May 21, 2021

Investment Director, Lendahand

Please apply before 14 June 2021. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis.


Lendahand logo
FunctionInvestment Director (fulltime)
Start dateAugust 1st, 2021
LocationRotterdam, the Netherlands

Lendahand is a fast-growing social fintech and VC-backed company. We operate two online impact investing platforms that allow individuals and institutions to create impact in emerging markets while earning a decent financial return. See for yourself at lendahand.com and energiseagrica.com

Through our digital platforms, a base of 10,000 retail & institutional investors are enabled to provide loans to non-bank financial institutions, fintechs, sustainable agri-businesses, and solartech companies in global emerging and frontier markets.

We are part of the revolution that is reshaping the banking and investment management landscape. Lendahand has found product/market fit and is in the scale up phase. We are about to cross the €100,000,000 in amount lent through our platforms. Next up: €1 billion. We will do this by continuously providing high-quality impact investments, expanding our offering (e.g. local currency loans, receivables financing), and innovation (e.g. algo-lending). The Investment Team increasingly uses emerging technology and data science to improve due diligence, analysis, on-boarding and monitoring.

We operate under a MiFID license and can officially call ourselves an Investment Firm. Unofficially, we are a mission-driven company that allows people in the Netherlands, UK, and Belgium to make their money make impact. Soon we will be active in a few other European countries as well.

The Lendahand team consists of 20 professionals. Some call themselves the experienced ones, and some team young gods (we leave it up to you to which group you think you belong). Together we form a dynamic and high-performing team that gets things done and is having fun while doing so.

We are part of the B Corp community and have won numerous awards. Only people that dare to jump on a train that is full speed ahead, need to apply. We hire great people from a variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

What we look for

At the moment the Investment Team consists of 6 people and is looking for a hands-on team lead.

A snapshot of the activities you can expect to be engaged in:

  • Determine the investment strategy, together with the team
  • Lead the deal team and originate opportunities across the globe in different sectors, perform due diligence, present cases to the Investment Committee, and structure transactions
  • Lead the portfolio management team responsible for monitoring and managing the investment portfolio
  • Manage existing and explore new co-financing partnerships
  • Be actively involved in workout situations
  • Assist in product development (de-risking, investment vehicles, etc)
  • our data/algo team in designing new innovative ways of making investment decisions

Lendahand is a young company, so don’t be surprised if your help is at times needed for corporate/financial strategy, capital raises, marketing (data analysis), etc.

About you

  • A drive and naivety to want to change the world
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial and comfortable with working under uncertainty (you won’t survive here otherwise)
  • 5-10 years of experience in impact investing (debt or equity) in emerging markets
  • Preferably team management experience
  • University-level degree in anything (from financial engineering to anthropology)
  • Strong numeric, analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English, preferably proficiency in Spanish or French
  • Willing to do frequent international travel (global emerging/frontier markets and select European countries)
  • Pro: tech-savvy & proven experience with data-driven investment decisions

Benefits

  • Cash salary: this is where it may sting a bit. As a social enterprise in its scale-up phase, we pay ‘below market’. As an indication, the CEO makes less than €70K
  • However, we are able to provide a stock option package, making total comp interesting
  • An exciting environment with a steep learning curve and loads of responsibilities
  • Flexibility: we don’t really mind where you work and when you work. We are all professionals that are part of an amazing journey and respect each other’s way of getting things done
  • Pension scheme: yes
  • Change the world, nothing less

Deadline for applications

Please apply before June 14th, 2021. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis.

If interested, please contact Koen The, CEO. Email: awesomejobs@lendahand.com.

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