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Sangeetha Raghunathan is a member of the executive team and as General Counsel, CCO, and Head of Government Relations for Earnin, a financial services app financed by Andreessen Horowitz and other investors.
Her experience covers a broad range of areas relevant to technology-driven companies at all stages of development and she is sought out by boards and investors consistently to collaborate on business structure and strategy for companies or business units in disruptive and unproven industries with unclear or evolving regulatory oversight. She also has expertise in recruiting, building and managing teams, including key players who can support robust growth in a start-up environment.
Prior roles include General Counsel for Indiegogo, Deputy GC for Squaretrade (acquired by Allstate for $1.4B), in-house positions at Disney Interactive and Visa, and Deputy Attorney General III (and lead counsel for multi-state corporate fraud and antitrust cases) at the California Office of the Attorney General. She also has a master’s degree in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology
In this episode we discuss Sangeetha’s career and her journey from antitrust litigation to privacy and fintech. Where did she begin her legal journey? How did she transition to the startup business? What parts of litigation does she find helpful for a big company but also for a startup? What attracts her to fintech? How do you go about building your legal team? How do you align yourself with a business to help it to scale up as a legal professional? How do you build trustworthy relationships with your colleagues?