General Counsel – SymBiosis Capital Management

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General Counsel – SymBiosis Capital Management


Bentonville, AR

Full Time

Full Time



We are a biotechnology-focused venture capital firm seeking a General Counsel to lead legal and operational aspects of our investments in lifesaving medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a commercially oriented legal and operational function characterized by speed and accuracy
  • Evaluate and advise on deal structures and key investment terms
  • Negotiate investment and commercial agreements—such as SPAs, IRAs, Note Purchase Agreements, NDAs, Employment Agreements, and a variety of commercial contracts—in collaboration with external counsel
  • Serve as Chief Compliance Officer, and manage the firm’s regulatory and compliance program in collaboration with our external compliance advisor
  • Manage external providers of operational services—such as our Fund Administrator, tax and audit advisors, and HR services provider—working closely with our Managing Partner and Chief of Staff

About You

  • You are passionate about building new organizations and doing meaningful work as part of a great team
  • You have a JD and significant experience providing legal advice to venture capital firms (5 to 7 years of General Counsel experience, ideally within private equity or venture capital sectors)
  • Knowledge in IP, finance, fund management, regularly knowledge is strongly preferred 

The Opportunity

  • Be an early member of leadership in a well-capitalized, long-term investor in lifesaving medicines
  • Work in an engaging environment, with a great team committed to building a great organization
  • Live in Northwest Arkansas, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, and enjoy urban greenspace, world-class mountain biking, destination-worthy art experiences, and a flourishing culinary scene
  • This is a national search and relocation benefits will be provided

About SymBiosis

We are long-term investors in engineering biology to treat—or better, cure—human disease. We invest in groundbreaking medicines across disease area, financing stage, and geography, with a focus on programs in, or about to enter, human trials. We are curious, rigorous, collaborative, and passionate about our work; we are also long-term investors in our team.

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