Investment Analyst

Alsagra Ventures is an investment and advisory services firm focused on providing seed capital and on developing Mexican start-ups (less than 2 years of operations) that exhibit very high growth potential.

Due to the underdeveloped venture capital ecosystem in Mexico, Alsagra has experienced rapid growth and is currently seeking a candidate for the role “Investment Analyst”.

The Investment Analyst will be based in the city of Puebla (at the ITESM Technology Park) and will work closely with and will report to the founder of Alsagra on the following activities:

  • Provide support throughout the analysis stage of investment opportunities in start-ups that focus on the healthcare, e-commerce, software, and specialty retail sectors. Such support will require:

  • Conducting strategic analysis of industries and market niches (industry value chain, industry structure, industry evolution and attractiveness)

  • Researching on entry barriers and key resources required to launch a start-up

  • Benchmarking competition and conducting profitability analysis

  • Financial analysis and valuation of investment opportunities, identifying value drivers and conducting sensitivity analysis

  • Identify and summarize opportunities and risks

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for CEOs and top-executives

  • Provide support to a a new start up in specialty leisure services by:

  • Monitoring performance and analyzing key operating metrics of the portfolio company

  • Benchmarking competition and conducting pricing analysis

  • Financial modeling and forecasting

Job Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must be in 9th semester of an undergraduate degree in finance, commerce, industrial engineering, economics or related field in business (preference fro entry level candidates)

  • Strong leadership and financial modeling skills

  • Highly analytical with very strong work ethic

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to communicate complex business challenges (candidates will present an investment memo as part of the recruiting process)

  • Basic knowledge of the private equity ecosystem in Mexico

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