Investment Analyst

Quona Capital

Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on July 1, 2024

Quona Capital is a venture capital firm investing in financial technology companies in emerging markets. We are looking for a high-performing analyst to join Quona’s Latin America team.

The role is based out of Mexico City, with occasional travel to Latin America and other Quona markets. The analyst will work directly with Quona’s Latin American investment team on various aspects of the investment and portfolio management processes, with direct exposure to high-energy entrepreneurial and VC ecosystems in Latin America. This role will also collaborate closely with Quona’s global team and portfolio of investments across Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.

Quona is targeting a September 2024 start date (or earlier, pending candidate availability)

About Quona

Quona was established in 2015, with a vision to back innovators enhancing the quality and availability of financial products and services for underserved consumers and enterprises through business model innovation and smart leveraging of technology, investing in the best fintech companies in emerging markets. Today, Quona manages approximately $800M AUM, has 70+ portfolio companies across our core funds, and is backed by a marquee group of global investors.  Quona’s investments in Latin America include fintech startups such as Addi, Contabilizei, Creditas, Finkargo, Klar, Konfio, and Neon.

We are a diverse team of 27 professionals who collectively speak 20 languages. Our team spans the globe, and we are deeply embedded in the regions in which we work. Our team members work from locations like São Paulo, Mexico City, Bangalore, Cape Town, Singapore, Lagos, Nairobi, and Washington DC – to name a few!  We deeply value collaboration and learning, and are looking forward to growing our team with individuals who embody our key values: Impact, Trust, Teamwork, Integrity, and Excellence.

Role Responsibilities

  • Source and filter investment opportunities, building a strong network within the fintech space. The candidate should be open and excited to represent the firm in ecosystem events and connect with founders and peer investors.
  • Directly support the investment team members to conduct business, financial, and technology due diligence, helping move deals from first meeting to close.
  • Develop financial models and company valuation analyses.
  • Conduct thematic research and competitive deep dives within fintech sub-sectors.
  • Support portfolio companies and management teams on short-term operational projects as well as long-term decision-making.
  • Assist with quarterly reporting of portfolio performance, and support the Quona Operations, Platform, and Investor Relations Teams.
  • Assist with investment pipeline management and automation initiatives within the fund and the team’s day-to-day investing operations.

Requirements

  • Enthusiasm for technology, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and investing.
  • Team player mentality – ready to support the team in achieving collective goals.
  • Drive, hunger, humbleness, adaptability, curiosity and openness.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and desire to produce consistent top-tier quality work.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced team that is geographically distributed.
  • Excellent Spanish and English business writing and communication skills (Portuguese fluency will be viewed as a plus).
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance.
  • The position is open to multiple previous backgrounds. The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of experience in either:
    • Evaluating investment opportunities – ability to quickly identify and analyze the key questions, risks, or upsides to an investment;
    • Identifying and implementing strategic, commercial, and/or operational improvements in fast-paced environments for scaling or scaled companies;
    • Launching an entrepreneurial endeavor with clear objectives, plans, and initial traction – either as founder or early employee.
  • Commitment to work in-person from offices located in Colonia Juarez, Mexico City, at least 3 days a week. Ability to travel approximately one week per quarter to other geographies in Latin America, the United States, and across the globe.

Benefits

  • We offer competitive market-based compensation and benefits which include health insurance, paid time off, and up to 12 weeks of paid parental/family leave.
  • Additional perks include an annual professional development stipend, phone expense reimbursement, and two fun annual in-person offsites in Quona’s markets. Plus you get exposure to global start-ups, opportunities to grow and learn, and mission-driven colleagues who are fun to work with!
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