Venture Capital - Colombia Lead

Job description:

Magma Partners is a leading Latin American venture capital firm. Founded in 2014, Magma has invested in 90+ top startups that are solving Latin America’s biggest problems, driving top tier returns for our investors.

We meet, analyze and review 1000+ startups from all across Latin America to invest in 15-20 startups per year.

We are looking for someone to lead Magma’s presence in Colombia, where we have made more than 25 investments since 2014, in top Colombian companies like Truora, Omnibnk, Kushki Pagos, Neivor, OnTop, Mono and more. 

You will be involved in the entire inner workings of our venture capital firm, from evaluating and investing in startups, supporting portfolio companies, and meeting potential investors in our fund, like family offices and corporate venture firms. 

You will work closely with our investment team to source, evaluate, run due diligence, and invest in startups, working alongside partners Nathan Lustig, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Pedro Pablo del Campo. 

You will also work closely with our portfolio companies, attending and participating in monthly meetings with top Latin American founders to support them on their journey toward solving Latin America’s biggest problems.

You should love startups and be passionate about problem solving. The ideal person should have startup experience as a founder or early employee of a startup, previous VC experience or experience raising money from family offices for alternative investments like venture capital or private equity. 

If you don’t have experience, but think you might be a fit for the position, don’t hesitate to reach out. Even if you’re not a fit for this position, we have additional positions in Magma and our portfolio companies that you may be a fit for.

Our team is fully remote and our portfolio has founders in 30+ cities around Latin America. You must be comfortable writing in both English and Spanish, communicating directly and clearly, and being willing to learn how to learn.

Our team is close knit and values driven and expect the person we hire to be similarly driven to helping top entrepreneurs solve some of the biggest problems in Latin America. You can read a bit more about how we think:

Magma Manifesto

Magma Values and Mental Models

Elite Status and Underestimated Founders

 We have a passion for supporting all founders, but we have a special passion for helping underestimated founders and women via Brava, where we’ve invested in 20+ female founded companies in the past year.

In addition to the above the ideal candidate:

  • Has experience working in, founding or investing in startups
  • Has experience working with C level executives and/or family offices
  • Can converse in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a bonus.
  • Is comfortable writing 2-3 pages of analysis, ideally in English
  • Must be Colombian or a Colombia resident
  • Is comfortable working 100% remotely

Please send your Linkedin, CV, and no more than one page on why you think you’re the best person in Colombia for this position.

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