Need immediate and specific legal advice that won't immediately and specifically drain your bank account? Hit Lawdingo, where you'll be matched up for a free consultation call or web cam meeting with one of their roughly 300 legal pros, all based on a brief description of your "situation".
Prestigious startup accelerators in the U.S.–like 500 Startups, TechStars and Y Combinator–generally “select against” solo applicants. But why reject entrepreneurs trying to follow in the footsteps of lone founders like Sara Blakely (Spanx) or Jack Ma (Alibaba)?
Lawdingo, a startup that connects users with lawyers for online consultations (sometimes instantly), is announcing that it’s partial of a stream category of startups during Y Combinator.
Lawdingo lets you search the database on the legal situation you are in and the location. It gives you results along with Yelp ratings and rates for every minute or hour. Of course, some are also free for the first five minutes to fifteen minutes
Lawdingo is a web-application that people can use to find qualified lawyers in their local areas, and in some cases even solicit legal advice online. By starting phone conversations through the Lawdingo platform, users can get advice on specific legal questions for a low flat rate (and sometimes even for free).
With Lawdingo, you can start searching the site for a legal professional based on your own specific legal situation and the location. Then the site will provide you with a list of lawyers that meet your criteria, as well as provide you with reviews describing other clients’ past experiences. From there you can actually schedule an appointment right online to meet with the lawyer directly through Lawdingo, either through video or voice chat. The site will even let you know if the lawyer is online at that moment so you can instantly speak to them with the ‘talk now’ button.
Lawdingo.com, a New York, NY-based platform to find lawyers, raised an additional $690k in funding.
Backers included Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School, Nathaniel Stevens of Yodle, Gene Alston of Groupon, Andrew Moroz of Highbridge Capital, Igor Ryanbenkiy of Altair Captial and Igor Matsanyuk of IMI.VC.
Prior to this round, which brought the total amount raised to date to $850k, Lawdingo had raised capital from Y Combinator and affiliate investors Andreesen Horwitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund and Maverick Capital as well as other investors with backgrounds at Yelp, Square and Google
Y Combinator-incubated legal startup Lawdingo is announcing that it has raised another $690,000 in funding. The company’s goal is to make it more convenient and affordable for users to connect with a lawyer (in contrast to a service like LegalZoom, which offers legal forms rather than actual consultation with an attorney). Users can search the site and browse profiles based on a lawyer’s location and expertise, then schedule an appointment or talk to them right then.
What do you do when you need a lawyer? You go to the yellow pages, or Google, and do a search for "Lawyer", but it's almost impossible to find one for what you need, quickly. As CEO and Founder of LawDingo - Nikhil Nirmel showed us at the October edition of Philly Tech Meetup, there is a better solution.
Here is a little more on the Lawdingo story we reported overnight on Twitter… The Y Combinator-incubated legal startup Lawdingo has raised another $690,000 in funding. The new funding comes from angel investors (and funds run by angel investors) including Nathaniel Stevens, Kartik Hosanagar, Gene Alston, Altair Capital, Atsany Captial, and Andrew Moroz. It brings Lawdingo’s total funding to $850,000.