Venture Capital Job – Investment Analyst – Lumikai Fund

Website Lumikai Fund

India's first gaming and interactive media fund

Lumikai: India’s Pioneering Games & Interactive Media Fund

Investment Analyst Job Specification & Role

About the Fund:

Lumikai combines the Latin word for “light” and the Japanese word for “tribe”.

Lumikai is the pioneering VC fund catalysing India’s gaming & interactive media revolution.

We are India’s first seed stage venture capital fund operating exclusively in India’s interactive entertainment ecosystem. We are a 100% operator driven, partner led fund with founding partners who have been in the gaming, media & entertainment business with combined experience of over 3 decades.

Lumikai Fund I has $40M under management from Fund I, and is now launching a $50M Fund II. The fund has already completed its oversubscribed first close for Fund II. This brings Lumikai’s total investment target into India’s gaming and interactive media sector to be over $90M.

At Lumikai, we are building a tribe of India’s most forward thinking, creative and talented founders. The leadership team combines decades of strategic experience and sector knowledge while leveraging all-star local and global networks to help propel founders to success.

The fund invests across five key thesis areas:

1. Gaming content, original IP and digital media

2. UGC/PGC platforms and creator economy

3. Tools, tech and infrastructure

4. Companies leveraging “systems of play”, applied game mechanics and interactive touchpoints across industries and value chains (e.g. edtech, healthtech, fintech)

5. Frontier bets, including mixed reality, generative AI, Web 3.0, virtual identities, edge computing etc.

The average ticket sizes for the fund ranges between $500K – $1.2M for meaningful equity positions.

We have already backed some of India’s leading games companies including Bombay Play (building global hypersocial, cross-platform games), Loco (India’s leading game streaming platform), and Elo Elo (creator-led, social gaming, live streaming platform), Studio Sirah and several others. Our portfolio has collectively raised ~$100M, employs 300+ people and seen co-investments from marquee global investors like Sequoia, Lightspeed, Stellaris, Krafton, Kalaari Capital, Makers Fund, Hiro Capital, Hashed etc.

As a fund, we have been investors and entrepreneurs. We have seeded companies, scaled and exited businesses, raised tens of millions, closed multi-billion $ deals and helped manage India’s biggest media and gaming exit. We are proudly backed by a consortium of the world’s iconic gaming, technology and entertainment companies.

Our Investing Philosophy and Who We Are

Lumikai invests in companies at the cross-section of technology, culture and new media in India. We actively seek companies which understand the current pulse of consumers and also build sustainable, long-standing online entertainment for both the world and local audiences. We are fascinated by future facing, transformational businesses in new media and understand the deep art and science of building gaming experiences.

We seek to build a small team of experts who share these interests and passions. We geek out about new tech, go deep in the gaming industry, and think a lot about upcoming entertainment trends and new products. If you want to build an investing career and this sounds like something you would enjoy, then we would love to hear from you.

As we believe great opportunities and talent can come from anywhere, diversity within our team is critical to us. We strongly believe diverse teams and perspectives lead to superior decision making, better financial outcomes and can enable higher value creation.

Job Role Specification

We are now seeking an Investment Analyst to work very closely with the investment team to curate deal-flow, create research documents, craft investment thesis, evaluate inbound investment opportunities, assist in managing the team’s deal-flow pipeline, support portfolio companies with analysis, and construct quarterly reports for Lumikai’s limited partners (LPs) covering fund and portfolio performance.

So if you like start-up style execution, autonomy, independence and ownership, this is the right fit for you!

