Venture Capital Job – Investment Analyst – First Cheque VC

Website First Cheque

Backing ambitious founders right from the ideation stage

Job Description

Role: Investment Analyst

Location: Indiranagar, Bangalore

Format: Work from Office, 5 days a week

What is in it for you?

  • Real-world access to the world of VC across the value chain
  • Deal sourcing to evaluation to transaction closure to portfolio management
  • Fund management (MIS collection & analysis, events & marketing, social media presence, LP reporting, accounts management and much more)
  • Face time with founders and leaders in the ecosystem (both VCs and startups)
  • Getting your hands dirty in execution – learning everything about running the fund and helping the founders
  • Networking, networking and networking
  • Work with a super lean team – 3 people managing one of the largest portfolios of 130+ companies and growing
  • Good food, fun conversations and a lot of gossip

Who will you be working with?

  • Pratek Agarwal, Investment Lead
  • Pratham Chadha, Core team member

Who will you be mentored by?

  • Anand Lunia
  • Madhukar Sinha
  • Gagan Goyal

Extended team members you will have access to

  • Sruthi Sundaram
  • Vaishak Prashanth
  • Sahil Makkar
  • Aditi Sinha
  • Hemant Agarwal

What will be your core responsibilities?

  • Building a rapport with the current portfolio founders and helping them with whatever they need.
  • Being a number wizard and triangulating those with logic across multiple documents.
  • Managing multiple things at the same time.
  • Asking too many “Why’s” and understanding the basics of business.
  • Eradicating yourself from the process and ensuring documentation is provided for everything you do.
  • Asking the right questions to develop conviction and then communicating your thoughts in a simple way.
  • Anything and everything that will simplify your and the founder’s life in getting access to what one wants.
  • Following up to ensure all work is done and each stakeholder is reminded consistently of what is pending.

What are the skills you will need?

  • Find peace in talking to people and helping them.
  • Be a voracious reader and introspective.
  • Want to do the grunt work to understand the business and the boring parts better.
  • Love crunching numbers in your head.
  • Constantly work on improving your communication skills.
  • Be able to context switch quickly.
  • Be committed to perfection and willing to bet your life on the work you do.
  • Be passionate about asking questions until you have complete clarity.
  • Be willing to keep building new skills.
  • Have a problem-solving approach.
  • Have an ownership attitude.
  • Be able to synthesize complex information into simple steps.
  • Have first principle thinking and strong analytical skills.
  • Be willing to write/type/note down.
  • Have good time management and focus on execution or closure.
  • Have strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Be committed to keeping up to deadlines.
  • Be curious to learn new things and find creative ways to solve problems.
  • Be able to build perspectives and keep asking questions to finetune your thoughts.
  • Be able to prioritize amongst multiple pressing items.

Tools you will need to know at the back of your hand

  • Microsoft Office restricted to Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Canva
  • Zoom
  • Airtable
  • Notion
  • Internal CRM for dealflow management (TagHash)
  • Google Suite (Mail, Calendar, Drive and MailMerge)

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