Junior Legal Associate (Bay Area, CA)

Job description

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.


Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 Studios

Scrum 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/