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Intern Analyst

Closing: Jan 27, 2023

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Published: Dec 21, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Lateral Frontiers is a mission-driven venture fund. We invest in early-stage opportunities in Africa. Our fund backs technology-enabled businesses that profitably solve significant pain points across two essential verticals; - financial services and climate tech.

Headquartered in New York, Lateral also has a presence in Silicon Valley, Cairo, Lagos, and Nairobi. We are currently looking to recruit an intern for our Nairobi office to work alongside a partner and a team of analysts. The paid internship would last 6-12 months and there is a possibility of this graduating into a full-time role.

Previous interns have secured full-time roles and will be moving to other markets on a rotating basis. Should you be promoted to Analyst, you will have the opportunity to rotate across other markets and be embedded in Africa's start-up and VC tech hubs.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume. On your cover letter, indicate the following to be considered for the internship.

  • Why Venture Capital?

  • Why Lateral Frontiers?

  • Why are you the right candidate?

  • If successful, what do you hope to get out of this internship?

  • What are your 2- to 5-year career aspirations?

Job Requirements

Compulsory

  • Recent graduate, having graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the
    last 3 years

  • Strong academic background

  • Strong Microsoft Office and Google suite skillset, particularly Excel

  • Flexible working hours

  • Will be required to locate to Nairobi for the initial 4-6 months as part of their training program

  • Ability to complete training material in their own time.

  • Strong and demonstratable interest in VC, fintech or climate tech.

Strongly Preferred

  • Numerical degree

Preferable

  • CFA Level I or above

  • Some exposure to private equity/venture capital/corporate finance

  • Some exposure to writing articles, white papers, and media pieces

  • Some exposure to reviewing legal documents

  • Some exposure to institutional fundraising


Responsibilities

Lateral Frontiers is a mission-driven venture fund. We invest in early-stage opportunities in Africa. Our fund backs technology-enabled businesses that profitably solve significant pain points across two essential verticals; - financial services and climate tech.

Headquartered in New York, Lateral also has a presence in Silicon Valley, Cairo, Lagos, and Nairobi. We are currently looking to recruit an intern for our Nairobi office to work alongside a partner and a team of analysts. The paid internship would last 6-12 months and there is a possibility of this graduating into a full-time role.

Previous interns have secured full-time roles and will be moving to other markets on a rotating basis. Should you be promoted to Analyst, you will have the opportunity to rotate across other markets and be embedded in Africa's start-up and VC tech hubs.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume. On your cover letter, indicate the following to be considered for the internship.

  • Why Venture Capital?

  • Why Lateral Frontiers?

  • Why are you the right candidate?

  • If successful, what do you hope to get out of this internship?

  • What are your 2- to 5-year career aspirations?

Job Requirements

Compulsory

  • Recent graduate, having graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the
    last 3 years

  • Strong academic background

  • Strong Microsoft Office and Google suite skillset, particularly Excel

  • Flexible working hours

  • Will be required to locate to Nairobi for the initial 4-6 months as part of their training program

  • Ability to complete training material in their own time.

  • Strong and demonstratable interest in VC, fintech or climate tech.

Strongly Preferred

  • Numerical degree

Preferable

  • CFA Level I or above

  • Some exposure to private equity/venture capital/corporate finance

  • Some exposure to writing articles, white papers, and media pieces

  • Some exposure to reviewing legal documents

  • Some exposure to institutional fundraising


Responsibilities

Deal origination and assessment

  • Support deal lead in building a proprietary deal pipeline

  • Responsible for ensuring all deals are appropriately recorded and processed in a timely
    manner

  • Work with the deal team to assess new deal opportunities

  • Build out financial models and return analysis

  • Support in writing investment memos

  • Market research and due diligence on deals

  • Scheduling
    meetings and maintaining communication with founders

  • Supporting in all deal admin

  • Other ad hoc tasks

Portfolio management

  • Support portfolio director in completing and monitoring KPI & 100-day plans

  • Taking notes during scheduled strategic and financial update calls

  • Sending out and following up on action points that come from these calls

  • Supporting deal lead on follow-on investments

  • Work with the portfolio team to provide support to portfolio companies when required.

  • Work with the portfolio director to ensure portfolio companies' reporting is complete on time.

  • Following up with portfolio companies on their obligations, such as loan repayments

  • Occasionally, interns may be seconded to portfolio companies to complete urgent tasks.

Thought Leadership

  • Support in producing market research and sector whitepapers

  • Support in producing monthly investor newsletter

  • Support in producing thought leadership articles and media

  • Consistently update the team on ongoing developments in venture capital space

  • Keeping a calendar of upcoming venture capital events and webinars

Fund administration and fundraising

  • Support with writing portfolio reports for LPs

  • Support with producing investor materials for fundraises

  • Helping schedule investor meetings and maintaining notes on all meetings

  • Helping organize investor open days

Training Requirements

  • Successful and timely completion of all training materials


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