Our portfolio is growing. Our portfolio companies are growing. And so are we: We are looking for a passionate, hard-working and forward-thinking Analyst to join our team at our Dubai offices to work with us on our mission to provide talented entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship. Ideally, you have at least 2 years of experience in the technology sector, investment banking and/or consulting and you love discovering new tech products and analyzing business models. For a more elaborate overview of the responsibilities for this position, please see the description below. Please contact us with a short description of why you would be perfect for this position and attach your resume at hello@becocapital.com.

Primary Responsibilities

Market Research & Deal Sourcing

  • Keep track of macro trends within the specific investment theme of the fund, particularly internet and mobile technologies and commercial applications
  • Follow start-up companies that fit the investment criteria through secondary research

Investment Appraisal

  • Apply in house investment selection criteria and continuously challenge and innovate this process and improve by learning from historic investment cycles
  • Support deal team leader in conducting extensive screening of opportunities
  • Prepare in-depth and robust models (DCF/LBO/etc) from scratch for each analysed opportunity
  • Lead and conduct detailed due diligence, industry research & financial modelling to produce “warm deal” memos
  • Draft Investment Memo’s for the Investment committee (IC)
  • Address concerns & feedback raised by the deal team and IC by carrying out additional research and testing of hypotheses
  • Carry out sensitivity analysis to address risks and produce differentiated scenarios to test IRR’s and investment hurdles

Secondary Responsibilities

Standardization and Documentation

  • Documentation of all processes and updating the company operating manual
  • Prepare and maintain templates for each task along the investment process (NDAs, LOIs, Concept Papers, IMs, etc.)
  • Utilization of CRM to keep track of all deal flow through to investments and use the reporting mechanisms for all in-house an investor reports

Portfolio Monitoring

  • Create customized dashboards for each portfolio company and regularly optimize for management reporting
  • Support board members and continue diligence and monitoring to continuously manage IRR’s

Investor Relations

  • Develop investor reports and presentations

Preferred skills and attributes

  • 2 – 4+ years of relevant experience preferably working for top tier VC, Investment Bank, PE Firm or Management Consulting firm within a transaction setting
  • Must be competent in accountancy, with very strong modelling experience and excellent attention to detail
    Familiarity with the internet and mobile start-up scene and trends globally is preferred
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent from a top tier business school or university
  • A well-rounded individual with drive, initiative and ability to multi-task
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Spoken Arabic is a big plus
  • Extremely proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Very detail-oriented