We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
Who We Are
We have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startups ecosystems worldwide.
We have a new opening for an attorney to join our Global Legal Team to advise and support 500 Startups’ Ecosystems legal matters across the world.
In this role, you’ll help to design and execute ecosystem projects with governmental and corporate clients around the world. You’ll be expected to have a strong legal foundation, ask the right questions of external counsels and commercial parties, develop a concrete understanding of our business and our clients’ needs, and drive legal solutioning which balances results and legal risks. You’ll also support the legal needs of general commercial initiatives such as operations, marketing and press.
We work at an incredible pace so you will need to be a self-starter with excellent EQ, strong time management skills, attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment and above all, flexibility. You should be comfortable confronting different legal issues day-to-day and working in a fast changing environment. This role is ideal for an experienced corporate commercial attorney who is looking for a dynamic in-house environment where strong legal acumen and negotiation skills are required.
Reporting to our Associate General Counsel, you’ll work closely with internal and external counsels, Ecosystems, Marketing and commercial teams, and will help us scale and create new and efficient paradigms for the future of our global Ecosystems business.
Candidates should be willing to work on a wide variety of matters supporting our Ecosystems activities and ancillary legal matters, including:
This role will start as a full-time remote position but you must be authorized to work in the US. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
500 Startups is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Employment decisions at 500 Startups are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. 500 Startups encourages applicants from all backgrounds.
*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.