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Senior Associate / Principal – Partech Africa

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About Partech Africa
Partech is a global tech VC firm investing in Europe, the US, Africa and Southeast Asia, managing $2Bn of capital. Partech is a leading VC in each of these geographies, totaling 80+ transactions per year, 200 active portfolio companies in 34 countries. Partech Africa is the dedicated fund focused on supporting African tech entrepreneurs from Seed to Series C. Partech Africa has invested in 17 companies across 9 countries, incl. Chatdesk, Gebeya, Nomba, MoneyFellows, Reliance Health, SendWave, TerraPay, TradeDepot, Wave Mobile Money, Yoco… The team is headquartered in Dakar with a presence in Nairobi, Dubai,Paris, and opening an office in Lagos.
Mission & responsibilities
We are hiring for the long term leadership of the Partech Africa platform and our aim is to hire an exceptional individual, committed for the long run. As an Investment Officer in the Partech Africa team, you will be in charge of the full investment process, from sourcing to closing, as well as coordinating the support and monitoring of companies in our portfolio. You will also play a key role in leading and coordinating the cross-functional team and contributing to a successful fund strategy.
Your daily job will include:
• Network and meet with entrepreneurs
• Lead the deal making process including due diligence (Team, Business & Product Strategies, financial & market analyses, …), deal terms negotiations and closing process (audits coordination, legal paperwork, …)
• Advocate internally for the deals you are working on and prepare documents for internal validations (investment memo, …)
• Work closely with our founders (incl. sitting at the board) to support in hiring processes, brainstorm about strategy, help with fundraising, M&A and IPO process
• Engage VC and corporate players to share pipeline and collaborate on deals
• Monitor portfolio performance and work on the fund strategy to optimize funds’ returns
Profile
• 5 – 10 years of professional experience
• Strong long-term commitment to Africa
• Previous experience in VC, high growth startup, or large tech companies
• Operational profile with proven interest for entrepreneurship and strong experience in managing and/or supporting early-stages companies
• Strong knowledge of local markets and tech ecosystems (ideally worked/lived in Africa)
• Strong network in Lagos tech ecosystem & personal connections with Nigeria is a plus
Skills & Strengths
• Autonomous, highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards
• Superb networker, with strong emotional intelligence
• Strategic, structured and analytical thinker
• Fluent in English, French and/or Arabic is a plus
Apply by sharing your resume and a short motivation email at africahiring@partechpartners.com

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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Senior Associate

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Lagos

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