Legal Stealth Startup, Raises $10M in Funding

Avvo, a start-up that is currently in stealth mode.  The company is based in Seattle, WA and is run by former Microsoft and Expedia founders.  The $10 million in funding was provided by Ignition Partners and Benchmark Capital.

The first round of funding was for $3 million so that brings them a grand total of $13 million.  Mark Britton is the CEO/President and was a previous Executive VP of Worldwide Corporate Affairs at InterActiveCorp Travel / Expedia Inc.  Paul Bloom is the VP of Products & Marketing at Avvo and is a former senior manager at Microsoft’s Consumer Division.

Through this fround of funding, Brad Silverberg will be joining the board of directors.  Silverberg is a founding partner at Ignition Partners.

“This investment from Ignition and Benchmark further supports our belief that we have the right solution for helping consumers navigate the highly confusing legal industry,” stated Britton. “Brad is simply the perfect addition to our team with his extensive operating experience, technological prowess and raw smarts. We are lucky to have him.”

For more information, there is a press release available on the Press page.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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