Associate @ Claris Lifesciences Limited - Ahmedabad, India

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Role :   To support management in due diligence and active portfolio management, including assisting and supporting portfolio companies with operational initiatives.


•     To be responsible for sourcing, executing, and working on due diligence of venture capital transactions to build a portfolio

•     To identify any new investment opportunities based on market and competitor analysis, including :

      ⁃       Sourcing both directly and through a network of contacts at universities, VCs, incubators, accelerators, etc.

      ⁃       Meeting founders and entrepreneurs, for early stage investments

•     To support deal origination efforts, including

      ⁃       Performing market research related to investment trends,

      ⁃       Examining global market environments and

      ⁃       Analysing, benchmarking and comparative statistics

•     To hold discussions with the clients for

      ⁃       Understanding the business in detail

      ⁃       Preparing financial model and other deal documents of the company

      ⁃       Performing due diligence on potential investments to validate the business opportunity for financial returns

      ⁃       Analyzing financial ratios to understand the financial health of the company

      ⁃       Evaluating long and short-term fund requirements of companies

•     To work with and support portfolio companies, including

      ⁃       Activating  any operational initiatives, research projects, competitor analysis, valuation work and board meeting support

      ⁃       Analysing financial and operating performance, value-adding in portfolio companies, and preparing periodic reports

•     To support senior management in a variety of analytic and investment management activities, including

      ⁃       Running due diligence for potential investments

      ⁃       Assisting in the preparation of investment committee (IC) memos and presentations

      ⁃       Conducting valuation updates and monitor performance across the existing portfolio

      ⁃       Developing and delivering periodic reports for portfolio review of the fund

      ⁃       Coordinating and producing regular reports for IC review, including quarterly updates and other reports

      ⁃       Preparing groundwork for implementing exit strategies

      ⁃       Identifying potential clients for exitss and building a steady pipeline of new prospects with proactive strategies

Desired Skills & Experience: Candidate should have :

Experience:    At least 3- 5 years of experience as Venture Capital Analyst (buy side), supporting a VC fund of INR 100-500 crores

Functional Expertise :

·       Keen Interest in next generation consumer experience and retail technology

·       Proficient in using in any of following or similar tools - Pitchbook, Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters, InsideView, Unomy, ProductHunt

·       Demonstrated ability to execute detailed financial analysis

·       Able to understand and interpret complex business activities

·       Advanced MS PowerPoint skills with emphasis on presentation preparation

·       Ability to effectively summarise information into clear, concise, and insightful updates, along with strong writing skills

·       Skilled performer with strong research, problem solving, and time management skills along with the ability to multi task

Educational Qualifications:

·       BE/equivalent in Computer/ IT studies + MBA

·       Candidates passed out from IIIT / NIT / IIT / IIM or other premier institutes will be preferred

Personal Attributes:

·     Strong technical/quantitative skills with business perspective/acumen

·     Critical thinker, intellectually curious, detail-oriented and process minded

·     Good communication and presentation skills, ability to tap new clientele

·    Driven to work hard within a high-performance environment

·    Ability to work across multiple investments and projects simultaneously, sometimes on tight deadlines

·    Team oriented, strong interpersonal skills with effective and open communications


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this classification. The job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, and efforts associated with the profile. It is however, intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements, which are essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.