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Founder Maximilian Block and COO Jacob Saß

31 Oct 2019 / technology Print

German legal tech pioneer goes global with advice app

Over 50,000 clients have so far used a legal service platform from German start-up Advocado.

With financial backing of €5 million in Germany, the startup is a spin-off of the University of Greifswald and is now on an expansion course throughout Europe.

However, the tech-based platform only employs one lawyer.

Mobile legal self-service

Advocado has also launched a consumer app that enables mobile legal self-service. With the app, customers are able to create and instantly send certain legal documents free of charge, to initiate or settle a claim – for example in the event of cancelled bus or train trips or flight delays or train cancellations.

The range of fields of law on the app is also being expanded.

If a claim is dismissed, the client can contact a lawyer via the app.

In Germany, the one-stop-platform is seen as a pioneer of client-oriented, digital business models, with financial backing from GPS Ventures and the former SAP manager Dr Wolfgang Kemna.

Market dynamics

“Next year we will focus on the international business. This is particularly exciting in the light of the different characteristics and dynamics of the individual national legal markets,” says advocado chief executive Maximilian Block.

“Legal Tech is in need of a strong lobby in Germany and a much better politico-economic understanding. That is why we continue to stand up for the strengthening, regulation and full recognition of the growing legal tech sector,” says Block.

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