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For Thursday November 23, 2017

Capital Markets Counsel - New York, NY

We're looking for an attorney to join us in a full-time capacity and help us to redefine the private investment industry. If capital markets and closing deals in the Fintech space excite you, let's talk! EquityZen is a leading FinTech startup that sits at the intersection of law, finance, and technology. We help large, private tech companies deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 70+ premier tech companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest 25 Unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 2000+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private market. Watch this short video to learn more: https://equityzen.com/press/ We're looking for a hardworking and hustling Counsel, who loves closing deals and loves finding ways to make deals faster, more efficient, and more automated. The Capital Markets Counsel will focus on regulatory issues and managing transactions, while also contributing to corporate, product, and other legal matters. EquityZen is backed by leading venture capital investors, including Draper Associates and 500 Startups. Members of the team have deep experience in finance, law and technology, with prior experience at institutions such as the Shearman & Sterling, AQR Capital Management, Barclays Capital, Ernst & Young, and J.P. Morgan. The mission Be EquityZen’s lead transactional attorney and close deals in the nascent private secondary markets Lead legal efforts for EquityZen’s deal team, managing innovative private placement transactions and all deal documents Work with the deal team and tech team to improve the deal process: make deals faster, more automated, and more efficient Iterate on standard forms to remove friction and improve conversion Negotiate and draft commercial contracts What you'll gain Project management skills. You’ll close complex transactions with multiple stakeholders Client management. Direct client exposure, interfacing with leaders in the startup space Second order drafting skills. The technology does the standard stuff, allowing you to focus on the real legal issues and negotiating points Cross-team collaboration. You’ll be part of the Deal and Legal teams, and will work closely with members of those teams. You’ll work with the Product and Tech teams to iterate on our legal product. Product skills. You’ll help make our product better by identifying ways to automate processes, remove friction, and improve conversion rates. Gain strong experience in legal issues around the FinTech space Access to corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, groceries, etc.) Equity, competitive salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, paid parental leave, and fun with our team! The right stuff You love being a lawyer You love closing deals You are a hustler and can do more with less You are humble and believe that the client, mission, and team come before you You love getting the details right and are process-oriented You understand time-sensitive deal environment and can manage people and documents to timely close 1-2 years (i) transactional experience in capital markets or investment funds at a top tier law firm; (ii) in-house transactional role at venture funded fintech startup; (iii) in-house capital markets role at an investment bank or hedge fund; or (iv) in-house transactional role at a private fund. ’34 Act and/or ’40 Act experience a plus JD with strong academic background (top 20% of graduating class) To Apply Online: https://equityzen.com/careers/

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