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Future Africa: Venture Capital Fellowship Opportunity

Future Africa
Posted on
February 22, 2024

Are you an accomplished professional with a track record of innovation and excellence in your field? Do you aspire to leverage your expertise to drive meaningful change and foster innovation across Africa? Future Africa, a leading early-stage venture capital platform, is offering a unique fellowship designed for experienced individuals eager to make a pivotal shift into the venture capital space in Africa.

About Future Africa

Future Africa is on a mission to turn Africa’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities. Through capital, coaching, and community, we empower entrepreneurs who are building an African future where prosperity and purpose are within everyone’s reach. With investments in over 100 startups across diverse sectors, Future Africa is pioneering the development of Africa’s innovation ecosystem.

The Fellowship Experience

This fellowship offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of Africa’s startup ecosystem. You will work alongside our team of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs, contributing your expertise to identify, invest in, and support the next generation of African innovators. It’s an unparalleled chance to pivot your career towards venture capital, with a focus on creating lasting impact across the continent.

What We Offer

Strategic Impact: Play a crucial role in shaping the future of innovation in Africa by supporting startups with the potential to solve critical challenges.

Career Transition: Seamlessly transition into the venture capital industry, backed by the knowledge and network of the Future Africa team.

Learning and Mentorship: Gain direct mentorship from leading figures in the industry and access to a comprehensive curriculum designed to hone your investment acumen.

Extensive Network: Join an esteemed community of investors, entrepreneurs, and change-makers making significant strides in Africa’s tech ecosystem.

Leadership Opportunities: Demonstrate your leadership capabilities by spearheading initiatives that bolster the growth of our portfolio, firm and the broader ecosystem.

Internship duration is 3-6 months, ideally full time but could also be part time under certain circumstances

We’re looking for fellows available to start in April 2024. We may also select more candidates on a rolling basis to start the fellowship later in the year.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will depend on your background, expertise and interest. Example projects could include: 

  • Strategic support for Africa Accelerate (‘the YC of Africa’): Support the team to build out Accelerate Africa into a household brand name of successful acceleration of future African unicorns
  • Investment Strategy: Pick an area of interest and expertise and drive deep research into investment opportunities in the space interacting with existing startups, industry experts and investors defining an investment thesis and identifying and executing concrete investment opportunities
  • Portfolio Support: Build out a portfolio support program in a specific area including building tools, recruiting partners, creating content
  • Storytelling: Help us tell the Africa story in a more impactful way to a global audience
  • Your project idea: We welcome your innovative suggestions on projects that drive value for our portfolio, firm and ecosystem

Who We Are Looking For

  • Accomplished professionals with at least 5 years of experience in fields such as technology, science, media, corporate business, finance, consulting, or entrepreneurship.
  • Individuals with a proven track record of success and leadership in their respective areas.
  • A deep passion for technology, innovation, and the transformative potential of startups in Africa.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, networking and communication skills.
  • A commitment to contributing to Africa’s economic development and a desire to learn about venture capital and startup ecosystems.

Application Process

To apply for the Future Africa Venture Capital Fellowship, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your achievements, your interest in venture capital, and your vision for Africa’s tech ecosystem to Please include specific examples of your leadership and impact in your previous roles. We accept applications on a rolling basis. 

Future Africa is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage experienced professionals from all backgrounds to apply and join us in our mission to catalyze innovation across Africa.

Don’t miss this chance to pivot your career towards making a lasting impact on Africa’s future. Apply now to become a part of the Future Africa team.