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 African entrepreneurs. 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.
|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.|
We are an all-female founding team. Bola has a Masters in Applied Information Technology and Certificate in Project Management. Her previous experience includes working at Lockheed Martin. Funkola & Odun both have backgrounds in corporate law firm practice and worked as in-house counsel in the investment banking sector. Odun has a Masters in Law (Business Concentration) from Northwestern University School of Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management while Funkola has a Masters in Finance & Financial Law from SOAS, University of London.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN