Are you our new fundraiser / head of investor relations?

 

Are you a successful fundraiser for a non-profit or social impact venture? Are you interested in a high impact role at a Vancouver based for-profit with a mission to improve the lives of millions? If the answer is yes, let’s talk...

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Opportunity - Help us invest in the education of the most talented students in developing countries. In developing countries, the value of higher education is very large: with their degrees and diplomas, our graduates increase their income 5X, are 6X less likely to be unemployed, develop their economy and are more likely to educate their children. Despite this large return, many talented students in developing countries are unable to pay for higher education and realize this potential value.

A rapidly increasing demand for higher education in Africa and South East Asia, growing demand for impact investment opportunities, and increasing internet coverage in developing countries mean that the market is prime to disrupt the failing education finance model. Educating the next generation in developing countries does not only greatly benefit the students involved, but also unlocks an enormous economic potential. It is this value creating opportunity we invest in at Brighter Investment. A recent successful fundraising round means that we are ready to further expand into this $600bln blue ocean market. 

The business - Our fund directly invests in the university education of talented students in developing countries. In return, students repay a fixed percentage of their income back to our investors providing them with an attractive return. For a share in the created value, Brighter Investment is the link between students and the investors financing their education.

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Current stage - We’ve been investing in students since 2015, the first 50 graduated students have increased their income 5X, are 6X less likely to be unemployed, and the resulting first investor distributions are 6.4% better than projected. The technology to reliably recruit and assess students online, to admin the mentorship program and to collect repayments is in place. Partnerships with government and a large NGO will further facilitate our expansion. This year we’ll be supporting a cohort of 400 students. It is based on this solid foundation that we’re ready for growth and we need your help for that. 

Your role - We receive thousands of student applications every year, our ability to fund them is limited by the amount of capital we have available. You, and over time your team, determine how fast Brighter Investment grows and how many students get to go to school. This is not an easy 9 to 5 job, but in exchange we offer you ownership, opportunity, flexibility and responsibility. 

Next to being an integral part of the management team involved in shaping the company, your responsibility will be to develop and maintain relationships with different types of funders (high net worth individuals, family offices, charities and institutional investors) and raise different types of funding (debt, equity and grants). To be successful at this you should:

  • Be an influencer: Be excited about our mission and be able to spread that excitement to others in writing, in day-to-day conversations, online and on a stage. 

  • Be an executor: Be able to hustle and have a proven record of creating opportunities, closing deals and generating growth.

  • Be flexible: Be okay with a startup environment where circumstances and responsibilities change rapidly.

  • Be creative: Be able to do more with less and figure out how to do things you nor any of your colleagues have ever done before.

Interested in learning more about Brighter Investment and how we are going to change the world? Take a look at our website www.brighterinvestment.com and email us at recruitment@brighterinvestment.com with your resume, questions and ideas.

 
Jobs, Impact, InvestmentThijs Mathot