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Gensyn

Gensyn

Legal
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Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

The world will be unrecognisable in 5 years.

Machine learning models are driving our cars, testing our eyesight, detecting our cancer, giving sight to the blind, giving speech to the mute, and dictating what we consume, enjoy, and think. These AI systems are already an integral part of our lives and will shape our future as a species.

Soon, we'll conjure unlimited content: from never-ending TV series (where we’re the main character) to personalised tutors that are infinitely patient and leave no student behind. We’ll augment our memories with foundation models—individually tailored to us through RLHF and connected directly to our thoughts via Brain-Machine Interfaces—blurring the lines between organic and machine intelligence and ushering in the next generation of human development.

This future demands immense, globally accessible, uncensorable, computational power. Gensyn is the machine learning compute protocol that translates machine learning compute into an always-on commodity resource—outside of centralised control and as ubiquitous as electricity—accelerating AI progress and ensuring that this revolutionary technology is accessible to all of humanity through a free market.


Our Principles:


AUTONOMY

  • Don’t ask for permission - we have a constraint culture, not a permission culture.

  • Claim ownership of any work stream and set its goals/deadlines, rather than waiting to be assigned work or relying on job specs.

  • Push & pull context on your work rather than waiting for information from others and assuming people know what you’re doing.

  • No middle managers - we don’t (and will likely never) have middle managers.

FOCUS

  • Small team - misalignment and politics scale super-linearly with team size. Small protocol teams rival much larger traditional teams.

  • Thin protocol - build and design thinly.

  • Reject waste - guard the company’s time, rather than wasting it in meetings without clear purpose/focus, or bikeshedding.

REJECT MEDIOCRITY

  • Give direct feedback to everyone immediately rather than avoiding unpopularity, expecting things to improve naturally, or trading short-term pain for extreme long-term pain.

  • Embrace an extreme learning rate rather than assuming limits to your ability/knowledge.

Responsibilities

👉 Lead the creation of the Gensyn Foundation

👉 Identify and protect Gensyn from emerging risks in the crypto and AI regulatory environments

👉 Examine and create draft legal agreements, such as employment and vendor agreements

👉 Triage and resolve all internal legal questions/issues

👉 Carry out all company secretarial duties - maintain registers, funding records, cap table, etc..

👉 Legally represent the company (e.g. with vendors, regulators, and users) - negotiation, dispute resolution, and compliance

Minimum requirements

Strong exposure to Crypto legal issues

Extensive experience at a large corporate law firm or commensurate experience at a venture-backed startup

Experience with international employment law/issues, contract negotiation, fundraising, corporate structuring - especially off-shore structuring (e.g. for crypto foundations)

Comfortable with uncertainty

Highly autonomous

“No job too small” mindset

Nice to haves

🔥Strong experience in AI legal issues

🔥Experience interfacing with regulators in multiple jurisdictions

🔥Interest in crypto and AI policy


Compensation / Benefits:

💰 Competitive salary + share of equity and token pool

🌐 Fully remote work - we hire between the West Coast (PT) and Central Europe (CET) time zones

🛫 4x all expenses paid company retreats around the world, per year

💻 Whatever equipment you need

❤️ Paid sick leave

🏥 Private health, vision, and dental insurance - including spouse/dependents [🇺🇸 only]

Note: please only submit CVs in .pdf format.