Joshua Kubicki is a business designer for the legal markets and a seasoned entrepreneur and intrapreneur. He helps startups and companies focused on the legal markets create new business models and revenue streams. Follow him at @jkubicki.

 

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2013 was a Big Year for Legal Startups; 2014 Could Be Bigger

Roughly $458 million was invested into legal startups in the last year by investors. This is a remarkable increase from the $66 million invested in 2012. And 2014 began with a strong January seeing almost $12 million done in four deals. Awareness and confidence…

The Legal Sector Continues to Ripen for Disruption

Want to pay less for a lawyer? There are startups for that.  Want your lawyer to be more productive? There are startups for that. Want to NOT use a lawyer at all?  Yes, there are even startups for that. Make no mistake, lawyers serve…

Touritz is Making Walking Tours Sexy and Cool

Imagine walking through the streets of Manhattan, being guided by the voice of Keith Richards, and all the while being shown pictures he’s taken of his favorite haunts or hearing his stories about key moments in The Rolling Stones’ history.  This cannot happen right now (unless you are…

Clearpath Immigration: Enabling Legal Immigration With or Without Reform

While there may be no “clear path” to immigration, as Congress has all but ensured there will be no immigration reform this year, there is Clearpath Immigration. This startup is working within the immigration system to make the immigration process (for those who have…

Healthfundr Taps Healthcare Industry to Fund Healthcare Startups

Healthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest, activity, and innovation and will be for decades to come.  Healthcare startups continue to emerge,…

Jurify: Lowers Cost and Time of Legal Research

Dallas-based startup, Jurify, is taking on one of the most challenging markets for any new entrant – the legal information and research industry. The stakes are high, but the current market is old, expensive, and dominated by a few key players. Any company that…

The State of Ohio Takes on Crowdfunding and SoMoLend

The State of Ohio has taken the first step in taking down a pioneering crowdfunding site but could also be critically wounding the State’s growing entrepreneurial clout. In balancing the interests of both startups and investors, Ohio is making it clear that investor protection…

14-Year-Old Student Launches mPlanner to Help Students Stay Organized

When Emerson Walker, a 14-year-old Cincinnatian forgot his day planner one day, he looked at his iPad and wondered why there was no solution. While most kids would have stopped there, Emerson began building mPlanner, a mobile planner that works on smartphones and tablets. It…

CitiLogics Connects Data to Water

Aging water infrastructure is one of our nation’s top priorities, according to the EPA.  With over 800,000 miles of piping and infrastructure leaking over 7 billion gallons of treated water daily, this priority creates an enormous opportunity for any company able to address and…

New Sources of Funding Propel the Cincinnati Startup Scene

Recently, the news out of the Cincinnati startup scene has had less to do with startups and more to do with money. Three big announcements in the region are demonstrating that Cincinnati is a legitimate and vibrant startup city – one with deepening wells…

Why and How You Should Give Advisor Equity

Free advice is often worth what is paid for it – nothing. Advice that is highly valued obviously will carry a higher price tag. But how to calculate the value of advice is challenging. Early-stage startups have an even more difficult time as they…

Find Lawyers through FairDocument and Reduce Legal Fees

If you died tomorrow, who would get your stuff? What song do you want played at your funeral? The government will decide for you, if you do not have a will (everything but the music, that is). Parents are not the only ones who…

If You’re a Man and You Don’t Like Shopping, Cladwell is for You

Cincinnati-based Cladwell wants to do for men’s clothes what Amazon’s recommendation engine has done for pretty much everything – that is, make potent and relevant recommendations that are specific to each customer. Given that most guys look at shopping for clothes as a pain,…

6 Reasons the Legal Industry is Ripe for Startup Invasion

Most people want to avoid lawyers. They are in the same class as cops; you do not want one until you need one. In the startup world, there are plenty of articles written about how lawyers ruin startups or stall innovation and deals. But…