Formally, originally a hackathon project, is legal collaboration company seeking to simplify legal processes and increase access to justice. Rather than deal with convoluted paperwork trails and complications, Formally allows users to easily hire and work with attorneys. Utilizing AI, Formally has served thousands of asylum seekers. In addition, they aid international founders in applying for visas to begin building their companies in the US. Formally’s innovative software has been celebrated for its accessibility, security, and thoughtful data privacy practices. The platform was founded by Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky, ’18, who was inspired by her own immigration struggles. Formally took first place at Brown Venture Prize in 2019.
The platform announced in 2022 that it had raised a $2.3 million pre-seed round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from BBG Ventures, Unshackled Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Graph Ventures, Dorm Room Fund, and prominent angels including Kiwi Camara, CEO at legal tech giant DISCO. Read their Business Insider Profile here.