Senior Venture Sourcing Lead needed at Founders Factory

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Job title : Senior Venture Sourcing Lead

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : March 06, 2023

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We are looking to hire a Senior Venture Sourcing Lead to support our efforts in sourcing and qualifying early-stage startups in Africa. The successful candidate will co-lead our ecosystem engagement efforts to source and identify promising startups, as well as lead the investment process which culminates into Investment Committee approvals. The candidate will need to have a good understanding of technology and business models and have existing networks and exposure to the startup world within Africa. 


  • Sourcing new investment opportunities and leading ecosystem engagement efforts
  • Support in developing and maintaining an active partnership referral network within the African Tech ecosystem 
  • Conduct market analysis and keep up to speed with sector trends and market performance
  • Lead deep dives, industry analysis, and market mapping
  • Source, identify, and evaluate new investment opportunities – startups and founders 
  • Attending, participating, and hosting industry events to promote FFA venture programs, working with the rest of the sourcing team. 
  • Screening, Qualifying, and presenting opportunities at the Investment Committee- Lead on converting investment opportunities 
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the sourcing process (initial screening, negotiation, qualification process, due diligence, and stakeholder socialisation) 
  • Conduct thorough opportunities assessment, including market and competitor analysis, technical due diligence, impact modelling, and financial model review
  • Prepare documentation to present and sell new investment opportunities internally and to the Investment Committee

Portfolio Support and monitoring

  • Work with the portfolio and ventures team in strategic planning for company growth, business model design and critical support areas

Candidate Profile:

  • Have a minimum of 3  years of experience in a similar venture capital fund leading the end-to-end investment process 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to build a network, source companies, and develop relationships with top African entrepreneurs and other tech/entrepreneurship ecosystem players in key markets across Africa 
  • An analytical mind able to qualify and understand different concepts and business models
  • Independently be able to form views around investment decisions, make recommendations, and present deals to senior colleagues and the investment committee
  • Be proficient in Excel and comfortable manipulating data and building financial models
  • Knowledge and experience building financial models
  • Extensive knowledge, enthusiasm for, and interest in technology and start-ups 
  • A self-starter who thrives in an autonomous role, with excellent prioritisation, self-organisation, and execution skills


  • The role is in a fast-moving company, with a startup culture – this offers lots of opportunities to learn, be hands-on, agile, and have the freedom to develop strategy and execute it without bureaucratic constraints
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Africa’s largest venture development and investment companies, to help shape the future of Africa’s startup ecosystem
  • Growth and Learning: work with and meet exceptional talent and learn faster than you ever have before. We are in a startup environment, not corporate 9-5, so you determine where you want to grow and how quickly you want to do this. 
  • Variety: Opportunity to work on hundreds of different products across a variety of sector
  • Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage 
  • Network: Founders Factory Africa is part of the strongest global network for startup founders.
  • Our relationships with corporate executives, established entrepreneurs, and funders are unparalleled.

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