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2003
Brandsome
Brandsome was established as a marketing and advertising company. Brandsome is a boutique digital marketing agency that specializes in creating brand identity and online presence through strategic website development, social media marketing, and content production.
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2004
Alliance Media
The first low-cost media planning agency in Portugal, was founded by ASA Ventures after the success of Central Media. The company enabled advertisers to buy last-minute print and broadcast spots for a fraction of the usual price.
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2007
Cartão Pontos
During the time when loyalty cards were all the rage, ASA Ventures also created its own version of it in Portugal, the cartão pontos, which allowed a customer not only to earn points but to get discounts at participating establishments. Tastycard, a customer loyalty program for an affiliated restaurant network, was founded.
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2008
Netanswers
ASA bought 25% of Netanswers. Prior to the fibre optics boom in Europe, it was the only contracting and engineering company that specialized in fibre optic tele communications infrastructure in Portugal. Through Netanswers, Portugal was the first country in Europe to pilot test and eventually mainstream this technology.
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2009
Lahnu Tcharass
ASA Ventures established Lahnu Tcharass interior and design services, the first to use Google’s proprietary 3D modeling technology to build innovative yet inexpensive groundbreaking interior design concepts.
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2010
Xroomz & Central de Servicos
ASA Ventures acquired shares at Xroomz, a concept motel located in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal. In the same year, ASA Ventures opened a new company called Central de Servicos. It was a portal outfitted with a complex search algorithm that allowed users to search for services spanning B2B and B2C, from construction to web design, for the best price
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2011
URVip & Gamejuggler
Central Media was sold to emiaweb.com for 370,000 euros. In the UK, ASA Ventures established URVip, a system that allowed users to compare and purchase tickets to the hottest and most exclusive nightlife spots. Meanwhile, Gamejuggler, the earliest version of Swappo, was developed and pilot tested.
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2013
mobileshop.ae
ASA Ventures successfully seed funded mobileshop.ae, and moved its headquarters to Dubai, UAE. mobileshop.ae offers competitive prices for mobile devices to this day.
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2014
Worko
ASA entered into discussions with investors for a possible product exchange platform tailored to the UAE. ASA Ventures also began conceptualizing a comprehensive career platform called Worko.
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2015
Worko
Algorithms for Worko were completed. Worko is the first unified career development and HR recruitment platform that is more than a job listing website.
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2016
Shopix, Datamax, Codex & Snappo.ae
Shopix, ASA Ventures integrated procurement company, was formally incorporated into the portfolio. In the same year, Datamax began its operations in India. Datamax is an outsourced database builder and customized data entry service provider for global clients. The year ended with the conception of Codex, a combined financing and courier service for e-commerce business owners. Snappo.ae went live and began publishing articles and producing video and social content.
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2017
Unbreak, Callix, Chatsource & mobiledeals.pt
Unbreak began signing up gadget retailers around Dubai. Unbreak is an affordable and Shari'ah compliant electronic device assurance provider that offers diverse protection terms for various devices. ASA Ventures developed a version of 247 in the form of Callix, the first cost-effective call center for SMEs. ASA Ventures also created a complimentary service called Chatsource, 24/7 global outsourced live chat service provide. In Portugal, mobiledeals.pt goes live and is received warmly by Portuguese consumers
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2018
Winks, Hijab House, Gulf Events & The Equity
Callix was officially introduced to the Dubai media community at the brand launch. ASA Ventures acquired Winks, an e-commerce loyalty program. Companies such as Hijab House and Gulf Events, an international events management company, also came under the ASA umbrella. Gulf Events successfully launched The Equity Room, a startup reality show. ASA Ventures’ corporate presence in Pakistan and Mauritius was established.
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We take great care in selecting the very best people to carry the 'Mission' of the firm. As a good investment, you are required to be motivated, enthusiastic, and have a desire to progress your career with us over the long term through hard work and dedication. We require relevant qualifications, an entrepreneurial spirit and a clear evidence of a keen spirit in the markets of which ASA operates. In return, you will benefit from working for a group that supports continued learning and development and rewards individual contribution both financially and with excellent longer-term career opportunities.
We recruit Business Development executives and Business Development managers, Research Practitioners and Analysts, as well as Operational personnel in Finance, Compliance & Risk, IT, Marketing, HR, Sales and Production. We are an equal opportunities employer. If you feel you can contribute to our success by being able to fulfil one of the available roles, and have the relevant skills for a department within our craft, please email your CV and your cover letter to careers@asa.ventures.
Internship Program
The ASA Ventures' internship program is designed for undergraduates to gain real life experience with a venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs and enterprising companies succeed. Our interns are current students or recent graduates who are entrepreneurial in their way of work i.e. simplifying processes, creative problem solving and passionate about the ongoing digital transformation and startup environment. If you think you fit into our program then get in touch at careers@asa.ventures
  • logo Deputy HR Manager

    SUMMARY

    Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Human Resources Division, including labor relations, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, training and employee development, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, liability, and safety programs; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and, provides highly responsible and complex administrative support.

