Justika Receives Initial Funding from East Ventures and Skystar Capital, Expands Access to Legal Services for the Community
The Justika digital platform tries to explore the untapped potential of the legal market in Indonesia, estimated to be worth $7,5 billion
Platform marketplace Legal services Justika announced an undisclosed initial stage funding led by East Ventures, with participation from Skystar Capital. The fresh funds will be used for product development, marketing and talent recruitment to provide added value to users.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of East Ventures Willson Cuaca conveyed, the low access to legal justice is a serious problem in Indonesia. This is due to the complexity of the procedures that must be passed by the community and the lack of information about legal access.
"Justice has built a platform that can connect lawyers and clients, where they can use the various useful features available. We believe that Justika will democratize legal access and help millions of Indonesians to better understand the rule of law," he said in an official statement, Tuesday (22/6).
In support of Wilson's statement, quoting from “Research Report on Access to Justice in Indonesia 2019” released by the Indonesian Judicial Research Society, the Indonesian Legal Roundtable, and the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, approximately 110 million Indonesians have experienced significant legal problems in the last two years.
As many as 71% of them give up on finding solutions because access is difficult, either because they don't know what to do or don't know where to go. Despite these challenges, Justika believes that there is great potential in this industry. With the untouched legal market estimated to be worth $7,5 billion, Justika plans to expand their user base and expand their product line.
Currently, Justika focuses on three areas of law that are often faced by the community, namely family law, law involving small and medium enterprises, and property law. The company plans to expand and provide access to other legal services that the community needs.
“We plan to double our revenue by targeting 7 unique monthly paying users next year,” said Justika Co-Founder and CEO Melvin Sumapung.
Justika is a digital platform created to connect people who need legal services with lawyers and other support services, such as company establishment agents and translators. The Justika platform is not only innovating how people find lawyers, but also how lawyers work.
Justika uses natural language processing technology or NLP to match clients with attorneys based on service specialties. Once matched, clients can consult a lawyer and get a reply in less than five minutes.
Furthermore, lawyers can also provide other services depending on the client's needs, such as review or drafting of documents, telephone consultations, negotiations, and advocacy in court. On the other hand, lawyers can easily establish relationships with clients through Justika.
Justika herself is part of the legal portal online which was founded by Ahmad Fikri Assegaf, a senior partner at the firm AHP (Assegaf Hamzah & Partners). Ahmad also acts as a co-founder at Justika. Hukumonline now plays an important role in providing better access to justice through online databases, legal analysis, legal clinics, and news.