Cape Town (with travel)
Background/ Role motivation
Goodwell Investments is a social mission driven pioneering investment firm which, through the means of private equity, promotes financial inclusion, fintech and inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to the underserved (e.g. in agri, logistics and mobility, education, health care, energy and financial sector). The company has a high touch investment approach, providing active support to fast growing highly scalable businesses. The company prides itself on its inclusive non-hierarchical culture and collaborative approach to work.
Goodwell has invested equity in early stage businesses in financial services and technology companies in India and Africa, ranging from classical microfinance to mobile payments, rural banking, affordable housing finance to merchant payment networks and public transport technology. The business is in the process of raising their fourth fund, focused on inclusive growth across Sub-Sahara Africa.
Their teams are based in Amsterdam, Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town. The new fund will enable it to triple its portfolio in the next three years. Hence the need for a senior individual to join the team in Cape Town to build his/her own portfolio of start-ups, support the team in the execution of their duties and guide them on business processes.
The Investment Associate is tasked with building up and managing a network of key relationships within the private sector to generate investment opportunities for Goodwell Investments in Southern Africa. Deal origination, deal making and investment oversight is required, with a strong ‘hands-on’ approach to ensure that businesses within the portfolio are appropriately supported to realize their growth potential and meet their impact and profit objectives. The role also involves realizing exits to generate returns for the investors, in a 5-7 year investment cycle.
The individual will also undertake and assume ongoing mentoring and development support within the team of investment professionals, all with the aim of expanding the business and achieving its aim of inclusive, sustainable growth.
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