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Katka Nagyová
June 10, 2014

Crowdfunding for Lexvisors

Check out the story of our coworker Sergio who founded Lexvisors based on his own experience. 

To make it happen they are running a crowdfunding campaign at the moment, read on and support!

How did you come up with the business?

I was a corporate lawyer for several years, wearing suits, ties, speaking with fancy technical words and passing huge bills to my clients. Then I changed sides and while running digital business for tech companies and startups I faced the bitter taste of having to spend 50% of my whole budget on legal issues. Some of those issues I could solve myself and saved a bunch of money for the company but not everyone has a legal background and can do so.In fact, 71% of the advice seekers don't get professional help to solve their legal problems due to the high costs of legal profession. I founded Lexvisors to make law easy, transparent and affordable for everyone.

Who is it for?

Lexvisors is great for entrepreneurs and freelancers who need quality legal advice to start their business and can't afford or simply don't want to spend thousands of € to get basic legal protection. This way they can allocate their startup capital in the things that really matter, like product, marketing, building a team, etc.

What will be next?

Primarily we will use the investment to increase our marketing activities and improve our user's interface. We are also negotiating an additional round of investment with private business angels to expand our sales team and build the new generation of do-it-your-self solutions. We have some cool features in the making that'll certainly make law easier for everyone.

You can find the full story in their crowdfunding campaign, check it out! Or click here to make your fist step in becoming a betahaus member! 

Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.



Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK


Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

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