Senior or Mid-Level Investor, Highly Capitalised MENA Focussed VC Fund, Dubai, UAE
We are working with a highly capitalised Dubai based investor focussed on the MENA region. They have an AUM of over $2 billion raised from a broad institutional capital base - LP's include Sovereign Wealth Funds, US endowments and European charities. Their teams invest across a variety of strategies including the Private Markets which is a large growth area for the fund and they have a significant allocation to Venture Capital within their Private Markets business.
They are looking for an exceptional Senior or Mid-level investor to play a leading role in the fund and to report directly to the CIO. The strategy will focus on Series A/B stage companies and will target c. 10 deals from the initial allocation. As a senior member of the team, you will take ownership of their early-stage investments in the region and will report directly to the management team.
They have an existing track record of success you will be expected to continue this success in the early-stage space. The Venture Capital ecosystem in the region is starting to mature and there is no better time to be investing in Middle-Eastern tech businesses with global ambitions. This is an exciting opportunity to join their growing team in Dubai, where compensation is tax-free for non-US citizens. RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead key parts of the transaction process, including originating investment opportunities through your network
- Manage the entire lifecycle of investments and take board positions within portfolio companies to aid their strategic growth
- Develop and maintain an understanding of the themes that are fundamental to the fund's investment thesis and the region
- Stellar track record in an investment role at a relevant venture capital fund
- Experienced in sourcing early- or late-stage deals across the UK, Europe or globally
- Board monitoring or representation experience
- Clear track record of leadership, with a demonstrable passion for technology and early-stage investing