Legal firm Lander & Rogers has partnered with Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures to open a LawTech Hub. The space will be open to the firm’s staff and clients, and startups, with startups to be accepted for set periods through two intakes a year. Genevieve Collins, chief executive partner at Lander & Rogers, said the… Read more »
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Adtech startup Unlockd placed into voluntary administration as it deals with fallout from Google battle
High-flying adtech startup Unlockd has been placed into voluntary administration as it looks to deal with the fall out of what it has deemed “anti-competitive conduct” from Google.
UNSW, llens, and the Law Society of NSW are teaming up to prepare the legal system for the challenges presented by technological advancements.
French startup Wonder.legal launches in Australia to provide businesses and individuals with templated legal documents
With documents for both individuals and startups, Wonder.legal works by having a user select a template and then answering questions to fill it in.
Credi is working with lenders and borrowers who don’t traditionally see themselves in those terms – friends and family who simply lend each other money.
GatheredHere is a funeral home comparison website which lists hundreds of funeral services across Australia, allowing customers to view service pricing.
National law firm Mills Oakley has partnered with Collective Campus to find entrepreneurs working on concepts for new technologies or processes that will improve the way the firm operates or delivers its services.
Thedocyard has created Closing Rooms, a cloud-based service that streamlines all the processes necessary for lawyers to manage deals.
Allens Accelerate releases due diligence checklist to help startups through the capital raise process
Allens Accelerate has released a due diligence checklist to help startups through the capital raise process, covering everything from corporate registration and financing documentation to intellectual property.
Lawyers in pop culture are often stereotyped as smug and greedy, stretching out cases for as long as possible to get as much money as they can. But in the real world lawyers, just like many other professionals, are looking to work as efficiently as possible, and are doing so by completing more work online for fixed fees.
Over the last few years as our startup ecosystem has grown, it has become common practice for startups facing financial constraints to ‘offer’ unpaid internship opportunities to more often than not younger aged people. A lot of the time these ‘internships’ are built on the hope that it will lead to a paid job in the company, or at the very least give the incumbent ‘free worker’ some really great exposure on what it is really like to work at a startup.
StartupAUS, an Australian non-for-profit body representing the interests of and advocating for the startup community, has made the Allens Accelerate A-Suite available through its website. The suite is comprised of 14 open-sourced legal documents packed into four bundles: Corporate, Employment, IP & NDA, and Privacy & Website.
The legal industry is famous for its traditions and formality and, as a result, doesn’t exactly have a reputation for innovation. Of course, there a handful of legal professionals working in the background trying to change the way things are done. The last few years have seen new firms arise looking to provide people with greater access to legal services than traditional firms, which bill by the hour at prices unaffordable for the majority.
With the Government now inching ever closer to relaxing certain rules which currently restrict startups from issuing equity to crowdfunding investors (equity-based funding) and the mooted rise of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending platforms (debt-based funding), crowdfunding options in Australia may be about to increase dramatically.