The way we invest in ideas is broken. Nearly half of all venture capital in the world is invested in just three US states. In 2016, women received just 2% of venture capital funding. In the US, less than 1% goes to African American and Latino entrepreneurs. And far too little capital is going to companies who are solving significant global challenges in environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.
At Village Capital, we’re building a different system. Over the last seven years, our transparent approach to investing has changed the conversation. We’ve made more than 70 early stage investments to date around the world in companies focused on solutions in energy, financial inclusion, health, agriculture, education and more. 90% of our portfolio is based outside Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston; 38% is women-led, and 20% is run by African American and Latino entrepreneurs. To date, 90% of these ventures are still operating, and a dozen have already exited profitably.
Our team is expanding and we’re looking for a Director of Finance and Operations to manage the financial, administration and operational systems that enable Village Capital to successfully focus on its mission to find, train and invest in companies solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Compensation: Commensurate based on experience.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the Village Capital team. Unfortunately, we may not have the capacity to answer individual candidate questions until qualified candidates reach the interview stage.