Venture Capital Job – Legal Associate – Speciale Invest

Website Speciale Invest

Unlocking Future Technologies


Established in 2016 and based in Chennai and Bengaluru, India, Speciale Invest is a venture capital firm supporting early-stage start-ups in building ground-breaking technologies that solve global problems. We recently announced our $40M second fund focused on frontier technologies across hardware and software. We invest in space tech, electric mobility, energy, robotics, quantum technologies, synthetic biology, and others across enterprise software and developer tools leveraging AI, ML, MLOps, Data Infrastructure, etc. We want to grow the team and seek talented individuals who share our passion for emerging technologies and start-ups. As a firm, we value intellectual honesty, integrity, and humility while being bold and optimistic about the future.
The team at Speciale is committed to giving you a truly unique and rewarding entrepreneurial development experience as we aspire to grow Speciale Invest into an innovative enterprise that plays a pivotal role in the seed-stage investment segment in India.

Speciale Invest is seeking a brilliant Legal Associate to join its investing team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning, top-tier deep tech Venture Capital fund in India. As a Legal Associate at a Venture Capital (VC) firm, your primary responsibility is to provide legal support and guidance to the firm’s investment activities and overall operations. You will work closely with the legal team, investment professionals, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations. Your role will handle various legal matters related to investments, portfolio companies, and general corporate affairs.


  • Investment Due Diligence: Conduct legal, due diligence for potential investment opportunities. This involves reviewing legal documents, contracts, intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, and other legal aspects of target companies.
  • Contract Review and Negotiation: Review and negotiate various agreements, including investment term sheets, shareholder agreements, convertible notes, and other legal contracts related to VC investments.
  • Investment Structuring: Collaborate with investment professionals to assist in structuring investment deals in a legally sound manner while aligning with the firm’s investment strategy.
  • Internal Legal Support: Provide legal advice and support to internal teams, such as finance, compliance, and HR, on various legal matters impacting the firm’s operations.
  • External Counsel Management: Engage and manage relationships with external law firms when necessary to address complex legal matters or specialised areas of law.
  • Contract Management: Maintain a robust contract management system to track legal documents, deadlines, and obligations.


  • A LLB/LLM degree from an accredited law school admitted to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Prior experience in a law firm, corporate legal department, or VC/PE firm with exposure to venture capital and private equity transactions is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of corporate and securities law, contract law, and relevant regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to spot potential legal issues and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact with internal teams, external counsel, and portfolio companies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required.
  • Knowledge of the startup ecosystem and technology industry is advantageous.


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