Recruitment – Impact Investment Fund

SIDBI Venture Capital Limited (SVCL) (www.sidbiventure.co.in), a wholly owned subsidiary of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) operating from Mumbai, is currently managing 3 venture capital funds aggregating 12 billion and has established itself as the leading domestic Venture Capital investor for early stage and growth stage investing, particularly for MSMEs across diversified sectors. SVCL is raising its 4th fund specifically for making impact investments in states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal targeted towards investments in viable and profitable ventures which adheres to triple bottom line principles. We are looking for the following personnel


Project Head (on contract basis) – 1 post

SVCL is looking for an experienced professional for the position of Project Head. He / She would have responsibility for product strategy of the new fund, negotiating & structuring of deals and be responsible for mentoring, team development and overall fund performance. The candidate should have at least 10 years of relevant experience in one or more areas viz., impact investing, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Banking, early stage financing etc and should have a passion for improving the livelihood of the people in the bottom of the pyramid segment through income generating activities

The candidate should have –
  • Capability to identify potentially successful business ventures and ability to analyse project viability (both technically and commercially).
  • Capability to monitor portfolio companies through stringent analysis of financial and operational results of target companies.
  • Identify new business opportunities, carry out due diligence, structure and execute investments matching the investment objectives.
  • Knowledge of multiple industry sectors with proven capability to add value to investments, take investee companies on a high growth path.
  • Prepare, present, and maintain detailed investment documentation for the Fund’s Investment Committee, Board of Directors and investors.
  • Proven strategic leadership, management and decision making skills, strong commercial acumen and demonstrated experience in managing diverse stakeholders.
  • Work with the team on key metrics to measure the social and financial returns on investments.
  • Understanding of the valuation methodologies (as per international norms) and assuming responsibility for fund valuation and profitable exits.
  • Familiarity with GIIN’s (Global Impact Investing Network) monitoring framework IRIS for monitoring of the performance of the Fund would be desirable.
  • Wherever applicable, bringing international practices to the Fund to the satisfaction of the investors and maintaining cordial investor relations including suitable investor communication.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi. Knowledge of other Indian languages would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Have a blend of investing / private sector and non-profit experience.
  • Good track record of providing capacity building support to portfolio companies, either directly or through networking contacts.

Investment Officer (on contract basis) – 2 posts
  • He/She will report to Project Head.
  • The candidate should have at least 3 - 5 years of relevant experience including at least 2 years in impact investing, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Banking, early stage financing etc.
  • Preferred age: 25 – 30 years.
  • The candidates for above positions should preferably be B.E / B.Tech /CAs and/or MBAs from reputed institutes and should have a passion for improving the livelihood of the people in the bottom of the pyramid segment through income generating activities.
The appointments for the above 2 positions shall be initially for a period of five years subject to renewal by mutual consent. The remuneration is negotiable and would be on a Cost to Company basis. No residential accommodation will be provided by SVCL. The place of posting could be at Mumbai or New Delhi or in one of the main cities located in the target area as may be decided by SVCL.

The Company offers a challenging work environment. Professionals with proven track record of high performance and potential may write in strict confidence with detailed CV together with present and expected CTC. The applications need to be forwarded to SVCL as per format provided here – "Resume Format" on or before close of office hours on March 31, 2012 either by e-mail to info@sidbiventure.co.in or by post in a cover superscribed "Application for the post of Project Head" or "Application for the post of Investment Officer" addressed to -

The Chief Executive Officer,
SIDBI Venture Capital Limited,
Ground Floor, MSME Development Centre,
C-11, G Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East, Mumbai - 400 051.