Financial Technology Practice Lead

Washington, DC or New York, NY
US Ventures
Full-time

Village Capital is seeking an energetic, motivated, and experienced Manager to lead our US Financial Technology practice, cultivating a strong network of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts to continually engage in the firm’s programs.  The Manager will lead Village Capital’s efforts to find, train and fund entrepreneurs building FinTech-based businesses solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

The role has four core functions:

Manage Village Capital’s Financial Technology practice

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all activities within Village Capital’s Financial Technology practice, leading a team to recruit the highest potential entrepreneurs expanding access to financial services in the US and delivering programming and support that develop investment-ready ventures. You will also lead the development of curriculum for Village Capital’s entrepreneur programming specifically related to financial services as well as manage guest speakers and outside facilitators to deliver content.
 
You must value the challenge of managing a team of young but talented Associates. You must also be committed to the behind-the-scenes infrastructure building and detail-oriented work that goes into recruiting entrepreneurs, project management, and prospective partner identification and research.
 
Lead Business Development for Village Capital's Financial Technology practice

You will serve as Village Capital’s primary lead in designing and developing future work in Financial Technology. You will  lead and develop relationships with a broad range of private foundations, corporations, and investment funds to secure the necessary resources to deliver the programs that you have designed. This includes the opportunity to design the framework for new Village Capital partners and strategic partners based on your assessment of industry trends, feedback from entrepreneurs and advisory council, as well as crafting proposals and concept notes for potential funders, leading the sales process.

Build and manage a network of entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders in financial technology.

You will manage the recruitment process of mentors, investors, and other stakeholders worldwide, building the best network possible to support entrepreneurs promoting financial inclusion in the US. The ideal candidate will already bring a substantial network of investors, entrepreneurs, and financial institutions.

Establish Village Capital as leading brand in Financial Technology innovation

You will leverage your knowledge and experience in the Financial Technology sector to build a Village Capital’s brand as a leading innovator in the sector worldwide. You will be responsible for crafting thought pieces, such as blog posts and white papers, speaking at conferences, and promoting your work on social media.

Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    • 7-10 years of relevant business and management experience
    • Deep understanding of financial technology, financial inclusion or the payments industry.

    • COMPENSATION: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

About Village Capital

Village Capital finds, trains, and funds entrepreneurs improving access and affordability of financial services for underserved populations worldwide. We support solutions that empower individuals, families, and small businesses through technology - reaching beyond traditional, brick and mortar institutions to meet underserved populations where they are. We are particularly interested in ventures providing unique ways to improve financial resiliency, increase credit access and affordability, and expand financial services access to rural and underserved populations.
 
Since 2014, Village Capital has launched seven programs in financial inclusion in the U.S., Mexico, India, and East Africa. Our peer-selected portfolio companies include:

o   Student Loan Genius (US 2015) is a modern benefit that lets companies help their employees address their student debt.

o   WiseBanyan (US 2014) is an online financial advisor, fostering early savings by helping first-time investors create diversified portfolios according to their personalized risk scores by automatically allocating user-designated funds for free.

o   Credilikeme (Mexico 2015) is an online lending platform that uses Facebook to reach, analyze, and engage borrowers.

o   Atikus Insurance (Africa 2015) expands access to credit by increasing the capacity of MSME lenders via reimagined insurance and technology risk solutions.

Notifications

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the Village Capital team. Unfortunately, we may not have the capacity to answer individual candidate questions until qualified candidates reach the interview stage.