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Head of Legal



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

About Crunchbase

Crunchbase helps over 75 million people around the world connect with the companies and people that matter. Powered by best-in-class proprietary data, Crunchbase is democratizing access to opportunities so salespeople, entrepreneurs, investors, job seekers, and others can accelerate innovation for a better future. We’re proud to build intelligent products that shape how companies and people connect and enable them to communicate in a more meaningful way.

We are committed to a positive, diverse, and inclusive culture by hiring for potential, focused on the inclusion of people who have different ways of thinking, different viewpoints, different backgrounds, and different skill sets. We value a transparent and open culture that positively impacts our teams and our products.

Crunchbase has a remote-first approach, and is open to hiring in residents of these states:
California, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming

Our inclusive remote-first culture, generous PTO policies, competitive pay, and employee wellness benefits set us apart!

Legal Team at Crunchbase

We are seeking a highly-motivated attorney with 10+ years experience (ideally a combination of working at a large firm and in-house for a growth-stage technology company) to lead our established Legal function. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer as a member of the Finance-Operations team, this attorney will work closely with Crunchbase’s existing commercial attorneys and cross-functional groups—including Product, Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Sales—focusing primarily on compliance and corporate matters, but also assisting with commercial transactions, financings, mergers and acquisitions and supporting the continuous improvement of Crunchbase’s legal operations/processes.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead a team of attorneys working cross-functionally in support of key compliance, corporate and commercial matters along with managing claims
  • Advise the business on product, data privacy/security (GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, etc.), marketing/advertising, employment and general compliance issues
  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including inbound and outbound Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), partnership, vendor, professional service, cloud service, enterprise, marketing and reseller agreements
  • Help the company maintain and enforce its intellectual property rights (including copyrights and trademarks)
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries
  • Maintain the company’s governing terms (Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, etc.)
  • Conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Assist with security and data collection questionnaires
  • Assist with equity and debt financings and collections
  • Sit on the company’s Information Security Task Force
  • Handle corporate registrations/certifications
  • Assist with corporate governance
  • Support the CX team as it responds to data subject requests
  • Supervise in-house and outside counsel
  • Draft and implement policies and procedures to ensure legal standard methodologies
  • Support the continuous improvement of Crunchbase’s legal operations/processes, including our template agreements, CLM and tech stack

What We’re Looking For:

  • Law degree with excellent academic performance
  • License to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant and recent legal practice with a focus on product counseling for a growth-stage technology company a plus
  • Strong business acumen and project management skills
  • Outstanding business negotiation skills and effective client counseling skills
  • Collaborates well with both Legal (in-house and outside counsel) and business team members
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) (or similar relevant certification) and experience working with Ironclad are not required, but a bonus

Base Salary: $216,000-254,100. You may also be entitled to incentive compensation, equity and benefits.

You may also be entitled to receive equity and benefits.
Salary Range
$216,000$254,100 USD

What Crunchbase Offers:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Remote first policy
  • Generous Reimbursement policy for learning and development activities
  • Monthly fitness / mental health reimbursement
  • 14 weeks of fully-paid time off for new parents
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Volunteering Paid Time Off
  • Incredible medical, vision and dental benefits for employees and their families
  • Free One Medical Group membership for employees and their families
  • 401(k) and Roth plans, and free annual financial adviser check-in
  • Monthly internet stipend
  • Work from home allowance to purchase furniture for your work from home space
  • Annual carbon offset
  • Matching charity contributions for our Townhall awards
  • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission
At Crunchbase, we value team members who are passionate and enthusiastic about what we're building here. We believe there is no "perfect" candidate, and want to encourage applying even if all the requirements listed aren’t met. If you're passionate about Crunchbase and looking to learn and grow, then we look forward to reviewing your application!
Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Every day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.