Founder Associate

Lagos, NG / Remote, NG

About the role

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, multi-talented individual who wants to see the inside of a fast-moving startup and work closely with the founders. The ideal candidate is a future entrepreneur or executive who is willing to work hard and do a wide variety of non-glamorous tasks for a year or two to get their foot in the door, learn, and make connections.

You will: work directly with Curacel’s CEO and co-founders, with the simple goal of saving them time. Which means: The level of work you’ll do is only limited by your capabilities.

Are you capable of Designing a presentation? Researching a market? Creating a financial model? Great, as long as you’re also willing to make copies and run errands. Essentially, you should be overqualified to be an assistant, but not have a problem doing assistant-like tasks. In exchange, you’ll get unique visibility into a unique company, a great learning experience, and the chance to move on to do many other things (on Twitter, or elsewhere—with a strong endorsement).


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in being a Founder's associate or similar role.
  • Ownership: The goal for this role is to do whatever it takes to keep our founders laser-focused on company growth by removing and unblocking any distractions. As such, this role involves heavy collaboration with the founders but also requires an ownership mindset.
  • Attention to detail: You’re extremely organized, with a knack for noticing and remembering details.
  • Proactiveness: Identify things that need to be done and resolve them without being told to.
  • Excellent persuasive, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a good knowledge of G Suite's collaboration tools.
  • Have provided administrative and logistical support for startup founders, leadership or executives.
  • Drive, stamina and self motivation.
  • You’re fluent with the internet and internet culture, able to research anything effectively online.
  • You’re also a daily user of mobile software, AI & apps.

About Curacel

Our Mission

Our mission is to make it easy and pleasant to get & use risk protection in emerging markets.

More than 3 billion people all over the world are not protected from the risks they face in their daily life. These people try to build a successful life for themselves and their families, but any of those risks can set them back by years.

Our Product

We are building the rails to make insurance work for the next billion people in emerging markets

Curacel creates APIs that enable insurers to connect with digital distribution channels and to administer their claims cost effectively.

Our products include:

  • Curacel Health- Process insurance claims faster & Detect fraud in claims process
  • Curacel Auto- Revolutionising motor insurance with cutting-edge AI
  • Curacel Pay- Process insurance payment flows
  • Curacel Grow- Add insurance to any product

Our Team

  • Young, Ambitious & Passionate
  • 30+ odd product, engineering, biz & ops Curalytes in 4 countries
  • Empowering 15+ insurers (AXA, Liberty, Old Mutual) in ~10 markets
  • Backed by Y Combinator (W22), Google and many more great investors
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