Co-creation Hub is Africa’s leading technology innovation ecosystem builder on a mission to accelerate the application of science, technology and social capital for economic prosperity across Africa.

Our mandate is to build a formidable innovation ecosystem with a deeply rooted network, cultivating strategic partnerships and practical industry know-how that can support entrepreneurs and innovators in building thoughtful, relevant, and scalable solutions. From our locations in Lagos, Abuja, Ijebu Ode (in Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kigali (Rwanda), we have built a vibrant community of over 81,000 people and counting and have supported to a portfolio of over 120 early-stage ventures including Lifebank, Ushahidi, Riby, BudgIT, Stutern, Kopo Kopo, Sendy, mFarm, Wecyclers and many more.

Job Position: Head of Investment

Job Location: Sabo, Yaba – Lagos

Job Description

  1. As the Head of Investment at CcHUB, you will be an integral part of the investment team and play a key role in all activities within the investment process.  From the sourcing of new opportunities, screening and selection of companies and the deployment of capital.
  2. We expect that you provide the best-in-class experience for all stakeholders of the company.
  3. You will be expected to lead and support post-investment in the companies, take on board seats and work closely with our founders to ensure that value accretive support is provided and a maintain a high standard of regulatory compliance and governance exists within the business and portfolio companies.

Deal sourcing:

  1. You will be responsible for the outbound sourcing of relevant start-ups, as well as managing the inbound start-up submissions through our platform, founders and events across Africa.
  2. Lead and be responsible for all aspects of the deal process, including vetting the commercial viability, due diligence and terms negotiation, founders and expert interviews, stakeholder management (e.g., advisors, lawyers, partners).
  3. Perform research and analysis of new markets, technologies, and competitive landscapes
  4. Ability to connect and engage with entrepreneurs within the ecosystem so that you can spot opportunities and move deals forward.
  5. Conduct all necessary market research, competitive analysis, and modelling required to build conviction on deals opportunities.

Investment Execution:

  1. Provide hands-on leadership for all aspects of the investment process.
  2. Validate investment opportunities for deal execution – end-to-end ability to negotiate terms, build financial model, and cap table.
  3. Maintain meticulous records of all investment activity between founders and investors from origination to exit.
  4. Develop and prepare investment materials and packs for the Investment Committee that outlines the strategic benefits of the investment, financial analysis, commercial partnership terms, investment terms, and other relevant information.
  5. Dealing with matters arising with investments, analyzing issues, developing action plans, communicating with interested parties, and resolving disputes.

Portfolio Support & Management:

  1. Develop, manage and/or execute programs and projects to support the growth of portfolio companies and achieve a healthy return on investment.
  2. Provide value accretive support with respect to growth and operations strategy, revenue and cost optimization, pricing strategy and model, and other support required by the company from time to time
  3. Serving as a touch point between the portfolio companies and the large organization across all its locations.
  4. Monitor portfolio companies’ performance (e.g. fundraising activities, revenue, and valuation growth) and provide relevant updates and reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  5. Take on board positions representing CcHUB on the board of portfolio companies.

Financial Advisory:

  • Developing financial advisory mandates by providing hands on fundraising support and advisory to founders with priority to portfolio companies, then the larger technology and innovation ecosystem. This includes, but may not be limited to defining their fundraising story/strategy, reviewing and honing their investor materials (pitch deck, financial model), building a pipeline of investors, reviewing their materials, and negotiating terms
  • Assisting with the negotiation of term sheets, helping portfolio founders to understand cap-table dynamics and all things equity-related.
  • Provide other ad-hoc support required to close the transaction on a best-effort basis.

Investor Relations:

  • Develop and maintain value-add relationships with investors through regular meetings, events, and updates.
  • Supporting fund operations including writing quarterly LP reports on new investments and our pipeline; and
  • Managing and tracking communications and relationships with founders and funds.

Projects & Initiatives:

  • Lead or participate in internal process improvement projects to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of investment management and reporting operations
  • Contribute to communications and publicity efforts to raise the profile of portfolio companies and the company.
  • As head of investment, participate in other organization-wide initiatives or efforts to develop the African tech start-up ecosystem.

Fundraise and Business Development:

  1. Represent CcHUB in the start-up and investor scene, strengthening your own network in the ecosystem.
  2. Participate in the development and future growth of the company by proactively driving/ supporting partners and the team in internal business development topics like process optimization, branding, and much more.
  3. Work with the founders and management of CcHUB to raise thematic and generalist funds focused on providing the right kind of capital to early stage companies.

Job Requirements

  1. Tertiary Education in Business, Finance, Economics or a related field
  2. Entrepreneurial mindset with a keen interest in early-stage companies, start-ups, and technology, displayed through knowledge and previous VC or start-up investment (angel, incubator, accelerator) work experience. Board experience is a plus (but not crucial).
  3. 10 years of relevant experience with a background in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or other social sciences. At least 5+ years of relevant experience, in a VC or start-up investment environment (angel, incubator, accelerator) having already been deeply involved in deals from sourcing to closing and having worked with and monitored portfolio companies.
  4. Holds a reputable professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACS, CFA) (a plus but not crucial)
  5. Proven track record in developing deal pipelines and sourcing, including deal analysis, due diligence, financial modeling, reviewing and negotiating all documentation, and driving the deal process to completion
  6. Experience in portfolio management and value creation in an operational role (operator or previous founder)

Our ideal Head of Investment:

  1. Fact-based and structured analyst – You have strong structured problem-solving skills and the ability to frame and develop an approach to solving strategic or operational issues.
  2. Strong passion for tech investing – You are excited about innovative technology, have a curious and flexible mind with a strong passion for tech investing, and have a good knowledge of the African ecosystem, having built your own network of investors and founders.
  3. A Leader – People are drawn to your natural leadership style; you are strong, open-minded, and enjoy getting input from your team. You love growing, building, and leading strong teams. You are comfortable Coaching and mentoring team members to help complement their investor skill set.
  4. A Strong communicator and collaborator– Venture Capital is a people’s business – you have the confidence to communicate with anyone (internal and external stakeholders). You are able to develop strong relationships and networks and work with a wide range of personalities.
  5. Confident – Fearless and resourceful, you are not afraid to take risks. You have the confidence to say “no” when it is right and can respectfully communicate your views and professionally when necessary
  6. Self-Managed – You are able to direct your own work in an efficient and effective way and are prepared to be hands-on with a “get stuff done” personality.
  7. Self-Driven and intrinsically motivated: You are able to demonstrate being self-directed, resourceful, and creative; Able to manage your own time and work autonomously; Able to work on your own initiative with drive and enthusiasm.
  8. Agile & Flexible – You’ll get to take ownership of multiple projects, switching between work streams, and you can handle changing priorities and directions.

What We Offer

  1. Paid time off
  2. Healthcare coverage
  3. A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  4. Work alongside great talent.
  5. A culture of learning and innovation.
  6. Opportunities for career growth and training.
  7. Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people.
  8. A chance to make a social difference.
  9. Overall fun company.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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