VP of Product at WaystoCap

WaystoCap is building a marketplace for businesses to buy and sell goods all over Africa.

We help buyers and suppliers find trusted partners all over the continent; and help them through the entire trading process: from discovery, to payments, terms, and delivery! We are on a mission to unlock trade in Africa, by creating transparency and trust in international trade.

Our headquarters are in: Morocco and Spain; with offices in the UK, Benin, and Burkina Faso too!

A little more about what we do:

Our mission is to help businesses in Africa work with trusted partners globally and grow their company. We are building a trust platform, as its the missing component in any trade! We do more than just a listing or marketplace site, and help our buyers and sellers go through the entire trade process more easily, efficiently, and improved with technology.

Here is a short video about us: The African Opportunity

We are backed by Y Combinator and Battery Ventures; and were recently recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer.

As our VP of Product you will:

- Become an expert on our problem space and get to know the challenges of our partners and end users like the back of your hand

- Guiding the definition of our product offering, strategy, and goals, representing these to the rest of the organization, and coordinating internally to see them through to execution

- Partnering with our CEO and head of Platform on product conception and delivery, and establish a symbiotic relationship between BD and product teams

- Working closely with suppliers and buyers to scope and deploy our platform, including representing our product externally

- Contribute to and support leading development team efforts, preferably with some experience running a development process


  • More than 4 years professional experience
  • Experience leading products from inception to maturity
  • You have worked closely with engineering and design to collaboratively prioritize, design, build, and improve great products
  • You are a strong communicator, emotionally intelligent, and able to collaborate effectively with many different types of people
  • Experience as a developer or a very good understanding of technology and recent trends is a big plus
  • You are excited about helping African businesses transform themselves, and are willing to travel to Morocco and West Africa occasionally

What we offer:

  • True product ownership and decision making in the development process
  • Work with a talented team and learn from international advisors and investors like Y Combinator, Battery Ventures, and many others
  • Work in sunny Spain, with a great lifestyle and excellent quality of living
  • Be involved in a fundamental company supporting development of business in Africa
  • Very competitive salary and stock options in a Silicon Valley startup
  • Regular afterwork drinks, company team buildings, celebrations
  • Generous PTO
  • Support for relocation (if needed)
  • Company provided laptop and screen (you choose your set up!)
  • Have a voice in what tools you want us to use