Get access to experienced
non-tech talent

For companies seeking a sustainable pipeline of quality talent, becoming a Venture for Africa partner means access to experienced mid to senior-level professionals that can hit the ground running, deliver key results, and potentially stay on as full-time team members.


Step 1

Role optimisation call with the hiring manager.

Step 4

Top candidates shortlisted to VFA Partner dashboard

Step 2

Role uploaded to VFA’s network of experienced professionals.

Step 5

Startup interview(s) with the fellow.

Step 3

Qualified applicants interviewed and rated by VFA

Step 6

Final candidate decisions made by Startup.


VFA works with startup partners who are looking to hire mid to senior-level talent across product, finance, data and growth-focused roles.

We evaluate the best fit from our talent pool which is made up of skilled local African and global talent who want to transition to working with high-growth startups.

We take qualified candidates through our selection process and provide our startup partners with a shortlist of prospective fellow profiles to review and interview top candidates.

Successful candidates are given fellowship offers by VFA and matched with a startup partner for 3 months, during which they work on outlined deliverables and receive a monthly stipend.

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What we're looking for

VFA offers fellowship programs designed to help startups effectively fill talent gaps. Startups who work with us are carefully vetted and fully committed to bringing in the best talent to drive the ecosystem forward.

Our partners are:


As some of the fastest-growing on the continent, startups that work with VFA are actively sourcing talent to fill key roles on the continent, across functions. They commit to interviewing candidates who complete VFA fellowship programs.


We work with our startup partners to understand the deliverables required within the first three months of each available role and use that information to recruit experience top-quality talent from across the continent and beyond. We provide the platform to connect both parties, where fellows can begin to deliver on key results from day one.

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