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AfricArena is an African tech accelerator that runs Corporate Open Innovation challenges throughout the African continent.


Going into its seventh year, AfricArena has the privilege of operating in three key spheres that underpin Africa’s economic landscape. These being: tech startups, corporations, and investors (i.e. angel investors, VCs, CVCs and other institutional investors). 


Through open innovation challenges, in partnership with corporations, we aim to bring together these 3 spheres, to foster co-investment and collaboration that can move the economies and people of the continent forward


What you'll do

VC Tech Startups Sourcing Analyst Intern


Role Description

This is a hybrid internship role for a VC Tech Startup Sourcing 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 VC Tech Startup Sourcing 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 Analytics

  • Excellent 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


Why Join Us?

  • Excellent written and spoken Communication skills

  • Stakeholder management

  • Project management

  • Business development

  • Event Planning & Coordination

  • Interpersonal and relational skills

  • Google suit competence

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective business

  • Self-starter with a superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrity

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure dynamic environment

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with limited supervision (including proactively seeking guidance when needed)

  • Part of the AfricArise Ventures portfolio of company, AfricArena is a fast growing startup with a very strong social impact across the continent

  • The role offers substantial exposure and international experience

  • AfricArena’s operations are located in a dynamic tech environment in Century City, Cape Town

  • Career development would include C level role or further roles within the various companies of the group

    Availability: Immediately 

Your Profile

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

  • Bachelors in Data Science/Similar

  • 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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