Requirements for Legal Analyst

  • Four-year college degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5.
  • A minimum two-year commitment. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.  
  • Ability to read detailed, complex documents for content and flag relevant issues.
  • Ability to leverage computer-based systems to manage workload and increase efficiency.
  • Must be collaborative with the ability to accomplish objectives by working independently or in teams. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.  
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Energetic and positive demeanor.  
  • Consistent and dependable work habits and solid work ethic.

Responsibilities for Legal Analyst

  • Assist legal team in conducting legal due diligence on prospective portfolio companies.
  • Gather and organize diligence documents.
  • Provide assistance with the management of internal records.
  • Assist legal team in preparing portfolio company investment documents.
  • Assist with the organization and management of various types of transactions, including financings and acquisitions.
  • Manage communications with founders and service providers located across the globe.



Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays, and flexible time off policy.

About this position

We are looking for Legal Analysts to join YC’s legal team. The roles are particularly well-suited for recent college graduates who are considering law school, and are interested in business law and startups. We are especially interested in meeting candidates who are academically accomplished, team-oriented and self-motivated and who possess excellent organizational skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work side by side with our legal and finance teams on all aspects of our onboarding and diligence process for our portfolio companies. 

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Job Summary

Years of Experience
$80,000 to $90,000
US Remote
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Y Combinator (YC) is a startup fund and program. Since 2005, YC has invested in nearly 3,000 companies including Airbnb, DoorDash, Stripe, Instacart, Dropbox, and Coinbase. The combined valuation of YC companies is over $300B. YC has programs and resources that support founders throughout the life of their company. Startup School teaches the basics of starting a company. The YC batch program helps founders as they build their product, talk to their customers, and raise funding. Work at a Startup makes it easy for founders to find their first engineers. YC Series A helps founders launch their A round. YC Growth Program provides founders with resources to scale their companies and hire an executive team, and YC Continuity invests in their later stage rounds.

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