Who we are
Seedstars is a global organization with headquarter in Switzerland and a presence in 60+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.
About the Venture Builder
One of the key ways of achieving our mission is building our own companies in emerging markets through the venture building component. We have done that for a few years in Europe, and since 2015 we decided to focus mainly on emerging markets. Our biggest operations in Africa are in Nigeria, where we see extraordinary potential for some of the companies setup there to have a global impact.
About the job
Your main job as a “market launcher” will be to travel from one geography to another and setup operations of different portofolio companies. At this moment, we are focusing on scaling Quickcheck (www.quickcheck.ng), a mobile app providing small loans to people, and Seedspace (www.seedspace.co), the fastest growing network of co-working and co-leaving spaces in emerging markets.
As soon as operations are up and running in one location and you are confident with the people you hired and trained locally, you will move on to the next location and start the same process again.
You will be operating in a team of 3 - 4 people, with each person having a clear responsibility and expertise, in the areas of:
Before applying, please keep in mind that at this stage we are looking for more specialists rather than generalists.
This role is intense as you will travel 300 days a year, but it’s also very rewarding. You will create something where is nothing and you will setup a business that can impact millions of people, while training and empowering local teams across Africa, Asia, Latin America and CEE/MENA.
Your key responsibilities:
(A) Growth hacking and online marketing
- Design and implement website/app analytics and reporting
- Lead performance marketing (management and optimisation for Google Adwords Search, Re-marketing, Video campaigns, Facebook ads Campaigns)
- Manage conversion optimisation (landing page optimisations, product onboarding optimisations, etc)
(B) Seedstars Country Set Up (together with your team)
- Define roadmap and guidelines for implementing Quickcheck/Seedspace in the new location
- Set up lean operation and digital presence
- Test & iterate: validate interest for the product, generate traction (B2C & B2B)
- Manage product development
- Establish/implement process to setup local operation
- Relay Seedstars culture and build a local team
(C) Scout, recruit and form teams locally, test mindset and expectations
Benefits and perks
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Don't believe us, believe them:
"My experience at Seedstars has been an unbelievable eye opener. I have learned an incredible amount on a personal and professional level in a very condensed period of time." - Seedspace global team
"My learning curve has been extremely steep. I'm continuously exposed to new perspectives and cultures: it broadens your mind hugely! If you like challenges, learning, discovery, entrepreneurship, creativity, people and you're not afraid of putting yourcomfort aside, jump on!" - Seedstars team member Africa
"After my very first event in Sofia, I've realised that I am in the right place at the right time. I have in front of me all the opportunities to develop myself as a professional and as a person. I can't imagine my life without traveling, the Seedstars team & meeting withunbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA
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