Desired Skills and Experience:

Required Experience, Attributes & Skills

·       Passion for gaming, media, and new technology

·       A curious mind and constant learning mindset

·       Complete owner mindset

·       Meticulous, with extreme attention to detail

·       Desire to punch above their weight

·       Laser focus and ruthless prioritisation

·       High deadline adherence

·       Exceptional analytical/quantitative capabilities

·       Comfortable in small teams and high-pressure situations

·       Ability to own mistakes and course correct

·       Strong research skills and going beyond the obvious

·       1-2 years of venture capital experience or previous corporate finance experience within a top-tier investment bank, strategic consulting firm or corporate strategy team of a comparable strategic player

·       Desire to work in a cutting edge, fast moving and dynamic industry

·       Excellent data analysis and visualisation skills

·       Excellent presentation and communication skills

Favourable Attributes & Skills

·       Previous transaction experience

·       Well versed with legal documents including deal documentation

Investment Analyst Job Role

Job Profile:

The role is broad-based, highly knowledge oriented, and deal-focused. Your role will give you complete exposure to the end-to-end dealflow process, the ability to craft independent theses, assist in developing proprietary research and conceive thought leadership.


Sourcing deal-flow, evaluating pitches and manage the deal-flow process

Deal Sourcing

  • Proactively source potential deals from databases/platforms/public domain, including Appstore research/Steam, Angelist/Linkedin/Tracxn/ProductHunt, Inc 42/Entrackr/ Your Story, and Twitter/Reddit
  • Enable rapid deal-sourcing at incorporation/pre-announcement stage
  • Build ecosystem connections to enable dealflow referrals
  • Be entrenched in the start-up landscape to identify early stage/stealth founders

Deal-flow Process Management

  • Ensure deal-flow trackers are up-to-date and correctly populated
  • Track inactivity and manage follow-ups with deal-flow companies

Pitch Evaluation & Screening

·       Evaluate funding pitches and categorise appropriately

·       Follow-up on interesting opportunities and build investment cases for presentation to the wider team

IC Memo & Deal Diligence

·       Undertaking commercial and product diligence on deep dive deals

·       Creation of IC notes and investment memos for successful deals

·       Management of IC process

Transaction Support

·       Following investment processes and checklists during diligence and transaction phase

·       Supporting investment team on new deals and portfolio follow-ons

·       Liasoning with legal and financial diligence team during transactions

·       Providing requisite transaction support to deal leads to ensure timely and error-free closure of transactions

Industry Research & Investment Theses

Ad-hoc and periodic analysis of the gaming and new media landscapes, funding environment, and new technologies

Games Landscape

·       Macroeconomic industry analysis and white-space identification

·       Acquisition/exit case studies

·       Investment category deep-dives

Investment Landscape

·       Evaluate global and domestic investment trends to inform Lumikai’s investment behaviour

·       Monitor M&A landscape/exit trackers

·       Tracking company valuations and mapping overall valuation trends within the sector and broader ecosystem

Proprietary Research

  • Be able to independently undertake research and provide assistance on State of India Gaming — Lumikai’s flagship annual research report, deal-flow related specific research, and portfolio related research

Marketing & Presentation Materials

Assemble and create external-facing materials for key stakeholders

Lumikai Panorama

  • “Panorama” is our in-house, proprietary newsletter circulated monthly to our to our select global network and LP base.
  • Contribute original analysis
  • Collate key highlights of India’s interactive industry and portfolio news

Investment thesis

  • Create presentation materials and blog posts to validate/discount investment hypotheses from:

o   Existing data/analysis

o   Own proprietary research

Marketing & Fundraising

  • Construct marketing materials (presentations, graphics) pertinent to Lumikai’s portfolio, investment performance and outlook to aid in future fundraising, where required

Portfolio Assistance

Assist in the operational requirements of the fund and its portfolio companies

Analytical Support

  • On an ad-hoc basis, provide additional analytical/operational support to our portfolio companies:

o   Market & competitor research

o   Product overviews

o   Assistance in recruitment and identification of talent

o   Assistance in fundraising, helping craft fundraising story and materials

o   Modelling follow-on scenarios

o   Reviewing monthly portfolio MIS’s

LP Reporting

Assist the investment team in LP deliverables

  • Assistance in quarterly reporting to Lumikai LPs
  • Providing assistance to deal flow team on resolving investor queries and LP research requests

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