Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in San Francisco. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Through our Scrum Studios platform, we connect global corporations with startups to partner in innovation.
Scrum Ventures continues to grow quickly and is looking for a Legal Associate to coordinate, manage and provide legal guidance to support our investment-related activities ranging from reviewing agreements, ensuring compliance, and maintaining documentation.
Coordinate communication with external counsel on fund legal matters
Assist team with questions on Limited Partner Agreements, SPA
Review and manage limited partner accreditation and signatures
Oversight of investment terms, paperwork, and fund formation agreements
Development and maintenance of a fund file system
Advise both investment and non-investment professionals on matters such as deal documents, due diligence, contractual restrictions, and securities laws among others
3 to 7 years experience as an Associate at a national or international law firm or venture capital fund
Experience representing venture capital firms in early-stage venture capital investments and other transactions
Strong understanding of VC investments, legal structures, finance scheme and portfolio
Experience in formation and/or operation of investment funds is a plus
Strong project management and analytical skills are a must, as are strong communications skills (oral and written)
Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent quick turnarounds
Meticulous documentation, record retention, organizational skills
Maturity and poise to work directly with client executives
Japanese language is a plus
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
This position is hybrid remote within the San Francisco Bay Area, meaning regular work may be remote but key meetings will be in person with varied frequency.
About Scrum Ventures
Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in San Francisco with a growing Tokyo office. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Learn more at https://scrum.vc/
About Scrum StudiosScrum Studio is an open innovation platform we launched in 2018 with the goal of incubating new businesses by connecting iconic Japanese corporations with startups from around the world. Some of our programs include Sports Tech Tokyo, SmartCityX, and Food Tech Studio - Bites! Learn more at https://scrum.vc/studio/