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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TAKE THE LEAP

 

Q2 2021 FELLOWSHIPS

*All fellowships are available remotely except where otherwise stated

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Brand and Communications / Lami

Kenya | Insurance | Catalyst Fund | Recently raised $1.8M in seed funding

Lami is an insurance SaaS platform and API looking to democratise access to insurance in developing countries. Their customers range from insurance companies to banks, and digital platforms.

Lami is looking for a brand and communications expert who possesses a strong arsenal of techniques and methods to promote Lami’s products, services and public image.

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Business Development / Diool

Cameroon | Fintech | Recently raised $3.5m in funding

Diool helps small merchants in Africa accept payments from customers and pay back suppliers, using tech, data and financial products. 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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Investment Associate / Optimizer Foundation

Kenya | Impact Investing | In-person

Optimizer Foundation is an impact investing organisation with presence in Nairobi, London and Stockholm. The Foundation invests capital (equity/debt), coupled with business advisory support, into early (seed) stage businesses demonstrating impactful and scalable solutions in sectors such as education and health.

Optimizer Foundation is now looking to recruit an Investment Associate to be based out of Nairobi to offer support in growing its portfolio of impactful early-stage businesses. Your key focus in this role will be on growing the pipeline (sourcing/evaluating) of high potential investment opportunities; working on due diligence processes; and providing advisory support to the portfolio companies.

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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 helps small merchants in Africa accept payments from customers and pay back suppliers, using tech, data and financial products. 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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Product Management / Lami

Kenya | Insurance | Catalyst Fund | Recently raised $1.8M in seed funding

Lami is an insurance SaaS platform and API looking to democratise access to insurance in developing countries. Their customers range from insurance companies to banks, and digital platforms.

Lami is looking for eager product managers to support its growing business needs for 2021. The goal of this position is to align product strategy and roadmap to the company’s vision and strategy.

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Strategic Finance / OkHi

Kenya | Digital addressing | Recently raised $1.78m

OkHi is a smart addressing system that’s on a mission to enable the 4 billion people without a physical address to ‘be included’. They are building a small remote team of top talent across product, sales and operations.

OkHi is looking for a smart, ambitious and self-starting individual with a background in finance who can help with creating forecasting models. You will research and analyze financial information to help the company make well-informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements.