Lawdingo raises another $690k in funding
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.
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. Lawdingo can instantly connect users with a relevant lawyer by phone. Lawyers provide Lawdingo with their availability, so when a request comes in, the system reaches out to the ones who are available and have relevant expertise until it finds one who’s free to talk. The company says it has reverted to the flat subscription fee it started out withand now has lawyers in every state, with the biggest concentration in California, New York and Massachusetts.
And here is the Lawdingo promo video again because it is so funny…