Food/Ag Tech Impact Investing Fund Designer

TechnoServe

About the organization

TechnoServe is a nonprofit economic development organization founded in 1968 that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. Our programs develop the capacity of individuals and businesses, strengthen market systems, and facilitate the development of emerging industries that can serve as economic drivers in developing communities.

Our goal: to create sustainable economic growth that helps impoverished individuals improve their lives and secure a better future for their families.
TechnoServe has offices in nearly 30 countries across the United States, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia, as well as in London.

Duties

The selected Fellow will design a TechnoServe’s pilot impact investing fund aimed at providing smart capital to Food tech “scale ups” in selected emerging markets. He/She will report to the Global Entrepreneurship Director and will receive support from multiple relevant senior members of TechnoServe staff.

The assignment will include two stages:

1) Targeting: the purpose of this stage is to analyze the relevant Food Tech start up and investing landscape in emerging markets to identify an attractive target market to position TechnoServe’s impact fund. The selected target market will be defined in terms of geography, industry, stage of business, size of investments, etc. and should represent a significant potential for TechnoServe to leverage on its strengths to unlock investments and ultimately impact and financial returns.

2) Fund Design. In this stage the fellow will design the pilot fund and develop a pitch deck that can be used to present the initiative to potential funders. The pitch deck will include, among others: an assessment of the gap in the target market, investment thesis (target investee/ fund value added/ expected financial and impact results, etc.), fund overview (fund size, number of investments, stage, investment size, industry/sector, location, target company ownership, etc.), deal sourcing strategy, investment process, fund model/structure (including fee structure), credentials of TechnoServe and partners among other relevant information.

Qualifications

Master degree in Business
Strong VC/PE experience including fund design/management
Strong experience in the food tech sector
Working experience in USA or Europe and Emerging markets (Africa and/or Latin America)
Strong analytical skills
Strong presentation skills
Passion for development
Fluent in English (must), desired Spanish/French/Portuguese

Salary

Unpaid - Per diem provided if traveling to country

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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