2 open positions in Mombasa, Kenya:

1) Portfolio manager

We are looking for a candidate with a genuine interest in impact investments, start-ups, and with a proven track record in building a profitable investment portfolio.

TechBridge Invest gives entrepreneurship-training and invests in start-ups. The portfolio manager will be building up the portfolio of start-ups invested in, grow the start-ups together with the founders, enhance and manage the portfolio, and thereby contributing to creating jobs and creating sustainable businesses in East-Africa, and creating values for both founders and shareholders.

TechBridge invests both cash and sweat equity in early stage tech start-ups, and are sincerely engaged in sustainable business development.  We are well established in Mombasa, and have a great network of highly esteemed corporate partners.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the investment portfolio

  • Optimize and grow the start-ups and the overall portfolio

  • Assess and select start-ups to invest in

  • Evaluate performance of the portfolio companies

  • Mentor and guide the portfolio companies

  • Follow and assess market conditions and domestic and global developments  

  • Keep up with relevant investment news   

  • Raise capital and attract co-investors 

  • Mentor and guide the portfolio companies from an investor perspective, and evaluate their performance

  • Ensure compliance with investor disclosures, privacy laws, anti-money laundering requirements and anti-fraud measures  

  • Participate is sales meetings and contract negotiations together with the start-ups, and coach the start-ups on the same

  • Together with the Incubation Manager, attract mentors and manage the mentorship program

  • Participate in strategy development together with the TechBridge team and the start-ups

The Portfolio Manager will be part of the management team, and will be reporting to the CEO in Norway.

TechBridge aims to be a catalyst for profitable business development with beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. TechBridge is committed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, to the UN Convention against corruption and the Human Rights, and we expect all employees to be equally committed.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Experience as leader with defined results responsibility and HR responsibility

  • Proven track record in growing investments portfolio with a good return on investment

  • Experience in business development, sales, marketing, and negotiations

  • Preferably knowledge of the tech start-up sector and international business

  • Master’s degree in MBA, Finance, Sales and Marketing or similar

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Outstanding communication ability (written and oral)

  • Strong work ethic and professionalism

  • Pro-active

  • Systematic

  • Extrovert

  • Solution oriented

  • Accountable and responsible

  • Willing to invest sweat equity and a lot of hard work

  • Familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals and Impact investments

You will be working with a highly competent and diverse team of six people in Kenya, Uganda and Norway.

Place of work: Mombasa, Kenya

Application deadline: August 15th 2019

Please submit your application through using this link:

http://bit.ly/2GdEeVg

If any inquiries, you may contact: Tone Faugli at tcf@techbridgeinvest.com

2) Incubation manager

We are looking for a candidate with a genuine interest in tech, innovations, start-ups, and creating a positive impact for the society.

TechBridge Invest gives entrepreneurship-training and invests in start-ups. The Incubation Manager will be responsible for attracting great business ideas and aspiring entrepreneurs, and to grow them to become investable, and thereby contributing to creating jobs and creating sustainable businesses in East-Africa, and creating values for both founders and shareholders.

TechBridge invests both cash and sweat equity in early stage tech start-ups, and are sincerely engaged in sustainable business development.  We are well established in Mombasa, and have a great network of highly esteemed corporate partners.

The strategy is to invest at the pre-incubation stage i.e. idea development, and at the start-up phase. We will combine international know-how with innovative local business models. Our strength is technology companies, especially information technology, and long experience with entrepreneurship and business development

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Recruit aspiring entrepreneurs with great ideas for business development

  • Responsible for training programs, mentoring and hub activities

  • Maintain good partnership dialogues

  • Attract new partners

  • Arrange hackathons and other events

  • Promote the hub, the programs and the start-ups

  • Participate in the start-up ecosystem and maintain good relationships with other hubs and accelerators

  • Run our mentor program and link up local mentors to start-ups

  • Mentor and guide the start-ups and contribute to their growth

  • Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines, legal requirements and anti-fraud measures

  • Seek and secure funding for the hub activities in co-operation with the team

The Incubation Manager will be part of the management team, and will be reporting to the CEO in Norway.

TechBridge aims to be a catalyst for profitable business development with beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. TechBridge is committed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, to the UN Convention against corruption and the Human Rights, and we expect all employees to be equally committed.

Required experiences and qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the start-up eco-system in Kenya

  • University Degree in Software development, Innovation or Entrepreneurship

  • Business mindset

  • Extensive network

  • Outstanding communication and network building skills

  • Self motivated, proactive and courageous

  • Strong ability to initiate new ideas and activities

  • Structured and well organized

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Strong work ethic and professionalism

  • Solution oriented

  • Accountable and responsible

  • Willing to invest sweat equity and a lot of hard work

  • Familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals and Impact investments

You will be working with a highly competent and diverse team of six people in Kenya, Uganda and Norway.

Place of work: Mombasa, Kenya

Application deadline: August 15th 2019

Please submit your application through this link:

http://bit.ly/30TsVtz

If any inquiries, you may contact: Tone Faugli at tcf@techbridgeinvest.com