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VC Partner

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? 

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarters in Switzerland and a presence in 70+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

About Seedstars International

Seedstars International is a global seed stage investment vehicle with over 50 portfolio companies and counting. We invest through batches via the Growth Program (post-acceleration program focused on implementing a growth methodology) and support the top percentile of companies through their next one of two funding rounds. We invest across all sectors but have a focus on FinTech, EdTech, HealthTech and AgTech.

About the job

We are looking for a Principal/Partner to join the team to help manage the growing portfolio. Considering we have activities in over 65 countries, this role involves extensive travel throughout the year as we visit key ecosystems to meet with stakeholders and deliver trainings to potential portfolio companies.

Key responsibilities

  • Support and train the Associates / Analysts in their sourcing, screening and negotiations.
  • Approve / reject proposals for the Growth Program.  
  • Lead follow on investment due diligence, analysis and presentation to the Investment Committee.
  • Support portfolio companies post investment and drive exit opportunities.
  • Manage the portfolio diversification and fund allocation.
  • Support with LP reporting.

 

Profile

  • 10+ years experience in VC or PE as associate/principal, 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 traveling 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 which 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 (read here: seedsta.rs/worldblu)

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and since we have more than 40 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

 

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