ⁃       Analysing, benchmarking and comparative statistics

•     To hold discussions with the clients for

      ⁃       Understanding the business in detail

      ⁃       Preparing financial model and other deal documents of the company

      ⁃       Performing due diligence on potential investments to validate the business opportunity for financial returns

      ⁃       Analyzing financial ratios to understand the financial health of the company

      ⁃       Evaluating long and short-term fund requirements of companies

•     To work with and support portfolio companies, including

      ⁃       Activating  any operational initiatives, research projects, competitor analysis, valuation work and board meeting support

      ⁃       Analysing financial and operating performance, value-adding in portfolio companies, and preparing periodic report

•     To support senior management in a variety of analytic and investment management activities, including

      ⁃       Running due diligence for potential investments

      ⁃       Assisting in the preparation of investment committee (IC) memos and presentations

      ⁃       Conducting valuation updates and monitor performance across the existing portfolio

      ⁃       Developing and delivering periodic reports for portfolio review of the fund

      ⁃       Coordinating and producing regular reports for IC review, including quarterly updates and other reports

      ⁃       Preparing groundwork for implementing exit strategies

      ⁃       Identifying potential clients for exitss and building a steady pipeline of new prospects with proactive strategies


Desired Skills & Experience: Candidate should have :


Experience:    At least 3- 5 years of experience as Venture Capital Analyst (buy side), supporting a VC fund of INR 100-500 crores


Functional Expertise :

·       Keen Interest in next generation consumer experience and retail technology

·       Proficient in using in any of following or similar tools – Pitchbook, Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters, InsideView, Unomy, ProductHunt

·       Demonstrated ability to execute detailed financial analysis

·       Able to understand and interpret complex business activities

·       Advanced MS PowerPoint skills with emphasis on presentation preparation

·       Ability to effectively summarise information into clear, concise, and insightful updates, along with strong writing skills

·       Skilled performer with strong research, problem solving, and time management skills along with the ability to multi task


Educational Qualifications:

·       BE/equivalent in Computer/ IT studies + MBA

·       Candidates passed out from IIIT / NIT / IIT / IIM or other premier institutes will be preferred


Personal Attributes:

·     Strong technical/quantitative skills with business perspective/acumen

·     Critical thinker, intellectually curious, detail-oriented and process minded

·     Good communication and presentation skills, ability to tap new clientele

·    Driven to work hard within a high-performance environment

·    Ability to work across multiple investments and projects simultaneously, sometimes on tight deadlines

·    Team oriented, strong interpersonal skills with effective and open communications



If interested, please apply here.

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