Seedrs is the leading equity crowdfunding platform and the most active funder of private companies in the UK, with over £320M invested into campaigns and more than 600 deals funded. We allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. And we allow ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process.

Seedrs HQ is in London with offices in Lisbon, Amsterdam and Berlin. We are backed by top UK fund manager Neil Woodford, Augmentum Fintech PLC, listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market and Europe’s largest listed fintech fund, a number of European VCs and over 1,000 of our own users. Seedrs is experiencing exceptional growth and are looking for superstars to join our team.

As one of the most active funders of UK companies, Seedrs is at the cutting-edge of innovation in fin-tech, entrepreneurship and growth capital fund raising. You will play a fundamental role in driving our growth, and impact how hundreds of exciting and groundbreaking companies access the funds to realise their ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have qualified as a solicitor or equivalent and have 1-2 years PQE experience in corporate or a related area, with a strong understanding of how venture capital and/or private equity functions.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to move into the startup and venture ecosystem whilst leveraging their existing legal skillset. You should be a clear strategic thinker, client-focused, and thrive on the opportunity to help us build our team, our business and the future of European startups. The job will require top-notch interpersonal skills, legal experience and knowledge with genuine empathy for entrepreneurs.

This position sits within the Investment Team, which works with all entrepreneurs raising through Seedrs, helping them to get funded whilst informing and protecting our investors.

What you'll do

  • Review campaigns submitted by startups seeking investment through Seedrs.
  • Liaise with entrepreneurs on a daily basis to assist them in finalising their campaigns.
  • Run due diligence on startups that successfully raise investment through Seedrs.
  • Oversee investment associates in the preparation and negotiation of legal documentation for startups that successfully raise investment through Seedrs - including subscription agreements, shareholder agreements and articles of association.
  • Manage our post-completion relationship with startups that raise investment, including providing support, assistance and introductions, monitoring compliance with legal documentation and enforcing investor rights;
  • Input into the processes and products that make our team run.

You will be responsible for all legal aspects of the campaigns you are handling and will play a key part in taking startups through to funding. While we’re looking for an excellent lawyer, you’ll also need to develop and understanding of everything related to fundraising via Seedrs, including strategies around crowdfunding, the regulatory framework in which we operate, engaging with investors (from small, self directed investors to high net worths and institutions) and understanding our platform and product.

What we're looking for

  • A genuine passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. If you don’t believe that startups will change the world, this job is not for you.
  • Solicitor (England & Wales) with corporate experience. 1-2 years PQE would be ideal, but more experienced candidates or ambitious NQs are welcome!
  • Experience in corporate transactions, including legal due diligence, contract negotiation and good understanding of shareholder agreements.
  • Strong organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks under pressure. We are fast growing and need someone who can manage their time efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a superb telephone manner are also essential – this role requires strong account management skills and the ability to build rapport.
  • Understanding of early stage investment space.
  • Fluent English and excellent writing skills.
  • A willingness to work flexibly. We are a very fast growing company, and we need to operate with all hands on deck.
  • General awesomeness. While we may be impressed by your grades, we will be more impressed if you are a hard-working and pleasant person who adds significant value to the team. We all work hard and enjoy each other’s company.

Salary & benefits

  • You'll be working for one of the hottest startups in Europe with a top notch team. We don't compromise when it comes to hiring.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Employee share options.
  • Money to invest through the platform.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Buy and sell holiday benefit.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Professional development.
  • Lunch and learn sessions.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay.
  • Team socials.
  • Cheese day.
  • Great offices with free fruit, coffee and Friday drinks!