Venture Builder at Enviu – May 2024

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Venture Builder

  • You will join the Enviu team in Nairobi, where we are currently developing several venture concepts in the agricultural and circular economy space. We are specifically looking at concepts that will facilitate a transition to regenerative agriculture, increasing the resilience of smallholders and their farmland. Previous successful ventures that have been built by the team in Kenya include SokoFresh and ShambaniPro, both focusing on the prevention of post-harvest loss. We are currently building the next disruptive model.

Are you up for this challenge?

You will:

  • Perform in-depth primary and secondary research and root cause analysis into the issues we are targeting.
  • Ideate and design desirable and scalable game-changing business concepts.
  • Engage and work together with partners, both large and small organizations, commercial and non-commercial.
  • Be a product manager who is responsible for defining the “market – value proposition – product” triangle.
  • Quickly prototype and test different business models or assumptions with the target group.
  • Design business models for scalability and replicability, leveraging technological innovation.
  • Set up and structure new companies, including hiring management team, operating systems, financial and legal compliance, and so on.
  • Plan and budget for projects/ ventures
  • Analyse and control of revenues, costs, and margins.
  • Raise funds (both grants and commercial capital). Identify funders, prepare pitch decks & financial models, develop investor pitches, grant-writing and manage due diligence processes.
  • Collaborate with the international team on strategy, finance, marketing, etc.

You would be perfect for the role if you have:

  • Working experience >7 years of which at least 3 years are as co-founder or senior manager of a scalable, social startup (employs over 15 people) and/or as a management consultant.
  • Educational qualification in management, or economics; preferably a Master’s degree
  • High learning drive, and openness to constantly learn, empathize, shift perspectives where needed to operate in a dynamic industry
  • Ability to think conceptually, with a systemic & strategic lens are necessary; and can switch between entrepreneurial thinking and conceptual systems thinking.
  • Knowledge and intuition with lean thinking concepts are necessary
  • Proven experience in co-building solutions/ ventures/ projects, along with a peer. We work in teams, with multiple venture builders jointly building a solution, and it is important that you believe in a team approach to entrepreneurship
  • Strong communication skills with significant experience in public speaking, and in operating in multi-functional, multi-cultural teams
  • Experience in innovation, business modeling and/or product design is an advantage

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Enviu on docs.google.com to apply