Analyst, Venture Capital

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Salary/Rate : ¥10M - ¥10M
Location : Tokyo Metropolis
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Reference : 22386-FS
Job Classification : Financial Services

Description :

Purpose of the role

This role is a member of the team supporting technology and health care investments., This roll will be supporting deal execution, portfolio management, and reporting duties. There will also be some opportunity to source deals and participate in other projects.

Your key responsibilities

This role works in the team to support senior staff in identifying, analyzing and monitoring investments. Much of the time is spent under the supervision of deal leaders.

Market & Company Analysis

  • Do desktop and primary research (surveys, interviews, company meetings, etc.) to gather information about market size, key players, their management teams, suppliers, customers, products, etc.
  • Analyze financial data (company financials, comparables, etc). to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions
  • Draw charts and graphs to illustrate financial reports and analysis

Investment Judgment

  • Screen deals with selection criteria set by senior staff

Deal Execution (Investment Process)

  • Due Diligence
    • Do desktop and primary research (surveys, interviews, company meetings, etc.) to gather information about market size, key players, their management teams, suppliers, customers, products, etc.
  • Valuation
    • Gather relevant data to produce cap tables and detailed valuation models.
  • Deal Structure & Negotiation
    • Gather relevant data to produce scenario analyses.
  • Documentation
    • Gather relevant data to write different types of investment recommendations ( Level 0’s, 1’s, memos and I-comm decks)
    • Draw charts and graphs to illustrate financial reports and analysis
    • Assist in completing and processing all relevant deal documentation
  • Exits
    • Gather relevant data to analyze different exit scenarios. May do preliminary analysis.
    • Assist in completing and processing all relevant exit documentation

Portfolio Management

  • Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments by analyzing information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, and personal interviews
  • Gather and interpret data affecting investments, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, economic influences
  • Analyze and monitor investees’ key performance metrics every month
  • Assist in projects such as financing events, strategic reviews, etc.
  • Liaise with working level of investees


  • Make cold calls. Sourcing from other channels is encouraged under the direction of senior staff, but is not a primary job duty
  • Continuously and systematically build, maintain and apply one’s:
    • Network of deal sources with constructive and cooperative working relationships (VCs, entrepreneurs, strategics, professional networks, academic institutions, etc.)
    • Knowledge in one or more domains
    • Knowledge of recent developments in general business, finance, and economic theory

Your skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Several years of recent business experience in Japan
  • 2-4 years of work experience, preferably in investment banking or consulting – preferably with a multi-national firm (management consultants will be considered if financial modelling skills are strong)
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated interest in venture capital and technology or healthcare sectors
  • Excellent mathematical and financial skills. Able to use these skills to solve complex problems.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent Japanese and good English (listening, writing, speaking)
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment

Key skills

  • Excellent critical thinking skills. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Solid judgment and decision making. Good at considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and choosing the most appropriate one
  • Solid complex problem-solving skills. Identifies potential problems, reviews related information to evaluate options and implements solutions
  • Excellent time management
  • Solid communication skills: concise, effective, persuasive and proactive, with a forthright, direct style
  • Active learner. Understands the implications of new information for problem-solving and decision making
  • Work style: Entrepreneurial, with a collaborative, team-based approach. Eager to provide insight and receive feedback. Excellent attention to detail, high stress tolerance, dependable, high integrity, persistent, resilient, high-energy, enthusiastic, adaptable/flexible, takes initiative and leadership, committed to achieving excellent results, high sense of urgency, strong interpersonal skills, mature, able to work independently, resourceful. Effectively prioritises multiple priorities.
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