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!
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.
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.
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!
Same old, same old - isn’t always all that bad. Sometimes, all that’s needed are some new perspectives! The city of Utrecht, for example, implemented a zero-emissions electric barge nicknamed the “Beer Boat”.
Since 2010 it’s carrying beer and food to the city’s downtown restaurants by using waterways. Other electric barges in Amsterdam not only deliver but even collect organic waste, which is then turned into biofuel in processing plants! Isn’t that cool?
It becomes clear that cities, logistics, as well as urban planners, are equally part of solving the inefficiency of the last-mile. Tackling this mountain of issues calls for teamwork!
A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.
Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!
Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.
Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company.
Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.
Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard. The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.
Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one?
Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.
Ellie: I eat a lot in west.berlin cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.