Free people from mundane paperwork, allowing them to unleash their potential and reach their goals faster.
To be the world’s no. 1 Smart Document Workspace. We want to provide the most user-friendly solution for advanced document drafting and management automation. Legito strives to use technology to help contribute to happy work environments, and make justice accessible to all through democratizing legal expertise.
Passion for creating a product with excellent user experience
Actions speak louder than words
Speed and efficiency
Focus on an added value
Diversity and uniqueness
Legito sets a higher level of expectation for document automation solutions, providing an unprecedented user experience.
Since 2014, Legito has introduced over 20 essential innovations in automated document assembly and management. Among others, smart documents, default and favorite settings (making automated contract generation even more efficient), automated translations and bilingual docs, bundles (suites) of logically inter-connected documents, Template Editor to automate the building and generating of documents, auto-extraction of data from automated documents, smart documents which can communicate with public registers and other external sources, or real-time document management over automated templates with work-flows and negotiation features. And all these features are Out-Of-The-Box, and ready to use right from day one with zero programming.
In January 2014, we came up with the initial idea for smart documents. We hard-coded five of the most popular types of agreements and released them for free in order to determine how people would react to automated templates. The feedback to our minimum variable product was overwhelming. People intuitively understood how smart (automation based on logical dependencies) documents worked, and immediately saw the benefits. Within only a few days we had thousands of users. So, we decided to leave our jobs in the Legal and IT sectors, and go “all-in.” Legito (under its first name Contractator) was one of a very small number of startups chosen to present at Web Summit 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. Being invited was great motivation for us, and confirmation that we were on the right path.
For the first half of 2015, we completely rebuilt our software. We decided to center our offering around what would become Legito Template Editor. This key component for document automation would allow users to automatically draft and generate documents from a saved template. The first iteration of the Template Editor, as well as the whole template administration workspace, was limited; therefore, we focused on freelancers and small businesses, offering ready-made templates. It wasn’t yet possible for users to create and fully automate their own documents. We started with 50 automated contracts. In 2015 Legito was selected to be Google Start-Ups Accelerator’s very first European company, which was greatly helpful for organizing business development and our marketing campaigns.
Despite our initial focus on freelancers and small businesses, Legito was an immediate success. We reached our break-even point in August 2015, only two months after we released version 1.0. This achievement allowed Legito to continue to grow without any external investment and hire more engineers so that we could continuously develop Legito. We went step by step logically, adding one feature after another. We did not focus only on document drafting automation, but also made a light foray into document management, in addition to bolstering our inventory of ready-made automated templates.
Targeting the big ones
In 2017, Legito’s offerings became robust enough to attract larger corporations and law firms with a wider range of needs. We began to receive emails along the lines of, “We love your system, but we it would be great if we could automate our own documents.” So, we shifted our focus to the rebuilding of Legito Template Editor making the automated drafting and generation of documents as easy to use as our ready-made smart documents. We finished our new document automation editor in January 2018. From this time, we officially moved our focus from being a provider of a ready-made automated document templates marketplace to a Smart Document Workspace, where users could automate the drafting and management of their documents.
Our new Template Editor had a high adoption rate and was well received by lawyers and other professionals in document intensive fields. The months following the release saw Legito closing deals with a law firms in the Central Europe and Eastern Europe area, including Schoenherr (over 300 lawyers), Havel & Partners (over 200 lawyers) and Kinstellar (Linklaters spin-off with over 200 lawyers). We also started to welcome larger multinational corporates as clients. Legito hit a huge milestone when we won the tender to provide a document automation solution for Price Waterhouse Coopers. The results from a pilot project with PwC were so overwhelming that Legito was immediately implemented in 29 countries with thousands of active users. We proved that Legito could serve even the largest of global corporations.
Legito is now incorporated in the USA with an office in midtown New York, and our second European office is in Germany. Currently, we have clients in 27 countries, and over 150,000 users in approximately 50 countries.
Legito has partnered up with Lexis Nexis, and C.H. Beck, two of the world’s largest and most respected publishing houses. Working with such titans of the publishing world helps Legito get better access to our users and provide the best service possible.
Because of the growing needs of our different client types, we have split our team into two working groups. One group focuses on developing our Smart Document Workspaces for clients who automate the drafting and management of their own documents and workflows. The other group focuses on the ready-made templates in Legito Marketplace (the original model).
The success of Legito’s Smart Document Workspace has allowed us to expand our development team, which means that each main component of our workspace has a dedicated group (i.e., Template Editor, Document Editor, Document Management, and Workflows & Approvals.). This division of labor has helped accelerate our development, allowing us to add such new features like nuanced permissions management; additional sharing, collaboration, and negotiation capabilities; and advanced workflow. Our core objective, however, remains to provide the best document drafting automation on the market.
„’If you want to win a race, you need both an excellent driver and an exceptional car.’ I believe we already have an excellent team of highly skilled and motivated professionals. Legito massively accelerates all the mundane tasks that are slowing down your team and allows you to use all of their hidden potential. “