Fund Partner and Managing Director

Samata Capital
East Africa

01 October 2020

Samata Capital is looking for a Fund Partner and Managing Director to manage their East African operations. 

The successful candiate would have the following characteristics: 

  • Highly motivated professional with 8+ years of venture capital or private equity investing experience (with a demonstrated track record) or 10+ years of operational experience in emerging markets, preferably the sub-Saharan Africa region; market-rate impact investing experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends with experience in one or more of the following: agribusiness, healthcare, consumer products and technology 
  • Genuine commitment to work with early stage and growth companies to build scalable and sustainable businesses 
  • Strong business development and stakeholder relationship skills 
  • Ideally, candidate should be based in a country in East Africa but will consider those based in other geographies, particularly diaspora looking to return to home countries/regions

This individual will be an equity partner with the following responsibilities:

  • Source and maintain a robust pipeline of potential opportunities in early stage companies in designated region
  • Take lead on executing new investments and achieving exits; managing portfolio companies on behalf of the fund and providing support to build their capacity to ensure long-term growth and impact • Assist in the fundraising for the company’s first fund including enhancing marketing documents, meeting with potential investors, attending conferences, etc.
  • Assist in recruitment, management and development of the fund team
  • Be an active member of the investment committee
  • Participate in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the fund

If you interested, please contact Lisa G. Thomas, Founder and Managing Director at lthomas@samatacapital.com

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