General Counsel

San Francisco Bay Area /
Business / Legal /
Remote or Hybrid
Founded by two ex-Coinbase employees and backed by top investors including Andreesen Horowitz, Coinbase, IDEO, and Kindred Ventures, Goldfinch is a decentralized credit platform that is using crypto to empower financial inclusion around the world. 

Our vision is to build a global, decentralized network that allows anyone to be a lender, not just banks. Since announcing the protocol in January 2021, the loan book has doubled every 2 months. We now serve thousands of end-borrowers across three continents and over 10 different countries. And we're just getting started. Over the coming year, we will launch a decentralized network to massively scale the types and amount of lending that we can support.

As a Goldfinch's General Counsel, you will help design and execute on our legal strategy. You will help us navigate the crypto regulatory landscape and be a critical voice in our business and product strategy. The Goldfinch protocol involves a wide range of legal areas, including crypto, international lending, and consumer technology. In addition to strategic questions, you will address day-to-day legal operations that enable us to ship quickly. The ideal candidate will help us "get to yes" by effectively synthesizing both business and legal needs and proposing paths forward. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable assessing compliance requirements in a new (and exciting) legal area that still lacks full regulatory clarity.
 
What You'll Do
- Develop holistic legal strategy, working with external experts
- Provide legal advice to support product development
- Stay updated on regulatory and policy developments, and continually evaluate legal risks and needs
- Be the main point of contact for external counsel we work with, and manage our relationships with them
- Represent Goldfinch in legal discussions with external parties
- Manage day-to-day legal operations, including product terms, hiring, vendor agreements, investment documents, and government filings.

Qualifications
- Excitement about the Goldfinch mission, and crypto!
- Qualified lawyer with 4+ years relevant experience, ideally including in-house experience
- Outstanding written communication skills
- Ability to assess and incorporate business needs into legal solutions
- Ability to clearly convey legal concepts so that product and business teams can take action

Nice to Haves
- Experience in securities law
- Experience in the crypto industry
- Experience in venture debt structuring
We aim to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds - not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. People from all across the globe and all walks of life participate in our protocol, and we'd like our team to reflect that. If you share our interest in DeFi and our passion for promoting financial inclusion, we'd love to have you on the team.