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Investment Associate

Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital

Accounting & Finance
Melbourne, VIC, Australia · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Lighter Capital is venture backed fintech company that has created a new fundraising path for

early-stage tech enterprises. Our transparent, data-driven, tech-enabled process provides

entrepreneurs financing quickly without making them give up equity or board seats. We work

with hundreds of visionary startup CEOs each year and our products are truly disrupting the

start-up finance industry.

We are currently hiring an Investment Associate to join our Credit team in Australia. As a

Investment Associate your primary function will be evaluating all aspects of fast-growing

technology companies in need of growth capital. You will be in charge of determining whether

they are the right fit for an investment by Lighter Capital. Working closely with the Investments

team, you will help to move each prospective portfolio company through Lighter Capital’s

underwriting and credit analysis process as the lead credit analyst. The role is primarily remote

with some in-person collaboration with team members in Sydney, as well as annual offsites in

North America.

RESPONSIBILITIES

● Financial analysis and review

● Reviewing all relevant diligence materials (including pitch decks, customer references,

Linked In referrals, company product and service offerings)

● Conducting diligence calls with the prospective borrowers

● Evaluating key strengths, risks, and mitigating factors

● Preparing and presenting an analysis of the potential borrower’s historical performance

and future expectations for Lighter Capital’s Credit Committee

● Developing pricing packages and presenting forward looking projections to the Credit

Committee

● Preparing an internal memorandum of your finding for review by Lighter Capital’s

Investment Committee

● Performing tasks necessary to the close the transaction, including the preparation of key

legal documents

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

This role calls for a dynamic individual who wants to help fund growing technology businesses

through a product that combines the best features of equity and debt. The right candidate loves

talking with entrepreneurs, learning about emerging technologies, and evaluating business

models. You are self-driven and have the capacity to take ownership of your role yet are

committed to the team and building the company at large.

Financials:

● You need to understand basic accounting - both accrual and cash

● You need to have experience evaluating businesses based on their financial

performance

● You need to have experience presenting recommendations rooted in financial analysis

Qualifications:

● Prior experience in accounting, corporate finance, commercial or investment banking

● An undergraduate degree with focus in business, finance, or economics preferred

● Excellent analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize and organize data

and information

● Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools, in particular Excel

● Ability to work independently

● Strong verbal and written communication skills

● Attention to detail and a commitment to performing quality work

ABOUT US

We are a smart, passionate, and ambitious group of professionals who love working for a

company that support entrepreneurs - we hope you will too! We offer competitive salaries and

preIPO stock options equity.

Lighter Capital was one of the first lenders to use revenue-based financing to fund tech startups.

Since 2012, we have provided hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital startups.

We offer a flexible work environment with all team members working primarily remotely. Our

original headquarters were in Seattle, but we have team members on four different continents

and multiple time zones.

Our goal is to revolutionize the business of startup finance and help founders maintain control of

their companies—and their destinies. Check out more about how it works here.