Open Positions

EchoVC Associate

JOB DESCRIPTION:

EchoVC is looking to hire an Associate to be a member of the investment team and work closely with the startup founders we invest in. Ideally, candidates should have experience working in the world of venture-backed technology startups as a founder, employee, or intern. In the absence of that, other previous entrepreneurial and/or investment experience of any kind is a significant plus, especially if it relates to information technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen entrepreneurs’ pitch decks, conduct interviews with entrepreneurs, help investment Partners and Principals with due diligence, and creating investment memos
  • Evaluate opportunities for investment, assess investment risks, analyze financial data, and perform business and investment valuation
  • Proactively source new investment opportunities
  • Manage due diligence process, write investment memos and assist with investment execution
  • Conduct market research on competitive industries and evaluate their products and services, and the demand for these competitive products and services
  • Assist EchoVC staff in carrying out various group and individual activities related to supporting entrepreneurs in the pre and post funding stages
  • Interact with entrepreneurs, advisors, clients, financing orgs, lawyers and ICT ecosystem players
  • Develop and deliver presentations to the EchoVC team, portfolio companies and clients
  • Coordinate with internal partners on high-impact strategies and evaluation
  • Represent EchoVC at relevant sector specific conferences, meetups, and events
  • Represent EchoVC at events that help build the ecosystem for diverse entrepreneurs in tech

LOCATION:

  • Lagos, Nigeria

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Previous experience (2-4 years) and knowledge of the world of technology startups as a founder, early stage employee, or other full-time role
  • Demonstrated experience with a high-impact organization
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse teams  
  • Advanced financial modeling and valuation skills

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s degree (An MBA is a plus)
  • Degree in Computer Science or exposure to self taught development coursework a significant plus
  • Work experience in venture capital, consulting, investment banking, or other finance organizations
  • Familiarity with venture capital financing structures and practices, e.g., convertible debt and equity
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with entrepreneurs and other clients from diverse backgrounds is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • Positive entrepreneurial outlook with desire to make a large impact on an organization
  • Strong personal networks amongst entrepreneurs
  • Familiarity with major tech ecosystem individuals, groups and events

PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS:

  • You will have co-ownership of your projects and manage these projects from start to finish
  • Interact with VCs, entrepreneurs, and ICT ecosystem players
  • Learn about commerce, media, education, health care, consumer finance, financial inclusion, agriculture, transportation and other sectors in which we invest

COMPENSATION:

  • We offer a competitive compensation and health benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Submit applications to : recruiting at echovc dot com.
  • Applications should include a cover letter/email, resume or LinkedIn profile, and thoughtful answers to the following questions below:
  1. Why do you want a job in technology venture capital in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  2. Why did you want a job with EchoVC, specifically?
  3. What/who do you care about most?
  4. Pick a subset of an underserved population in SSA and describe how you see technology improving their lives?
  5. Using Professor Adam Grant’s ‘Give and Take’ as a framework, how would you classify yourself? Why?
  6. What’s your favorite piece of media (art, music, film, literature, etc.)? Why?
  7. Describe a time in your life when you balked against conventional wisdom. Why? How did that turn out? What did you learn about yourself?
  8. Would you do this job for free? Why or why not? What would you do for free?
  9. If you could start a company, what would it be and how would you go about making it a winner?

If you would like to send us your resume so we can keep you in mind for future positions, please send your resume to:

recruiting at echovc dot com.