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Investor Relations Lead

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Business, strategic management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

You will be working on identifying, building and nurturing relations with local and international investors from angel investors to VC funds aimed at connecting the ventures we work with to the right, matching investors. It is your job to guide and support our team of growth facilitating Growth Catalysts connect the ventures they work with to the investors that matches their profile and funding needs. The Growth Catalysts together with our team of Financial Modellers are working on making the ventures investment ready. As part of your role you will be supporting them in this process with your insights into the expectations, requirements and language of investors.
Furthermore you will from proactive dialogue with investors collect input and insights on how we continuously can improve our communication towards investors, as well as optimise the investor targeted materials and documentation we developed with our ventures. This will include supporting our communications team in their effort to position and communicate to investors.
Lastly you will be in charge of collecting data, information and feedback from investors including but not limited to feedback from investors on the general state of our ventures; what they miss in their eyes; and how effective the support from the Growth Catalysts is (or not) in respect to the investment process. This area would also include building and maintaining an investor database.
Who we are looking for:

  1. You have 5-7 years of relevant work experience, hereof at least 3 in working
    with investor relations, e.g. as investment principal, -associate or -analyst
  2. You have strong analytical skills and ability to conceptualize and
    concretise ideas and hypotheses
  3. You are a people person – you love interacting with new people and
    guiding them on a journey
  4. You are a natural relationships builder who doesn’t shy away from
    initiating conversations
  5. You are curious and naturally driven to learn new things
  6. Natural problem-solver: You have proven and documented results with
    minimal supervision
  7. Focused on professional and personal development and achievement instead of titles
  8. While you can achieve a lot alone, you proactively contribute with your
    strength to the team as well as continuously seek for synergies
  9. You are not shy to approach investment executives to support our
    activities; nor to critique entrepreneurs even when they disagree
  10. You are inspired by entrepreneurship, harbour startup ambitions or have
    run a business venture before
  11. You keep yourself up to date and tuned into business, socio-economics
    and politics in the region
  12. You have an MBA/EMBA or an undergraduate degree in business, finance or law with post-graduate courses
  13. Past experience across different sectors is an added advantage


  1. Identify, engage, build and manage investor relations
  2. Support and where required build capacity the internal team
  3. Assist in developing investment readiness among the ventures we work with
  4. Collect data and insights from investors aimed at improving our service and offering
  5. Provide input and feedback to our communications team on how we can improve our investor communication, investee communication and materials (deal briefs, pitch decks etc.)
  6. Establish and maintain an investor database
  7. Coordinate the matchmaking of ventures with investors
  8. Take lead on the investment process (introduction, due diligence process, negotiation/deal closure, capital deployment/post-investment support) while working with the Growth Catalysts

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Monday, July 2, 2018
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Market research, intelligence; Analytics; Customer relations; Data collection; Fund management; Investment advise; Communication; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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