TechGC Member Frequently Asked Questions
Updated as of May 20, 2019
Who can I contact for help?
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and the appropriate team member will respond shortly.
What is the criteria for membership in TechGC?
Must be the most senior lawyer (GC, CLO, Head of Legal, etc.) at a high growth technology company or a venture capital fund
Must have received a referral from an existing TechGC Member or partner
Must agree to abide by the TechGC Membership Agreement
Must not be at companies who’s primary business is the practice of law or providing products or services to inhouse lawyers.
How do I refer new members?
You can refer qualified new members here: http://www.techgc.co/member-referrals.
Can my deputy GC or other legal team member join TechGC?
As noted above, TechGC is exclusively for the most senior lawyer at each company or fund. However, your team members may join our TechGCx program for mid-level counsel at venture backed startups and venture capital firms, which has 300+ members, it's own list-serve and its own events. Your team members can join TechGCx by completing the TechGCx Application listing you as their referring member: https://techgc.mobilize.io/registrations/groups/12197
How do I sign-up for the TechGC Member Portal?
TechGC Members should have received an individual email with an activation link to sign-up to the TechGC member portal. If you do not have (or cannot find) this email, please email email@example.com and we will send you another link.
How do I change my TechGC email address?
You can update your email address on our member portal here: https://members.techgc.co/edit-profile/credentials. Please allow 2 business days for this change to flow through to the google group/list-serve.
I changed jobs, how can I update my information with TechGC?
You can update your employment information on our member portal here: https://members.techgc.co/edit-profile/basic-info
I changed jobs and will no longer be General Counsel, can I stay involved?
Members who are actively in transition looking for another General Counsel role are welcome to continue their membership during their search.
Members who have been Charter Members in good standing for over 18 months and transition to an in-house counsel role may be grandfathered in to continue their membership in our sole discretion.
Other members who accept a in-house counsel role are welcome to join our TechGCx Program Here:
Members who transition to a role that is not in-house counsel are asked to transition to one of our sister peer communities or our alumni group as applicable.
Are there any deals or discounts available to TechGC Members?
Yes, our TechGC Whitelist features deal/discounts from vendors who have been referred by multiple TechGC members and includes vendors in contract management, e-billing, hr, finance, liquidity and more to come. Visit http://www.techgc.co/whitelist-home to learn more.
Where can I see what events are coming up?
An updated event calendar is available on our public website at http://www.techgc.co/upcoming-events/. In addition to the listed events, there are other special interest group and other events that may occur from time to time. Please make sure your profile on the member portal is up-to-date as this information is used to determine invitations to these special events.
How do I RSVP to an event?
All of our events are private / invitation only. Invitations generally go out 4-6 weeks in advance of an event by an individual email. If you are not receiving these emails, please make sure to check your spam folder and add emails coming from "@event.splashthat.com" to your email white list. If you would like to attend an event that is not in your home market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation.
How do I receive and post jobs to the Jobs by TechGC Newsletter and the TechGC Job Board?
The Jobs by TechGC newsletter and Job Board are the only services solely focused on legal jobs at venture backed startups and venture capital firms. The newsletter is sent bi-monthly and the latest version is always available on the member portal at https://members.techgc.co/jobs-newsletter. Jobs may be submitted to the newsletter here: http://www.techgc.co/postajob/.
I am leaving my current GC role and am trying to help my company backfill a new hire. Can you help?
Yes, please get in touch with Chris Sands, TechGC's Head of Jobs at Chris.email@example.com. There are no fees related to GC roles at venture backed start-ups or ventures funds.
I know of a General Counsel role that is not a fit for me, but may be interesting to other TechGC Members. Can I share that with the group?
Yes, these referrals are highly valuable to the group and we maintain a list for our members. Please submit these on the website here or let Chris know (if confidential). Again, there are no fees related to GC roles at venture backed start-ups or ventures funds.
I am looking for advice on my resume and job search strategy, can you help?
Yes, please contact Chris to discuss.
Where are my CLE certificates?
Beginning with 2018 events, all CLE certificates will be available on your personal profile on the Member Portal at https://members.techgc.co/profile (scroll to the bottom). Allow 4-6 weeks from the event date for the certificate to be posted. Make sure you sign the CLE sheet at each event in order to receive your certificate.
I'm interested in speaking or presenting at a TechGC event. How do I submit a proposal?
You can submit speaker proposals here: http://www.techgc.co/speaker-proposals or email Kiran or Greg. Deference is given to those who have actively shared their insights on the list-serve and at other events.
How can I submit an idea for a member survey (either an entire survey or single question)?
Collecting, analyzing and providing targeted and actionable data back to our members is core to TechGC's mission. Please submit your survey ideas here and we will endeavor to include these in an upcoming survey: http://www.techgc.co/survey-submissions
I would like to send an anonymous question to the list-serve. Is this possible?
Anonymous questions are limited only to the most sensitive issues where there is a specific legal or regulatory requirement (e.g. a potential IPO).
I would like to send a petition, amicus brief, policy letter or other initiative requesting member signatures out on the list-serve. Is this possible?
Please avoid sending out these type of campaigns on the list-serve. Please feel free to contact the TechGC team to discuss if group-wide involvement is appropriate.
I would like to share a 3rd party event out on the list-serve, can I do that?
Due to the enormous volume of these requests, please avoid sending out event advertisements or announcements on the list-serve to save everyone’s inbox and keep the list-serve traffic high quality.
I missed last year's GC compensation survey. Can I still get the results?
The GC compensation survey is on a "Give to Get" model and therefore is limited to only participating members.
Where can I see videos/materials from past TechGC Conferences?
We have a robust library of videos and materials from past conferences available in our content library here: https://members.techgc.co/content-library (Limited to Charter Members)
Where can I see recordings of past webinars?
On our content library here: Webinars (Limited to Charter Members)
Where can I see all the decks and CLE materials from our past private dinner events?
On our content library here: Private Dinner CLE Materials (Limited to Charter Members)
Where can I see an archive of Forms and Documents that have been shared on the Google Group?
On our content library here: Forms / Shared Documents (Limited to Charter Members)
How can I see who else is in the group?
You can search our member directory by a variety of variables including law firm, law school, areas of expertise, city or any other keyword here: https://members.techgc.co/search (Limited to Charter Members)
Can I direct message other members using the Member Portal?
Yes! Using the member directory, you can search for and direct message any other TechGC member. (Limited to Charter Members)