Investment Associate

Xora Innovation


Full time



Sep 13

Xora Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek, invests in disruptive, world-changing ventures forged by ambitious founders and powered by compelling scientific breakthroughs. Headquartered in Singapore, Xora is an early-stage deep tech investing platform of Temasek. We are looking for individuals with creativity, intellect, passion, grit, curiosity, openness, and resilience.

About The Role

We are seeking a high-energy Associate, Investments who has a passion for the transformative potential of science-backed ventures. The successful candidate must be capable of confidently and professionally representing our firm amongst a broad array of stakeholders, including scientists, founders, investors, and C-suite executives.

This position requires you to work from the Company’s headquarters in Singapore.



  • Perform market research to help develop and pressure-test compelling investment theses, based on robust analysis of global trends, grand challenges, technology and IP landscaping
  • Undertake/prioritize sourcing activity against approved theses
  • Build relationships with like-minded deep tech investor partners, venture studios, and entrepreneur/founder networks

Due Diligence/Deal Making

  • Collate and organize a comprehensive dossier of background information relating to each target investment
  • Perform primary research/conduct interviews with potential customers, business partners, expert advisors/consultants, industry executives, etc. to validate assumptions; interrogate techno-economics; pressure-test competitive positioning, policy/regulatory landscape, market opportunity/dynamics; and evaluate technical development plans
  • Perform financial modeling and prepare investment cases to support valuation recommendations.
  • Prepare cogent and concise investment arguments in written memos and verbal presentations to the IC
  • Support deal negotiations, deal structuring, legal due diligence


  • Comply with internal policies and practices to capture contacts, meeting notes, analyses, and document other work outputs and shared knowledge
  • Support requests by auditors/external valuation firms
  • Other duties as may be requested by executive management


  • Degree (PhD preferred) in a scientific or engineering discipline or undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Accounting, ideally with a joint degree, minor, or certificate in a STEM discipline, from an accredited academic institution
  • At least 2 years of relevant business experience required (e.g., as a financial analyst, market analyst, data analyst), ideally, in a global VC/PE/IB or other investment setting (e.g., M&A consulting, corporate finance)
  • At least 2 years of experience in commercial R&D organization (e.g., within a start-up or innovation group within a large company) is preferred
  • Adept at distilling information from primary scientific and technical literature and communicating complex topics in layman’s terms
  • Experience building financial models and investment valuation cases
  • Analytical and curious mind with the ability to glean insights from data and make recommendations
  • Intermediate level Excel skills required for financial modeling; proficiency in Power BI/Query and VBA is a plus
  • Ideally, passed Level 1 and 2 of the CFA Program
  • Ability to produce well-designed, professional PowerPoint presentations
  • Self-starter who is able to manage multiple priorities and work independently
  • Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills

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Xora Innovation

We invest in disruptive, world-changing ventures forged by ambitious founders and powered by compelling scientific breakthroughs.