Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are looking to hire someone by the end of January 2020.
Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative fintech startups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. Since launching in 2012, Venture Lab has deployed over US$20 million across more than 40 startups that work in over 30 countries worldwide. Venture Lab has now raised US$33 million in new capital to scale our work from LPs who include global financial services companies, foundations, and DFIs.
Venture Lab is a part of Accion, a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Accion catalyzes financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. For further information, visit our website.
We are currently recruiting an Investment Officer, who will be based in India or Washington DC depending on profile, and will report to the Managing Director. S/he will lead all aspects of Venture Lab’s work in India, further establishing Venture Lab as the eminent seed stage fintech venture investor in the region. Responsibilities include tracking key developments in the region and developing theses on opportunities in inclusive fintech, deal sourcing, analysis/diligence, transaction closing/process management, and post-investment support to investee companies. The role will be highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, portfolio management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion.
Candidates with experience living and working in India, working with startups, venture capital investing, or financial inclusion and technology businesses are preferred.