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Investment Director

Posted on 
January 2, 2023
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Job Description

We are seeking a self-driven and proactive individual to join us on our mission of investing and supporting transformative, cutting-edge technologies in the region. As an Investment Director with Cocoon Capital, you will play a key role in supporting our end-to-end fund management activities across all our markets. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead follow-on investments into Cocoon portfolio companies at the Series A, B and C rounds
  • Liaise with stakeholders including founders, limited partners, investors, corporates and financial institutions with key responsibilities to build relationships and facilitate / support strategic collaboration
  • Source and manage pre-seed and seed-stage investment opportunities across Southeast Asia from inception to exit

Investment Director responsibilities:

  • Fine-tune and execute our funds’ investment strategies.
  • Source investments from a wide variety of channels including accelerators, industry events and 1-on-1 founder meetings.
  • Manage all deal execution aspects including, but not limited to, risk and market assessment, competitor analysis, due diligence, term sheet development and the preparation of final investment agreements.
  • Prepare and develop investment thesis and presentation materials to the Investment Committee.
  • Monitor and manage the performance of portfolio companies post-investment.
  • Work with portfolio companies and serve as a resource in value creation initiatives to grow the business by improving business processes and strengthening management talent.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders including founders, current and potential limited partners, investors, corporates including industry contacts and senior management at target/partner companies.
  • Define compliance and reporting needs and monitor reports to understand trends, issues and opportunities.
  • Maintain strong corporate governance both internally and across our fund portfolios.
  • Support investor relations as well as fundraising activities for future funds.

Job requirements:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or equivalent
  • A clear passion for tech companies with at least 4 years of experience from technology startups and/or venture capital
  • Strong verbal and written English skills
  • Candidates with active ties to global investment networks or VC communities are preferred
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and networking skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Strong analytical capability, ability to interpret data and provide relevant conclusions and recommendations
  • Excellent organisational skills with highly developed problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work pro-actively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to operate autonomously with minimal oversight
  • Strength in synthesizing disparate information into key takeaways that support decisions.
  • Apply strong financial chops by crunching numbers and analyzing business fundamentals.

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