Head of Legal and Compliance – Toyota Ventures

This post is by Jennifer Zemel from National Venture Capital Association – NVCA

Founded in 2017, Toyota Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with more than $500M assets under management that invests in early-stage startups around the world in frontier and climate technologies. We are on a mission to discover what’s next for Toyota by helping startups bring ground-breaking technologies and business models to market quickly. We’ve invested in over 55 companies, including Bipi (acquired), Blackmore (acquired), Carbice, Ecolectro, e-Zinc, Intuition Robotics, Joby Aviation (NYSE: Joby), May Mobility, Nauto, Near Space Labs, Revel, and Universal Hydrogen.

Want to work in a fast-paced environment where you can use your legal expertise to help drive better business outcomes? Our team and portfolio are growing, and we are looking for an experienced head of legal and compliance who is passionate about venture capital and startups. It’s a hands-on role that involves collaborating with multiple partners quickly and optimally.

We value acting with integrity and empathy, being humble but ambitious, and keeping it weird. We’re also committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the team, portfolio, and the larger VC industry. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and have a hybrid environment with time split between the office and remote work. Location is flexible (but U.S.-based).


  • You will lead all legal aspects of Toyota Ventures.
  • Manage a broad range of transactional matters, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements relating to fund formation and portfolio investments, with and without outside counsel support.
  • Manage projects and issues related to Toyota Ventures’ investments, (Read more…)