Capital Markets Counsel

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We're looking for a Capital Markets Counsel to join our growing team as we redefine private markets. The Capital Markets Counsel will focus on managing transactions, while also contributing to regulatory, corporate, product, and other legal and business development matters. This person will also play a key role in driving change and innovation in the way we integrate people, processes and technology. If capital markets and closing deals in the FinTech space excites you, let's talk!
Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served over 150 pre-IPO technology companies and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider for 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 8500+ 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 markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Act as one of EquityZen’s lead transactional attorneys 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 and tech teams to improve process: make deals faster, more automated, and more efficient
  • Iterate on standard forms to remove friction and improve conversion
  • Advise business units on regulatory developments and compliance
  • Negotiate and draft commercial contracts
THE RIGHT STUFF:

  • 1-2 years (i) transactional experience in broader 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. 
  • Law degree from a recognized university and you’re qualified to practice as in-house counsel in the State of New York
  • You love being a lawyer and want to be part of a close and collaborative legal team
  • You are detail-oriented, enthusiastic, resourceful, diligent, comfortable acting in the face of ambiguity, and driving processes to conclusion
  • You are a humble team player and believe that the users, the company mission, and team come before you
  • You are able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • You have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening)
  • You exercise first-rate judgment and have the ability to prioritize
BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE:

  • ’33 Act, ‘34 Act and/or ’40 Act experience
  • Experience drafting the following documents: Share Transfer Agreements, Placement Agreements, Subscription Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, as well as Offering Memoranda and Risk Factors.
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN:

  • Project management skills. You’ll close complex transactions, working closely with investors, shareholders, issuers as well as in-house and external attorneys. 
  • Client management. Direct client exposure, interfacing with leaders in the startup space and their retained counsel
  • Second order drafting skills. The technology does the standard stuff, allowing you to focus on the substantive legal issues and negotiating points
  • Cross-team collaboration. You’ll be part of the Legal team, and will work closely with Supply and Demand teams. You’ll also interface with Product and Tech 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.
  • FinTech expertise. Gain strong experience in legal issues around the FinTech space and in private transactions
  • Equity, competitive salary, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, stocked fridge, a supply of snacks, weekly catered lunch and more!
  • Opportunity to work with a smart, passionate, mission-focused team that also knows how to have fun
EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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Location

We're smack between the Flatiron District and K-Town, so lots of cool places surround us. Our office sits right on top of the famed Oscar Wilde bar.

An Insider's view of EquityZen

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We have constant communication and feedback so you're never working on a feature in a silo or release something that was totally off mark. All features go through a design session, and all code is thoroughly reviewed. For big projects, a Slack channel is created where the developers, product owner, and business owner handle questions that come up.

Bryant

Principal Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since joining EquityZen, I've learned to have more of an analytical mindset when making decisions and proposing solutions. Coming from a client-facing background at a large company, tools like SQL were things I never touched or knew about. At EquityZen, we're empowered and encouraged to look at that data to make quantitative decisions.

Roy

Senior Investment Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers have the opportunity to flex their creativity throughout the development process. They own the technical design of their respective features and will work with Product and UX to whiteboard, brainstorm, and debate the merits of the various ideas, collaboratively arriving at the best solution.

Shanon

Sr. Director of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re trying to make complex processes such as selling private equity and investing in private companies more accessible and intuitive, and I’m most excited when working across multidisciplinary teams to design and build our investment platform to improve the customer experience and create value for our users - which, luckily, happens to be my job!

Huilin

Product Manager

What are EquityZen Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
EquityZen provides all the fixins' you need for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks. And yes, there is a beer and wine fridge.
Some Meals Provided
EquityZen brings in a catered lunch every Friday. Cinco de Mayo? Bring on the tacos!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training.
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
EquityZen ensures that everyone has the licenses and certifications they need to do their job.
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