LegalKart - India’s First Practice Management Application for Lawyers

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Paperwork, as it is, is a lengthy process. With technological advancements, efforts have been concentrated towards making it simpler and less time-consuming. One such initiative to enhance the functioning of the legal sector is LegalKart. Founded in December 2018, by Dr. Arvind Singhatiya, LegalKart is India’s first practice management mobile app for Lawyers. It’s an end to end solution for the lawyers to manage cases, documents, client fees, and client management.

A lawyer with LegalKart Application can also connect with its existing clients and also accept new client assignments making it an ideal app to grow the legal practice. In the short term, this venture aims to enable lawyers to adopt technology so that all the manual processes can be automated and they should be able to focus more on their core strengths. In the long term, the team sees LegalKart’s evolution as an AI-enabled system which will do predictive analysis of cases, auto contract drafting, document vetting, smart legal research using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and it will be an integrated ecosystem of all the stakeholders including clients, lawyers, and businesses.

LegalKart - Company Highlights

Startup Name LegalKart
Headquarter Gurugram,Haryana
Sector Legal Tech
Founders Arvind Singhatiya
Founded 2018
Total Funding Rs. 3.5 Crores
Parent Organization LegalKart

LegalKart - About and how it works
LegalKart - Target Market Size
LegalKart - Founders and Team
LegalKart - How did it start?
LegalKart - Name, Tagline, and Logo
LegalKart - Startup Launch
LegalKart - Business Model and Revenue Model
LegalKart - Startup Challenges
LegalKart - Competitors
LegalKart - Funding and Investors
LegalKart - Awards and Recognition
LegalKart - Future Plans

LegalKart - About and how it works

LegalKart is not a legal service provider nor does it solicit any kind of legal service but it is a technology platform that facilitates legal service providers through its technology to manage their legal practice.

LegalKart uses artificial intelligence to connect qualified clients to the lawyers helping them to build and grow their practice. A first of its kind in India wherein a lawyer can manage its cases, clients, team, and finances at one place; majority lawyers on LegalKart are using its unique features like voice notes, live case updates, lawyers collaborative network, client connect and one-click financial management. Lawyers on LegalKart are providing all kinds of legal support and services to the LegalKart user clients including case support, legal advice, documentation, etc.

LegalKart aims to help lawyers in assigning tasks, synchronizing calendars and also providing advanced features like financial management, client management, document, and team management. LegalKart also facilitates collaboration with other legal professionals at the same time. LegalKart is free to download and FREE to use practice management Applications for lawyers.

LegalKart - Target Market Size

LegalKart’s technology is designed to cater to all practicing lawyers across the country in all courts and legal forums. LegalKart will also cater to all kinds of businesses starting from Startups, MSME and Corporates across the country. LegalKart is sector and geography agnostic. It's an evolving legal technology company that will accommodate all kinds of lawyers and businesses to connect and help them grow.

“We at LegalKart would like to metamorphose into a self-sustaining legal-tech ecosystem and like today taxi means Ola, a few years down the line LegalKart means reliable access to legal service and support.” Says Arvind Singhatiya.

Soon enough the team will be pushing technology awareness and sensitization among all the independent practicing lawyers and investing time and money in creating access to a reliable legal professional for the masses.

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LegalKart - Founders and Team

Arvind Singhatiya is the Founder of LegalKart

Arvind Singhatiya - founder, LegalKart

The core team is the heart and soul of a company and the founder, Arvind Singhatiya feels immensely fortunate to have Partha Sen as CTO and Founding Partner and Deepak Prajapati as Chief Strategy.

Arvind is a leader with relationship management skills, Technology, Legal and entrepreneurial approach. He was serving as vice president at Ola Cabs and Essel Groups before launching LegalKart. Partha comes with 22 Years of technology development experience and he is a passionate perfectionist for the technology he builds. With Global tech experience, Partha leads technology at LegalKart. Deepak is an IIT Bombay topper and serial entrepreneur leading Business Strategy at LegalKart. Recently Malay Mandal joined LegalKart as Chief of Growth who is an FMS Delhi graduate and has more than 19 years of experience in leading growth and marketing functions.

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LegalKart - How did it start?

