Investment Readiness and Facilitation Manager

Posted on February 1, 2024
Overview

The Accelerator Investment Readiness and Facilitation Manager is a pivotal role responsible for overseeing and managing investment readiness and facilitation activities and strategies within startup accelerator programs. This role involves supporting startups in scouting, evaluating, and managing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, negotiating investment terms, and providing continuous support to portfolio startups.

The Accelerator’s Investment Readiness and Facilitation Manager must possess a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem, venture capital, and investment strategies, along with extensive expertise in financial and investment readiness and facilitation 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.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Your key responsibilities and accountabilities will include:

Investment Readiness and Facilitation Strategy:

  • Develop and execute the accelerator’s investment readiness and facilitation strategy and objectives.
  • Collaborate with accelerator leadership to align investment goals with program objectives.

Startup Sourcing, Support & Evaluation:

  • Support in the financial planning management and analysis efforts for startups, including forecasting financial metrics, risks, and opportunities.
  • Identify and source potential investment opportunities through various channels, including applications, referrals, and networking.
  • 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.

Program Management:

  • 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.

Investment Decision-Making:

  • Collaborate with the investment committee to make investment decisions.
  • Support startups in negotiating investment terms and deal structures with startups.
  • Support in managing 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

        • Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance, Economics, Business, or a related field. A Master’s degree or CFA designation or Level 3 completion is a plus.
        • Experience: 9 to 10 years of experience in the fields of financial analysis, financial modeling, and investment Experience in Investment banking, financial consultancy or Corporate Banking would be an added advantage.
        • Language: Fluent in Arabic and English, French is a plus.

        Additional Required Skills:

          • Financial Expertise: Possesses strong analytical and quantitative skills, with a solid understanding of financial statements, financial modeling, and valuation techniques.
          • Effective Financial Communication: Ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial managers.
          • Investment Compliance Requirements: Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements related to investments is desirable.

          The ideal candidate will have:

          • Effective Communication and Leadership: Superior communication and relationship-building skills. Ability to motivate and deliver results through others, maintaining ethical standards and confidentiality.
          • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Self-starter with an entrepreneurial and resourceful mindset.
          • Experience in fast-paced innovation, technology, startup, entrepreneurship, and venture capital environments.
          • Project Management: Excellent organizational and project management skills.
          • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and analyze investment risks, opportunities, and challenges.

          APPLICATION PROCESS

          Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit their applications below.

          APPLY HERE

          Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

          About Berytech

          Berytech is an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, providing a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups and SMEs, fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Lebanon.