October 9, 2021
Legal Tech


Why should you have to pay thousands to hire a lawyer? Joshua Browder, Stanford dropout, has built an app powered by artificial intelligence that does the work for you. Let’s check out DoNotPay!

The Elevator Pitch:

Imagine what a lawyer does on a given day: advise clients, research cases, and draft briefs. While technology has been nibbling around its edges in the professional world, it’s hard to imagine that these complex tasks will one day be done by a robot.

DoNotPay, also known as the “Robinhood of the internet”, makes the annoying legal processes less annoying through automation. The artificial intelligence that powers the app is carefully crafted to request information from U.S federal and state government Agencies (FOIAs) to help customers “beat bureaucracy, fight corporation, or sue anyone with just a click of a button.”

👇 The Drop Down

Site: https://donotpay.com/
Founded: 2015
Stage: Series - A
Tech trend: Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Traction: 150,000+ paying subscribers, Raised $12 million Series A, Solved over 300,000 cases with a success rate of 65%, 500+ reviews on TrustPilot, featured by TechCrunch, Reviewgeek, Forbes, HBS, Venture beat, and Bloomberg.
Team - Stanford grads, business partners, technologists and investors
Joshua Browder (CEO)

🔍 Why we like it

  1. ☀️ Fight all cases under the sun
    “I got a bunch of parking tickets, when I was studying at Stanford, I started this app as fun and one of my friends posted it on Reddit and it got viral. It went from 10 cases to like 50,000 cases in a day”, says DoNotPay founder Joshua Browder. Back when it launched, it only supported parking tickets, now you can find tons of options in every category — they help counter airplane injustices, small claims lawsuits, rent disagreements, and more.
  2. 📈 Rapid expansion
    DoNotPay initially started in the U.S but has now expanded its operation in the U.K. The company announced it closed a $12 million Series A funding from the same investors, all of which previously invested $4.6 million in a seed round. The company is profitable and spent the $12 million it raised last year to open a new operation in the United Kingdom. Besides this, they still have a lot to spend and are already working their way out in neighboring countries such as Canada.
  3. ⚖️ It actually works
    A success rate of 65% is a game-changer. I actually used DoNotPay to get out of a parking ticket myself. It’s great.

🤝 Get involved with DoNotPay

DoNotPay: 'Robot Lawyer' Company Raises $4.6 Million