Legal Tech startup, ‘Legal Salah’ raises $1million seed funding

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Kolkata-based legal-tech startup, Legal Salah on Monday announced to have raised $1 million seed funding led by I2I Capitals, a family fund that comprises angel investors.

With an aim to share legal and tax related solutions just at the tip of a button, Legal Salah is a first-of-its-kind platform where one can seek legal and tax related advice, services and assistance in no time. The core team comprises CEO Subhash Jha, CFO Abhinit Kumar Singh, COO Sujit Jha and CPO Tausif Warsi.

Sharing the development, Nadia Milicent Norman, managing partner of I2I Capitals said, “Legal Salah’s service offerings to its target audience comes at a perfect time as the industry is embracing digital transformation, everywhere. With the current investments, we are excited to help scale Legal Salah and look forward to its succeSet up in 2016, Legal Salah shares a striking business model and bouquet of services that works on zero consultation and advisory fee. This start-up has made a brilliant impression amongst the target audience and is picking up the momentum in relevant business circles through its unique value proposition. The start-up aims at democratizing a common man’s access to the lawyer fraternity across several cities.

“We all need legal and tax related advice constantly. This platform enables everyone to seek support without any consultation cost and understand the way forward, that too from the best experts in the industry. It is indeed unique, honest and transparent to everyone,” says Subhash Jha, Co-Founder and CEO.

He added,” We are happy and excited to see the amazing response from the industry. It encourages us to do more and to be able to serve the society better.”

Legal Salah plans to use the funding to build a technological base, support product development and fuel market expansion in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Chennai and Tier 2 cities besides exploring international markets with Dubai.  

“We will leverage funds in creating AI and ML enabled GST software which will speed up the GST filing process to under 5 minutes. In addition, we also plan to introduce our own accounting software for the existing clients”, shares Jha.

With presence currently in Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Patna, Legal Salah is planning to increase the work force and add more services in their list in near future. They are close to launching the first ever legal and tax services subscription-based model for start-ups too.

“Subscription model for start-ups will soon be introduced at Legal Salah which will completely change the industry picture for good. This model will be cheaper, better and reliable for everyone and in the longer run will keep ones legal and tax related sanity in place,” explains a smiling Subhash.

A pro-startup and SME company, Legal Salah also mentors, helps and coaches various start-ups at zero cost. “I believe it is our calling. We understand the challenges start-ups face while setting up their dreams and laying foundation. We ensure that from a legal and tax perspective, they are free and relaxed,” adds Jha.

A few clients of Legal Salah include popular brands like OYO, Duckback, FujiFilm, Sulekha, Fern and Petals, Rang De Basanti Dhaba etc. They have recently partnered with Flipkart and other corporates like IIT Kharagpur (E-cell) and IIM Bangalore too.