Berytech is looking to hire an Investment Manager who will play a pivotal role responsible for overseeing and managing investment activities and strategies within startup accelerator programs. This role involves scouting, evaluating, and managing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, negotiating investment terms, and providing continuous support to portfolio startups.
The Investment Manager must possess a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem, venture capital, and investment strategies, along with extensive expertise in financial and investment management. The ideal candidate should have a track record of excellence as an investor or entrepreneur, with the ability to inspire confidence, build relationships, and drive impactful results through team leadership. Additionally, this position may require availability during evenings and weekends.
Your key responsibilities and accountabilities will include:
Develop and execute the accelerator’s investment strategy and objectives.
Identify target sectors, industries, investment tools, and geographic areas for investment.
Collaborate with accelerator leadership to align investment goals with program objectives.
Startup Sourcing, Support & Evaluation:
Manage financial planning and analysis efforts for startups, including forecasting financial metrics, risks, and opportunities.
Evaluate startup pitches and business plans for viability and alignment with investment criteria.
Lead the support provided to startups, including determining company valuation and investment strategy, developing financial models, investment teasers/memoranda and pitch decks, and selecting appropriate investment sources.
Oversee the preparation of feasibility studies and business plans for incubated startups, as well as reporting on financial performance and the preparation of regular financial reviews.
Conduct due diligence on startups, including market analysis, financial assessment, and risk evaluation.
Source potential investment opportunities through various channels, including applications, referrals, and networking.
Design full program, processes, playbooks, and policies to standardize and scale the Scale Smart program.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Scale Smart program, ensuring that it runs smoothly and efficiently.
Oversee outreach, selection, and recruitment of promising start-up cohorts through a competitive application and selection process.
Work with Berytech leadership team to identify ways to incorporate the Scale Smart program into other business lines.
Collaborate with the investment committee to make investment decisions.
Negotiate investment terms and deal structures with startups.
Manage the investment process, including legal and financial due diligence, documentation, and closing.
Networking and Partnerships:
Build and maintain relationships with angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate partners, and other stakeholders.
Identify co-investment opportunities and strategic partnerships to support startups.
Reporting and Documentation:
Maintain accurate records of investment activities, including deal terms and financial performance.
Prepare regular reports for accelerator leadership and stakeholders on the performance of the investment portfolio.
Lead in the development of work plans, Gantt charts, systems, tools, and processes related to Investment Readiness, Financial Brokering, and Investment Facilitation, and in the tracking of tasks progress v/s plan.
Document and keep track of all identified local and regional funding sources and partnerships.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Educational Degree: Bachelor’s degree in finance, Economics, Business, or a related field. Master’s degree or CFA designation or Level 3 completion is a plus.
Experience: At least 10 years of experience in the fields of financial analysis, financial modeling, and investment management. Experience in Investment banking, financial consultancy or Corporate Banking would be an added advantage.
Languages: Fluency in Arabic and English, French is a plus.
Additional Required Skills:
Effective Communication and Leadership: Proficient in building professional relationships and motivating teams for results, maintaining ethical standards and confidentiality.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Self-driven and innovative thinker, excelling in fast-paced startup and venture capital environments.
Adaptability to Ambiguity: Skilled at translating complex business needs into actionable strategies in dynamic settings.
Financial Expertise: Strong analytical skills, adept at financial analysis, modeling, and valuation techniques.
Berytech is a leading organization in the Entrepreneurial Eco-system in Lebanon, that aims to provide a conducive environment for the creation and development of startups, through incubation, business support, counseling, funding, networking, and company hosting, hence taking part in the economic revival of the country, participating in wealth and job creation, and retaining graduates and high-level skills in Lebanon.
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