Venture Builder, Catalyst Fund

Location: Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria or Tunisia

About us

BFA Global is an impact innovation firm that combines research, advisory, venture building, and investment expertise to build a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient future for underserved people and the planet. We partner with leading public, private, and philanthropic organizations, global and local, to catalyze innovation ecosystems for impact across emerging markets.

Catalyst Fund is a pre-seed high-impact VC fund and accelerator. We back tech startups seeking to improve the resilience of underserved, climate-vulnerable communities. We partner with founders who share our vision of a world where every individual has the tools and opportunities to thrive. Our active venture-building approach leverages our experience as founders and operators in emerging markets. We also convene a global network of founders, 140+ investors, and ecosystem partners. We intend to invest in and accelerate 20 companies across Africa per year. BFA Global is the general partner and venture-building provider of Catalyst Fund.

About the Role

The role of venture builders encompasses two main functions: accelerating early-stage startups and strengthening the ecosystem around them. This includes directly engaging and helping startups grow, capturing insights through research that can inform the startup support strategy, sharing insights and learning with the ecosystem, and engaging ecosystem stakeholders to enable business growth.

What you’ll do

As a Venture Builder at BFA Global, we seek someone with the following capabilities:

Qualifications & Requirements:

Any of the following will be considered a plus:

Anticipated Start Date: October 2023

Preferred location: Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, or Tunisia
Candidates must have local work permits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Only shortlisted candidates who provide the required information will be contacted for follow-up.


At BFA, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

BFA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as a global company. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and to carry out the best inclusion work we undertake.

*BFA will not sponsor work permits.

**BFA will not pay for relocation expenses.