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Why are the existing legal marketplaces not disrupting anybody in the market? How to make them cooler?


All-welcome model marketplaces (like Avvo and various regional clones) do not taste neat enough for a highly-qualified and reputable lawyer to apply. Neither do they target the highest-margin sectors of the market, say M&A, finance, quality PE etc. They appear to be only able to grow big in gigantic markets, such as the US.

Prescreened “high-quality” lawyer marketplaces (say, Lexoo) appear to grow too slowly in terms of what is generally expected from a disruptive professional network or marketplace. Even in…

Vladimir Vereskun

Partner at Silvercliff Capital

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