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General Partner

Remote
Full-Time
Posted on 
August 15, 2021
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Job Description

Are you excited about the investment opportunities hidden in emerging markets and want to work in an impact-driven organisation, where we put supporting entrepreneurs at the core of what we do?

About the Seedstars Group

Seedstars is a global investment holding with headquarters in Switzerland, 15 offices and a presence in 80+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group is organised around two key activities; 1) talent incubation and 2) VC investing. We incubate talent and high growth ventures through a series of programs from idea stage to early growth stage. We are currently building a platform of funds to be positioned as a key early-stage emerging market VC.

About Seedstars International

Seedstars International is a global seed-stage VC fund with 70+ portfolio companies in 30+ countries and counting. Each portfolio company gets access to our growth platform where we provide them with tailored 1:1 growth mentoring, fundraising support and a global network of experts and peers.

About the job

We are looking for a second General Partner to join the team to co-lead every aspect of the VC process: supporting existing portfolio companies, fundraising, team management, strategy etc. Considering we have activities in Latam, Africa, MENA, CEE and Asia, this role involves extensive travel throughout the year as we visit key ecosystems to meet with stakeholders and portfolio companies. This is a remote role.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage and train the Investment Managers/Associates/Analysts.
  • Support with LP relationship building, fundraising and reporting.
  • Drive first-ticket investment discussions and decisions.
  • Lead follow on investment due diligence, analysis and presentation to the Investment Committee.
  • Build deep relationships with top Angel Networks, VC Partners and leading ecosystem enablers
  • Support portfolio companies post-investment and drive exit opportunities.
  • Manage the portfolio diversification and fund allocation.

Profile

  • Minimum 8-10 years experience in VC or PE, preferably in Emerging Markets.
  • Passion for startups and technology, particularly in emerging markets.
  • Knowledge of technology and market trends.
  • Highly developed financial and analytical skills.
  • Deep investment structuring know-how.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads travelling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working remotely with an international team, you have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen.

Why our team members say they love working with us?

  • We are on a mission that is bigger than all of us: to impact people’s lives in emerging markets
  • You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a vibrant and diverse team
  • We offer autonomy and flexibility with a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want
  • We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom centered practices

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places that we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars.


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