Principal at Lateral Capital
Lateral Capital represents an alternative approach for investing in growth markets. A radical shift away from hierarchical blind pool fund structures which are ill-suited to the idiosyncrasies of investing in Sub-Saharan Africa. We invest alongside founding teams offering our limited partners direct access to turnkey investment opportunities without arbitrary investment and harvesting periods.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Principal
The Principal will play a key role in building Lateral in West Africa, including:
- Overseeing the full investment process (including preliminary analysis, due-diligence, financial modelling, structuring and negotiation of transactions as well as ongoing operations and portfolio management). This will require interfacing with counterparties such as co-investors, financial institutions, multilateral banks, legal counsel and external advisors.
- Stay abreast of key sector and market trends; conduct quantitative and qualitative research for investment team.
- Actively manage portfolio companies and support founders in key areas from finance, HR to strategy and governance.
- Implement monitoring & evaluation systems to track qualitative and quantitative indicators for portfolio companies.
- Required: Extensive work experience in a role, managing and operating investments in early-stage and/or growth ventures.
- Required: Operating experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Required: Understanding of building an early-stage company.
- Required: Excellent written communication skills
- Required: Diverse background, grounded in integrity, curiosity, hustle and doing the right thing, a drive for excellence, and lateral thinking.
- Required: Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills, ability to apply analytical rigor to complex and uncertain situations.
- Preferred: experience with a management role in startup.
- Preferred: experience in project management working with multilateral organizations or international corporations.
- Preferred: experience as a private investor and/or entrepreneur.
Application Closing Date
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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