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Investment Associate

$78k – $108k • No equity
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Digital Spring Ventures are looking for an Investment Associate, a new investment team member, to join us in our Abu Dhabi office. We are recruiting the next generation of DSV investment leaders who are focused on Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Southeast Asia (SEA), the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa (MESSA).

Investment Associate responsibilities

• Investment assessment and execution:

⎯ Generate leads for an investment opportunity
⎯ Ensure an adequate framework for market research and comparative/industry analysis
⎯ Develop and scrutinize financial and valuation models
⎯ Manage the performance review process of the Fund’s portfolio companies
⎯ Formulate investment theses and clearly communicate it to the investment committee with supporting materials
⎯ Lead commercial and manage financial, legal and tax due diligence
⎯ Negotiate and coordinate transaction execution

• Portfolio management:

⎯ Provide support with regards to operations (product, hiring, incentive structures, etc.)
⎯ Work closely with Cos leveraging your deep industry knowledge to generate advice on growth opportunities
⎯ Assist in business development efforts, most importantly with fundraising

• Business operations and investor relations:

⎯ Hire, retain and manage top talent, set up on-boarding and learning opportunities for talented new hires
transitioning into venture
⎯ Liaise with the Fund’s investors, portfolio companies and service providers
⎯ Generate leads for fundraising opportunities
⎯ Manage the process of producing quarterly and annual reports
⎯ Produce a fair valuation of the Fund’s portfolio

Your skills & experiences:

⎯ Worked as an investment banker, in venture or private equity for at least 3 years
⎯ Academic background or experience in corporate finance
⎯ Outstanding intellectual ability – quantitative and qualitative skills with the creativity to apply effectively to
real-world situations
⎯ Top performer in academia with a track record of extracurricular activities
⎯ Strong interpersonal skills - empathetic listening, persuasive speaking and excellence in building rapport
⎯ Willingness to embrace non-traditional business hours to manage multiple projects and responsibilities
⎯ Self-starter, with the ability to initiate and manage projects independently


⎯ Take ownership of a broad range of functions across investments and operations
⎯ Lead full investment life cycles across asset classes in incredibly diverse geographies
⎯ Work alongside seasoned investment professionals with skin in the game
⎯ Join a rapidly growing business encouraging and rewarding ownership, leadership and innovation
⎯ Accelerate personal and professional growth through the firm’s network and sponsorship programs


DSV Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Benefits include equity compensation, a budget for learning and education and global health benefits. Our open floorplan and spacious Abu Dhabi HQ is centrally located in the capital of the UAE, a vibrant hub bridging East and West.

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