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THE FIRM

Established in 2024, Askya Investment Partners is a venture capital firm focused on Africa. We collaborate with innovative startups to help them grow through strategic investments and support. With extensive experience across various firms, we invest early and decisively in different sectors and locations.

We believe that our emphasis on crucial economic sectors for the continent's progress, along with our unique approach tailored for nurturing tech leaders, allows us to responsibly manage our investors' capital and drive significant economic and social change for African communities.

THE ROLE

Askya is looking for a Venture Capital Fellow to join the investing team.

The chosen candidate will be involved in every aspect of investments, from identifying key segments to sourcing opportunities, conducting research, preparing investment reports, performing due diligence, and facilitating transactions. Apart from investments, the selected candidate may contribute to... fundraising, firm operations, and supporting portfolio companies.

This role plays a vital part in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial environment. We value diverse strengths, believing that successful teams thrive on the blend of unique and complementary skills.

We seek candidates who exhibit the following qualities:
• Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills
• Background in banking, finance, corporate strategy, consulting, or related fields
• Passion for innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa
• Proven ability to excel in a dynamic setting
• Strong convictions yet open to feedback and new insights
• Curiosity and a commitment to exceeding expectations
• Collaborative mindset with a team-oriented approach
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Sound judgment and a history of successful decision-making
• Capability to build trust and rapport swiftly
• Self-management and prioritization skills in a fast-paced environment
• Proficiency in synthesizing complex information, forming clear perspectives, and conveying them effectively
• Must be fluent in English; French fluency is a bonus

THE CONDITIONS
• Application: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key points mentioned
• Start date: June
• Contract length: 3 months, potentially extendable
• Salary: competitive
• This position is hybrid, requiring autonomous work within a distributed team

OUR CULTURE

Here are some guiding principles on which we base our operations:
• We believe Africans have the potential to create top-tier industry leaders
• We support those driving the vision of a prosperous Africa within our generation
• Our commitment is long-term
• We strive for the betterment of the entire ecosystem, economy, and society
• We aim for success
• We function as a unified team
• We emphasize enjoyment
• Askya is committed to hiring exceptional talent regardless of other personal factors
Paris France

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