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 (read here).
The company intends to use the funds for further technology development.
Launched in beta November 2012 by Nikhil Nirmel, 27, Lawdingo aims to introduce a communication network that allows solo practice attorneys to provide a better level of service to clients than larger firms. It connects people with attorneys online by identifying the right set of lawyers for a user, enabling the conversation with them by phone, email or video chat, and handling all of the delivery of and payments for legal services and other virtual attorney-client engagements.
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