Ryan Mendonca, the founder of Your Virtual Legal Counsel (YVLC.legal), a game-changing legal-tech solution for startups, solopreneurs, and SMEs. With a passion for commercial law and extensive experience in various sectors such as FMCG, emerging tech, food & beverage, and health & fitness, Ryan is the go-to legal advisor for businesses looking to navigate the complexities of the legal world. Spending time between Goa, Dubai, Seattle and Porto, Ryan works with startups and founders located across America, Africa, Dubai, India, and the EMEA region. As a Corporate IP Lawyer, he has a keen eye for detail and can help businesses with everything from drafting contracts and structuring corporate entities, managing their IP, and navigating the legalities of their operations. He has an impressive track record, having worked with both startups and established corporations with global reach. He was most recently the Sole Legal Counsel with Cult.fit, an Indian-based high-power VC-backed tech startup that expanded to the UAE. At YVLC we are reinventing legal freedom by making high-quality legal advice accessible with Virtual Legal Counsel subscriptions. YVLC has VLCs experienced in Proptech, Fintech, SaaS, D2C, E-Commerce, Blockchain, OTTs and Adtech. YVLC has VLCs in over 25 countries. Beyond his work with YVLC, Ryan is also the founder of the Dubai Legal Professionals - UAE group, a thriving community for lawyers and law students in the UAE to network globally. He is also an active mentor to young lawyers and early-stage startups, frequently giving talks at law schools and incubators. He has spoken at the University of Bolton, Academic Centre, UAE, and Lawyer-ed UK. He actively conducts sessions for startups with Founder Institute, Silicon Valley, USA.




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