Every challenge that one faces in its lifetime is a hidden opportunity. In Arvind’s 12 years of professional experience with various corporations, he has dealt with serious challenges due to the unavailability of legal professionals in different parts of the country and sometimes at international destinations too.

“That feeling when you can see that the problem is obvious but there is no solution available inspired me to explore possible solutions.” Added Arvind Singhatiya. He is not a lawyer but has always managed lawyers and clients hence he was able to visualize the challenge as a third person and identified the key bottlenecks with the help of his founding partner and CTO Partha Sen using appropriate technology solutions. The only objective they had in their minds was to create access to a reliable legal professional on demand and this is how the concept of LegalKart was born.

This one is definitely an interesting story. The founders did their research and realized that ‘Duniya’ word is a highly searched and used word on the internet and they wanted to connect law with Duniya like Lawduniya or something like that.

LegalKart Logo

Although no one said a NO to this idea however they didn’t receive much enthusiasm about it. This continued for a few days and they were yet to settle with ‘Duniya’ word when on an afternoon Arvind got a call from his founding Partner Deepak Prajapati, he sounded very happy and said: “How about LegalKart?” It was a eureka moment and Arvind jumped from the chair.

“The domain cost us a few Lakhs but that was our first investment in the name of the company”: Arvind Singhatiya

LegalKart - Startup Launch

Acquiring the first customers for the LegalKart team was like a work of art and not a logical science. They didn’t have an excel sheet of data to pull from and no existing well-defined segments from where they could have done target marketing. Hence they tested different methods to “see what sticks”. The team essentially reached out to their network of known lawyers and friends pitched the product to them and shared the pilot app with them. Phone calls, chats, google forms and mails were our initial tools to identify the correct demand. That helped them to get their first few App users.

Once LegalKart had its first 100 lawyers on the application, it started a referral program which led to the portal growing fast with referral incentives. Later digital marketing and offline outreach to courts helped it to onboard thousands of lawyers across the country.

LegalKart - Business Model and Revenue Model

“We kept the LegalKart as a free to download and use mobile App for promoting the usage of legal technology among Indian Lawyers.” Added Arvind.  

LegalKart - Startup Challenges

In India, legal technology penetration is much lower as compared to developed economies like the US and Europe and when an individual or a business needs legal help there are basic challenges like access and identifying an appropriate lawyer for them. Similarly, for Lawyers, it is difficult to connect with new clients and manage their legal practice efficiently.

LegalKart is solving the problem of access for individuals and businesses by creating a connection with Lawyers using LegalKart Practice Management App. The LegalKart team has seen positive traction in this ecosystem and is now scaling the solution to reach the masses.

LegalKart - Competitors

There are quite a few startups in the legal sector especially when it comes to online ones. They might be catering to different sets of needs to the same audience but still can pose some degree of competition to LegalKart.

These startups include VakilSearch, IndiaFilings, MyOnlineCA, QuickCompany, Meeturpro, - Online Tax Solutions, Venture Easy, Dobiz India, Filingmantra, Bishnoi Advocates and Higrit.

LegalKart - Funding and Investors

In October 2019, LegalKart raised INR 3.5 Crores from multiple investors like Pranay Jivrajaka (CEO, FoodPanda), Mitesh Shah (CFO, BookMyShow), Sundeep Sahni (CCO, Rocket Internet), Pallav Singh (ex-COO, OlaCabs), Sudarshan Gangrade (CEO, Lo! Foods), and other individual HNIs from Microsoft, Cognizant, Tata Motors, METRO Cash & Carry India, and Oracle, who are based in the USA, the UK, Japan, and the UAE.

LegalKart - Awards and Recognition

  • LegalKart is identified as the 20 Asian Legal Tech Companies to be watched in 2020 by Asia Law Portal.
  • Also, the company received the Emerging Company Award for 2020 from the prestigious India Achievers Forum.

LegalKart - Future Plans

“We at LegalKart would like to metamorphose into a legal ecosystem like today's taxi means Ola, a few years down the line LegalKart means legal support. We now have a user base of more than 5000 Lawyers all over India and its growing. We aim to be present in more than 1500 cities with more than 25000 lawyers on our platform in the next two years.” Concluded Arvind Singhatiya

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