Quona Capital is currently recruiting for a dynamic summer associate for our Africa/Cross-border investment team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our mission, about the opportunity for financial technology and digitization to reshape financial services in emerging markets, and about engaging with Africa/Cross-border’s most dynamic and promising companies.
The Investment Associate will be part of the investment team covering Africa and cross-border. Given the lean structure and fast-paced environment, the candidate should be able to take initiative and is expected to be independent and resourceful.
The location of this position is remote/flexible (dependent on travel restrictions during internship period).
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Conduct market research and competitive analysis within fintech sub-sectors and target markets
- Research market trends and map companies in key sub-sectors of interest
- Analyze performance of portfolio companies and elevate findings to the leadership team
- Support the Quona team with regular reporting materials for the firm and investors
- Develop financial models to project market size, investment returns and company valuations
- Identify investment opportunities, develop pre-screening materials and conduct market analysis
- Support end-to-end deal process including conducting primary and secondary research, memos, financial projections and valuations, due diligence and investment committee presentations
WHAT WE THINK YOU’LL NEED TO DO IT
- Currently enrolled in a top tier MBA or similar advanced degree program
- Relevant experience in investment banking, venture capital, private equity, or management consulting. Startup experience also a plus
- Excellent business writing and analytical skills. Proficiency in modeling company financials and performing valuation analysis
- Existing network in major startup / venture ecosystems
- Emerging market knowledge or experience
- Ability to independently manage multiple workstreams will be a key success factor for the role
- Is organized, resourceful, pays attention to detail and has strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
If interested, please apply here.