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Venture Fund Manager | The Refugee Venture Fund

TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network)

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join a revolutionary movement as a Fund Manager to launch the first-ever Refugee Venture Fund and empower UK-based refugee entrepreneurs

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£70000

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Hybrid: London/Remote

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Expires 28-6-24 - Applications reviewed after this date

Organisation summary: The Refugee Venture Fund (TRVF) is an innovative £10mm pre-seed investment fund dedicated to supporting refugee entrepreneurs in the UK. This groundbreaking initiative is a collaboration between TERN and Village Capital, with backing from Atomico. It represents a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a project that seeks to integrate refugee-led businesses into the venture capital ecosystem, driving both economic and social impact.

Role Summary:Lead the launch and management of the Refugee Venture Fund.Engage with and support UK refugee entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses.Advocate for equitable practices within the venture capital industry.

Role Requirements:A minimum of 7 years in entrepreneurial ecosystems, with at least 3 years of direct investment experience.Direct lived experience of forced migration is highly valued.Demonstrated commitment to equity in the UK venture capital space.Expertise in evaluating business and financial models, as well as impact investing.Proven experience in fundraising and networking with limited partners and potential investors.

Please be aware that the creation of the fund is still in progress, and candidates are advised to read the contract terms carefully. The application can be made by following the instructions in the application pack and submitting by the specified deadline.

Over the last 12 months, we've been developing a new investment concept: The Refugee Venture Fund. A first of its kind £10mm pre-seed investment fund that will exclusively back entrepreneurs ready to scale in the UK refugee community.

We're now hiring a Fund Manager to help us bring the fund to market. If our vision of a world where venture capital embraces and enables refugee-led businesses excites you, then check this out. 👇

Read the application pack and apply by clicking apply by 5pm, Friday 28th June 2024.

The role could be a great fit for you if you have: 

💼 At least 7 years’ experience in entrepreneurial ecosystems, of which 3 years include direct investment experience

 ➡️ Direct lived experience of forced migration. Representation matters and we are happy to back a first-time fund manager who understands the realities of coming from a refugee background in the UK.

 🌍 A strong belief and track record of advocating for equity in the UK venture capital community

 📈 A strong working knowledge of evaluating business models, financial models and impact investing tools and instruments

🤝 Experience in fundraising and building relationships with limited partners (LPs) and potential investors

The Refugee Venture Fund (TRVF) is a new project being led in partnership between TERN and Village Capital, supported by Atomico. This is no guarantee that the fund will materialise and applicants should read the terms of contract carefully before applying.

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