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MEST Portfolio Venture Partner - Finance - Accra, Ghana
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Contact Person
Carol Ann Vance

Job Description

What You'll Do

The Portfolio Venture Partner of Finance will work closely with the MEST Director of Portfolio to facilitate the individual and collective success of MEST companies. This will include driving growth and sustainability for Portfolio Companies through adept financial management guidance, ecosystem engagement, market research and stakeholder management. You will attract new clients and build solid relationships with them while maintaining existing relationships. Additional responsibilities will include coordinating key ecosystem engagements and identifying new funding opportunities and financial sustainability strategies for our companies. This role will be located on the MEST Campus in Ghana. Sponsorship and relocation will be provided.

  • Provide strategy, leadership and direction to companies within the MEST Portfolio in order to drive effective scaling of portfolio companies and ensure optimal utilization of resources
  • Utilize personal skills and knowledge in financial management to mentor and
    advise targeted portfolio companies and ensure the overall portfolio is thriving
    and achieving its potential across all incubators
  • Work with company leadership to set clear financial goals and targets
  • Identify and evaluate new startup investment opportunities by performing due
    diligence and assisting in preparing deal terms
  • Provide investment readiness support to MEST portfolio companies, assisting
    companies to raise follow-on investment
  • Guide and manage exits and follow up on funding rounds of MEST portfolio companies
  • Build relationships with venture investors to position the portfolio as the premier
    venture deal source for local and global investors
  • Providing support to partnerships including building capacity either within MEST
    or with partner networks
  • Ensure appropriate administration of finances and governance for MEST
    portfolio companies and for MEST as an investor
  • Support the Director of Portfolio in all key initiatives
Skills & Requirements

What You’ll Bring

  • 7+ years of experience working in management consulting, investment banking, venture capital or similar field
  • Bachelors/ Masters degree in management, finance, business development, computer science, engineering or similar field
  • Entrepreneurial background, having founded or worked directly with startups
  • Fundraising experience
  • Well organized
  • Deep understanding of the startup journey
  • Global experience with local expertise in markets where we operate
  • Friendly and open personality
  • Team player
About the company

MEST is a Pan-African training school, seedfund, incubator and hub for technology entrepreneurs in Africa. The MEST Training school invests in talented and determined entrepreneurs to develop critical skills in software development, business, and communication. The MEST fund further invests in business ideas developed at the training school to support founders in developing and scaling their business.

MEST launched its headquarters in Accra, Ghana in early 2008 as a non-profit organization funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater. MEST is headed by the founder of Meltwater, Jorn Lyseggen.


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At Meltwater, we believe that when you have the right people in the right working environment, great things happen. Our best-in-class technology empowers our 27,000 customers around the world to analyze over a billion pieces of data each day and make better business decisions.

Our award-winning culture is our north star and drives everything we do – from striving to create an environment where all employees do their best work, to delivering customer value by continuously innovating our products — and making sure to celebrate our successes and have fun along the way.

We’re proud of our diverse team of 2,200+ employees in 50 locations across 25 countries around the world. No matter where you are, you’ll work with people who care about your success and get the support you need to reach your goals.
So, in a nutshell, that's Meltwater. We love working here, and we think you will too.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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