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Founders Factory // helping build & scale early stage tech
Johannesburg    Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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We're building the most powerful growth engine for African startups & their founders.

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is unlike any place else you've ever worked. We are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa's biggest challenges & capitalizing on it's incredible potential by leveraging market & tech opportunities. Over the next five years, we'll build 40 businesses from scratch & scale 100 existing growth-stage ventures through our venture development programs. Backed by leading corporates, such as Standard Bank - the continent's largest bank - we have access to their vast resources, infrastructure, & expertise & will bring those to bear for all our ventures & entrepreneurs. Starting with FinTech & HealthTech, FFA will expand our focus as we grow, adding other sectors that include retail, transportation, energy, & education.

Our Culture
Our goals are audacious, & we want to work with people who share our passion for pursuing transformation at scale. We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere - not just the top - & we love to build our way out of uncertainty. At FFA, you will work with & meet outstanding & diverse talent from across the continent & help us build a collaborative, inclusive, & supportive network. You will work faster (and learn faster) than you ever have before.

With offices in Johannesburg & London, we are building an ambitious, talented, & passionate team, ensuring that Founders Factory Africa is the continent's best partner for founders.

The Role

We're looking for a seasoned Talent Specialist to join our Founders Factory Africa team. We are focused on unearthing the best entrepreneurial talent in Africa & match them with the most exciting opportunities on the continent . Not only are we passionate about finding the right talent to join us & our portfolio businesses, but we are invested in their development & help them go further, faster.  As our Talent Specialist you will make a critical contribution to the success of FFA by identifying & hiring founding teams for our portfolio businesses & helping them build the teams around them as their ventures grow & their talent needs evolve. . You will be a culture champion & an advocate of instilling the Company's values. This is an exciting opportunity to build, support, & grow our community of talent & entrepreneurs as we help create the foundations for innovation for our early-stage startups. 

The Talent Specialist will work closely with the Head of People & the Chief Venture Architect in a specialist capacity to help attract the best talent for our portfolio businesses. This role is expected to network into the Founders Factory & Founders Forum communities.
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