Legal Associate

Team: Factory - Corporate Development (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    Founders Factory is improving the odds of startup success, empowering anyone to impact the world through entrepreneurship.

    We’re changing the venture model, trusting our ability to make a real difference to the companies we invest in. Our platform gives entrepreneurs market access to multi-national corporates, and bespoke operational support from a big and brilliant team. This allows us to do things that don’t scale, tailoring a program to every startup that joins. Letting our startups tap into skills they need but can’t yet access.

    All of this is funded by our corporate partners, but their role is not simply cash. They bring the best bits of their businesses to our startups - validation, distribution, insight and capital. These are ingredients that startups others don’t have, which is why you see startups here that can not exist anywhere else. 

    We’re here so founders who see the future differently get the skills they need to make it a reality. We’re proud to back founders others wouldn’t and we back ourselves to make them successful. We know the biggest impact comes from those that don’t fit the mould so we’ve made Founders Factory their home.

    A rare opportunity for an ambitious UK-qualified lawyer to build upon and stretch their legal training in private practice while taking on business-side responsibilities in one of Europe’s most ambitious companies in the early-stage fast-growth technology space. Together with some of the most forward-thinking corporates, Founders Factory is in the process of building and accelerating 200 early stage technology businesses. This is a broad and exciting role with the opportunity to help define and implement FF’s legal and business future. As a Legal Associate, you will support the team invest in, and secure investment for, its portfolio companies, as well as manage legal processes in our rapidly-expanding business. You will provide legal mentorship to our portfolio companies, as well as help manage relationships with FF’s investors, and build scalable corporate development operations.

    💥 Responsibilities

    • Help with deal making & documentation in closing investment into companies joining the FF Accelerator, and structuring hive-outs from the FF incubator;
    • Mentoring advice on main terms of financing rounds including VC/angel investment, convertible notes and other;
    • Mentoring advice on commercial & other non-corporate agreements;
    • Running backend legal requirements.

    🙏Required

    • 1 - 2 year PQE UK qualified lawyer with top tier general corporate/M&A/investment experience, preferably including exposure to venture capital and/or angel investment.
    • Entrepreneurial outlook, comfortable working autonomously, exceptional technical skills and comfort with numerical complexity.
    • An understanding of, and empathy for, the tech startup ecosystem and startup founders.

    👌Preferred

    • Experience working with a large number of early stage technology companies, ideally through more than one investment round and across various different legal issues
    £50 - £55k plus equity package in a high growth startup

    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality and Spill counselling.
    Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

    Could this be you?

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