We are hiring a Portfolio Analyst in Melbourne to help us make critical decisions related to the investment process for our existing portfolio companies.

About Square Peg

Square Peg is a venture capital fund that invests in Australia, Israel and Southeast Asia with a focus on Series A and Series B.

We founded Square Peg in 2012 to partner with the next generation of technology pioneers and assist them to grow their organisations. Success takes time and hard work. We provide patient capital and partnership over long time horizons and live by the belief that what's best for our companies is best for us.

Our name describes us well as individuals, as investors and partners, and as a team. We value and foster creativity; we continually search for better ways to do things; we are contrarian thinkers; and we are not wedded to conventional wisdom of how a venture capital firm should operate. We are charting our own course.

We are privileged to have as our investors forward-thinking superannuation funds, entrepreneurs, endowments and family offices that share our vision.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or sporting team affiliation.

For more on who we are and what drives us, read our ethos and meet our companies.

About the role

Square Peg Capital is looking to hire a Portfolio Analyst in Melbourne.

We are hiring this role to deepen our analytical capability and our understanding of both new and current portfolio companies, with a focus on later stage and listed holdings.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to build an intimate understanding of our investment process and profile by working closely with the investment team on decision-making.

On a day-to-day basis, the Portfolio Analyst would work across the following areas:

  • Conducting analysis on new and current portfolio companies to understand what drives value and contribute these insights to investment decisions, with a specific focus on larger and later stage businesses

  • Drive analysis for decision-making on portfolio companies about to IPO and those that are already listed

  • Drive the process and thinking on valuation of our portfolio companies, as well as be responsible for managing data on portfolio metrics and financing rounds.

The successful applicant will have:

  • 5 years or more of fundamental investing experience, with an understanding of listed markets

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications ideally complemented with CFA Level 1 or equivalent post-graduate study

  • Expertise in valuations of different types of businesses with different growth and margin profiles

  • An understanding of the drivers of value and economics of tech businesses (i.e., software, marketplaces)

We are seeking a team member that exhibits:

  • Self-direction and autonomy

  • A practical, outcomes-driven approach to work

  • Clear and concise communication

  • Collegiate and collaborative approach

  • The ability to establish trust and rapport quickly

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Passion for tech, start-ups and / or investing

In return for bringing your expertise and passion to this role, we will provide you with significant opportunities for advancement within the team. The role will have an attractive remuneration package, which will allow the successful applicant to share in the success of our funds over the long term.

Platinum Pacific Partners is managing this process for us and all direct enquiries will be referred to them. Please contact Victoria Biggs on 0422 967 470 or victoria.biggs@platinumpacificpartners.com.au for more information or to express your interest.

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Square Peg Capital Pty Ltd (ACN 164 352 229) is an Authorised Representative of Victoria Capital Pty Ltd (ACN 159 228 314) AFSL 428989