Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Having served close to 750 businesses and provided legal help to over 35,000 entrepreneurs, we are at the point where we are deepening our product offering by providing our customers with other business-support services, in addition to legal services
Registered as a For-Profit in Nigeria.
Entrepreneurship, Financial Sector & Investment and Trade
Entrepreneurship, Financial Sector & Investment and TradeSEE LESS
Lives Impacted to Date
Funds Raised to Date
African entrepreneurs are faced with several challenges, including access to legal services and finance.
“… SME access to finance is also held back by the decision of many to remain informal and unregistered. Reducing the bureaucracy facing formal business could encourage more to register boosting their access to bank finance” – Enabling a more Productive Nigeria – Powering SMEs, a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015.
We make legal one less challenge to grapple with.
DIYlaw creates access to legal and business support services, information, and service providers for
We provide online and offline solutions using legal know-how, technology and project management. We are committed and continue to work actively towards the attainment of SDG 16 and 8, which include increasing access to justice for all and encouraging the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Our target customers are the micro-, small and medium-sized business owners.
Nigeria has the 7th largest population and is projected to be 5th by 2030. Approximately 49% fall within the 15-35 age bracket, many of them being entrepreneurs.
Nigeria has over 37 million MSMEs and these MSMEs contribute 48% to the
These MSMEs require DIYlaw’s services.
Mission and Vision
To be the one-stop hub for all business support services in Africa
We empower entrepreneurs doing business in Africa by creating access to all business support services and help them build sustainable businesses using technology, project management and legal know-how.
Our innovation lies in our 360°; approach to the problem that takes into consideration the peculiarities of the African context. We address the entire value chain using online and offline solutions
With our approach, we address not only the needs of those with internet access, but we are also those without.
Our Circuit Series that takes legal assistance for free to those who need them, particularly BOP users. We piloted this with our Market Circuit initiative where we visited a local market with lawyers who provided pro-bono legal services to the market traders (mostly women).
Our strengths lie in our strong and well-connected founding team, first mover advantage, 360° approach and strategy that addresses the entire value chain.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||60,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Ghana, Kenya, South Africa|
|Recruit||2 developers, 2 management, 3 sales|
|New Feature||Business support services, offline technology to capture offline customers efficiently. |