Legal Principal
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Legal Principal

TDK Ventures is currently seeking a Legal Principal. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned legal counsel to work in an award-winning top-tier Corporate Venture Capital fund in Silicon Valley. The Legal Principal is responsible for supporting investments due diligence efforts and termsheet negotiations, bringing value to portfolio companies and drive legal compliance. The role is central to TDK Ventures’ investments, and involves liaising with the most innovative hard-tech startups and investors in the world.


Investment Support
  • Drive timely legal due diligence for new investment opportunities

  • Drive all legal matters relating to investments including, but not limited to, crafting of termsheets and support negotiation of incoming termsheets, review and assessment of all investing terms as market or otherwise, and legal risk assessment and mitigation

  • Manage external law firms and resources including legal/IP experts as appropriate

Portfolio Support
  • Identify opportunities to help portfolio companies with legal considerations, including but not limited to, helping them with introductions to law firms that meet their needs, helping with understanding timing for various legal and IP activities they need to plan ahead of time and of future financing rounds

  • Proactively plan generic and actionable training to portfolio companies as appropriate

Legal Compliance
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory requirements for all investments (e.g., CFIUS for US-based investments)

  • Identify opportunities to drive best practices and standardization in both TDK Ventures and TDK at large, especially as it relates to interacting with portfolio companies and startups

  • Liaise with in-house cross-functional resources as appropriate


The successful candidate for this position must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The qualifications and working conditions listed below are representative of those required for the position.

Key Competencies
  • Creativity, customer and entrepreneurial mindset within complex legal fields

  • Collaborative skills to ensure process compliance and driving best practices

  • Corporate Venture Capital and investment termsheet negotiation experience

  • Analytical and critical thinking with superior documentation of decisions made

  • Pro-active prioritization, planning with attention to detail and accuracy

Key Requirements
  • J.D. required

  • U.S. Bar License required

  • 8 to 15 years of law firm and in-house counsel experience in a Corporate VC

  • In-house counsel experience in a VC or PE firm is a plus

  • Relevant technology industry experience

  • Experience with evaluating IP and FTO is a plus

  • San Jose office, California