As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from GIIN members and other impact investing leaders.

Summer Investment Fellow

at Beyond Capital Ventures in Remote/Nairobi, Kenya/Bangalore, India

About the Job

The Beyond Capital Ventures Summer Investment Fellow role is designed for you to contribute and grow the investment activities and governance of an innovative impact venture capital organization. As our Fellow, you will work directly with the Leadership Team who will help guide your workflow and deliverables. The role will report to the General Partner, Venture Partner, Director of Due Diligence, and Investment Committee.

The Fellow is a crucial role in enabling Beyond Capital’s impact investments into early stage companies. Among other work deliverables, at the discretion of the General Partner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing investment deals and maintaining a deal tracking system;
  • Managing deals through the investment process and co-leading diligence with experienced investment professionals;
  • Interfacing with co-investors on prospective deals and current investments;
  • Assessing markets of our investment focus and preparing research reports and presentations;
  • Interfacing with portfolio company management teams in order to understand, analyze and report on their social and financial performance;
  • Assisting with portfolio company special projects and ongoing mentoring;
  • Maintaining company reporting database and analyzing metrics with General Partner;
  • Drafting internal presentations to our Investment Committee;
  • Taking notes on all investment-related calls;
  • Contributing to improve processes, reduce risks, increase controls.

BENEFITS

This is a 3-month full time summer role, remote, paid with a stipend, with potential to spend time on-the-ground in India/ East Africa (depending on Covid-19 safety).

Option to extend fellowship, as well as being before the summer.

We offer:

  • Hands-on, practical training in impact investing;
  • Opportunity to work one-on-one with the Leadership Team, Investment Committee, and Board of Directors;
  • Connection to a network of Alumni and volunteer members from top universities across the globe;

With exceptional performance, personal referral and reference from the General Partner and Director of Due Diligence for positions in the highly competitive impact-investing field and/or graduate school programs.

Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have completed a four-year undergraduate level degree program;
  • 2-3 years of experience at an investment banking or consulting firm;
  • Experience working in India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda preferred, other emerging markets a plus;
  • Superior academic and performance record;
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and written skills, and a high level of maturity;
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently as well as on a team;
  • Proven evidence of entrepreneurial ability and mindset;
  • Self-directed and creative;
  • Passion for impact investing and its potential to change the world with market-based solutions;
  • Fluent in use of Microsoft Office suite: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

A performance task in Excel will be requested as a part of the recruitment process.

To apply

This will be a highly competitive process, with only one position available. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

To apply, please email hello@beyondcapitalventures.com and include your resume, a cover letter, and a document with your answers to the following questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Why does impact investing interest you? What are your career goals in relation to the impact investment industry? (100 words max)
  2. Please describe how purpose and social/environmental impact influence your decisions in professional and personal areas. (100 words max)
  3. Please expand on your quantitative capabilities.
  4. Please provide more details on your specific knowledge or experience with our regions (India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania) and/or sectors (energy access, waste & sanitation, financial inclusion, agriculture & food security, healthcare) of focus. (100 words max)
  5. Are you interested in extending your fellowship past the summer?

Beyond Capital Ventures

Beyond Capital Ventures is a women-led, emerging markets impact venture fund catalyzing Seed to Series A startups to create superior financial returns, and unlock opportunity for 1 billion consumers in East Africa and India lacking access to essential goods and services. The fund first closed on April 30 and will invest in conscious leaders building businesses to address growing needs primarily in healthcare, agriculture and financial inclusion sectors. Leveraging an 11-year track record, paired with strong advisors and deep post-investment support, the fund offers investors a diversified, de-risked and dynamic portfolio. The Beyond Capital Ventures portfolio addresses macro trends such as population growth, increased demand for need-to-have goods and services, and technology-assisted solutions. The fund will also pioneer an Equitable Venture structure that provides Series A level founders in the portfolio with a profit share in the GP carry.