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

    The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

    1. Excellent Communication.
    2. Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Human Resources division including labor relations, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, training and employee development, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, liability, and safety programs.
    3. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures; interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules, and laws in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner.
    4. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
    5. Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for human resources staff; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
    6. Confer with management staff on major human resource issues and activities; provide direction and advice as needed.
    7. Coordinate labor relations activities including negotiations and employee grievance procedures; respond to employee concerns regarding human resources issues.
    8. Oversee recruitment, interviewing, testing, and selection processes.
    9. Administer employee benefits; oversee processing of payroll.
    10. Administer risk management programs, including workers’ compensation, safety, and liability.
    11. Investigate informal and formal complaints of harassment, discrimination, and violations of human resources laws and policies; seek resolution of complaints.
    12. Prepare and/or review a variety of staff reports, forms, memos and correspondence; ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; distribute documents to appropriate staff.
    13. Select, train, motivate and evaluate human resources personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
    14. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
    15. Serve as the liaison for the Human Resources Division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
    16. Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other related documents.
    17. Provide responsible staff assistance.
    18. Conduct a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; prepare and present recommendations.
    19. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources management.

    KNOWLEDGE OF:

    1. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive human resources program.
    2. Principles and practices of human resources management including labor relations, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, training and employee development, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, liability, and safety programs.
    3. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Labor and management negotiating techniques and collective bargaining processes.
    4. Methods and techniques of investigating employee complaints, including discrimination and harassment.
    5. Employee benefits program administration.
    6. Advanced principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles and techniques of report preparation.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

    Education/Training: Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, human resources or a related field.

    Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible human resources experience including two years of experience in Dubai. Private and Public sector experience is desired.

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    Job Summary:Looking for dedicated and proficient customer service representative in Dubai

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Manage large amounts of incoming calls
    • Generate sales leads
    • Identify and assess customers’ needs to achieve satisfaction
    • Build sustainable relationships and trust with customer accounts through open and interactive communication
    • Provide accurate, valid and complete information by using the right methods/tools
    • Meet personal/customer service team sales targets and call handling quotas
    • Handle customer complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits; follow up to ensure resolution
    • Keep records of customer interactions, process customer accounts and file documents
    • Follow communication procedures, guidelines and policies
    • Take the extra mile to engage customers

    Job Requirements

    • Proven customer support experience or experience as a client service representative
    • Track record of over-achieving quota
    • Strong phone contact handling skills and active listening
    • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices
    • Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively

    Salary Offered - 15,000 INR

  • logo Senior Graphic Designer

    Senior Graphic Designer responsibilities include:

    • Overseeing all design projects, from conception to delivery
    • Designing original pieces, including illustrations and infographics

    Job brief

    We are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to produce and oversee digital and print creative solutions to address our marketing needs.

    To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles and layout techniques. You should also have experience executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, brochures and product packaging.

    Ultimately, you will ensure the design team promotes our brand through delivering high quality pieces on tight deadlines.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery
    • Design original pieces, including illustrations and infographics
    • Refine images, fonts and layouts using graphic design software
    • Apply typography techniques
    • Generate ideas to portray concepts and advertise products/services
    • Increase user friendliness in digital products
    • Maintain brand consistency throughout all our marketing projects
    • Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure deadlines are met
    • Stay up-to-date with industry developments and tools

    Requirements

    • Proven work experience as a Senior Designer,Graphic Designeror similar role inadvertising agencies (min 2 years)
    • Portfolio of completed design projects
    • Hands-on experience with image editing software, Expert level in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
    • excellent creative presentation skills in creative brand story
    • Proficient in presentation softwares (Prezi is big plus)
    • Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to combine various colors, fonts and layouts
    • 3d Max or sketchup knowledge is not necessary but it is plus
    • Attention to visual details
    • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
    • Candidates without portfolio will be automatically rejected
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