Venture Capital Job – Climate Tech Lead – ACT Grants

Website ACT Grants

ACT is a non-profit venture philanthropy platform that provides seed capital and expert advisory to accelerate tech-led innovations for social impact

We’re looking for someone with 6-9 years of relevant experience to lead the ACT For Environment fund

Position Summary

This role will be responsible for collaboratively managing the ACT For Environment fund w.r.t. strategy, execution and portfolio management as well as leading sourcing, fundraising & donor management. This is a great opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced
startup environment and is energised by the idea of enabling social entrepreneurs leveraging tech and innovation to create social impact at scale.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fund Strategy: Implementing the fund’s investment thesis for the ever evolving landscape of environment / climate impact solutions on an on-going basis. Over time, help refine and sharpen the fund’s investment hypothesis and key strategic areas of
    focus within air quality, water security, waste management and land rejuvenation.
  • Portfolio Management: Supporting grantee organisations on a range of strategic and operational areas. This could include advisory, mentorship and connections across topics commercial validation, go-to-market strategy, identifying distribution channels,
    outcomes, measurement, fundraising plans and more.
  • Donor Management: Leading fundraising efforts and donor management including regular communication, reporting and engagement.
  • Fund Management: Ensuring smooth operation of the fund including planning, budgets, risk management, monitoring and evaluation, grantee onboarding, fund reporting, and fund calendar. Building and managing a portfolio of investments through
    sourcing, conducting due diligence and assessing performance through regular assessment. Managing regular cadences associated with IC meetings and supporting all fund related communications.
  • Programmatic Interventions: Designing and supporting the execution of special programs, including sector specific challenges (eg. India Clean Energy Challenge) and collective action initiatives (Green Startup Pledge), building an implementer’s network,
    as well as cross-sectional initiatives with other ACT verticals.
  • Team Management: Managing a 2-3 member team which includes full time staff, as well as ACT Fellows and leveraging volunteers and experts strategically to meet the fund goals.

The Ideal Candidate

You’re perfect for this job if you have:

  • ⁠6-9 years of work experience in impact investing / venture capital in a challenging, high growth and entrepreneurial environment
  • ⁠Excellent problem-solving, project management and operational capabilities
  • ⁠ ⁠Strong communication (written and presentation) skills
  • ⁠ ⁠Ability to build strong relationships and manage internal and external stakeholders

Prior relevant experience in the climate-tech space will be an added advantage

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