Investment Manager – Seed Capital

Triple Jump is looking for a:
Investment Manager - Seed Capital
40 hrs per week, based in Amsterdam with occasional travel
Triple Jump is a socially responsible investment management company with its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and Thailand. Triple Jump manages and administers investment funds that focus on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Through Triple Jump Advisory Services (TJAS) we provide seed capital, technical assistance and advisory services to portfolio companies and their customers globally. We serve MFIs as well as Intermediary SME Funds who serve the so-called Missing Middle in developing countries.
TJAS is among others responsible for the implementation of the Seed Capital & Business Development (SCBD) programme of the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). The SCBD programme consists of 4 support business lines:
  • Early stage SME finance initiatives: investing seed capital and provide other forms of support to nurture the next generation of innovative SME finance initiatives.
  • Support to DGGF investees: providing support to DGGF investees to enable these to serve underserved SME markets.
  • Knowledge development/sharing: developing and sharing value adding, practice based expertise to shorten learning curves.
  • Incubation/ecosystem support: specifically, in migration related countries provide support to incubation/acceleration services.
As Seed Capital Investment Manager you will support the TJAS team with the first two business lines, developing an innovative seed capital investment portfolio and providing TA/BDS support to DGGF investees.
More specifically you will be responsible for:
  • Early stage SME finance initiatives
  • Identifying, screening of new investment proposals.
  • Preparing decision making for new investment proposals
  • Support deal structuring
  • Monitoring investment portfolio.
Support to DGGF investees:
  • Identify TA/BDS requirements, develop project proposals
  • Prepare decision making for TA/BDS support
  • Support contracting
  • Monitoring project implementation
You will report to the Head of Advisory Services. The position is for 2 years and based in Amsterdam.
Job Requirements
  • > 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of Seed Capital/Angel/VC investing, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience in consulting/advising and project management.
  • Good knowledge of SME finance challenges, affinity with Fintech companies and GP/LP structures.
  • Creativity is an asset - no single deal is the same.
  • Smart (analytical) and result driven
  • Good communication skills - keen to share achievements; strong customer orientation, good writing skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French and Spanish preferred
Triple Jump offers you
  • A competitive salary plus benefits such as a variable part up to a maximum of 20% of your salary. The package includes 25 days of annual leave, based on a full time contract;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment
Application procedure
Are you interested? Send your application and/or questions to Jeanette Bouman before September 1st 2016 by email: jobs@triplejump.eu. Candidates must possess a valid working permit for the European Union.