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Legal Counsel

full-time Founders Factory London

Who we are:

Founders Factory is unlike anywhere else, were a corporate backed incubator and accelerator that takes a unique approach to business creation and leverages the scale and insight from our forward thinking corporate investors to start and grow technology businesses.

We’re on a mission to create a repeatable and reliable methodology to build truly innovative startups that will define the future. Our incubator creates entirely new products from scratch and turns promising concepts into prototypes, and ultimately an MVP, validating decisions commercially along the way to attract a founding team that can spin out into a fully-fledged business.

What we need:

A rare opportunity for an ambitious UK-qualified lawyer to build upon and stretch their legal training in private practice while taking on business-side responsibilities in one of Europe’s most ambitious companies in the early-stage fast-growth technology space. Together with some of the most forward-thinking corporates, Founders Factory is in the process of building and accelerating 200 early stage technology businesses. This is a broad and exciting role with the opportunity to help define and implement FF’s legal and business future.

As our Legal Counsel, you will support the our team invest in, and secure investment for, its portfolio companies, as well as managing legal processes in our rapidly-expanding business. You will provide legal mentorship to our portfolio companies, as well as help manage relationships with FF’s investors, and build scalable corporate development operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Help with deal making & documentation in closing investment into companies joining the FF Accelerator, and structuring hive-outs from the FF incubator;
  • Mentoring advice on main terms of financing rounds including VC/angel investment, convertible notes and other;
  • Mentoring advice on commercial & other non-corporate agreements;
  • Running backend legal requirements.


  • UK-qualified lawyer with top tier general corporate/M&A/investment experience, preferably including exposure to venture capital and/or angel investment.
  • Ideally you will be 2 - 4 years PQE, however exceptional individuals at other levels will be considered.
  • Entrepreneurial outlook, comfortable working autonomously, exceptional technical skills and comfort with numerical complexity.
  • An understanding of, and empathy for, the tech startup ecosystem and startup founders.


  • Experience working with a large number of early stage technology companies, ideally through more than one investment round and across various different legal issue

We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is a rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum - and give you the skills to become a founder in the future.

  • Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before.
  • Autonomy: Freedom to execute, help build businesses, not just products.
  • Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage, contributory pension, Yoga, and Stretch O’Clock
  • Office Meals: Catered lunches, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.
published: March 10, 2018

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