Full-Time

Investing & Venture Building

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • West Africa
  • East Africa

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Description

Samata Capital is a fund management company dedicated to making private sector investments in scalable businesses in sub-Saharan Africa that advance opportunities for women and promote gender diversity. Samata is fundraising for its first fund which will focus on the dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in East and West Africa targeting high-growth industry segments including agribusiness, consumer products, financial services, healthcare and technology. 

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Source and maintain a robust pipeline of potential opportunities in early stage companies in designated region
  • Take lead on executing new investments and achieving exits; managing portfolio companies on behalf of the fund and providing support to build their capacity to ensure long-term growth and impact
  • Assist in the fundraising for the company’s first fund including enhancing marketing documents, meeting with potential investors, attending conferences, etc.
  • Assist in recruitment, management and development of the fund team
  • Be an active member of the investment committee
  • Participate in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the fund

Criteria

  • Highly motivated professional with 8+ years of venture capital or private equity investing experience (with a demonstrated track record) or 10+ years of operational experience in emerging markets, preferably the sub-Saharan Africa region; market-rate impact investing experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends with experience in one or more of the following:agribusiness, healthcare, consumer products and technology
  • Genuine commitment to work with early stage and growth companies to build scalable and sustainable businesses
  • Significant interest in building a new fund utilizing a gender lens as a view finder for opportunities
  • Strong business development and stakeholder relationship skills
  • Ideally, candidate should be based in a country in East or West Africa but will consider those based in other geographies, particularly diaspora looking to return to home countries/regions

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary

About Samata Capital

Samata Capital LLC is dedicated to making private sector investments in early stage, scalable businesses in emerging markets that advance opportunities for women and promote gender diversity. 

With its first fund, Samata focuses on the dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in East and West Africa targeting high-growth industry segments including agribusiness, consumer products, financial services, healthcare and technology. In addition to providing capital to fuel growth, Samata offers additional support through strategic partnerships to ensure entrepreneurs have access to business service networks, governance expertise, coaching and other advisory assistance they need to build sustainable businesses.