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Data Analyst Intern: Startup Sourcing

​Role Description

This is a hybrid internship role for a Data Analyst Intern. The role is located in Century City, Cape Town with flexibility for some remote work. The VC Tech Startup Sourcing Analyst Intern will be responsible for identifying and analyzing potential investments in early-stage tech startups across Africa, conducting market research and due diligence, and supporting the investment team in the deal-making process. The Data Analyst Intern will also assist with managing the AfricArena startup community, preparing investor reports and presentations, and tracking industry trends and venture capital news.



  • Research, build and qualify a Startup network and pipeline, both across the continent and globally.

  • Working with startups from Pre-seed to Series B within the tech ecosystem

  • Conduct initial screening of all inbound applications and present startups of interest to the rest of the team.

  • Creating systems, tools, and practices enables our portfolio ventures to raise funding successfully.

  • Ensure all companies receive responses in a reasonable time and assist in managing email communications.

  • Support in building relationships to strengthen our partnership referral network across the continent

  • Assist in the carrying out of financial, legal, and commercial due diligence for investments

  • Contribute to investment team meetings and document call notes

  • Source and close speaking opportunities for team members 

  • Administrative support for the sourcing team i.e. writing reports, tracking and reporting sourcing market trends, drafting presentations etc.

  • Make direct introductions and help founders strategically engage with potential investors.

  • Maintain a community of startups

  • Provide deal flow support to startups

  • Matchmaking between Investors and startups

  • Plan and manage logistics at VC unconference events across the continent

  • Pipeline management

  • Lead and manage the Startup Alumni community with investment opportunity and latest news.



  • Involvement in all aspects of due diligence on new investments (business analysis, industry)

  • sourcing investments, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modelling/deal structuring)

  • Contract management

  • Business Development and problem-solving abilities. 



  • Support with sourcing Startups and participants at events

  • Support in securing partnerships and sponsorships for the AfricArena tour

  • Support in Logistics



  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Economics, or a related field

  • Certification in Business Intelligence/Business AnalyticsExcellent analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to conduct market research and analysis, and present findings in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting, and manage multiple tasks and priorities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Passion for venture capital, startups, and innovation in Africa

  • Prior internships or experience in venture capital, management consulting, investment banking, or related fields is a plus

  • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools, such as Tableau, is a plus​

Your Profile

  • Residing in Cape Town, South Africa or willing to relocate

  • Interest in the African Tech Ecosystem

  • Autonomous, organized and able to manage several parallel projects.

  • Passionate about story-telling, community building, networking

  • Fast learner and builds working relationships quickly

  • Highly passionate about emerging technology, emerging markets, and the startup ecosystem.

  • All-rounder in marketing with good understanding of various marketing platforms and tools


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