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MEST Portfolio Venture Partner - Information and Technology - Accra, Ghana
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Carol Ann Vance

Job Description

What You'll Do

The Portfolio Venture Partner of Information and Technology will work closely with the MEST portfolio team to facilitate the individual and collective success of MEST companies. This will involve driving growth and sustainability for portfolio companies by recommending systematic technological improvements while providing strategic support to ensure operational efficiency. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is resourceful, well organized, and self motivated with a deep knowledge of technology and entrepreneurship. 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
  • Utilize personal skills and knowledge to support portfolio companies in building scalable software companies
  • Analyze the existing software, and network capabilities of portfolio companies and provide guidance
  • Work with company leadership to set clear goals and targets
  • Provide general technology advisory and additional services to portfolio companies and partners across multiple industries and countries
  • Responsible for guiding portfolio company founders in assessing, designing, and defining a strategic business architecture and technology growth plan
  • Conduct research to identify market trends and opportunities for new products or services
  • Provide support to partnerships including capacity building, within MEST and partner networks
  • Support the Director of Portfolio in all key initiatives
Skills & Requirements

What You'll Bring

  • 7+ years of experience working in consulting, product design, UX, lead programer or similar field
  • Bachelors/ Masters degree in management, finance, business development, computer science, engineering or similar field
  • Entrepreneurial background, previous founder experience a bonus
  • Fundraising experience, having founded or worked directly with startups
  • 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.


__*The sky is the limit at Meltwater. *

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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