VFA FELLOWSHIP

For talent looking for a next challenge or planning major career moves, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow provides a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup. 

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Q4 2021 FELLOWSHIPS

*All fellowships are available remotely except where otherwise stated

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Business Development / Diool

Cameroon | Fintech | Recently raised $3.5m in funding

Diool is a platform that helps merchants sell their products, accept payments from their customers and repay their suppliers easily. The company is shaping the digital platform to facilitate payments processes for all types of merchants by combining mobile distribution and transactions between businesses.

Diool has great ambitions in terms of user acquisition and aspires to rapidly accelerate its expansion this year. The startup is looking for an individual with experience in business development and sales to help meet its customer acquisition and revenue growth targets.

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Engineering Management / Ajocard

Nigeria | Fintech

AjoCard is a fintech company that makes it easy for consumers to operate digitally. The company has designed, built, and launched a technical platform to reduce the friction in everyday financial transactions, whether it is to improve savings for consumers removed from financial services, or banked consumers without access to their financial transaction platforms due to location.

AjoCard is looking for a Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of highly skilled Software Development Engineers on complex designs from the research/conceptual phase through successful product launch, and into post-launch support.

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Growth Marketing / Sparkle

Nigeria | Fintech

Sparkle is a lifestyle and financial ecosystem providing seamless solutions to Nigeria’s retailers, SMEs and individuals. Leveraging technology and data, Sparkle is leading a new generation of digital-only businesses licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Sparkle is looking for a super-smart, ambitious, and incredibly analytical person with a proven track record of acquiring users and delivering growth for a high paced, fast-growing start-up.

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Product Design / Diool

Cameroon | Fintech | Recently raised $3.5m in funding

Diool is a platform that helps merchants sell their products, accept payments from their customers and repay their suppliers easily. The company is shaping the digital platform to facilitate payments processes for all types of merchants by combining mobile distribution and transactions between businesses.

Diool is looking for an experienced and creative Product Designer to work with its team.

You should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems.

You'll be the point person, discussing user stories, designing user experience and interactions with its product in a way that solves the problems outlined in the smoothest and sleekest possible ways.

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Product Management / AjoCard

Nigeria | Fintech

AjoCard is looking for an individual with a background and skills in product management who is passionate about building products to come in and lead the development lifecycle of its suite of products.

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Product Management / Carbon

Nigeria | Fintech | Backed by $15.8M in VC funding

Carbon empowers individuals with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities and easy-to-use tools for personal financial management.

Carbon is looking for an individual with background and skills in product management who is passionate about building products.

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Product Management / Diool

Cameroon | Fintech | Recently raised $3.5m in funding

Diool is a platform that helps merchants sell their products, accept payments from their customers and repay their suppliers easily. The company is shaping the digital platform to facilitate payments processes for all types of merchants by combining mobile distribution and transactions between businesses.

Diool is looking for an individual with the background and skills as a product owner or business analyst who is passionate about building products.

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Strategic Finance / Kibanda Topup

Kenya | Food supply chain

Across Africa, over 600 million people eat from largely informal, small, and medium restaurants every single day. These restaurants have an extremely hard time accessing inventory and financial services, Kibanda Topup helps them with both. We are a venture-backed technology company operating in Kenya and Nigeria.

Kibanda TopUp is looking for an exceptional strategic thinker and finance expert that can come in to help unlock the potential within Africa’s food supply chain.

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Strategy & Operations / AjoCard

Nigeria | Fintech

AjoCard is a fintech company that makes it easy for consumers to operate digitally. The company has designed, built, and launched a technical platform to reduce the friction in everyday financial transactions, whether it is to improve savings for consumers removed from financial services, or banked consumers without access to their financial transaction platforms due to location.

AjoCard is looking for an individual with significant operations experience to serve as both a strategic partner and a hands-on, cross-functional leader to help actively grow the business.

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