Factor[e] Ventures is an impact investment firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; and London, UK. Factor[e] identifies, validates, de-risks, and invests in scalable, socially meaningful technology ventures that can help drive development through access to energy, sustainable mobility, agricultural productivity, and novel sanitation and built environment solutions. As a team of former entrepreneurs and engineers, we leverage our technical resources and early-stage enterprise experience to find high-quality ventures and visionary founders. We help our ventures develop the strategies, hone the technologies, build the teams, and raise the funds they need to achieve impact at scale.
Factor[e] Ventures is seeking a Technical Analyst with experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to join our global team. The Technical Analyst will support our global team to further investments, research, and development of novel water, sanitation and/or built-environment solutions or start-ups. The Technical Analyst will work to further Factor[e]’s mission to improve lives in the developing world through increased access to sustainable energy and related services. He/she will conduct technical due diligence on early-stage tech-enabled companies, support related Factor[e] projects through rigorous technical and economic assessments, coordinate and project manage related research projects, and generally support Factor[e] Associates and Principals.
This position will be primarily a remote-work position, but the applicant will be expected to be available and present for meetings within normal business hours within Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7). The successful candidate will have a strong technology background and solid academic qualifications in a relevant engineering or scientific field. In addition, candidates with start-up experience are preferred. Relevant work in impact investing and/or experience in Africa, India or Latin America is a plus. Most importantly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to social enterprise and sustainable development. As COVID restrictions permit, the Technical Analyst position is expected to require 10-15% travel to other emerging markets and the United States for evaluation of venture opportunities, venture support, conducting project work, and working in-person with Factor[e] global team members.
Roles and Responsibilities
Factor[e] is a venture development firm that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a unique blend of risk capital and world-class technical resources. We find, validate, fund, de-risk, and grow a rich pipeline of disruptive access-to-energy ventures and prepare them for global impact.
From technology advising and product development to business plan and fundraising efforts, we help ventures navigate through their early stages and prepare for growth-stage investment. Working alongside these entrepreneurs as co-developers, we highlight value and off-set risk to enable businesses to scale and fulfill their potential for to deliver global impact.