Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze 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 110 partners in 50 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
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 scaled its work in partnership with global financial services companies, foundations and development finance institutions.
Venture Lab is currently recruiting an HBCU Fellow to gain exposure to venture capital and impact investing while providing operational and business development support to the team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn from live deals and existing portfolio companies. They will be expected to manage relationships across external stakeholders and keep this small, high-performing team running effectively.
The core and priority of the daily work is operational. However, the role will provide exposure to all aspects of Venture Lab’s work, including pipeline development, deal evaluation, portfolio monitoring and analytics, market and sector analysis, organizational development and support of the wider impact investing industry – all with a focus on innovation in financial inclusion. The position is part-time in a dynamic, hard-working team, and is well-suited to students who are looking to gain direct venture capital and impact investing experience by working with a leading global fund.
Portfolio Management & Investment Support:
Business Development and Marketing:
Knowledge Building and General Administration:
Alignment with and embodiment of our team values: