Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

General Counsel



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
Who we are:
We are two dynamic seed-stage startups operating in the tech industry, each driven by innovation and committed to solving pressing challenges in our respective fields. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a highly motivated General Counsel to oversee our legal affairs, guide risk management, and provide strategic legal insights.
As General Counsel, you will be responsible for managing all legal matters for both startups, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, and safeguarding our intellectual properties. This role requires a strategic thinker who can effectively split their time between two companies, adapting to the distinct needs and cultures of each.
Nitra is changing how providers in the healthcare sector access credit and financial services – addressing an imminent need for modern financial solutions that integrate seamlessly with complex industry processes. Our goal is to provide an ecosystem of fintech and software solutions that help doctors better manage their practices, so they can have time back to focus on what matters to them most.
Nitra will offer physicians and medical clinics around the country cards, loans, accounts, payments, and expense management products they crucially need, in an all-in-one platform powered by machine learning technologies.
Nitra was created by unicorn founders who have successfully scaled to thousands of customers and exited $1B+ public offerings. They are joined by an ambitious and experienced team from American Express, Citi, PayPal, Capsule, Plaid, Bloomberg, Meta, Facebook, and Mastercard. The team is backed by some of the world’s leading VCs (Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, etc.) and is supported by an expert group of advisors including the cofounders of Square and Xendit, executives from Intuit, former Governors, White House senior staffers, and a co-founder of CityMD.
Amber is revolutionizing the way electric vehicle (EV) owners experience post-warranty care. Its flagship service, AmberCare, offers a modern protection subscription designed to protect the EV battery and other critical components. Led by industry veterans from Tesla, Metromile, Hyundai and Samsara, and backed by prominent investors like Era, Primer Sazze, Global Millennial, Virta Ventures, and Root and Shoot Ventures, Amber stands at the forefront of the rapidly growing EV aftermarket.
With plans starting at $65 per month, AmberCare is the most advanced and affordable way for EV owners to protect their EV battery and more without long-term contracts and large upfront costs. All plans come with access to the AmberCare Concierge, a virtual "Genius Bar" for EV owners powered by service advisors and technicians with 20+ years of combined experience in EV service and AmberCare benefits like roadside assistance and ride share allowance.
Amber is uniquely positioned for success through the development and application of its remote diagnostics technology which allows the company to access critical information such as the vehicle and battery health during the underwriting process. By eliminating fraud, Amber is able to offer the most competitive protection product rates in the industry.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide legal guidance on issues such as corporate governance, employment law, contracts, data protection, and intellectual property rights.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of agreements including commercial contracts, partnership agreements, and vendor contracts.
  • Manage corporate governance for both companies, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the protection of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
  • Advise on funding rounds, equity plans, and other financial transactions.
  • Collaborate with management to devise strategies that minimize legal risks and enhance business operations.
  • Handle any litigation or legal disputes that arise.
  • Educate and provide training to company staff on compliance and legal issues.
  • Coordinate with external counsel as needed to ensure comprehensive legal coverage.

You have:

  • Deep understanding of financial law
  • 8+ years of experience in financial sector
  • 6+ years of experience with credit/risk management
  • 4+ years of experience with capital markets, investment banking and/or related field
  • Experience at a FinTech start-up a plus
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with different teams across the company
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Comfortable with working with internal and external senior level executives

We offer:

  • Equity - Everyone at Nitra is an owner. When the company wins, you win
  • Competitive Salary - You’re the best of the best, and your salary will reflect your experience and reward your contributions to Nitra
  • Flexible vacation policy - You work hard and deserve to recharge however and whenever you want.
  • Health Care - Your health comes first. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options.
  • Retirement Benefits - Your financial stability matters to us so we provide a generous employer 401K match
Nitra values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.