Senior Investment Analyst

Inspire Selection

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP314-1488

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Working for an impressively ranked university, our client is seeking two dynamic Investment Analysts and one Senior Investment Analyst. The role will cover startup investments, the development of global partnerships, and the monitoring of the fund.  You will be involved in an ambitious journey to shape the future of DeepTech. The role will cover startup investments, the development of global partnerships, and the monitoring of our the university endowment fund.  


• Review industry/market trends and conduct deep dives
• Proactively manage scouting and deal sourcing activities
• Assist with all stages of deal execution, including sourcing new investment opportunities, preparing investment memos, conducting due diligence, and reporting on successful exit opportunities.
• Read/review business plans and pitch decks, documentation and Data Rooms of potential targets, performing additional industry research and background checks.
• Conduct interdisciplinary evaluation of new investments in innovative startups and new technologies, including market research, business model analysis, market fit, competitor research, financial analyses, and management team capabilities
• Prepare research and financial analyses, and conduct feasibility studies on new investment projects.
• Creation of detailed information memorandums and synthetic financial reports.
• Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis requested by Senior Management.
• Support portfolio companies in their financial, technical, and commercial needs while maintaining relationships with entrepreneurs and their teams.
• Support investor reporting and fundraising efforts.
• Support the Universities endowment monitoring.



• VC/DeepTech/Entrepreneurship/Market & Business Analysis:
• Experience in VC/PE funds, accelerators, high-growth companies, or banking/consulting/Big4 with a focus on investment analysis and the management of financial transactions.
• Minimum experience required: 3 years for Investment Analyst, and 5 years for Senior Investment Analyst
• Venture capital deal-making and portfolio management experience preferred.
• Passion for entrepreneurship, deep tech, venture capital and early stage investing
• Ability to identify and evaluate entrepreneurs, business models, and companies.
• Ability to structure information and create well-designed PowerPoint presentations.

Financial Modeling:

• Proven working experience in preparing complex financial models and summary reports for a C-Suite audience.
• A bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or finance is required; CFA, MBA, or MSc degrees are preferred.
• Advanced Excel knowledge.
• Ability to build financial models from A to Z. The FMVA (Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst) certification, or an equivalent, would be valued.
• Financial savviness and fluency with business analysis metrics.

Soft Skills:

• Extremely fast learner.
• High interpersonal and organizational abilities.
• Flexibility with respect to tasks and time and the ability to work independently with a goal-oriented approach.
• High ambition with low ego.
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical, planning, and organizing skills with good business acumen and ownership of work.
• Self-starter with a superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrity.
• Passionate about personal development and career mentorship.

Thank you for your application. Only suitable candidates will be contacted. Please note that by applying to this role, your profile will be searchable in our database. Our Recruiters will contact you should another suitable role become available.

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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