Legal Associate Job at AngelList India

Website AngelList India

Invest in India's most exciting startups

AngelList is the world’s largest start-up platform to hire, fundraise and launch. Since our India launch in 2018, AngelList India has pioneered many new concepts for our exciting start-up ecosystem. These products include Syndicates, The Collective and RUVs. We’ve grown exponentially in 2021 and have exciting plans for 2022.

Our infrastructure has allowed investors to build their investing careers and democratised access for venture capital for angel investors across India. AngelList India has now delivered capital to over 350+ promising start-ups, which include some recognizable names (4 Unicorns) as well as exciting stealth companies. This has allowed us to earn the title of the most active seed investor in India. Currently, we are closing 25+ portfolio investments on a monthly basis.

We are looking to further expand the team to bring on talented individuals who will get fast-track access to the world of start-ups, venture capital and angel investing.

If you want to help us build the future of venture capital, we welcome you to apply.

About the role:

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced legal professional to help drive funds’ legal and compliance operations.

This Associate role is intense and requires being hands on in making sure all legal and compliance functions are executed at the highest level. You will manage investments and legal matters relating to our funds’ portfolio companies, develop scalable and effective processes, policies and procedures to enable the legal team and AngelList India to run more efficiently and effectively and will come away with a deep and practical understanding of venture finance.

AngelList India works with global companies and investors so this role will require you to piece together all the moving parts and gain practical experience of how investments can be managed at scale with the use of tech at its core.

This role is intended to be remote for the initial months before work from office can resume normally.

Not a suitable role for candidates with core litigation experience.

You will:

  • Help coordinate the portfolio company paperwork management for financings, exits, and general corporate actions.
  • Review the investment related documents such as Term Sheet; Share Subscription Agreement; Shareholders Agreement; Compulsorily Convertible Debenture Subscription Agreement; Convertible Note Agreement; SEBI Application, SAFE, Investor Rights Agreement in case of overseas investments; Employment Agreements for Founder(s); MOA and AOA; and Share Purchase Agreements.
  • Liaise with syndicate leads, founders/their legal team for finalising the agreements/ other documentation, resolving investment related queries, etc.
  • Provide legal subject matter expertise and support on investment/ transaction matters including high level assistance in case of investment re-structuring, flips, etc.
  • Assist with regulatory filings for each investment.
  • Develop processes to help us scale our legal operations to support deal execution and portfolio management.

You have:

  • Bachelor degree in Commerce, Law or similar.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years transactional legal experience with focus on PE/VC funds or Indian start-ups at a top tier law firm or equivalent.
  • Detailed understanding of VC legal structures – both on the fund and the portfolio side.
  • Strong expertise in SEBI (AIF) Regulations, FEMA laws, Corporate law, Stamp Duty Act and Income-tax Act.
  • Practical knowledge of securities and regulatory compliance, contractual and commercial transactions.
  • Ability to communicate legal and compliance subject matters clearly to non-experts and strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, innovative, rapidly changing start-up business environment and getting up to speed in new areas of law comfortably, quickly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated performance excellence and ability to manage transactions independently.

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