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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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Careers
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 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
  • logo Investment Research Analyst - Mumbai, India

    ASA Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in the Middle East specializing in early stage investments and technology start up incubation, is looking for a Investment Research Analyst.

    Details regarding brand portfolio can be found at www.asa.ventures 

    Responsibilities:

    ? Prepare pitch decks, conduct due diligence, put together investment evaluations and recommendations, and support the portfolio companies

    ? Communication skills - effectively and succinctly communicate findings and conclusions to the rest of the team, both verbally and in writing

    ? Perform industry/sector and company analysis

    ? Analytical skills (Financial Models & Valuations) - ability to quickly evaluate financials/P&L, build forecasting models with various scenarios, develop unit metrics for any kind of business, etc.

    ? Proficient in Excel with an ability to break down and assess unstructured problems

    Personality:

    ? Thrives in fast-paced and challenging environments

    ? Entrepreneurial in their way of work; simplifying processes, creative problem solving etc.

    ? Passionate about the ongoing digital transformation and startup environment

    ? Curious about new technologies, companies, business models, people and ways to create sustainable value

    ? Genuinely interested in understanding challenges that entrepreneurs in tech startups are facing

    Benefit:

    ? Gain real life experience with a venture capital firm that helps entrepreneur's and enterprising companies succeed. 

  • logo UI Designer - Mumbai, India

    We are looking for an experienced and creative UI Designer to join our team. 

    As an UI Designer, you will be responsible for delivering the best online user experience, which makes your role extremely important for our success and ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty.

    You will be designing ideas using various methods and latest technology. You will be designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs, forms, and widgets.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Plan and implement new designs
    • Optimize existing user interface designs
    • Test for intuitively and experience
    • Communicate with project managers to understand their business goals and objectives
    • Develop technical and business requirements and always strive to deliver intuitive and user-centered solutions
    • Combine creativity with an awareness of the design elements
    • Create prototypes for new product ideas
    • Test new ideas before implementing
    • Conduct an ongoing user research
    • Previous working experience as a UI Designer for 3 -4 years
    • Excellent UI design portfolio
    • BA in design or similar relevant field

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • Experience with web and mobile app design.
    • Working knowledge of responsive design and grid principles.
    • Strong typography, layout and visual design skills.
    • Working knowledge of industry tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, InVision, Adobe XD, Sketch.
    • Working knowledge of the ideation and creation of UI design deliverables: Sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, lo-fi and hi-fi layouts, prototypes.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Proactive, independent working style.
    • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
    • Effective time management and ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Candidates without portfolio will be automatically rejected
  • logo Marketing Analyst – Search Engine Optimization - Mumbai, India

    ASA Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in the Middle East specializing in early stage investments and technology start up incubation, is looking for a Marketing Analyst who can lead the strategy and deployment of digital marketing campaigns for its portfolio companies.

    Details regarding brand portfolio can be found at www.asa.ventures

    Responsibilities

    • Ensuring content fits with the brand and exhibits expertise, authority, and trust, and that content satisfies user intent by being insightful, useful, relevant, engaging, and more helpful than the competition.
    • Helping maintain website by fixing technical issues, improve internal linking, provide on-going keyword research, prepare link building campaigns, prepare content marketing calendars.
    • In-depth understanding of JS SEO and able to provide valuable suggestions to improve organic results.
    • Perform relevant SEO workflows and deliverables as it relates to content.

    Keyword Research:

    • On-Page Optimization (titles, H1 and H2 tagging, URLs, etc)
    • User Engagement & Experience
    • Content Briefs and Audits
    • Reporting
    • Use appropriate SEO tools and internal data sets for monitoring, insights, and recommendations.
    • Able to translate and curate content in English.
    • Perform in-depth qualitative and quantitative research on a variety of high impact keywords and topics and identify new growth opportunities to inform SEO content strategy.
    • Facilitate the creation of high-quality, data-driven content by producing detailed content briefs based on your research and analysis.
    • Perform regular content audits and cleanups to improve or remove outdated, low-quality, low performing content.
    • Partner with Marketing and Dev teams to create new assets and features (e.g. infographics, interactive data visualizations, tools) that will enrich our content and attract more links and traffic.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of in-house SEO work experience with an industry-leading website.
    • Strong knowledge of SEO (keyword research, best practices, optimization strategies), content, and industry trends
    • Experience with SEO tools (Ahrefs, Moz, SEMrush), WordPress, Google Search Console, and Google Analytics preferred
    • Capable of effectively organizing and modifying data via Excel and/or Google Sheets.
    • Proven experience creating accurate, high-quality content at scale in a time-effective manner.
    • Experience performing in-depth research projects using a variety of methodologies.
  • logo Digital Marketing Coordinator - Mumbai, India

    ASA Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in the Middle East specializing in early stage investments and technology start up incubation, is looking for a Digital marketing Coordinator who can lead the strategy and deployment of digital marketing campaigns for its portfolio companies.

    Details regarding brand portfolio can be found at www.asa.ventures

    Responsibilities

    • Develop B2C (business to consumer) or B2B (business to business) integrated marketing campaigns with the aim of acquiring and retaining customers
    • Content development and social media strategy - Monthly newsletters, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter community management and content development
    • Use marketing performance data to develop and run end to end campaigns, capture learnings and mistakes and accordingly adjust and pivot the campaign strategy
    • Manage all content marketing initiatives to drive higher online traffic, engagement and convertible leads
    • Provide briefing and oversee the work of internal teams, such as designers and digital marketing experts, who will deliver much of the campaign activity
    • Work with the creative teams to develop content required for implementing the campaigns and post these campaigns in various channels
    • Work with cross functional teams to brainstorm new and innovative growth strategies
    • Develop SEO/SEM techniques to enhance the company’s brand and increase web-search visibility
    • Oversee and manage all contests, giveaways, and other digital projects
    • Ensure that the organization’s brand identity and guidelines are adhered to in campaigns across all channels
    • Deliver reports of campaign results, including web analysis and evaluation of KPIs

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • 2-3 years experience managing social media marketing for B2C and B2B brands
    • Graduate degree or equivalent qualification in digital marketing
    • Excellent communications skills in English
    • Creative thinker
    • Knowledge of all Verticals of Digital Marketing (SMM, GSN, PPC, SEO, SEM)
    • Ability to do result-driven Data Analysis
    • Ability to run and analyze Email Marketing Campaigns
    • Ability to implement & measure Search Engine Marketing
    • Ability to adeptly use Mobile Marketing to target right audience
    • Experience running Viral Marketing Campaigns
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