Legal & Compliance Assistant
Job description

The Legal & Compliance Assistant supports the Accelerating Asia team by supporting and at times leading integral tasks related to startup legal paperwork, investment paperwork, collecting due diligence documentation, fund administration, and more. You will work closely together with the Director of Accelerating Asia to make sure the administrative tasks of our business are organized and executed in an efficient and timely manner.


If you want to immerse yourself in a startup environment, this is a great place to be. You will be introduced to new ways of working and thinking and have the opportunity to expand your skill set. And all while getting paid for it and working within a flexible, casual work environment. Yay!

Expect to learn new things everyday as you interact with startups, investors and partners solving big problems with cutting-edge technology.

Be prepared to hit the ground running and absorb everything like a sponge. This will be a challenging work environment and you will be encouraged to try new things, learn, fail, and iterate. We offer competitive remuneration, have an unlimited leave and flexible work-from-wherever policy.

  • Startup Paperwork – you will manage a checklist of documents that startups must complete and work closely with Accelerating Asia’s investment and startup program team to ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed and filed
  • Portfolio Deal Facilitation – as Accelerating Asia’s portfolio companies grow and change, we need to ensure that the relevant investment paperwork and startup details are kept up to date. You’ll assist in managing follow on financings and processing deals.
  • Investor Administration – you will support new investors with the paperwork they need to complete and ensure that all documents are stored and submitted in a timely manner to our legal and fund administration teams
  • Fund Administration - Coordinate administration with Accelerating Asia’s legal team and Fund Administrators and escalate to Accelerating Asia’s Directors to ensure that we stay compliant. This includes reviewing contracts, keeping up to date on notices from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and ensuring any governance filings are done in a timely manner.
  • General Administration – You’ll work with the team to implement systems and automations with digital tools to ensure that finance, reporting, startup investment paperwork and investor documentation are kept up to date, stored & filed correctly, & submitted to the relevant tax or government regulatory bodies on time.

  • You have an incredibly high attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • You’re a problem-solver and are comfortable working without much guidance and in an environment that can seem vague at times
  • You’re able to develop strong relationships with the people that will make your job easier (think: accountants & lawyers)
  • Written and verbal communication skills (by the way, one of our values is being upfront and honest)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment (we aim to get back to startups and investors within 24 hours of receiving their enquiry!)
  • You embrace digital tools and are comfortable with automating your workflow – this is important! At Accelerating Asia, we live on digital tools like ActiveCampaign, Anduin, Zapier, Slack, Notion and more.
  • Basic financial acumen and understanding of financial statements, valuations and reading cap tables.
  • Did we mention high attention to detail? We’re serious about detail so if you noticed this, as part of your application please send us a photo of your dream holiday location
  • Experience with legal documents, investment documentation and terms used in venture capital.
  • Previous experience in a similar role or at a startup or fund is a bonus and will make your time in this role much easier
  • Our team thinks your work is accurate, clear, and organized
  • Our team knows that we can rely on you - you are trustworthy, dependable, and can think out of the box to get things done
  • Our stakeholders (accountants, investors, startups, lawyers, fund administrators, etc.) have an excellent experience interacting with you

Accelerating Asia is a Singapore based venture capital fund and award-winning startup accelerator. At Accelerating Asia we are driven by helping people succeed. We work with our partners and startups to unlock potential and deliver high impact solutions by providing access to the tools, resources, and networks to accelerate growth.

Our flagship program targets pre-series A startups and the venture capital fund invests in high-potential, high-growth enterprises to take them to the next level. Through strategic partnerships with multinationals, governments, development organisations and education institutions, we support better engagement with startups and more effective implementation of new technologies. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change.


Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.